Archive for January, 2011

This week

January 28th, 2011

On Sunday… we cleaned the turtle aquarium and replaced the water.
me: Whoa, that water level seems too high.
fiance: I think this is normally how high we fill it. Should I take some water out?
me: I don’t know… Maybe…

On Monday morning… I get out of bed and head to the kitchen for breakfast. That’s when I noticed on the kitchen floor…

TURTLE ESCAPE. Sigh, silly turtle. Where do you think you’re going?

In other news, my fiance built a new computer, and his shiny new parts make me jealous. (He even got SSDs! Do want!) It made me want to upgrade a few parts in mine too. However, it seems I’m not allowed to. My computer has been better than his, and he wants to bask in the glory of having the better computer for a while. (Nah, we’re not competitive at all. /sarcasm) So instead, I ordered a new monitor:

I already had dual monitors before, but one was 20″, and I wanted a bigger one. This new 23″ is a 16:9 resolution, a trend I’m noticing. It seems monitors are matching TV resolutions now? Kind of annoying for gaming! It’s great for games that lock on vertical length, showing more on the left/right if you have a wider screen. It’s not good for games that lock on horizontal length, which cut off top/bottom.

Other than that and being busy with work, I’ve also tried some awesome food lately. Perhaps I will make a food post later =)

Wedding news

January 17th, 2011

Good news everyone! (Who else read that in Professor Farnsworth’s voice?) We have a wedding date! October 9th, 2011!

We booked with Nature’s Point on Friday and got our date reserved. It’s right on the lake, so the view is beautiful, and I like that it’s spacious with multiple areas for use. I’m happy we found such a nice place!

I went to a bridal expo on Saturday with my mom and my maid of honor, Tina. It was crowded and super cheesy, but it was still good that we went. I got more names I haven’t heard of before, mainly in photographers and cake.

I think we benefited the most from the cake part. (Plus, we got to taste a bunch of cake!) It really helps to see the cakes in person and up close. Tina and I both decorate cakes as a hobby. While we’re not professionals, we at least know what to look for, and we were super picky about it. There were a few that impressed us though, so I’m looking forward to contacting them.

Well, I’m glad we have a venue and date. A big part is out of the way now. Unfortunately, there’s still so much more to do D= AAHHHH, WEDDING PLANNING WHAT A PAIN.

January so far

January 10th, 2011

Well, it’s that time of the year again, where tons of people here start feeling horrible, including me. It’s cedar season, and my allergies are really getting to me. I’m sneezing a lot, my nose is stuffy, and I get headaches. It’s hard to sleep through the night. Sigh, I can’t wait until this passes >.<

As for better news, I’m deciding on a wedding venue this week. I’ve been looking at a lot of websites and then took tours at the top 5 on my list. There is a bridal expo this weekend, and I’ve heard that venue dates start filling up after it. That’s why I want to book my venue before it. I’m still going to the expo to get ideas for everything else (cake, florist, photography, etc). Once I book the venue, that’ll be one big thing out of the way!

Lastly, here’s a bit of advertising. I’m holding a contest over at my graphics site.

It’s a layout contest with the theme of Teamwork. I’m awarding $50 and $25 (in the form of gift cards) as prizes. Please consider joining if you have time!