Monday, July 31, 2006

IS this Guy SERIOUS

The Roelle Kids

Timm (of the Timm and Dan Show) has responded to an ad posted by a local bass player who has expressed common musical tastes, talents, and an incredible enthusiasm towards "The Show". The catch of this bladder bursting funny funny, is that this gentlemen lives an hour and a half away. Does he know that the common gallon of yum yum fossil fuel costs on average three dollars?


Yes.

Is he aware of the number of trips it would take to polish "the show"?

Well of Course.....He's not nuts.

He's SERIOUS--
U
And that's the kind dedication required for "The Timm and Dan Show!"

IS this Guy SERIOUS

The Roelle Kids

Timm (of the Timm and Dan Show) has responded to an ad posted by a local bass player who has expressed common musical tastes, talents, and an incredible enthusiasm towards "The Show". The catch of this bladder bursting funny funny, is that this gentlemen lives an hour and a half away. Does he know that the common gallon of yum yum fossil fuel costs on average three dollars?


Yes.

Is he aware of the number of trips it would take to polish "the show"?

Well of Course.....He's not nuts.

He's SERIOUS--
U
And that's the kind dedication required for "The Timm and Dan Show!"

Latest and then backwards

I'm going to start with now/ this past weekend. Then later today, as I get a chance, I'll catch up on the rest of busy July.

Book #11 - FINALLY! Life of Pi by Yann Martel. Man oh Man. It's amazing that a story, which has all the elements of something really compelling - young kid, family drowns, on a lifeboat for 7 months with a tiger, survives - can succeed at inciting no interest. I never really cared. And I'm a super-sap that often gets emotionally wrapped up in books. Maybe that's it. There's little to no emotion. He spends more time talking about how the solar stills work to distill seawater into drinking water than talking about how he feels. It's supposed to be a religious book, but he talks about how he turned to God in his despair in one measely (sp?) sentence. I actually enjoyed the Japanese shipping guys more than most of the book. Disappointing.

To wrap up the weekend -
Mom's bday! We celebrated at Dan and Tara's - they insisted on cooking so Mom could actually relax and I think they did an awesome job. Fun with family, as always...

Invitation home stretch - I THINK the invitations are set and just need to be printed and cut. J wants one more review tonight. Then RSVPs and putting it all together. Still some more maps and hotel slips to cut up, some more envelopes to fold - but I think it's coming together - very fun and expect pics once people have a chance to get them in the mail.

Serious gown crunch time - I don't want to look just OK - I want to be super kick-butt! So, I'm going into 2 weeks of intense slimming down on food (mostly slimmer lunches or slimmer dinners if lunch is bigger - and only healthy snacking) and workouts. After that, I can probably return eating to almost normal and workouts to maintenance mode. Here's hoping anyway. The first alteration appointment is 8/17 - it's supposed to be just the hem. Here's hoping.

And, in the midst of all the wedding and summer craziness - musical chairs has returned. Where will I be when the music stops on 8/29?

More soon.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

So Ya think you Can Post???

OK......Well I was voted "KIng of the Cheese"
Yup that's right folks, old Danny boy has learned to blog.

My subject matter will mainly be the birth and progress of my latest
musical endeavor: "The Timm and Dan Show". Theophilus has
dissolved and it is time to start a new. So we start with the typical
questions: 1. What do we want to play? 2. Who else will join the show
and 3. Na forget it. Two is enough for now. Timm and I have been
searching the local music scene and are responding to a few ads
posted for available musicians in the area. No bites yet but the search has
only begun. Stay tuned for more insight and continued developments
of the "Timm and Dan Show"!!!

Friday, July 14, 2006

Safe travels

The FILs should have just about arrived for a weekend visit. Their first time up since the new house, since the new kittens. Will be nice to spend a bit of time. Sunday, MoH, Mom, FMiL, and I are heading to the Finger Lakes Wine Fest in Watkins Glen.

Tomorrow, Kat leaves for Zimbabwe. Hard to tell, but if the label is right, this picture is about where she's headed - Mutare. Best wishes - do good work, have a great time!! Send back many pics!

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Forgetful

I wanted to note this story on the shower post - the same day we had our shower for our Fall Harvest meets the Mastodon wedding with the mammoth-cum-mastodon cake - road crews found a mastodon in (get this) Rochester Hills, Michigan! Coincidence? or Fate?
:)

BTW - the boys don't call me any more, so who knows what they're doing - but I'll have good tales from Maine in August.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

And another thing ...

I just realized that I really haven't thanked a big player in this whole wedding thing really properly. Of course there's still time, but wanted to get it out there today.

MOM!

:)

Mom has been a wonderful co-conspirator, source of ideas and "can you believe someone did that?" exchanges. A de-stressor and mediator when tux people try to tell me my color scheme is stupid or family members get unreasonable expectations. She was a vocal proponent of broken ribbons at the shower. All in all a most awesome MOTB to date! :)

Good friends make me smile

Sunday was the shower!
Some of you may be coming from Jenny's site - I'm hurriedly trying to get something in here to catch up with her. She has some pics on her site and I will post more, I'm just not quite there yet....

Anyway - J and I had a blast!!! Paula was the master orchestrate-tress - Aunt Faye did invites, Aunt Judy did centerpieces, Kat did games - all went very well. Paula's girls - Abby (4 that day) and Lil - and Christy's daughter Kate were great helpers and kept me on my toes getting stuff unwrapped. One total surprise was the mastodon (well, mammoth in disguise) cake - what an excellent and cool way to fit it all in with our theme (once again, that's "Fall Harvest Meets the Mastodon")! The mastodons now hold a place of honor on our mantle, near the Peep, the lucky rope dragon, and the 3D puzzle dino.

It was awesome to have J there. The whole shebang has just as much to do with him - it's us from here on out! And he'll be by my side for a real long time! I like that. A LOT. He was a source of many smiles on my part that day.

Aunt Judy gave us a basket of candles with a poem about when to light which ones and we got pretty sappy for a mo'. And Mom's gift of Booty Food had J very intrigued! :) Many marvellous gifts - the pics will show more because J's sister Susie took plenty of gift wrapping for us.

Best of all, my great friends. J finally got to meet Kat in person! I really enjoy being with these people. I know they're all there for us and will stand up should we need them. What else can you need? When you smile at the thought of a bit of time spent with someone, then think of a room full of those someones - you know you are truly blessed.

I got into reading GettingHitched this spring. In her posts about the big day(s), she frequently mentions the intoxication and awesome power of being surrounded for this joyous occasion by those you love. I can so relate! And think - if the shower made me smile THIS much, how giddy will I be come October??! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, July 06, 2006

My hands are tied

The shower is approaching. I'm very excited. Very very. I think it'll be great fun!

I'm realizing that this whole wedding thing is truly helping me to understand myself that much more. There are the "typical" things, like really getting a sense for what J means to me, what I want our wedding and the start to our marriage to be like - getting a sense of my style by clearly defining what activities, decorations, music, etc I will and will not have on the day.

For the shower, what's hitting home is that I'm not really great about letting people do stuff for me.
(Funny that. I'm thinking I'm writing about a huge personal revelation and when I actually get it typed I realize it's one of my key problems at work!)
I'm itching to DO SOMETHING for the shower. I want to help. I want to make food. I want to get there early and decorate. To help with directions and transport.

Instead, it's been taken away. My hands have been tied and left idle. I don't even know where it is- - so I can't help people get there.
Well, we'll see. I may sneak something in.
Having a house to clean for shower visitors and FILs visiting next week does help to distract - a bit....