The Wedding Planning Update - July 2000
The last five days have been tumultuous. In fact, our planning (and the negotiations involved) seems to be mimicking the Israeli-Palesteinian negotiations. Compromise without upsetting some involved party cannot be achieved. I just hope we can work this out before the U.N. has to send in a group of Indoneasian peace keepers. So, the current D.O.W (Date of Wedding) is May 13, 2001. (Still within 1 week of Andrea's birthday. Which, I believe, is a plot to make sure she gets the large, combined occasion gifts for the next 50+ years.) The current P.O.W. (Place of Wedding) is the 12th floor of the Belvedere Hotel (Changed from the 7/13/00 note). The current G.O.W. (Groom of Wedding) is Adam. However, we are seeing if we can get someone cheaper to fill in for him.
In other exciting news, Andrea has purchased a dress. As far as I can discern (since I am not allowed to see said dress) it is white. I was handed the bridal gown catalog and told to guess which dress will be donned at our wedding. I guessed the white one, I think.
I decided that I cannot go to the "caterer interview." I still contend that as long as we don't have pop music and I don't have to wear a pink tuxedo, I'll be OK with any decision that gets made.
Pop goes something...
I have been talking to the Peabody Ragtime Ensemble as a band. Why do I have nauseated nightmares about a pop band singing post-menopausal lite-102 like music at my wedding? Luckily, the Ensemble made it very clear that they DO NOT sing pop music.
Looks like the Peabody Library is going to be the hitching location.
The Lox-Cream Cheese-Chupah Clause
After hours of tense negotiation, Rabbi Steve Schwartz has joined our "wedding team." To close the deal, we traded two meetings with him now, the Bar Mitzvah of a first born child, and a three year Hebrew school attendance contract for a child who will be named later. (And though there was pressure from all sides we did not agree to the standard lox-cream cheese-chupah clause now found in many such wedding agreements.)
Yesterday I ringed Andrea. Today, the phone is ringing, my head is ringing, and our parents our buzzing. I had no idea engaging my girlfriend would be so noisy.
The wedding planning update is to Adam and Andrea's wedding what The National Enquirer is to news. While other sections of this site contain actual facts, this part is mostly opinion. Feel free to contact us if you find yourself on the cusp of action based on what you read here and are wondering what the hell I am talking about.