Friday, January 29, 2010

Navy Seal Proposal - yay, nay, or effing NAY!

I came across this video today of a Navy Seal proposing to his girlfriend at the premiere of the "movie" 'When in Rome'. Apparently he won a contest from Robbins Bros and decided it was a great idea to propose on the red carpet.

Look, I know the guy could pummel me to a pulp, but I think this is a proposal FAIL. I have to know what you all think. It doesn't even seem like the fiance is happy.

Look I'm protected behind the beautiful cloak of the internet so I can say what I'd like about this guy and unless he REALLY wants to use his navy seal talents, I'm safe. She looks horrified and looks like she doesn't know what to do. As if watching 'When in Rome' wasn't torture enough, she's going to have to figure out how to tell this guy she only said 'yes' because there were hundreds of photographers taking her picture.

Lastly I just think the "hey, will you marry me" line just didn't seem well thought out. OR maybe it was EXTREMELY thought out - and that's all he could come up with - and it's a terrible proposal....

Oh! But if you are the Navy Seal that just happened to stumble upon this post cause you googled yourself and wanted to see the coverage you're getting... jussssst kidding!!!!!!! Congratulations on your engagement! You two are PERFECT for one another. SO romantic. I'm misty eyed!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

It's fate. Another Ben Folds post.

I was putzing around the internet today, and I came across this video.

Um, Ben doesn't even have to learn Hava Nagilah for the wedding. Now I'm determined this is fate.

Anyone have any great ideas on how to take this campaign viral? Videos? Song parodies? Little people punching me in the nuts as I beg on webcam? I'll listen to just about every idea you've got!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I've neglected you

I'm truly sorry that I haven't posted in a few days but I have an excuse... I've been working on our wedding website all week. Instead of getting one of those ready made sites, I took on the task of designing the site myself.... fuuuuuuuuuuuuun.

I'll be back soon. I'm not cheating on you. I promise, there are no other blogs out there. No, those aren't keystrokes on my collar. I always come home to you. I love you.

sidenote: Dad put my embarrassing moment dvd in the mail today. You'll get my standup soon!

Friday, January 22, 2010

The Best Video Save-The-Date EVER

Watch this. I don't know these two, but I want to. I am so excited for their wedding and I'm not even invited! Suddenly my save-the-date that I spent hours on a few weeks ago (coming back from the printer any day now) are lame. Bravo to these two....

[slow clap quickly escalating into a standing ovation]

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Stay tuned for something embarrassing!

I hit 100 followers today. As promised I will soon post something that will embarrass me.

I just emailed my dad to send footage from my great aunt & uncle's 50th wedding anniversary. I was probably 6 years old and I did stand-up. *Spoiler Alert * It contains impressions of PeeWee Herman, Robin Leach, and Alf.

If I can't get that to you in a timely manner, I will post a clip from a Christian cartoon where my pre-pubescent voice can be heard.

You will get something, followers, I promise.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Dear Ben: Save our Wedding!

I'm about to wrap up the 1st month of the TOG + Ben Folds wedding campaign. And while I haven't heard from Ben, don't be confused, I'm not quite ready to pack up and call it a day at campaign headquarters. Even though I was quite certain that a quirky photoshop and a heartfelt letter was enough to seal the deal, I'm quickly realizing that good things come to those that show great persistence. Nothing ever comes easy, and the past month has shown me that the saying rings true when trying to book super famous mega successful musicians. Who would have thought?

So, in another attempt to reach out to Ben, I'm posting my second letter right here on this post. As always, I'm also reaching out to you, Internet, to work your magical ways of getting this to Ben. Do what you do. You brought us Susan Boyle, Tay Zonday, piano cat.... there's no reason you can't bring us Ben Folds.

Dear Ben,
Hey man, it's Dave again. I think that I may have just missed a call from you. I just totally realized that my answering machine is out of tape. The problem is now they don't really make the message machines that take tape anymore, so it's a lot harder to replace the tapes than you would think and then figuring out how to hook the entire contraption up to an iphone, it's just difficult... anyway - you obviously didn't come here to hear about my 15 year old answering machine technology.

I'm going to get serious for a second, I need you to save our wedding. Last week we sat down and tried to financially figure out a lot in regards to our wedding. After crunching numbers for hours, I just don't see a bright future for our wedding reception music. We want a band, but it's just not looking like it'll ever happen. Then there's no dancing at our wedding, so nobody has fun, and I feel terrible. It's a wedding day disaster.

Remember way back when you were getting your starts and you would play small bars and venues like that, but it was some of the most fun you had. I imagine that would be almost identical to our wedding. The only difference is instead of an unappreciative smelly bar owner sending you on your way at night, you'd have nearly 80 wedding guests showering you with love, and whatever catered dessert we decide to have (we aren't having wedding cake... we just think there are other options we'd like more). This will be one of those feel good moments of your life where you go home happy and realize that you made a difference in 2 people's lives that will last forever. This could be part of your legacy. People will talk about this forever.

I guess that's all for now. As always, feel free to email me if you've got any questions OR if you have any dietary restrictions let us know and we'll make sure our venue makes something you can eat. We'll iron out all the details later.

Talk to you soon hopefully!,

We have a save-the-date we'd love to send you... let me know where to send it, and I'll get it in the mail!

Raining in LA

Right now it's pouring outside. It has me thinking. Has anyone ever been to an outdoor wedding where it's rained, and the wedding couple had no backup plan? Has there ever been an outdoor wedding that just happened in the rain? Part of me thinks if it happened in the summer, and there was nothing that could be done, it could somehow be kind of romantic. Maybe that just stems from seeing so many cinematic kisses in the rain.

I just google image searched for some rainy wedding day pictures, and I've got to admit, they seem kind of nice. Look, I understand that the bride's hair and makeup will most likely be ruined and nobody HOPES for rain on his/her wedding day... I'm just saying that there's kind of a neat element to it!

Anyone else agree?

Friday, January 15, 2010

Trimming the Guest List

I'm not a hoarder, I promise, but I do have trouble throwing things away. When we moved last September, Rebecca "helped" me donate a lot of clothes and items I haven't worn or used in years. I somehow grow these emotional bonds with THINGS.

Me: You can't throw those away, those were the first jeans that I ever bought that made me really start to like jeans again!
Rebecca: When was the last time you could fit into them?
Me: My junior year of college.
Rebecca: They have a giant hole in the crotch, even if you could fit into them, you wouldn't wear them.
Me: We're keeping them. I loved them.

That conversation happened over and over again with item after item: electronics, shoes, magazines, movie tickets, etc etc etc.

Now, I'm at a crossroads. We need to carve into our invite list, but I don't know how to do that. Our perfect guest list, with which I've grown attached, needs to be trimmed. Each guest is on that list for a reason - we consider them close friends or family. That being said, we need to get rid of some people. I'm not good at this.

Does anyone have tips on how to weed through the guest list? I need help.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Entertainment Machine

I've dedicated a chunk of time today attempting to find bands online. I'm sifting through tons of pages, and watching demo videos. To make things a little more fun I'm pretending I'm a high level record producer looking for the next big band. Unfortunately, I haven't found it yet.

But one listing COMPLETELY caught my eye, and I've been obsessing over it for the last hour or so. I've laughed pretty steadily since I saw this listing, and it's just totally made my day. It just tickled me the right way. So the band I found advertised themselves with by saying:

"With our band, you're not only getting several bands in one but literally an entertainment machine."

This sent my mind into a frenzy. I know they're describing themselves as being an entertainment machine, but I've been laughing since reading this imagining the band showing up with a LITERAL (as they said) entertainment machine. I've been wondering what the entertainment machine looks like. Will it clash with our centerpieces? Do I have to worry about the safety of my guests? If left unattended is there a chance it could enter attack mode? SO, I know I'm an ass, but I couldn't resist myself - I emailed the band and inquired about the entertainment machine. Here's my letter:

Hi! I'm very interested in hiring your band to perform at our wedding reception in August, but I've got a few questions regarding the entertainment machine you bring. Space is an issue at our venue, approximately how large is the machine and is it aesthetically pleasing? If not, is it something that can be hidden so guests don't see it? I assume that it's needed for your performance but if it's not, is there a way you can please work up 2 price quotes - 1 with the entertainment machine and 1 without? Lastly, I'm a little concerned about power for the entertainment machine. Does it run on regular 120v power? If not will you supply a generator?

And finally, here is what I picture the entertainment machine to look like!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

DIY Save the Dates & a short rant

I've been working on these "Save the Dates" all day today because all of a sudden it feels like we're behind. We're still a few days shy of 8 months away but it seems like other people who have weddings AFTER ours have their stuff (not the original word I was going for) together.

To those people I say, "Stop it. Seriously, relax. You're making us all look bad. You've got more than 8 months till you're wedding and you're already over prepared. Just enjoy being engaged. Please. My parents already have me thinking the wedding is falling apart, and my relatives can't believe I haven't told them where to book hotel rooms yet. So stop. Everyone benefits. You get a few days away from yelling at vendors, and I get an anxiety free day where I realize we have a lot of time left."

Anyway - I think the save the dates are coming along nicely. I should be finished soon, and then can jump onto stressing about something else. How is it possible that I was the one that wanted the wedding! Rebecca would have been fine eloping! That's not looking so bad right now. Courthouse pictures could be nice w/ our photographers shooting it!

PS. If you aren't like us (idiots) and just want a ready-made Save The Date, check this cool one out from The Wedding Chicks by clicking here.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year!

AHHHHHHHHHH I'm getting married THIS YEAR!!!!!!

That thought just sunk in and now I'm going to mildly panic all day about the stuff we haven't done or thought of.

I just attempted to take a funny picture of myself freaking out, but after 15 minutes, I couldn't take an acceptable one where I didn't have a double chin. Which brings me to the fact that I still have weight to lose.

This is going to be a GREAT, busy, fast, exceptional, stress filled then released (mind out of the gutter please) year!

Happy 2010 everyone.