Tuesday, April 29, 2008

I'm done with work...and so is Anna

Down to the wire and Anna and I are done with work and now we plan to enjoy the sun, our family and maybe some sleep...

Look forward to seeing everyone.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Groomsmen- Dave Stone

Not including my brother, I've known Dave the longest of any of my groomsmen. We became friends in 9th grade as innocent freshman at Durham Academy. When I think of Dave, the first image that comes into my head is his Funkin Gonuts shirt and Timb's (is that how the kids spell it?) he wore to school everyday.

Dave moved away from Durham when we were juniors but we managed to stay friends throughout, which is pretty rare I'd say. He always is good for some humor, mostly inadvertent humor, but humor nonetheless.

Dave has a new nickname that we're really trying to get to stick. It comes from our trip to get fitted for tux a few weeks back. Pikason, Bennett, Dave and I all went over to the mall. Dave likes to eat (he's not a big dude, just has a faster metabolism then most) and we were joking around with him about it (as usual). As Dave was getting sized, we joked that his neck was going to be 18 inches (which is huge)...We started taunting him which chants of "Diez y Ocho" Clap Clap...and so on. Sure enough, his neck was 18 inches and we erupted in laughter, even the tuxedo people were getting a laugh out of it.

So that's his nickname and I ask you to please call him Diez y Ocho when you see him.

(So turns out Dave does not have an 18 inch neck but the lady found it so funny she just told us he had an 18 inch neck. Dave went back and got re-sized and hi neck is only 17 inches). Nick name still works though.

SportsBizPro Bachelor Party

Thank you to 80Proof, also known as Bennett, who blogged about one of the grill sessions we had on my bachelor party weekend in Myrtle Beach. Check out the hamburgers, shrimp and chicken wings!!

We both apologize for the lack of details in the description, but after a few cases of beer, it got a little blurry.

Groomsmen- Joe Pika, aka Pikason

Joe, or Pika, as he is commonly known (we have really creative nicknames) came into my life when I ventured north to F&M as a wide eyed 18 year old freshman. Nearly 10 years later, Pika is in his 2nd year at Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy and my roommate at Valley Run. Freshman and sophomore years were pretty blurry so I'm not sure how we actually became good friends. I'm sure it had something to do with living on the same hall and pledging the same fraternity. For all of us who've had the pleasure of drinking with Pika, well, I'm going to keep my mouth shut and just say this: I call it "crazy eyes" and I they don't come out as much as they used to...I did get to see them at my Bachelor Party but I don't expect to see them at the reception...Maybe the rehearsal dinner.

Pika is probably one of the smartest guys I know, in that really not annoying way which actually is kind of annoying. Get what I'm saying? Anyway, Pika will be taking on some great responsibility at the ceremony, being head usher and all.

One final thing: Pika is a great Karaoke singer and his talents will be on display Thursday night at the Pizza Palace of Durham starting at 9 PM. Be there.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Engagement Announcement- I Guess it's Official

In today's News and Observer newspaper, there is a beautiful picture of Anna and I announcing our upcoming wedding. If you ask me, we're definitely the hottest couple being shown in this section.

Click here to see the announcement

Monday, April 14, 2008

Less than 3 weeks


How do you balance work and getting married? I don't know how Anna's doing it...

We've been getting a few inquiries as to where we are registered. I know we're not "supposed" to announce this (see my post from a few months back) but that just seems crazy to me. How are people "supposed" to just know where we are registered. Let's make it easy for everyone.

We are registered at Macy's and Crate and Barrel. You can click on their links here to get to the site and then you just search by our name. You have to love technology.

We're looking forward to seeing everyone!