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Why is it that now that I have a job and next to no free time, people… - Antarctic Blue
Why is it that now that I have a job and next to no free time, people are randomly popping in and asking me to do editing things for money? Couldn't they have filled in, I don't know, the year-long gap where I had no income at all? That would've been nice. Not that I'm complaining about the abundance now, but it would have!

I nearly ran over a dog about an hour ago. Four of them were running around, barking like mad, and one took a sharp left into the street. I stopped, felt my wheel hit something, and I think I screamed for a good ten seconds. The dog was okay, though; it ran back to a lawn nearby, and someone standing nearby called that he was all right. Scared the everliving fuck out of me, though. People seriously need to control their pets.

Wedding planning continues, as Dre and I try to stay on top of this so it doesn't bury us. Our wedding party has been asked, we have our budget now, and we drew up a preliminary guest list. I need to do more address gathering. A lot more address gathering. We'll see how things pan out... I hope people don't give me a hard time if they don't end up invited; we don't have even half of the money spent on an average wedding.

Now to cut my nails and reread Edgar Huntly.


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ardweden From: ardweden Date: October 30th, 2009 02:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
The universe should modify some of its rules. :(
nekoneko From: nekoneko Date: October 29th, 2009 02:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Am I on the guest list? Cuz I would love to be ^_^
ardweden From: ardweden Date: October 30th, 2009 02:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can't make any promises that we'll invite you, because you know. :( But you are listed! (Incidentally, it's been forever since I've actually SEEN you - how are things over there?)
nephadia From: nephadia Date: October 29th, 2009 12:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations on the impending wedding! That's awesome. Don't let the money get to you. When Rick and I got married, we did the whole thing for less than $10K.

We had a 1 p.m. wedding so we could serve light lunch foods, and invite all our friends, rather than having huge plated dinners, and not being able to afford to invite anyone. We got friends and family to help make invitations, flower arrangements, table decorations, etc. And you know the best part? The DIY was FUN!!!
ardweden From: ardweden Date: October 30th, 2009 02:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I don't know how much DIY we'll be capable of, especially since pretty much the entire wedding party will be coming in from out of town. But we'll see! I'm not afraid of doing some of it. :)
ihaven0name From: ihaven0name Date: October 29th, 2009 03:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hi Arwen!! Long time no talky but congratulations on your wedding and your abundance of jobs! <3
ardweden From: ardweden Date: October 30th, 2009 02:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hello and thank you! How have things been for you? It has been a super long while!
sylvercheetah From: sylvercheetah Date: October 29th, 2009 07:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yup, it's Murphy's cousin's law I think "one shall never receive enough work when bored and broke, but always too much when gainfully employed and busy."

I am sure/hope that dog is okay too. That is scary.

Have you checked out theknot.com to help with the wedding planning? It's fantastic.
Even though I love you to pieces ( or maybe just to an extra large 50-piece jigsaw puzzle size set of pieces) I haven't seen you in ages, nor have I ever met Dre (that makes me look like this :`( ) - so I would/will not be upset if I did/do not receive a wedding invite. Not only that, but I'd still be happy to help you plan if you need it. :)
ardweden From: ardweden Date: October 30th, 2009 02:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
The dog seemed okay.

Thanks very much for your support! We really ought to get together sometime. Are you back in Chicago suburbia? If so, we... well, we don't drive up there ALL that much, but on one of the trips I think we can make an effort. ;P
sylvercheetah From: sylvercheetah Date: October 30th, 2009 07:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am indeed in Chicago suburbia (about to move from Schaumburgia to Mount Prospect-ica). If and when I make it down to EIU (rare, but it happens), I will make an effort contact you.
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