Thursday, April 1, 2010

Wedding word vomit now that we are in April--yes it's April, yes I agree this year has FLOWN by so far, yes that means spring is here, yes that means summer is close, and YES...that means it's only NINE days until we get married. Where in the world have the last 355 days gone? I feel like it was just yesterday that we were driving to the dog park in Lawrence- me clueless (kind of), Jimmy with a ring in his pocket. Now here we are. April 2010 is here. And in just NINE short days....Brittany Bruns will no longer exist. Brittany Carter will be my new identity. Fun, scary, exciting, sad, freaking awesome...all in one with that new name.

Anyways, that's not really the point of this post. That's really just random babbling thoughts that I think to myself I don't know, maybe like 12 times a day. Maybe 22 or 32 times. I think I might still be lying to you about how many times I think to myself "wow, I can't believe our wedding is almost here", but that's only because I haven't started a tally sheet. The point of this post is to let you know that I have wedding word vomit. Yes, it's true. I have NEVER been like this. Until now. Complete strangers, grocery store cashiers, Target employees, Micahel's employees, the tanning salon ladies....I mean seriously......ANYONE that I come into contact better watch out. Because in some way, shape, or form....I am going to bring up the fact that we are getting married very soon. It's crazy to me that I keep doing it because I'm SO acutely aware of it. I just can't stop. I want to tell everyone....everything....everywhere I go. They don't care, I mean maybe they do, but probably not. I'm not sure why I keep doing it, but I think it's because I'm just really excited, really pumped, really just "full of love" (haha) that I want to share it with everyone. Who knows....but I'm sure it's annoying to random strangers, but I really don't care. I can't help myself from shouting---"I'M GETTING MARRIED IN ALMOST A WEEK....MARRIED, YES, I KNOW CRAZY, YES I KNOW, SO EXCITING."

Here are some examples of my most recent wedding word vomit:

HyVee Grocery store- 91st and Metcalf- check out lane 4:

I went to the store to pick up some necessities (fruit, milk, eggs, tortillas for my new wrap obsession) and then I remembered I had put on my wedding to-do list that day that I needed to get the white and milk chocolate chips for the sundae bar. So I mosey down the baking aisle to see that they are on sale :) Excellent....I throw 8 bags (4 white chocolate chips, 4 milk chocolate chips) in my cart and go to check out. As the girl is checking me out she goes: "Wow, that's a lot of chocolate". I immediately blurt out, "Oh yeah, it's for my wedding. We're having an ice cream sundae bar. I'm getting married in a week and a half." She just looks up at me and smiles. She obviously doesn't care. But she does mention as I'm rolling my cart away "congrats on your wedding!". That was nice, but I think she was thinking "TMI"

Celsius Tanning Salon- 89th and Metcalf- front desk:

I have been trying to get some color for the big day and on Tuesday went to ask the lady how many minutes I had left...hoping it would be just enough so that I wouldn't have any remaining after the wedding. She said "You have 18 minutes left after today". I said "Perfect, that will work out great. I'm getting married next Saturday so will come a few times before then and be done!" She smiles and says "congrats.....would you like to buy a session on our High Pressure bed for only $10? That will give you great color right before the big day" Hook, line and sinker. And now I'm $10 poorer.

Michael's Craft Store- 93rd and Metcalf- check out lane 1:

For my 39,495 trip to Michael's in the last week, I went to return some pearls I bought for my hair flower to get more "diamond" looking stones. I figured that will look much better in the flower because my jewelry is diamonds and I don't really have pearls anywhere. So I go get some and then go to the check out counter. The lady checking me out is always there!! She starts the return process and I tell her that I feel like she's here every time I'm here. And she says, "well that's great- we love frequent customers" I respond "Hopefully I won't be AS frequent after next weekend. I'm getting married so have been in here a lot for DIY projects, but I'm out of time now, so this is the last one!" She says, "congrats!! How exciting, you need to take it easy the next week or so and enjoy this time! So happy for you". I could tell that she really was happy for me :) But I don't think she needed to know I was getting married---however, my word vomit is uncontrollable.

Target- Johnson Drive and Metcalf- customer service desk:

I bought 2 swim suits last week (YEAH) for our honeymoon and I really wanted a different size top on one than I originally bought. I found one, but it turned out to be defective (missing strap and padding on one side, odd) so I had to take it back. I go up the counter and tell her I need to return it because of the missing items on it. She asks if I want to go get another top (a logical question as one would wonder why this wouldn't be an exchange). I tell her "No, I actually have a top I just wanted to see if I could find it in a different size, but it doesn't really matter". She says "Well, it might matter when you are wearing the swimsuit!". I say "I'm kind of running out of time, so I'll make the other size work! This is for my honeymoon next week!" She says, "Oh my gosh! When did you get married??!" I say "Not until next Saturday- I'm super excited!" Then she proceeds to ask me the following: 1) Where are you getting married? 2) Are you nervous/ready/anxious? 3) Where are you going on your honeymoon? 4) What are you colors? 5) What does your dress look like? Then as I finish the transaction she says, "Well have a wonderful wedding if I don't see you before then!!" Haha, nice lady!

Email to random administrative assistant declining a meeting the Thursday before the wedding:

My comments on the decline: "I won't be able to make it to the meeting because I'm taking a couple days of PTO that week. I'm getting married that Saturday, so I have lots to prepare for! Sorry I can't attend, but I will be at the next scheduled meeting"
Her comments back to me: "Oh how exciting!!!! Yes, you will defininetely need a few days off to take care of last minute details. My son got married a few months ago and I even took off the Thursday and Friday before to get ready. So excited for you and your new husband (remember, I've never met this lady) and have a blessed marriage"

Overall, I just wanted to publicly proclaim that I am spewing out wedding word vomit like it's my if you are around me, you better watch out :) However, it has been fun to see people's reactions of excitement for us. Haha. Ahhh....what life will be like when it goes back to "normal".

PS Apparently the only places I go in life are on Metcalf. Strange.


  1. I can completely relate! I love this though! Best post I've read all week... on all 9,038,272 of the blogs I follow!

  2. PS the word verfication I just got was "pyscho".... Hinting at something Google??