A rare blog post from yours truly. What the hell have I been up to? Four classes and working like mad. I am only going to take 2 classes this coming semester, because I need a break. I need my brain to be mine again. I also need to plan for my wedding. YUP! Well, when NJ legalized gay marriage, my forever love and I got married at Town Hall. It was thrown last minute and within the span of a week, but it came together beautifully. We were actually the first gay couple to be married in our town of Kearny! (I should totally edit my town’s wikipedia page to reflect that)
So like I said, we got married already, but we always meant to have our wedding-wedding at this campground upstate that we always go to and that Coleen has been going to since she was a little girl. (Coleen is my wife ya’ll). So I can’t be taking 4 classes and planning a wedding by August. Classes take up just about all of my brain space so that’s a no go. However, in there with the wedding planning, I would also like to blog again. Hopefully. I think we all know that I will cut to 6 months later with a new blog post saying, “hellooooo!! I swear I’m going to blog more again!!”
Anyway, our Town Hall wedding was crazy fun and I am so glad we did that. Everyone brought something to make the day festive and we were driven to Town Hall in a crazy old jalopy with cans tied to the back by Coleen’s Uncle Ken. Whenever he blew the horn it actually went “AAAAOOOOOGAAAAA!!!!”
Smiles, smiles, smiles….
So now its January of 2014 and I guess I should lay out what I want this year to look like. Here’s a list of wants/needs:
1. Get married (again) to my soul mate
2. Have FUN – go dancing, do more 5K’s, be a joiner.
3. Start UCB Advanced Study…I got accepted about a month ago after I completed UCB 401. I’m an official UCB graduate!
4. Get my UCB practice group to do an indie show…then maybe do some more….Hopefully try out for Harold night in the Spring.
5. Try out for the Willy Wonka play in my town. I wonder if they’d let me try out for Charlie? I wonder if I’d want to memorize that many lines…
6. Make professional moves.
7. Intern in archives at a museum starting end of January.
8. Join Toast Masters.
9. Volunteer for GLAAD again.
10. Draw cartoons again.
11. Read more books and less FB timeline.
12. Get better at writing jokes.
I’ll leave it at that for now. Oh, I also want to save money, but thus far no amount of Suze Orman books have ever been able to get me to do that successfully.
Here’s a pic of Coleen and I the day we got engaged. I proposed to her at the Eleanor Roosevelt house in Hyde Park, NY (how Sapphic right?? haha). Then she, in turn, proposed to me. We knew it was going to be that weekend, but we didn’t know exactly how or when. We had rings that Coleen’s mom had given us which used to be her Nana’s wedding rings. Her Nana is a super special person to us so it is a real honor to have her rings. I happened to grab them when we got out of the car just in case this felt like the right place and it totally did. ER’s house was so beautiful and serene and full of history. There was barely anyone there either, because it was a weekday and kind of off-season I think. What a great day 🙂
This is the two of us on our wedding day. I think we are sitting in the jalopy.
This is upstate NY on our mini-Honeymoon. We stopped by the campsite where we plan to get married to snap a couple pics and envision how we wanted the future day to go. The rest of the weekend we went to Bethel, NY to the site of the original Woodstock and then to this super awesome gay-owned hotel called The Roxbury. Coleen surprised me with this hotel. I had never heard of it before and therefore had no idea what I was in for. It turned out to be such a cool place!!! We really felt like queens or glitzy celebs for a night.
At The Roxbury, we stayed in the “I Dream of Genie” room. All the rooms are different themes. Like there is a Wizard of Oz room, an Addams Family room, a disco room, etc etc… Here’s a just couple pics of our room to give you an idea. I wish I had gotten a good picture of the bathroom, because the room itself was in the shape of a genie bottle. So it felt like you were actually INSIDE the bottle. Plus, there was a nice jacuzzi in there with a tv. All pink and sparkles and genie themed. So cool.
Here’s the living room and kitchen though:
I HIGHLY recommend this place. The staff was all super nice too. The owner even said Hi to us. Also we ate at Peekamoose, a restaurant not too far from there and that place was CRAZY DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG, from time to time, I still think of the food there and salivate.
If you want to see the genie bottle bathroom, watch this video of it from the TLC Network. If you are impatient, fast forward to around 5:17
Thank you Coleen. I love you so much 🙂