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Aaaah. March is well on its way to lamby-ness. The wedding is well on it’s way to ALMOST HERE. Commence mild concern about how much there is left to do.

We do have our reception well under way, however, which is good. We talked with our catering manager while we were in the QC a couple weeks back. We had already met with him once (he’s also the general events manager at the Figge, conveniently), had a phone conversation, and been emailing back and forth. The only funny thing was, we had already established with him that we needed a vegetarian menu, and it wasn’t until we met again a few weeks ago that I think he realized that we wanted only a vegetarian menu.

So we talked about the menu and decided on a spread of cold things (flatbreads, hummuses, fruit, cheese, salads, crostini, etc) and two hot items (mac n’ cheese and vegan pasta). Everything will be set out most of the night for people to help themselves whenever they like. When we talked about it with my parents later, my mom was really keen on having passed appetizers early in the evening, so we’ll probably do that with some hot appetizers—spanakopita, stuffed mushrooms, and so on.

We also came to some decisions about the ceremony and reception, and now have a rough schedule for the evening. You, dear in-the-know blog reader, can see it here:

-The museum closes at 5:00 and guests can start arriving around 5:15.
-The ceremony is at 5:45 and will probably end a little after 6:00 (the ceremony being one of those aaah-three months-what –are-we-doing things).
-From 6:00 til 7:30 the guest can wander the museum galleries, eat and drink in the lobby, and mingly mingly chatty chatty. Lindsey and I will be taking photos after the ceremony for about an hour (don’t worry, if you’re going to be a part of those photos, we’ll let you know ahead of time). When we’re done with the portraiture, we’ll come down to the reception.
-By 7:30 everyone will be out of the galleries and in the lobby area. We’ll do toasts and speechifying at about 7:45. Break out the champagne.
-After that, Lindsey and I have our first dance. Blog contest: guess our first-dance song and win a prize! You do not have to be at the wedding, or even invited to the wedding, to play and win! Just enter your guess in the comments. If more than one person guesses right, they all get prizes. Then we’re doing father-daughter dances, and then the party starts when I walk in. My internet is really slow right now, but you can all imagine your own Ke$ha scenario. (Actually, our venue contract specifically prohibits glittter.)
-Last call’s at 11:00, and then we should start thinking about an after party. Davenport’s gayborhood is just down the street. #justsaying Seriously though, everybody’s kicked out at midnight.

Fun fun fun. Now we just gotta get those invites in the mail, finalize our ceremony, find dresses for the bridesmaids, a couple of other small things, and countdown fewer than 90 days.


We’re fixing things up around here. There are new updates to the blog theme and some tweaks to the widget-y goodness along the right there. Any thoughts? I can move things around, tell me if something looks bad. There were also a few edits made to the About and 1 Mile March sections, in the header above. Real-content post is coming soon.


Hello dear blogosphere, I’ve not forgotten you. I was super busy for awhile getting my ducks in row getting ready to head out of town. One of those busy

Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images

days was spent in Springfield, IL for Lobby Day with Equality Illinois. It was an excellent chance to catch up on the action surrounding the civil unions bill in Illinois and great to meet lots of new kids. More on that coming very soon.

After that, of course, I was actually out of town for a few days. 

While I was out of town, Lindsey’s and my official invite to my older sister’s wedding came in the mail. It’s an excellently well-designed invitation, so we said Yes. Also the fact that I’m a bridesmaid. Also the fact that it’s my sister.

Saturday morning on the beach.

Anyways, the actual point of this post is to let you know that I am working on things here. Checking on the RSS feed and maybe fixing up the look of the site, posts about civil unions in Illinois, activism in Chicago, reserving a wedding location in Iowa, lots to do. Oh yes, and weekly recommendations are still in the works. I’ll be back soon.