Monday, May 28, 2012


I have been a bit distracted lately.

I hope you'll forgive me.

I was busy with this:

And eating lots of this:

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Crunch Time

With a week until the wedding, and (probably) just over a month before we set off for Denmark, we've officially reached crunch time.

While our move date is still up in the air a bit, we've been mostly focused on finishing up final wedding details.  With friends and family coming from all over America (Oregon, Ohio, Florida, and more), as well as all over the world (England, Ireland, Denmark, Australia and Mexico will be represented), there are a lot of final details to hammer out to make sure that it's a fun party for everyone.

This, valued reader, is why I've been lax with the blog posts lately.  It's not because I don't love you!  I do!

Thing is, I've never planned anything this big.  I'm not much of a planner in general, actually.  I much prefer to make plans on the fly, based on how I feel in that moment.

So, I've been putting a lot of pressure on myself to get this right.

And with that, I'm off to work on our ceremony programs.

I may post a wedding picture or two within the next couple of weeks.  If you're good.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Panic Mode

You would think, after all of the planning and obsessing about getting everything done early or at least on time, that I would be fully aware of how close to the wedding we are.

But with 2 1/2 weeks to go, and only a week and a half until in-laws from all corners of the globe hit town...

I just realized how much I've forgotten.


I thought all I had to do this morning was to was call up the company we're getting our favors from to freak out about why they haven't been shipped yet... But while taking a moment to relax, I had a horrifying lightbulb:


Normally lightbulbs about cake would be nice, but I realized that I hadn't heard a word from our bakers since our consultation, and I'd put it completely out of my mind.  Good thing I called to, as I hadn't spoken to them since well before the hotel name chance debacle.

Tomorrow, we go to get our marriage license, I go for my up-do hair consultation try-out thing, and then I have my final fitting (Will I fit into my dress?  Only time will tell).

It's only noon, but I could sure use a cocktail.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Getting Personal

In general, when applying for a job in Europe, you're expected to submit a CV (curriculum vitae), as opposed to a simple resume that most American companies expect.

Until now, I've never been in a situation where I've needed to write up a CV, so I've been asking around for some advice.  There are some basic differences that I was already pretty clear on, like including more thorough detail in job descriptions and education, as well as some details about hobbies and interests.

I also learned, however, that Danish employers expect you to get fairly personal on your CV.  Along with details like age and nationality, they expect to see marital status as well.  They even expect you to include a photo when you apply for a job.

Not only that, it seems to be fairly common practice to be asked in an interview if you have children.  If so, they'll ask how many.  If not, they will ask if you're planning on having children.

Let's be honest: I'm clearly a bit of an open book.  I keep a public blog.  I'm not actually personally concerned about answering the personal questions, as I don't think my honest answers will hurt my chances at getting a job.

I do find it surprising, though.  As well as an extraordinarily unsubtle discriminatory tactic.

I wonder if they think we don't know...