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10th-Jun-2009 02:24 pm
steampunk with abby
um, hi

So I haven't really used this here bloggity site much this year. I want to change that.... so... yeah, ok, let's change that.

In January, Abby and I got a puppy! Her name is Josie (or Jojo, or Josie-Jo, or Jojodog, or princess) and she's awesome! We think she's a beagle/Jack Russell mix, but there might be some dachshund in there too as she's really long. She's black and white, about 16 pounds, and has that classic "hunting dog" look. I do have pics, I'll find some good ones and post them later. She's a great dog but she ate our brand new camera! Luckily it was just the LCD screen that got damaged, but the camera is so new (Nikon L20) that replacement parts aren't available yet! Hopefully I can fix that soon.

In March we got engaged at the Renaissance Festival. You guys knew that though, I posted that. Well, if you didn't, just step back a few entries for the pic. A lot of our time has been spent planning of course. We have our photographer, (check out that site, is that guy amazing or what?) and our venue. Now to find a caterer, officiant, and DJ... oh boy.
We're also working on our "costumes" as our wedding will be themed to Victorian, Edwardian, steampunk, neo-Victorian, The Titanic, and Tombstone; all mixed together in a pastiche we're calling "the elegant past". Should be fun.

At the beginning of May, we moved into a larger apartment, as my little one bedroom bachelor pad just wasn't suiting our needs any more. The new place has a garage (which is pretty much a basement now). But that same week, Abby started full time at a new job! On top of that, my best friend nettie75 moved in with us too! She seems to be acclimating to Charlotte well, picking up new friends easily. And she landed a sweet work-from-home job (no, a real one, with an hourly wage). We've been having a lot of fun decorating and running to the new Ikea that just opened 15 minutes from us. But I swear if I never put together another flat-pack furniture piece, it'll be too soon!

At work I've been put on a huge project which, while stressful, is a very good thing in this economy.

In between all that, we went to dasrokast and Kristen's wedding, dressed up in steampunk style for our local sci-fi con (jump to 2:31 to see us in our first night's outfits), and played a bit of D&D.

So, yeah, that about sums it up. Connect with me:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1618034771 (don't really use it much, but this way Abby and I can have a "relationship status" update; and people can tag me in photos)
Twitter: http://twitter.com/coffeejedi
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/CoffeeJedi
Netflix: http://www.netflix.com/StrangerProfile?prid=1029218455 (just set that up this morning, not really sure how to use it yet)
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/coffeejedi-la_ardillita/ (my old CoffeeJedi account is locked out, and I have no stonking clue what my credentials are for it. I don't even know what email address it's linked to. Tech support hasn't been much help)
10th-Jun-2009 06:44 pm (UTC)
That photographer is pretty good! Nice choice, seriously.
10th-Jun-2009 11:59 pm (UTC)
I totally expected that to be a link to your site.

But then there's the whole St. Louis thing.

10th-Jun-2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear from you! My best friend got married two weeks ago. It was glorious, seriously the absolute best time I've ever had at a wedding ever, however I'm all wedding'ed out right now. :) I wish you two luck with yours. The costume mix sounds smashing!
11th-Jun-2009 02:19 pm (UTC)
woo, update stuff! wedding stuff! The venue and photographer look awesome.

Everything's coming up CJ!
12th-Jun-2009 04:48 pm (UTC)
Nice to get an update. Congrats on all the wonderful things happening for you and Abby!
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