teehee...

Nov. 14th, 2008 02:55 pm
littlelotte: (PB - True Love)
I posted about this a while ago, but here are some photos of the rings we bought...



*squeal*

Jun. 3rd, 2008 10:44 am
littlelotte: (LiT - Not hopeless)
Yesterday was evil, and I'd really rather not talk about it (except for the fact that we had a great lunch at Food Dance and that I got a massage for the first time in over a year...that was amazing...until I started dwelling on other things again). Maybe I'll talk about it in a work-filtered entry later. We had a work meeting, so it wasn't work per se, just things involving work. I must say, though...I will never work at another corporate restaurant again. I love this restaurant, and I adore my management team, but I'm done with corporate restaurants. I want a nice, privately owned place next.

So yes...massage. Wonderful. I also got an email today that the yoga studio I went to for a period of time is moving to the downtown mall area. I went to their site to perhaps sign up for a new yoga class, and noticed they are also offering bellydance. I went to the site of the teacher doing the class and realized that there is a beginner class on Monday nights at 6:30...which I can now attend!!! Losing the admin that does the invoices and Monday package to MIT is apparently not such a bad thing at the moment. I'm doing the Monday packages, which means I'll be in to the restaurant somewhere between 6am and 7am, and I'll be out around 5-5:30pm on Mondays. It's been a handful of years now since I did bellydance, and it's been way too many in general since I've done any dance at all. It will be an exceedingly long day, but completely worth it...and no longer than my days in high school with class, and colorguard, and dance or girl scouts or play rehearsals. Maybe after this six-week set I'll see if there are any ballroom classes on Mondays or Thursdays (same work schedule on Thursdays for payroll) that I'm interested in taking, or maybe I'll stick with this. heeee. I'm happy that I can finally start doing something like this for myself again. I need it in a lot of different ways.

Also, I've decided that I don't want a big dress. I knew from the minute I started looking that I didn't want a big dress, but they're so pretty and so much fun to try on, and with my shape and bust they have the best structure for me and look very awesome with my figure. I've decided that I want to walk down barefoot in a very simple, pretty, halter-style dress (think similar to my NYE dress...only floor length with a tiny train of sorts...and white...and not sparkly). I think I'll enlist a local or localish seamstress for the task since I don't want to spend hundreds of dollars on it. I actually saw a nearly perfect style in the Inside Weddings magazine this season. They don't have the weddings from that issue online yet...it's Amy Michelson, very similar to this one.

Okay okay okay...I've got stuff to do before work now, so I'm heading out. Hey! I'm feeling better now! Hope you all have a great afternoon :-D

500 days!

May. 21st, 2008 07:28 am
littlelotte: (OR)
http://community.livejournal.com/2009_weddings/96352.html

That post makes me feel like I'm behind or something--her date is the same as mine, and I've got my vows, ceremony site, a handful of important songs, colors, attendants, guest list, and...that's about it.

I know what I want for invites, and we're doing Save-the-Dates soon since our date is now official, but that's it. I have one thing that I've had for months that I really need to finish today, and that I can't talk about on here until it happens O:-)

We're going to see Prince Caspian this evening. Yay :-D He's the big Narnia fan, and I've never actually read the books, but I've always enjoyed anything based from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. I think I should add that to my list of classic children's literature that I've read over the past couple of years and fallen in love with, hm? ;-) Maybe later, as right now I've got at least three books that I've wanted to read waiting to be read (including Jhumpa Lahiri's newest set of short stories...heee!).

I can't believe I'm up this early. I guess I should actually make something of my day before Dan gets out of work (he's 7am-2ish today). I need to finish above mentioned project, for one, call a certain best friend for her new address O:-), and I need to pick a few things up from Meijer, and I wanted to get lots of laundry done and put away, and I wanted to start unpacking today. This weekish is nice, as our weeks run Thursday-Wednesday. I have Tuesday and Wednesday off this week, I open Thursday, and then I have Friday and Saturday off (a weekend! YAY!). Almost four days in a row, so I should be motivated to get us as out of boxes and suitcases as possible!

Wow...

Apr. 18th, 2008 01:51 pm
littlelotte: (OR)
It's...official. Deposit down, contract will be in the mail shortly.

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 at Stuart Avenue Inn in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Wow. I can't even describe how I feel right now. It's kind of amazing.

--

New allways. And pacific too. How'z life? Taking forever. Let's dance. And take forever with US. Yes. Let's go. We'll work it out.

I want you just this way. To never have to go away. From you. From US. Allways kissing, adored. The rest. And smiling. To hold you when we're happy, we're lazy. Sad. When you're stubborn. When you're brave. When you're mad. When you're scorned. But allways beside me and my moods. Too when you arrive. When you're allone. When I go. When I'm allone. But allways beside you wherever we roam. We're allways at once.

I hear you hearing me.

I'm not content. I want you more and more. I feer more and more. I'm so strange now. We're impossible to dismiss. To be apart of this? Whirls of ours. By something wide which feels close. Open but feels closed. Lying weirdly across US. Between US. Where we're closest, where we touch, where we're one. Somehow continuing on separately. Hold me tighter.

Everyone dreams the Dream

but you are it.

I won't help being. Your tears can't ever stop me.

We take nips of a saltier equity. Mixed. Our honey. Sticking on our lips, our fingers. Our Leftwrist Twists of Gold too. Sticking US together. Sticking US to the World. Everlasting Whims & Everlasting Loss. Against Horrors passing with Love's passing. Love and Horror's impermanence forever against Loss and the Caprice of endurance. Leaving US to the World. Leaving US together with our Leftwrist Twists of Gold. Our sticky fingers, our lips. Our liquidity. Sweetest mix of all we sip.

Here's to deciding. So glad. Allready welling up.

Everyone dreams the Dream

but we are it.

Somehow now, here, we're one, while allready somewhere nearer we go on apart. Untouched. Our between. Our across. US.

These Worlds of ours. United if unforgiven. We're various. We're extremely dangerous.

Don't be afraid. I want you more and more. Now. Everytime and everyway. Let's just do it all at once. Because except for US everyone goes away without US. Wherever we roam be beside me. When you're allone. When you go. When noone comes along.

And for all we Wander, Encounter and Open allways curl up with me. Give me Pain, Past and Fury. Betray my way. I won't abandon you. For US. For me. Until all's away and our Love is clutched by no one. And the World works.

Let US go gently. Taking our time. Dancing on. How is forever? Taking everyone. Except US...peaceful still. Before the passing World.

hm...

Mar. 30th, 2008 12:03 am
littlelotte: (Lolita - Hopelessly Poignant)
So...something very interesting just triggered. I was reading one of my communities, and somebody mentioned a ring that was made for them based on the Baucis and Philemon myth (the couple who gave shelter to a disguised Zeus and Hermes, and who were so generous and giving to others and to each other that Zeus offered to give them one thing. They were so in love with each other and absolutely couldn't fathom ever being without the other one, so they asked to die at the same moment. Depending on the version, the gods blessed them with many gifts throughout a long life before granting this one wish. When it came time for their deaths, they started turning into trees--she into a Linden and he into an Oak. Their hearts stopped at the same moment, and the limbs of the trees grew entwined together. I've been in love with this story for years, and Mary Zimmerman's interpretation is just breathtaking).

Anyway...I happened to re-notice the entry with the photo of the area from Stuart Ave Inn that I said if we were to do the ceremony there that I would like to do it...



I didn't notice it before, but it just struck me. I think that's two trees growing together! Now I'm absolutely breathtaken, of course, and I think that we should put a deposit down and secure our date there. It seemed lovely before, and now it just seems right.

All: Let me die the moment my love dies.
Narrator One: They whisper:
All: Let me not outlive my own capacity to love.
Narrator One: They whisper:
All: Let me die still loving, and so, never die.


An old icon of mine...
littlelotte: (Metamorphoses - fly)
Busy weekend! Well...weekend for me. I had Monday/Tuesday off this week, and went up to visit family, then opened this morning, and have been caught up in a thousand other things, so I feel like I've been neglecting you, LJ. I'm sorry!

I'll have pictures soon. Tomorrow we look at two venues: Stuart Avenue Inn (outdoor venue) and the Kalamazoo Institute of Art (indoor venue). I got the KIA package in the mail today...I'm not sure if it's better or worse than I anticipated. I think better, but we'll find out tomorrow, hopefully.

Okay...photos transferred from camera to computer, so now I have an empty camera for tomorrow. Wish us luck!

*hides*

Mar. 11th, 2008 04:19 am
littlelotte: (Default)
So...Dan and I have been talking about colors. We seem to have settled on a dark blue/deep indigo with palepalepale gold.

*looks up at Ravenclaw icon attached to this entry* I swear I didn't even think of that until just a minute ago! We've been talking about these colors for a couple of months! I promise!

Also, my clock says 4:22, but I don't believe it.

...but it's right, so it's bedtime for me.
littlelotte: (OR)
I wanted to jot it down before I forgot...I just came across somebody in a community mentioning doing literary readings rather than bible readings at their ceremony. Since neither of us are of the Bible-reading type, and our ceremony is going to be non-religious, I suddenly had this flash of an idea...

I want to do my vows from Only Revolutions, of course, and I think I've got it completely set. Dan mentioned something about possibly doing his from the Penelope chapter of Ulysses, but I'm not sure if there's anything really really appropriate for that. For those of you who don't know either of those novels, the author of Only Revolutions loves James Joyce, and there are many Joycean/Ulysses nods in OR. Of course (bad Lindsay!) I still haven't actually read the entirety of Ulysses, so I don't know (for those not aware, Dan has "Yes" tattooed on his arm--bonus points for those of you who get it, and mass confusion for those who don't ;-)). I am thinking, however, that it might be a really really cool idea to have one of our more literary-minded friends (it has to be somebody who gets it) read a passage from it between processional and the start of the ceremony! Given the subject matter, it could be brilliant!

the sun shines for you he said the day we were lying among the rhododendrons on Howth head in the grey tweed suit and his straw hat the day I got him to propose to me yes first I gave him the bit of seedcake out of my mouth and it was leapyear like now yes 16 years ago my God after that long kiss I near lost my breath yes he said was a flower of the mountain yes so we are flowers all a womans body yes that was one true thing he said in his life and the sun shines for you today yes that was why I liked him because I saw he understood or felt what a woman is and I knew I could always get round him and I gave him all the pleasure I could leading him on till he asked me to say yes and I wouldnt answer first only looked out over the sea and the sky I was thinking of so many things he didnt know of Mulvey and Mr Stanhope and Hester and father and old captain Groves and the sailors playing all birds fly and I say stoop and washing up dishes they called it on the pier and the sentry in front of the governors house with the thing round his white helmet poor devil half roasted and the Spanish girls laughing in their shawls and their tall combs and the auctions in the morning the Greeks and the jews and the Arabs and the devil knows who else from all the ends of Europe and Duke street and the fowl market all clucking outside Larby Sharans and the poor donkeys slipping half asleep and the vague fellows in the cloaks asleep in the shade on the steps and the big wheels of the carts of the bulls and the old castle thousands of years old yes and those handsome Moors all in white and turbans like kings asking you to sit down in their little bit of a shop and Ronda with the old windows of the posadas glancing eyes a lattice hid for her lover to kiss the iron and the wineshops half open at night and the castanets and the night we missed the boat at Algeciras the watchman going about serene with his lamp and O that awful deepdown torrent O and the sea the sea crimson sometimes like fire and the glorious sunsets and the figtrees in the Alameda gardens yes and all the queer little streets and pink and blue and yellow houses and the rosegardens and the jessamine and geraniums and cactuses and Gibraltar as a girl where I was a Flower of the mountain yes when I put the rose in my hair like the Andalusian girls used or shall I wear a red yes and how he kissed me under the Moorish wall and I thought well as well him as another and then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first I put my arms around him yes and drew him down Jo me so he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes.

God I love James Joyce. Why have I not read this novel yet?
littlelotte: (OR)
oooh...I wonder how much it is to rent the front ballroom/auditorium at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. I remember when I was going through sorority rush in Fall 2001 that AOPi (because I don't feel like going through the symbol font to figure out Alpha Omicron Pi :-P) had their final event there (because my final two were Delta Gamma and AOPi). Now that would also be a great and unique place to have the ceremony!

I asked [livejournal.com profile] surlenil on her other journal about it because she used to intern there. I'm not sure if she'd know or remember, but I figure it was worth a shot until I had a chance to personally ask them myself.

Yay!

Feb. 29th, 2008 06:43 pm
littlelotte: (OR)
I finally got Dan's guest list! Between the two of us, we are at somewhere between 100-110 guests for the ceremony alone...and that's only parents and siblings, grandparents, first aunts and uncles, first cousins, and close friends. We can finally start working on a budget and all that fun stuff :-P

Also, I spent my last day of vacation looking through old photos and finishing up the static parts of my newest site addition. I love looking through old photos :-D Now I just need to find the ones from before I had my digital camera.

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