Monthly Archives: February 2013

Putting The Pieces Together Before Falling Apart

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After just three hours of attempting a 1,000-piece puzzle, my fiancé and I decided to toss in the towel. In that short amount of time, we realized two very important things: The minimal amount of color variance in the Planet Earth puzzle featuring a polar bear and its cub in the snow can drive a person insane. My systematic approach to solving the puzzle did not fit with her text-message-my-sister-or-plan-our-wedding-or-watch-TV approach. Before the pieces came together, our relationship (and sanity) would have been compromised. As she Googled “Galapagos Islands weddings,” I built the border – unsuccessfully. There were at least twelve floating pieces that could fit in more than one location without enough evidence to justify any particular spot. However, the experience did yield a creative punishment for our planned children: thirty minutes of silent puzzle time. The puzzle is yet TBD, but will likely be just as difficult.

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The Engagement Paradox

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I recently popped the question. A bubble floating around in front of me had the words “will you marry me” nested inside it and I took a pretty little diamond ring and poked right through it. “Yes.” That’s what she said. Over the course of two weeks I have heard, “so, when/where are you guys getting married?” from every single person we have delivered the news to, whether via text message (SMS), multi-media message (MMS), phone call, social media, or the grapevine several of my friends/family keep referencing. Some of those in the know have even inquired twice. Is that something that needs to be established right away? Is it similar to engagement photos, selecting a wedding cake, buying a house, having kids, and joint-checking accounts? I do not think life should work like that. Why can’t the date and location remain TBD for a week, or a month? Why can’t the exact date and location be a non sequitur…

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