Friday, April 30, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Time to get fat.
Kidding. (kind of). No, no... we're too active to get fat (or so we tell ourselves).
I look around at our little Hawaiian home and I'm just so PROUD of us. If you know Alex and I like I know Alex and I, settling down, having furniture, being in one place long enough to have a routine... (and furniture), its pretty freaking huge for us. As individuals and as a couple.
When we signed the lease on our apartment (for another year!) we both realized we hadn't lived anywhere for over a year in a looooong time. Even when we were mere singles on our own. Maybe not even since college (actually, even then we moved every year). For some reason or another, we were both on the move constantly. Its actually a wonder we maintained a relationship with each other all these years! I guess we both were just filled with wanderlust. And I think we both still are, but we're getting old. At least I am (I found a grey hair last night- it was like I was face to face with my own mortality!) I'm no longer opposed to a routine. In fact, I look forward to it. Alex no longer needs to track me down, well- ok so he still does. But no matter where the day or life takes us, we have a routine now, we have a home :)
Monday, April 26, 2010
I like the cooking, I like the unbridled excitement for food, I like that it's partly a movie about blogging, and I love that there are a few scenes in the movie that the couple reference their blog in the same way that Alex and I talk about our blog. (*i.e.: something awesome happens and then something sparkles in my eyes and then Alex lectures- do NOT put that on the blog!!) And you know, I attribute the lack of content on this blog to feeling censored. That's no way to live as a writer, seriously. Like, there's a certain "Star of David" picture that I just LOVE but for some reason am not allowed to post (although no discussion was had over linking ;). It went something like- my Jew! Meet Alex's Jew!
Anyway whatever-- if you haven't seen Julie and Julia, maybe go see it (or not). I'm watching it enough times for... a lot of people. Clever I know.
“…The film depicts events in the life of chef Julia Child in the early years in her culinary career, contrasting her life with Julie Powell, who aspires to cook all 524 recipes from Child's cookbook during a single year, a challenge she described on her popular blog that would make her a published author. Ephron's screenplay is adapted from two books: My Life in France, Child's autobiography, written with Alex Prud'homme, and a memoir by Julie Powell. In August 2002, Powell started documenting online her daily experiences cooking each of the 524 recipes in Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and she later began reworking that blog, The Julie/Julia Project. Both of these books were written and published in the same time frame of 2004 to 2006. The film is the first major motion picture based on a blog…”
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
A week or so I sent our photog's online album to family and the bridal party, and it's a great site to order hardcopy high quality prints, but in case anyone wants their paws on the digital copies-- I uploaded the files here:
|NJ Wedding (photog pics)|
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
I am SO proud of Alex and Turner... the article I "hinted" at last week is finally out!
Pick up a copy of the New York Times today and read all about how Mister Softee sets sights on China and beyond!
As an added bonus, since we are so many time zones behind, I can report early that a selection from their article is Time Magazine's "Quote of the Day" tomorrow!
Monday, April 12, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
I am SO beyond cranky. I'm just tired of being injured, ambling around like a bird with one wing. I think the muscles I worked so hard for are starting to atrophy (coincidentally one of my favorite words). I haven't done yoga or ran or really done anything in 2 weeks now and my hip is starting to heal but I think it will be awhile before I'm running around again. UGH. Being injured sucks, I feel like I'm stuck in my body or (hence the title) like a caged animal. Speaking of animals, HOW FUNNY are these pictures. My boys crack me up. Like, why Nalu? I can't decide which picture is funnier. In my cranky, listless state- these pics def cheer me up!
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
I thought we didn't stand a chance, we were so busy I almost didn't even bother applying. Especially after reading about the ridiculous application process. BUT... this girl I work with was all, HELLO! Not only are you guys an inter-racial couple (bonus points) but you're marrying Mister Softee Junior (mega bonus points)! It makes for a good New York story, and I couldn't disagree with her.
And so my brain went to work as I pitched a story about how "the bride grew up in Queens chasing Mister Softee, and in 2005 she found Mister Softee chasing HER." And luckily, even though our submission was way past the deadline, the fact checker called and said he loved it (and loved our pictures, compliments to our photog!) Shaila joked that I'm the only bride on the page who's boobs made it onto the page, LOL.
But of course, the story doesn't end there. As the reporter and I "fact-checked" and discussed details of the wedding, he was instantly impressed by my then-fiancé. "Have we ever written a story about him?" he asked...? And I said "No, but you guys should!!" He was impressed by how my young fiancé and his equally young business partner are doing such groundbreaking things in Asia. I would disclose more but their very own article is coming out soon to tell you all about it!
When we were in NJ, right before the wedding, Alex and Turner were interviewed by the NYT at their office in NY, and a photographer even came to our wedding! It was great. I mean, getting into the Sunday edition was sweet-- but getting Alex and Turner some well deserved publicity is just fantastic. Janine was right (as always) men grow more successful when they're married!
The New York Times Wedding Section
*UPDATE: As an added bonus, this evening we received this really nice framed copy from Alex's Dad! He knows us all too well, the good intentions of framing the announcement would be all we'd have of it- seeing it framed and all pretty looks so nice!
T!! He was the first person we greeted on-island to kick off our
wedding cross-country tour, and one of the last people we said goodbye
to. Every crazy step of the way, there was T. When we said goodbye,
he stood there- just waking up and hungover (at 1pm) and said "you
guys almost killed me". Everyone who left Hawaii was exhausted,
including us, so partying in NJ the next wknd was nuts ;)
Anyway, I miss that T and would love to go back to the moment I
greeted him with a lei and live our wedding tour all over again.
Luckily he and Alex talk every other night so it's like he's still
here (but in China).
I'm rallying the troops for a group trip... China 2012! MS China's 5
I didn't get to try this btw. My newly overprotective husband is
convinced bacon gives you cancer (ugh). And when asked the question I
guess NO, bacon isn't worth freaking chemotherapy. But bacon fries?!
Best idea EVER. I miss my boys sometimes, the bros would be all over
wife are retiring from Hawaii to Florida to be closer to family. He
(Jim) made such an impact on our country, his community, and on me. I
hope I'm half as successful when I retire (in 3 years, lol!)
I forgot how living in Hawaii you can say goodbye to people a lot. It
can be a transient place, and some people will just eventually go
home. When I left here in 05, Jim said
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Busy weekend. Now that the wedding is over, we looked around our apartment and thought, we can't live like this anymore!! Living in our apartment is like a step above camping. More like glamping (glamorous camping?) Seriously. We're married now, time to like- act like grown ups or something and stop sitting on the floor.
Alex made us a list and we attacked it. We conquered the embarrassing amounts of laundry, bought a couch so we wouldn't have to sit on the floor, especially to watch our new tv!! No tv for a year is fun but we both have no idea what's going on in the world and totally don't understand current pop culture references.
Anyway, now that we have more time on our hands and are starting to spend more time at home, these little home improvements will go a long way... I'll post pics of the renovation next wknd!