Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I have friends!

It's quite exciting to know that someone out there likes me enough to come visit from thousands of miles away! Woohoo! My wonderful friend and bridesmaid extraordinaire Anne came this past week and we had a blast. We kayaked out to some islands of the beach near my house, hiked a rainforest waterfall trail, went on a sunset cruise in Honolulu, toured some art galleries late night in Chinatown, went for dinner at my favorite pupu bar, saw the Pearl Harbor memorial, enjoyed rum drinks in pineapples, went to Palm Sunday service (we provided our own palms- it's Hawaii) and in our grand tradition, made a cherry pie.
In the spirit of I hate planning my wedding and others, Anne gave me the book One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding. This book essentially talks about everything that is wrong with the wedding industry, how much it all costs and tries to get to the root of the hysteria. Has anoyone read it? I've just started and I think it may be the perfect book for when I am feeling in a "if I have to write out one more address of one more distant relative, I'm going to shrivel into the fetal position" kind of mood. Any other bitter bride stuff out there?

4 comments:

  1. that book was like the first thing I ordered in my planning process -- I really like the writer so I'd been wanting to read it for a while, and I figured once I got engaged I had an excuse (plus it was $4.99 on amazon). I'm around p 60 and am thoroughly enjoying it.

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  2. YAY for friend's visiting! I love that!
    RelentlessBride

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  3. This is hilarious:

    "if I have to write out one more address of one more distant relative, I'm going to shrivel into the fetal position"

    :-)

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  4. I saw that book in Powell's Books when I was in Portland, but for some reason hesitated to buy it. I think I need to go find a copy.

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