September 03, 2008


Okay, the first part of this blog is ranting about wedding stuff, so if you are just here to read how cool and extraordinary I am in the running world, scroll down to get to the good stuff.

Wedding invites went out over the weekend. While we would have liked to have invited EVERYONE we knew, budget constraints and inflated gas prices restricted us from doing that...(the last part was a joke...). We spent a good 6 months working on that wedding list. We had to remove some people that we really wanted to come to make room for people who belonged (ie, family). It was a painful and tedious process and I am certainly glad that I never have to do it again.

With that being said, if you got an invitation, wouldn't you just be happy about it? I know I would (and not just because this wedding will be awesome). I would just because I now know how hard it is to decide who makes the list.

Where am I going with this?

If you are one of the seven people who has already told me your "complaint" on the date that we picked, I am really ashamed that I picked you over some people that I like more (now). If you were planning on making a "complaint" about the date or any other wedding matter, spare me. Really. People just amaze me.

The top three complaints that I have received are (in no particular order) along with the responses I wanted to give, but chose not to....

1. Did you realize that you scheduled your wedding for the same day that Georgia plays Tennessee?

What I said: Nothing. I just shook my head and walked off.

What I should have said: Well, give me yours back and I'll send it to someone who either doesn't give a crap about football or knows how to operate TIVO.

2. Why did you send your invitations so early? (and while this sounds like a harmless question, the snotty tone in the persons voice who said it, was all but harmless)

What I said: Because 80% of the people we invited live out of town and have to secure flight arrangements, hotels, etc.

What I should have said: Well give me yours back and I'll send it to someone who doesn't care when the invitation arrived.

3. Did you realize that you scheduled your wedding on a holiday weekend?
*This one especially killed me because the holiday in question is Columbus Day. Raise your hand if Columbus Day is a holiday for you. You guessed it...this question came from a government employee.

What I said: The rest of the working world does not get Columbus Day off so it's not a holiday weekend to 95% of our guest list.

And to the second person who told me that, and followed it with 'my spouse was really mad because they were looking forward to vacation', I said: well then don't come.

What I should have said: Well, give me yours back and I'll send it to someone who isn't inconvenienced on their 11th holiday weekend of the year.

I'm not upset about it, I'm just amazed at what people think are okay things to say...just amazed.


After Monday's impressive turnout at the Labor Day Race (when I say 'impressive' I mean that it was impressive that I showed up), I decided that I'm going to get my act into gear with this running thing. 3 years is too long to be lollygagging....or running 11 minute miles. I also started a 6 week fitness camp today that meets 5 times a week. I plan to attend at least 4 of the 5 days and look hot in that wedding dress...or at least the parts that you will be able to see. At any rate, fitness camp started at 6am and ended about 7:15. Instead of getting in my car and heading back to the warmth of my home (and coffee!), I opted to get in a 3 mile run.

I know! I was impressed too.

So, I took off with no real route in mind, just 1.5 miles in one direction. I ended up circling downtown blocks and running up and down several of the same streets...who knew it would be so hard to find 3 miles of downtown road to run on? I was also trying to avoid a few areas, like the main bus stop area because, well, it sorta gives me the creeps. I was also trying to avoid running uphill which never happened as the down part of our town is actually at the bottom of a hill (who knew?). I got in 3 miles at a 10:22 pace which isn't as spectacular as my 9:40 pace at the race on Monday, but it had been preceded by an hour of fitness camp. All in all I was pleased with myself and will stay on the "high" side of running life for one more day.

Have a happy Hump Day!


jeff said...

so excited! i'm checking the mail today and hopping on the southwest website RIGHT NOW! ;)

chirunner said...

People sometimes just don't think do they? You seem to be handling everything well. I'd like to pass on the best piece of advice I got for my wedding day -- worry about nothing. Simply soak in the love of your new husband and all the love of everyone gathered around you. If you can do that, your wedding day will be everything you're hoping for. Best wishes

Deborah said...

OK, just so the rest of the world can see this, check out the incredibly good looking legs on Amy. I have no clue why she thinks she needs to do more exercise for her wedding day unless she just wants to put the icing on the cake.


Bryan said...

I wasn't going to say anything, but I did have to give up my lottery spot in the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii because it conflicted with the wedding.

rex said...

Won't Georgia play Tennessee next year, and the year after, and the year after....? Did you ask if they had tickets, or were just planning on a football and Cheetos fest on the sofa?

Tim said...

No matter how much we may wish to ... we can't fix stupid.

Enjoy your day and trust all will be perfect ... as it should be.

All the best,

Tim & Beth

Bev said...

People are stupid! You'll just have to deal with that.

Great blog! You're a funny chic.

Melissa said...

lololol thank you for that laugh! Just proves how "special" people are. wow! Either way, I WILL BE THERE! wahooo =)

Troy Tarpley said...

This is honestly the funniest blog you've done in a while. I mean it is "honest" and "funny" at the same time. I've gotten a couple of comments, but not that ballsy.

Jim said...

No complaints here! and I AM TRULY HONORED to have made the cut. I am looking forward to seeing you guys! Now I have to drop a couple of pounds so I can fit my fat butt into my not so quite fat clothes!!!!