O is for Opera house…

… in which we are to wed. We went last night and filled out the paperwork for the opera house last night, but I didn’t get around to posting about it. When we went to the car to leave there were at least 5 deer in Debbie’s back yard. Stan the cat was pretty curious, but I guess the deer didn’t eat him, as he was around this morning.
Today was a bit more relaxed. I spent some time being domestic and cleaning a bit of the house for my honey, and then went and took her lunch at work. I’m getting pretty good at folding towels and sheets, much to (I assume) the amusement of the housekeeping staff. At least they make little jokes about it.

And the winners are…


The wedding invitations are starting to show up. If you didn’t get one for some peculiar reason, consider this an invite.
or, at least a notification.
My favorite part is the back of the envelopes that were stamped, “Some of my best friends are flakes” with some snowflakes around the words.

you know who you are.

Christmas Eve in Mt. Pleasant

I got to go hang out with Debbie’s Mt. Pleasant family tonight in their annual Christmas eve get-together. I had a pretty good time. Hunter really seemed to enjoy his helicopter, along with several others there, so it was good to have made the trip yesterday. Although, I’m a bit discouraged with it’s level of functionality, although I’m not surprised. I may have to have an air-war with my brothers tomorrow.

Hunter gets his helicopter

copter.jpgSo, when I packed up to come down to Mt. Pleasant yesterday I forgot one present. And probably the one present that I shouldn’t have forgotten. Hunter’s helicopter. I realized on waking that when everyone gets together you can’t tell a young boy that you forgot to bring his present with you. So Kayla and I took the long round trip to pick up the toy and bring it back.
Then again, I had one of those helicopters for me too, and I guess I needed it for Christmas.

Twas the day before winter

snowflake.jpgSo the actual first day of winter starts tomorrow, which means in my self-prevaricating ways I’m cheerfull that winter is almost over. The days are going to start to get longer and I can start looking forward to the January thaw. Not that winter has been too bad, but it’s only 18 degrees farenheit out there right now and it doesn’t feel much warmer in here.
Debbie loves the winter, and so we’re having a winter themed wedding, and I have to admit she’s doing a really nice job with the decorating planning and I think it’s going to be really pretty. Maybe having a January anniversary will give me something to look forward to every year.

My top rated netflix movies

For the most part I’ve rated these 5 stars on netflix for a combination of their quality and repeated watchability. I’m a little generous here and there, I think. But for the most part I think these are my favorite movies I’ve seen come up on netflix for me to rate.
12 Angry Men (1957)
1941 (1979)
The Addams Family (1991)
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai (1984)
Aliens: Collector’s Edition (1986)
Almost Famous (2000)
Amelie (2001)
Amistad (1997)
And Now for Something Completely Different (1971)
Better Off Dead (1985)
The Big Sleep (1946)
Blade Runner (1982)
Blazing Saddles: Special Edition (1974)
Brazil (1985)
A Bug’s Life (1998)
Casablanca (1942)
Chicken Run (2000)
Crimson Tide (1995)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Dead Poets Society (1989)
Die Hard (1988)
Duck Soup (1933)
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
Firefly (4-Disc Series) (2002)
A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
The General (Silent) (1927)
Gilda (1946)
Gone with the Wind: Collector’s Edition (1939)
Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
Harvey (1950)
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
Hero (2002)
High Fidelity (2000)
Hopscotch (1980)
Horse Feathers (1932)
House of Flying Daggers (2004)
Hudson Hawk (1991)
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
Incredible Adventures of Wallace & Gromit (2001)
The Incredibles (2004)
Key Largo (1948)
Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
The Lady Eve (1941)
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Led Zeppelin (2-Disc Series) (2003)
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Lost in Translation (2003) Top 100
Love Potion #9 (1991)
The Matrix (1999)
The Matrix: Reloaded (2003)
The Matrix: Revolutions (2003)
Memento (2000)
Midnight Run (1988)
Midnight Run (1988)
Monkey Business (1931)
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Monty Python’s Flying Circus (14-Disc Series) (1969)
Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979)
Moonstruck (1987)
North by Northwest (1959)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
The Odd Couple (1968)
Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii (1974)
Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon (2003)
Powaqqatsi (1988)
The Professional (1994)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Raising Arizona (1987)
Real Genius (1985)
Red (1994)
Trois Couleurs: Rouge
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Serenity (2005)
The Shawshank Redemption: Special Edition (1994)
The Simpsons: Season 4 (4-Disc Series) (1992)
Sixteen Candles (1984)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
Strange Brew (1983)
The Terminator (1984)
The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
Thunderball (1965)
To Have and Have Not (1944)
To Live (1994)
Toy Story (1995)
Toy Story 2 (1999)
The Usual Suspects (1995)
V for Vendetta (2006)
Wallace & Gromit: Three Amazing Adventures (2001)
Young Frankenstein (1974)

Ok, so I missed a day

So last night Debbie stayed up late with me and we watched Casablanca, probably my favorite movie. Sounds cliche’d, but it is. And as the habit isn’t new yet, I went to bed afterward and didn’t think to write. Today we started out with plans for a couple short errands and then we were going to come down to Mt. Pleasant. The errands took a bit longer than we’d planned and my back ended up hurting real bad. We decided that it wouldn’t hurt us if we didn’t spend the weekend together for the first time since we’d started going out (I believe it would have been) as we’d had Monday to shop for Abby’s dress, and Thursday for the CHPC Christmas party. But in the end we decided to let Debbie drive me down and I could lounge my pain around her house and she’ll bring me back Monday morning for work and she can finish some stuff up in Salt Lake before going back. It’s kind of odd driving the full Salt Lake to Mt. Pleasant trip. We had to think hard to figure out we had actually done it once before, on Thanksgiving, because it seems we’ve each done it so many times alone on the way to the other’s house.