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Allow me to Quote … Myself! Snippets of What I Wrote to the New York Times to Get Them to Cover My Wedding

Allow me to Quote … Myself! Snippets of What I Wrote to the New York Times to Get Them to Cover My Wedding

  OK, I think I woke my husband. Bad move! Need to stop typing. Thus, the rest of the photos I post tonight will be captioned with self-quotes (ha), which I will copy & paste from the submission I sent to the New York Times Society […]

Smattering of Wedding Photos and the Memories They Produce

Smattering of Wedding Photos and the Memories They Produce

Make ’em laugh Don’t you know everyone wants to laugh? My dad said ‘Be an actor, my son — But be a comical one!’ Now you could study Shakespeare and be quite elite And you can charm the critics and have nothin’ to eat Just […]

Wedding Elements, Part 1 of ∞: My First Wedding Dress

Wedding Elements, Part 1 of ∞: My First Wedding Dress

Hello! I am looking lovingly at my wedding photos right now (expected duration of activity: till they close the lid on my coffin). These aren’t even my professionally done ones; they’re merely the ones I snapped on my phone during the day or ones that […]

The Gray Lady at Our White Wedding: Read About Violet on Orange in the New York Times!

The Gray Lady at Our White Wedding: Read About Violet on Orange in the New York Times!

Hello! Are you tired of my constant coverage of my Halloween wedding yet? Are you starting to suspect that I have that disorder the guy in Memento had, since I apparently must write, reminisce and loudly proclaim about my nuptials in every conceivable moment? As though […]

My Candid Wedding Photos Speak Volumes! But Do I Like What They Say?

My Candid Wedding Photos Speak Volumes! But Do I Like What They Say?

Hello! Today is my birthday. I proudly wrote last year of having removed my birthday info from Facebook. But apparently this year I got a taste of that sweet nectar of “long-forgotten friends’ barrage of well-wishes” after we went wide with our wedding. So for this […]

Violet on Orange … on Marriage!

Violet on Orange … on Marriage!

Whoa! I just passed the paper anniversary of going inexplicably silent on this blog. I know, I know — long silences on blogs rarely lead to Lazarus-like resurrections. But I have some news! Remember how one of my hobby horses pre-silence was the increasingly endless […]

What Do You Buy A Man For His Non-Milestone Birthday?

What Do You Buy A Man For His Non-Milestone Birthday?

“Because love is taking that dive then getting really comfortable and peeing in the pool / And love is a real-life porn minus all the stuff that makes porn cool.” -Bo Burnham, “Love Is” I’m about to talk shit. *Cue up Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood.”* […]

Spa Me The Embarrassment: Red Flower Treatment

Spa Me The Embarrassment: Red Flower Treatment

“It’s grind day, from Friday, to next Friday / I been up straight for nine days; I need a spa day.” -Big Sean, “Clique” The first major treatment Deepak and I went for was the “Red Flower Treatment.” Doesn’t that sound pleasant? Being a violet […]

The Wind Beneath My Bathing Suit Parts: I’m Not Cut Out for The Spa

The Wind Beneath My Bathing Suit Parts: I’m Not Cut Out for The Spa

I’m so fancy! You already know … –Charli XCX on Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” I’m no fancy. I don’t play things cool. Conventional wisdom says that spas and salons provide relaxation and beauty. But on my latest trip there I realized they only give me anxiety […]

Central (Coast) Standard Time: Our Trip to Wine Country

Central (Coast) Standard Time: Our Trip to Wine Country

Does it feel like this blog is a constant stream of travelogues and meal reviews? That’s what it feels like to me writing it! I’m still not sure what The People Want here. The photos (maybe)? The witticisms (probably not; I just can’t stop myself […]