Friday, July 18, 2008
Today was my last day of work until August 11, which is a lovely feeling. We have four full days before we leave for the Twin Cities, though. Time to clean up, straighten up, get rid of old things, integrate new gifts--especially kitchen things--into our lives. Right now I have a very large pile of beautiful and thoughtful gifts in the living room. I think I'm a little weirded out about starting to use them before we actually marry. Is it poor etiquette? We've been opening them as they arrive and writing thank you notes (I wrote 18 of those suckers on Monday). And then I ceremonially add them to the pile.
Other issues: last Saturday we went to Brooklyn to visit some friends, and we sat out in Sunset Park all afternoon. It was a gorgeous day, and the park has views of the Statue of Liberty and lower Manhattan. It's a great people watching spot, too. Lots of goofy kids and their goofy parents. I thought we had been sitting out chatting for two hours....but it turned out to be five hours. Five hours of sun on my shoulders. Luckily I don't burn easily but I do tan rather easily. Now I must do emergency tanning correction, so that I don't look like I'm wearing an undershirt under my wedding dress. I bought some Jergen's tanning lotion after doing some super professional librarian research by googling "wedding tan line help!" If random, illiterate strangers recommend it, it's gotta be good.
That's all from Crazytown for today. Tomorrow: VOWS!
About the tanning...is it worth looking into trying Mystic Tan or the spray/non-UV tan? Might help even out the color. And you have time to test it before next week.
I think I have to go do something exceptionally intellectual now that I've spouted off about sunless tanner. And on the day I got my "Macalester Today" too. Oh the inadequacies.
Last night I saw (for the first time) Rock the Reception on TLC . . . a show about the couples surprising their guests with a fantastically, crazy first dance . . . oh, how I hope you and Alex will do that!!! Especially if the song is by Beyonce or MC Hammer (as were the examples last night! ;-)