Monday, November 09, 2009

Notre Dame Game Weekend

Rob and I discovered that it is much easier to take a CLE at Notre Dame than it is to enter the lottery and hope we get tickets to a game. This weekend was our annual trip to South Bend to obtain our two credits (FRCP and Labor updates - taught by two exceptional professors) and get our game tickets.

I should have known the game was going to be less than exceptional when we discovered that the lot in which we have parked for the last three years had suddenly been transformed into closed lot on game day. The lot that was suggested to us was approximately a billion miles away from the law school and didn't open until after the CLE started.

Taking our changes, we approached the guard shack and requested additional information on where we might park for the CLE. While Rob discussed options with the guard, I watched as a line of tow trucks removed cars that were parked in a lot that had an eerily similar sign as to our old lot. When ND says no parking after 6am, they really mean no parking.

We were able to score a suitable parking pass. Rob let me off to register and he went on his merry way to park the car - and was stopped no less than four times in in a quarter mile with requests to check his pass and verify if his name was on "the list." Apparently, we had scored an "invitation only" parking lot pass.

By the law of karma, getting a good parking space destroyed our chances of a victory over Navy.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

To blog? To not? About what?

I was despartely seeking a carmel bar recipe today - somthing similar to the most wonderful bars that DLM has in their bakers - online and discovered that there are an extremely large number cooking/baking/food blogs. I wonder if the blogs are a result of "Julie and Julia" success or if there are that many people who are desparte for a creative outlet.

I know that I am despartely seeking a creative outlet during my busy days.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Engagement Photos

Today we had our engagment photos taken at Cox Arboretum. Of course, despite the increase in temperature, it was gray and cloudy.

We met our photographer at an August Bridal Shower (and then waited for a really long time before scheduling an engagement shoot). We missed summer shots, fall leaf shots, early snow pictures, and ended up getting our pictures done in what feels like early spring weather.

As dweeby as it sounds, Rob and I took some pre-pictures at home to make sure that we liked what were are wearing. Of course, this was after long discussions of what "kind" of picture we wanted.

Rob and I do not have many pictures of us. I have lots of Rob hiking. He has some of me.

We have a few that we have taken with the fantastic 'hold the camera at arm's legnth." Rob typically does this as I always cut off our heads.
While we won't see the photos until next week, I am excited to see how they turned out.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Invitations have been sent!

Rob and I have reconciled our differences with the Post Office.  At this post office, they showed us exactly why the invitations were oversized.  I have also learned a lot about mailing things.  For example, for those of you who are thinking, "I'll just write the address on the skinny side of the envelope and save a lot of money!" are mistaken.  The post office will most definitely return it to you.  Don't play games with them.

We did have the opportunity to hand cancel all of the invitations (moms and dad - yours have not yet been sent) which was fun.  I got to do the cancelling as Rob was worried he would do it incorrectly.  I am not sure how you do it incorrectly as all that needed to happen was to make sure the cancellation stamp covered both of the stamps.

To celebrate, I decided to take Rob out for lunch at one of the Top Three Breakfast Places in Dayton.  Every place was busy or closed.  We ended up at Denny's.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Post Office and I are no longer friends

As some of you might know, I have some control issues over very minor and minute things. For example, I am completely comfortable letting Rob plan our honeymoon without my assistance. On the other hand, when he was showing some of the websites he is using to finalize our plans, I couldn't stand the way he was clicking on the link and I had to take over the driving seat for the computer.

That said, unfortunately, I have to use the US Post Office to mail our invitations (which makes me miss hand delivery methods of Victorian England). I prepared a sample invitation, including all inserts. I went to the local post office to have them weigh and measure the envelopes so I could the necessary purchase. The envelop is 1.2oz which meant I had to put on the $0.59 stamp.

Rob's mom and sister and my friend Anu come that weekend to assist me with addressing the envelopes. It is apparently well known that my handwriting is barely legible. In fact, Rob's dad told me the other day that my poor handwriting made him feel good about his doctor scratches.

I spend the week stamping all of the envelopes and brought them to the post off this past Thursday. Where I am told that the envelopes are over sized and must now be mailed as a "large envelope." For and additional 41 cents.

I don't necessarily have a problem with the cost of mailing the invitations (although, Bekah, if you read this, make sure that your invitations can fit in a size 10 envelope). I have a problem in the fact that I went to the Post Office to make sure that we had the correct postage so that I would not need to have to put on multiple stamps.

Now, rather than having our invitations mailed out this week like we planned, we get to spend Saturday morning at the Main Post Office where we will have the invitations reweighed and remeasured and more than likely, restamped.

This is similar to what our invitations look like - expect to see them as soon as the Post Office and I settle our differences.