A Campaign Against Superfluous Buns

7.19.2012


" I used to think a wedding was a simple affair. Boy and girl meet, they fall in love, he buys a ring, she buys a dress, they say I do. I was wrong. That's getting married. A wedding is an entirely different proposition. " 

- George Banks


If it's a cozy night at home and I have any say in a movie that's chosen, IT WILL BE GLOSSY.

I love a good action movie. Independent films? Of course. Comedies! Yes! But sometimes, I just want the gloss.

Actually, when I read that article, I thought "It's what I've been trying to articulate for so long. How did she know?"

More specifically applicable to my own life for the past few months, when I think of my favoritest most glossiest of wedding movies, I always think of Father of the Bride. I mean no offense to Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor, but I have this inexplicable love for Steve Martin and Diane Keaton. And, let's be honest - a baby version of Kimberly Williams-Paisley with her eyebrows full of potential and her customized Sidekicks. So I am faithful to the 1991 version. Oh, and Martin Short? AND B.D. Wong? It just works, you know?

As of late, there have been approximately eight million things going on in the process moving toward marriage. They are GREAT things, but they are enough things to make me a little Gnarls Barkley at times. But, should I choose to ignore those things - and I would end up with a cake made of Spam and Rotel and I'd live in a cardboard box.

I don't like 'fluff' posts.  I don't love checking a blog and reading something that says, "Look at this turkey sandwich I ate." That's cool. I eat those too. I don't need to read that. Sometimes I won't write for days and days and days because I just feel like the only thing I have to say is, "Look at this turkey sandwich I ate."

In a natural way, the blog is shifting because, (quite simply) life isn't about travel. It's about finding joy in ordinary circumstances. So yes, I'll still be going lots of places. But I'd like to include more of the day to day chaos, too.

My lack of sharing certain things is not really a matter of propriety or an effort to be enigmatic. But lately, I want to share more. Share more of life. The good days, the bad days, and the days that even Spanx don't help. 

For starters - let's talk weddings.

Don't worry, it won't be a 'Wedding Wednesday' type thing. Mostly because alliteration like that makes me want to rip my eyeballs out.

I have some stuff planned that I hope will be entertaining and encouraging.

I'm going to do a lot of it with the help of Father of the Bride. Come back, so you can see if I mean it.



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15 comments:

  1. I'm right there with you. Phrases like "Wedding Wednesday" make me roll my eyes in disgust. But blogs that feature awful photos of turkey sandwichs...c'mon, how can you not enjoy that? ;)

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    1. I just checked your blog to see if there were turkey sandwiches. I thought WHAT A JERK I AM, SOME PEOPLE REALLY LOVE TURKEY. You got me! And I like your little home on the interweb!

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  2. When you're ready to vent about how crazy insane wedding planning is you know who to talk to!! Especially considering we got engaged like I dunno a week apart... and your wedding is a month before mine. We're on the same wave length hear. Vent to me! haha!

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    1. I got your FB message for sexy arm time. I haven't written you back because I have been sick. HOW sick? Like they thought I had meningitis. AWESOME. Let's talk soon!

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  3. armani doesn't make a navy blue tuxado.

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  4. CAUSE I'm A (GL)OSS!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIqtnRmjtkg

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    1. That was inappropriate, Bighead.
      JK NOW IT'S STUCK IN MY HEAD.

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  5. I love this post! Father of the Bride is one of my all time favorite 90s movies. And I'm totally with you on the turkey sandwiches thing.

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    1. I'm glad I'm not alone in the "I don't care about your sandwich" thing. And do you love the sequel just as much? UGH, I can't get enough. Even though it would freak me out to be pregnant alongside my mother.

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  6. Such a lovely movie, and that house? TO DIE FOR.

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    1. I just watched It's Complicated the other night because I needed a Nancy Meyers fix. Meryl's house! AHHHH

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  7. Ahhh glossy movies! I just read that article and it's too true.
    I need to rewatch all of the ones on that list.

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    1. I know! I didn't even think of Bring It On being one of them, but it totally makes sense. I think I only have that one on VHS, so I'm going to have to up the gloss factor and buy the DVD some time :)

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  8. I'm thoroughly entertained by this post, because I had no idea what it meant for a movie to be 'glossy'. Now I know the meaning, and I'm tempted to pop my VHS copy of Clueless into the VCR and chill with some popcorn or tea. Who knows maybe I'll even watch The Holiday or Legally Blonde. (: I have plenty of 'gloss' in my movie collection to choose from this evening.

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