Oh, hi! Guess what? It turns out that working full-time really puts a dent in my Doing Nothing time. It's unfortunate. Those 12 days I had off of work were BEAUTIFUL. I finally had time to do all the reading/movie-watching/internet-surfing I wanted. No stress! I think it's high time someone started paying me to Do Nothing professionally because I'm really good at it.
Then work started again and I'm all exhausted by the time I get home. I have an entirely new workload because of some reorganization that went on at the end of last year and it's much more stressful than my old workload. Still. It's also more fun than my old workload, so that's something. I'm sure I'll be used to it soon.
My main dilemma today is that I've been listening to the Glee soundtrack all day (between conference calls) and do you know how hard it is not to sing along with Somebody to Love? Turns out? Really hard. I am biting my tongue, FOR REALSIES.
I also have a wedding dilemma that I would like some help with. I guess it's not really a dilemma, I don't think. I could just use some suggestions and you guys are good with the suggestion-making.
BEFORE I ask anything, let me promise that I will not be forcing you to read about my wedding planning for the next nine months. Partly because my goal is to do things as low-stress as possible, and if something starts causing me stress, I will cut it. I WILL CUT IT SO HARD. Anyway. Mostly I won't be sharing all of my wedding planning because there is nothing more boring than listening to someone blather on about their wedding YEAH I SAID IT and also I just fell asleep a little. I promise to keep the blathering to a minimum.
So. We think we're having a later reception, with heavy appetizers for everyone in the beginning, between all the booze and dancing. This is mainly so we don't have to pick out main dishes and side dishes and salads and all that because everyone knows appetizers are more fun. Also, I hate the sit-down dinner part of weddings. I'm always sitting there like, "when is the fun stuff going to start?"
Anyway, so that's my longass explanation of why we're not doing a sit-down dinner. Well. My friend Nancy did the heavy appetizer thing, too, and then around 10:30 brought out a magical hot dog bar for everyone to drunkenly pig out on because YUM HOT DOG BAR. We want to do something like this, but are having trouble figuring out what kind of food bar to do.
Heidi suggested serving mashed potatoes out of champagne flutes with lots of toppings for people to choose from. I love this idea because my lifelong dream is to eat an entire meal of mashed potatoes and that comes pretty close. The catering lady suggested a Skyline bar, but since I think Skyline tastes like evil and smells even worse, that's out. I like the idea of a pizza bar, because how delicious is pizza at 10:30 PM after you've had (more than) a few drinks? So good!
Whatever, my point is, please give me some other ideas.