Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Where in the world is HomeValley?

Lo, she is in Columbus, Ohio. And Pittsburgh, PA. And Verona, NY.

Home tomorrow. Home tomorrow.

Most nights I wake in the night and have absolutely no idea where I am. I rise early, try to cram in a workout, shower and dress, wait until the last possible moment to iron my suit, and head to the continental breakfast. During the days, I alternate between sitting in the meeting compulsively looking at my Treo and performing presenting. Typically I am back on the road by lunch, heading to the next location for a partial meeting and dinner. I sneak out early, around nine PM, call J, and fall into bed exhausted. Then the cycle begins again.

One more week, and things will calm down.

In the meantime, Grace is going to murder me as I have not had a moment to discuss my bridal shower details with her. Sitting in this Verona meeting, I am attempting to put together the guest list and my instructions, which I just emailed to her:

1. No bingo.
2. No candy bars that have any ingredients for "love" or "happiness".
3. Games must not be tedious, but awesome.
4. Alcohol must be involved. Preferably that delicious punch stuff. Or Mimosas. And bloody marys.
5. Shower Power Hour?
6. Interesting door prizes. Let's crank it up a notch here. (Cheap, but not standard fare.)
7. Am I a bridezilla?
9. You are the woman for this job.

Yes. Yes, it will be awesome.


Anonymous said...

Every time I see the word "Lo" used it makes me think of a little known movie called The 13th Warrior. An incredibly entertaining adaptation of a short story by Stephen King called The Death Eaters. Needless to say, they use the word "Lo" a lot, hence my drifting thoughts.

Grace said...

Ironic. Often times wedding showers can be viewed as a "Death Eater."

How do you feel about "Bridal Beer Bongs?" LA would kick ass. And we'll decorate it all classy-like, of course.

Homevalley said...

"Lo" - it's entered my vocabulary after far too many Phillipa Gregory books about Tudor England. I use "for shame!" and "pray god" a lot as well.

Grace! Contemporary, fun, and classy! You hit the nail on the head with that suggestion.