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Some Pictures to Start Off Our March

Well, this was an interesting start to March!  Super Tuesday and all that that entails (eyerolls and ugh aplenty), but we also had our walkthrough at the Oviatt and it was great.  I finally got to meet our wedding coordinator, Marie, in person, as Larry knows her from work, and she was amazing and lovely.  I think April 30 will be a great day!

Anyway, pictures!

Sidenote:  It seems that Picasa and Picasaweb is getting discontinued by Google and wtf is that?  It does throw a wrench into how I manage my pictures as well as how I display them on my site here – I’m dreading what may be coming down the pike if I have to somehow retrofit all my previous picture galleries…And the plugin I use, Shashin, is no longer updated by its original developer either, which is a total bummer.  Alright, end of tangent…

Feb 27, 2016 – A Dinner at A Food Affair

It was a great French dinner and will be a fabulous place to have our rehearsal dinner!

Feb 28, 2016 – Oscar Party Pictures

Such a fun night at Nicki’s! So much wine!!!  And Rekha!!!

Goodbye, Leap-Year February!

It wasn’t all that terrible of a month, but I think I wasn’t all that compelled to write about it in this here blog, that’s for sure.  Larry & I did get some wedding planning progress made though, and that has gone a long way towards hopefully making April 30 go off without a hitch.  We’ve happily received many of the RSVPs and sent out some additional invitations as we got a sense of how many more people we can bring in.  I really think it’ll be a good time and I can’t wait to see all the friends and family who join us.  Let’s just see if El Nino can not be a total asshole and save all its rain for April and/or May.

Random Hits:

  • This year’s Oscars were kind of okay.  I’m glad Spotlight won Best Picture over Mad Max: Fury Road.  For obvious reasons with regards to the fact I really wasn’t a fan of Fury Road, but also because we did see Spotlight and it was amazing.  Also, Mark Rylance winning for Bridge of Spies was a sensational surprise.  He was soooo good in that movie and when you’re watching him in it, you just think, man, he should win awards for this role!  Of course, Bridge of Spies ended up being kind of an under-the-radar movie especially for a Tom Hanks / Steven Spielberg collaboration, but by all means, go see it!
  • We went to Nicki’s yesterday to watch the Oscars, and it was a lot of fun.  I drank all the wine.  That was actually my theme for this weekend, which may be what’s driving my mindset about saying peace out to February.  I’m possibly hungover still.  Ugh.
  • On Saturday night, Larry & I went to what is likely the now for-reals venue for the rehearsal dinner – a French restaurant called A Food Affair.  It was wonderful and had a ton of charm.  The manager, Babette, was as French as you could imagine and so fun to talk to.  I took pictures but I’ll put them up tomorrow or something.  I just wanted to get this post in on LEAP DAY.  eyeroll..
  • Tomorrow I finally get to meet our wedding coordinator, who is also a coworker of Larry’s.  We’re all going to be at the Oviatt for our final walkthrough of the venue and wow, it’s crazy to think we’re just over 2 months away!!!  Here goes nothing!

Alright, that’s it for now.  I’m sleepy and need my beauty sleep.

The Oscar Party, continued

Yesterday’s Oscar party was a lot of fun.  Larry & I managed to throw another good party in which I think everyone was adequately fed, properly liquored, and most definitely entertained.  We set up a “red carpet” area to humor my desire to have a place to capture people in nice lighting and take said pictures using Larry’s super-nice Canon DSLR.  I can’t say that they came out perfectly, but considering this was put together pretty on-the-fly and us not really having a mastery of professional photography, the pictures were pretty good.   Even better was that we were able to do an impromptu photo studio right there using my iPad and iPhoto.  I converted the images into B&W and then wirelessly printed them out to the photo printer upstairs.  Oh, technology!

As for the party itself, Larry really outdid himself with all the food he made, including homemade chicken fingers, meatballs, guacamole, vegetable platter, dumplings, and pigs n’ blankets.   The Academy Awards were a pretty good show and we also made it more involving by having ballots and keeping tally of who got the most right.  I ended up tying for first with Michael, getting 18 of 24 right.  Not too shabby.

Alright, so the first set of photos here are from my camera – the second set is some of the pics taken in the red carpet area.

March 2, 2014 – Candid Oscar Party pics

02-Mar-2014 13:18, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.04 sec, ISO 800
02-Mar-2014 13:18, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 100
02-Mar-2014 13:18, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 100
 
02-Mar-2014 13:18, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 250
02-Mar-2014 13:40, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 1000
02-Mar-2014 13:40, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 640
 
02-Mar-2014 13:54, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 640
02-Mar-2014 13:59, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 160
02-Mar-2014 14:06, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 500
 
02-Mar-2014 14:36, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 800
02-Mar-2014 14:36, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.02 sec, ISO 800
02-Mar-2014 14:36, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 4.5, 7.55mm, 0.02 sec, ISO 800
 
02-Mar-2014 17:54, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 800
02-Mar-2014 17:54, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 3.4, 4.0mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 800
02-Mar-2014 17:54, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, 4.0mm
 

The Red Carpet Photos

02-Mar-2014 02:40, Canon Canon EOS REBEL T3i, 4.5, 50.0mm, 0.013 sec, ISO 800
02-Mar-2014 02:40, Canon Canon EOS REBEL T3i, 4.5, 50.0mm, 0.013 sec, ISO 800
02-Mar-2014 02:42, Canon Canon EOS REBEL T3i, 4.0, 50.0mm, 0.013 sec, ISO 800
 
02-Mar-2014 02:42, Canon Canon EOS REBEL T3i, 5.0, 50.0mm, 0.013 sec, ISO 800
02-Mar-2014 02:42, Canon Canon EOS REBEL T3i, 3.5, 50.0mm, 0.013 sec, ISO 800
02-Mar-2014 02:42, Canon Canon EOS REBEL T3i, 2.5, 50.0mm, 0.013 sec, ISO 800
 
02-Mar-2014 02:42, Canon Canon EOS REBEL T3i, 2.5, 50.0mm, 0.013 sec, ISO 800
02-Mar-2014 02:43, Canon Canon EOS REBEL T3i, 2.5, 50.0mm, 0.013 sec, ISO 800
02-Mar-2014 02:43, Canon Canon EOS REBEL T3i, 2.0, 50.0mm, 0.013 sec, ISO 800
 
02-Mar-2014 02:43, Canon Canon EOS REBEL T3i, 50.0mm
02-Mar-2014 03:01, Canon Canon EOS REBEL T3i, 5.0, 50.0mm, 0.013 sec, ISO 800
02-Mar-2014 03:02, Canon Canon EOS REBEL T3i, 5.6, 50.0mm, 0.013 sec, ISO 800
 
02-Mar-2014 03:02, Canon Canon EOS REBEL T3i, 4.0, 50.0mm, 0.013 sec, ISO 800
02-Mar-2014 03:02, Canon Canon EOS REBEL T3i, 4.5, 50.0mm, 0.013 sec, ISO 800
02-Mar-2014 03:05, Canon Canon EOS REBEL T3i, 4.5, 50.0mm, 0.013 sec, ISO 800
 

Fantastic Time at the Academy Awards Party

Clearly I did not attend the 86th Academy Awards myself.  But damn if we did not have an amazing party for it!  WAY more pics tomorrow, but here’s the photo wall from tonight’s shindig.

Updated:  I’ve posted the photo sets from that night – good times!