Tag Archives: engagement

The Wedding Song

Robert and I got married in 2010. Although I’d noticed over the years that Robert liked to cook a lot, and that he was a lot cleaner than I was, I didn’t realize the extent to which he differed from … Continue reading

Posted in Awkwardly Engaged | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Wedding Suit

One of the partners I work for is getting married in a few months. He is subtly subverting the wedding paradigm by having a groomslady (also a partner I work for). She has her groomslady dress, but he doesn’t know … Continue reading

Posted in Awkwardly Engaged | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Planning A Life

Everybody complains about how hard it is to plan a wedding. I know I did. You know what’s harder? Planning a life. Right now Husband and I are tentatively testing the apartment rental waters. And we’re running into the same … Continue reading

Posted in Awkwardly Engaged, Relationships | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Wedding Planning Will Make You Crazy

Blogging when you have a job is hard. Or, it is when you can’t blog at work. In the last month or so I’ve started blogging on the bus. I type away on the little keyboard on my smartphone [work … Continue reading

Posted in Awkwardly Engaged | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Collateral Consequences

As a wanna-be public defender and proponent of reforming the criminal justice system, I often think about collateral consequences. Collateral consequences are the often overlooked effects of criminal conviction. They are, basically, everything that flows from a conviction other than … Continue reading

Posted in Awkwardly Engaged, Marriage | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Timelines

This is another post about getting engaged. I guess I’ve got it on the brain? No, the real problem is that I didn’t have anybody to talk to when I was engaged myself so I just went silently crazy as … Continue reading

Posted in Awkwardly Engaged | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Losing Yourself in Marriage

My baby sister is getting married. I say baby even though she’s not at all. She recently turned 21 and is a college junior. When she was a freshman, she dated a different boy from the one she’s marrying now … Continue reading

Posted in Identity, Marriage | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Jewelry For Men

This post is inspired by this conversation,¬†which recently took place over at A Practical Wedding. Husband gave me a non-traditional engagement ring: my birthstone (not a diamond) set in an unadorned platinum band. I think it’s just great. I was … Continue reading

Posted in Awkwardly Engaged, Gender | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Strawberry Shortcake

Husband and I were engaged for one year and one month. This is a really freaking long time in Mormon-land, where the engagement period commonly lasts anywhere from two to six months. It gave us plenty of time to contemplate … Continue reading

Posted in Awkwardly Engaged, How To Be Happy | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Awkwardly Engaged

I recently saw a friend for the first time since the wedding and she asked me how it is, being married. That is a hard question to answer, or a hard question to answer in an interesting way, because nobody … Continue reading

Posted in Awkwardly Engaged, Marriage | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment