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A hundred year’s sleep

As I was writing thank you cards, I re-read one from my aunt where she wrote in Chinese:

tee: ‘bat leen ho cup’?
a: ‘bat leen ho hup
tee: what does that mean?
a: a hundred years of being together
tee: give me another sentence with the word ‘hup’ in it
a: um…
tee: ‘hup an fun’? (which means to sleep)
a: … yes. may you sleep for a hundred years.

100 done, another … 60 or so more to go. Oh boy.


This is my maid of honour everyone. Thank goodness she has a good sense of humour.

elaine: so we decided to get titanium bands because they’re cheap and they last forever!
me: just like your looooooooove *holy crap, did I just say that? I didn’t mean that! I hope she didn’t hear me*
both: ……..
elaine: wait, what?

wedding recaps to come soon, I promise. I really should update this thing more often. Also I updated the “Listening To” section to show the songs we used during our wedding. I love all of them – I actually had a lot more that I wanted to use but we had to narrow the list down a lot. For example, I wanted to use Ingrid Michaelson’s The Way I Am as our first dance, but A said it would be too hard to dance to. And by the time everyone left, they all missed the last dance song which was the best song of the night, Flight of the Conchord’s Most Beautiful Girl (In the Room). I’ll tell you more about it later!

Freighter names are funny.

While out canoeing in the OC6:

Trevor: where should we canoe to?
RT: how about that freighter at your 2 o’clock?
Trevor: the red one? what’s the name of it? Golden what?
RT: Golden 888 Energy.
[ the freighter was actually called Golden Energy]
Trevor: one of those Asian names.
RT: Lucky Elephant Dragon Energy.

It’s funny because it’s true. Freighters always have weird names.

On Sungha Jung

FYI, Sungha Jung is the most amazing and adorable guitar player on youtube.

tee: i love this kid.
tee: i want to secretly kidnap him. and have him play guitar for my wedding.
tee: I’d feed him?
jsey: u want to kidnap a kid to play at ur wedding
jsey: when ur against me having kids produce valuable commodities!
tee: …. this is important!

Clearly I don’t consider this a bridezilla moment.

Father’s Day!

after hanging up the phone:

t: bonus points for calling my dad to wish him happy father’s day while he’s out for lunch with my cousin’s fam and our visiting relative!
a: and what are these points redeemable for? :)
t: … daddy hugs?

Wedding stuff. Like a Bachelorette?

On discussion the bachelorette party:

MOH: BTW, Nathan* has offered to strip for you.  I’ll make sure he starts working out more if you say yes.
A: At least you’ll finally get to see Nathan. You always complain that he’s like the polkaroo.

*Nathan is my fantastic MOH’s fiance

I’ve suddenly got a lot of ideas for the wedding and I’m not sure if I’ll finish them all before I head back to TO. I suppose I could also do them while I’m there, but I’m fairly certain I’ll be super distracted by family and possible work that I may have a freakout a week before.

Also – I threw out my back. Or something. I can’t run. I can’t play ultimate. It hurts to bend over to put on socks. Or walk up hills. Or walk down hills. I’m in such a sad state, especially when the ulti team needs girls :( But being back broken has given me lots of time to sit around and do wedding activities.

Also – I’m going down to Seattle next weekend as A has a conference there so we’re taking a trip and hanging out with my nerd friends (heart!) and doing some shopping? :) I’m really looking forward to it. We also shipped a lot of crap to their place to bring back, including Steph’s BM dress so I really should go pick it up soon. It probably needs alterations of sort.

I would post pictures but apparently they’re on the other computer. Having two laptops is sometimes extremely fustrating when it comes to coordinating things.  It’s even more fustrating when both laptops are kinda sucky.

Hugs to Steph & Gord for their beautiful wedding at Casa Loma. It looked fantastic!! :)

cake and coding go hand in hand.

jsey: so picture a DQ ice cream cake.
tee: okay.
jsey: the outside of the cake is the presentation layer. and the icing between cake layers is the middleware that holds everything together! that way the layers can interact together.
dubPR: i want a blizzard.
tee: don’t distract! I’m learning!
jsey: … and a blizzard is like cloud computing with everything mixed in.
dubPR: hey who wants to go get a blizzard?

Discussed over a Starbucks break.

Wedding Update

My wedding is kind of fast approaching. I’ve got a lot of things left on my plate, and it’s really hard to concentrate seeing how the weather is so nice outside. But I can share one random thing for my wedding, and that’s mason jars.

recycling mason jars

recycling mason jars

I’ve got about 15 so far sitting in my apartment (I didn’t think about the transporting bit yet, we’ll figure that hurdle out when we hit it). The crazy thing is I’m not entirely sure what to do with them. I did test them with candles and they held up fairly well, but I may need to revisit this. Right now I’m thinking of throwing flowers in them instead of candles, so that they’re easier to move around during the day (and who needs candles outdoors during daytime? what was I thinking!).

Inspiration for the wedding comes in waves. Some days I say “I’m so over this whole thing”, and some days I can’t stop thinking about it. I get excited over new ideas and pictures – it becomes an obsession. A is getting confused with my hot/cold relationship to our wedding. It may also have to do with the fact that we had this conversation recently:

tee: let’s go visit San Fran after our wedding for 2 weeks!
a: sure? like a mini honeymoon? what’s in San Fran?
tee: yes. also jason mraz is playing there end of august
a: omg *starts walking away*

Less than 3 months to my wedding. Working hard at just trying to keep an even tan, but my obsession with being on the water, 8k running, and 3 hour ultimate frisbee games will be the end of it, I’m so sure. I have no lines, but my shoulders are shades paler than my forearms. Boo.

Power Rangers 2009!

jsey: maybe if i always dressed in one color… i’d get an associated … giant robot to go with my style
tee: possibly. which animal would you get?
jsey:  mmm… thats like “if you were to get a power ranger robot animal, which one would it be?”
jsey: i think the animal that best match me would be…. a monkey. or a lemur
tee: omg, I’d be a penguin wouldn’t I? that’s … kinda useless.
jsey: yah wut would u do… slide around on ur stomach?


what what what?!

Fiance and I went out for a nice dinner to celebrate our upcoming 6 year anniversary :D City Dine was happening around the town, so I made a reservation at Stone Grill after a coworker mentioned it was great and healthy(er).

While sharing my cheesecake dessert, A & I talked about our time spent in Vancouver, and how to assess the worth of effort you put into something. The conversation ended up going something like this:

a: I mean, our camping trip to garibaldi, that was worth it. how many people do you know can say they hiked up the garibaldi? It’s something completely different. I’d say it was the highlight of my summer.

t: EXCUSE ME?!?!?! *fork with cheesecake on it halfway to my mouth*

a: eeer…. I mean… it was … one of… the highlights….

t: no. no it wasn’t. there is only ONE highlight of the summer. everything else is everything else.

a: okay, let’s just say garibaldi was a good experience

t: this dinner is so over! :mad:

In other news, I’m trying to assess the proper amount to be spent on the wedding & reception. Can one have two receptions – one for family and one for friends? Is that unheard of? My brain is full of a gazillion thought bubbles and if-then statements, nothing seems to be jumping out as inspiration though. I’m so glad we decided on 2009…