July 29, 2004

This Week's Checklist - More Random Thoughts

I'm only about two packages away from inviting Ken, our UPS guy, to the wedding. I see him on an almost daily basis these days and he and I have gotten to be quite friendly. Our conversations go beyond the typical "pretty muggy out there" superficial stuff and are now on to deeper issues like traffic and how we plan to spend our weekends. Amazingly, Ken came yesterday with a non-gift package. The cases for the CD mixes finally arrived, which means I now have to get to work on burning over 100 CDs.

I finally booked our tickets to Wisconsin. (L and I might be the last people coming to our wedding to have taken care of this.) If only we had been able to take advantage of the 10% discount available to most of our guests who booked their tickets well before us. Who knows why we waited so long, but figuring out how and when we would get to our own wedding felt like something that could wait, what with all the other little details taking up so much of our time.

So, what else have we taken care of this week?

L sent back forms to our photographer and videographer listing the major wedding players and family members and providing a basic schedule of the day's events to make sure everyone knows what's going on.

We also received an assignment from one of our rabbis, J, who asked us to write one or two paragraphs introducing the other person to someone else. The only other instruction was to avoid basic information, like where L is from or what she does for a living. It's a shame I can't share what I wrote here - some things must remain a surprise, after all - since I think I aced my assignment.

There is still a lot left to do and not a lot of time left to do any of it. (I'm leaving on August 20th for Milwaukee, doing some volunteer work in a very important swing state. L and I will join up and head to camp on August 25th.)

Thursday night we're having a meeting with two people who are going to attempt to make us dance well. I also have to finish writing the program and send it over to Rabbi L for a good proof read before the weekend is here. Then we have to get them copied, folded, assembled and, of course, shipped to Wisconsin. I still have to design and copy the covers for the CDs, but that will have to wait until the song list is finalized. There's a list of music to send to the band, and that will be sent off by Friday. And let's not forget our marriage license. L's done her homework and we can pick that one up a few days before the wedding.

I know this entry might not seem so coherent, but 'dems the breaks with so much going on right now. Perhaps you've heard of The Groom's Law of Inverse Proportionality: the more details with which one must deal, the less coherent one becomes. Look for more random thoughts in the weeks ahead.

Posted by The Groom at July 29, 2004 12:01 AM

Couldn't you convince the airlines to comp. your tickets!! I can't believe it with all the business you generated for that weekend. They should have at least given you the discount price. Oh well, what can we do. Which remindes me, we have to call the hotel to get you guys a room for the night of the wedding or you'll be sleeping in the bedroom next to US on your wedding night!!!!!!! Hmmm I don't think you'll like that idea.

Posted by: MOB at July 29, 2004 12:22 PM

Flight alert! While waiting over 2 hours for a flight to Ft. Lauderdale, we began to read the Airtrans schedule. Our direct flight from Baltimore at 10:30 A.M. is now a 6:30 A.M. flight with a stop in Atlanta. If that isn't bad enough, our flight home no longer exists as of yesterday. If you have any other guests flying back on Airtrans flight 608 at 5:20, I hope they check into it.

Posted by: C & D Newman at August 1, 2004 03:18 PM

G, are your guests going to scream so loud that no one can even hear the music for your first dance? The demo for the Matrimony Mony thing is a little bit frightening...

Posted by: Bridget at August 10, 2004 02:00 PM