Wednesday, June 13, 2007

invitations, response cards, and mums

Oh silly, silly post office: the post cards for our invites are 1/8th of an inch too small to send as post cards (how ridiculous is that?). I am glad I went in to check on postage changes, since the post office has now made things extra complicated with scales and tape measures and whatnot. Deemed unmailable by the machines, these little beauties will now be tucked into envelopes. Our printmaker generously offered to reprint the invites, as he letterpressed our names and addresses to the opposite side of the cards--now they will be the same post card print on one side, nothing on the back, and our return information on envelopes. Oh, and because the post office's smidge 1/8th isn't enough, we also would not be able to use the wedding stamps, even if we wanted to (which we don't). They are not due out until the end of the month. I passed on the patriotic liberty bells and Yoda (though, I must admit, this part of my childhood, the original Star Wars, is quite precious) and will go with my favorite stamps: the breast cancer research.

This is what happens to a procrastinator in the summer: she spends her time dwelling on stamps, coming up with projects, and buying flowers for her kitchen. (Aren't they lovely? Carnations really do get a bad rap... And these mums [that's what they are, right?] are lovely. I want to rub my nose in them.)

Don't think I am lacking for things to do. That summer class is officially a week and a half away and I haven't even sat down to sketch out a rough calendar. And I managed to postpone Emily's inaugural visit with the excuse that our local vineyard is actually open on Friday (but she really knows it's because I need a little time to repile my piles in my house) and not today, as she planned to come. Instead, wine tour, dinner, true experience in town, as opposed to my discomfort at my little runny house.

Something interesting: my sister and I, on an adventure to connect, have been posting pictures in this new blog. We give each other a theme each week and then post to learn more about each other's geography and daily life. It was partly inspired by 3191 (which I LOVE) and our own place behind a camera--my desire to learn, her going to school for it. So this week's prompt had been "morning" and I was surprised at the connection of hers and mine. She confessed she envisioned something more of her and boyfriend in bed, and truth be told, I was thinking me and K all groggy would have been nicer too, but time had run out, and Penelope, well, she's so good at having her picture taken. I am always taken aback by the connections at 3191, so surprised at how connected their lives can be on a given morning. Maybe Chelsea and I are more linked then we had originally thought. I love her fiercely, but sometimes I feel such a huge disconnect; I want us to find a way back to familiar. I think we're doing that with this project, which is really wonderful.

And the last little item in my post...

I think you get the idea [do I need to explain?]

Scattergories 2

Your name: Molly
A Country: Mozambique
A Song Title: Me and a Gun (Tori Amos)
An Artist (painter, photographer, etc): Mapplethorp
A Reason to stay home from Work or School: Memories
Something you’d see at a Zoo: spider Monkeys (SO cute!)
A Snack: Marzipan
A Character in a Book: Miranda
Something Icky: Money
A Six-letter Word: Manolo (too much Sex and the City, methinks, which is funny following $)
Something Breakable: My heart
Non-Alcoholic Drink: Mojito (oh wait...) OK, milk
Something you Whisper: Mon dieu!

(I found this via Greenish Lady, who found it via Red Shoe Ramblings, so leave a little note if you opt to do it in your own blog, as I am curious what your own answers are! Not a traditional meme, as there is no pressure to continue...)

Current favorite meal: grilled salmon. K had chicken shish-ka-bobs. I love eating outdoors.

Also: we have been futzing with our registries. I'm having fun--adding crepe pans, cookbooks, and camping lanterns.

So, my question, I will leave you with tonight, regardless of where you are in your life: if you were to have a home registry (see, this doesn't require marriage, and who needs marriage for a fabulous registry?), what would be the item you'd anticipate the most? (And no, really, I'm not fishing for ideas at all... ahem.)


Deb R said...

I'm glad you played the Scattergories thingy. I enjoyed reading your answers! Enjoyed the rest of the post too. :-)

Anonymous said...

Oh, what fun! Registry: sewing machine, jelly roll pans (I like them more than cookie sheets, b/c the raised edges let you use them for things like sliced potatos etc. too--can't rave enough about Chicago Metallic brand), pyrex with lids (they seem more long lasting than tupperware-type things)...I could go on. ; )

Your name: K

A Country: Canada

A Song Title: Don't come around here no more (Tom Petty)

An Artist (painter, photographer, etc): Yakoto Fujimura

A Reason to stay home from Work or School: Sleep

Something you’d see at a Zoo: polar bears

A Snack: Blue corn black bean tortilla chips (Guiltless Gourmet)

A Character in a Book: Meg
(A Wrinkle in Time)

Something Icky: Caterpillars

A Six-letter Word: friend

Something Breakable: brittle plastic

Non-Alcoholic Drink: green tea

Something you Whisper: Hey there.


Ringo said...

ok, I tried to leave thios before but blogger is in a mood. Joshyforarms went to school in St. Cloud at one of those preppy private schools. We've known each other since we were wee little tots of 5.
Hint about the wedding invites: try to send them as postcards anyway. Honestly, the po never checks these things if you just drop them in the box. I used to get all sorts of messed-up mail in Zambia: things with US stamps instead of airmail, those mini gift cards that arent' supposed to be mailed. And these were all from the US, so they're the ones who messed up. Try to send one and see what happens...

Angie said...

My version

lizardek said...

Scattergories 2
Your name: Liz
A Country: Lithuania
A Song Title: Least Complicated (Indigo Girls)
An Artist: Leonardo!
A Reason to stay home from Work or School: Laziness
Something you’d see at a Zoo: Lions
A Snack: Lollipops
A Character in a Book: Laura Ingalls Wilder (I know, she was real)
Something Icky: Leeches
A Six-letter Word: lalala! (haha! that made me laugh)
Something Breakable: lightbulbs
Non-Alcoholic Drink: lemonade
Something you Whisper: loverly!

eireann said...


really nice sheets. linen ones.

a down comforter.

really nice, heavy cotton bath towels.

a cast-iron, enameled casserole.

a bolster! I had one in France and I loved it.

and, if I were being really frivolous, a Kitchenaid mixer, a red one. I have an old mixer but I think those are lovely.