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Friday, February 18, 2011

Valentine's Day

Not really any wedding news, but I wanted to share what we did for Valentine's Day and our 2-year Anniversary (dating) which was the 17th.

We actually celebrated last Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday we decided to go Steampunk on our date - so I was wearing full-blown corset, bustle, boots, etc... and he was wearing his suit, top hat, and special glasses! It was really exciting!

We went to church first. However, while it was fun and we got a great many "looks" and a few compliments, I wouldn't ever dress up to church like that again. While I would hope not to be a distraction to others just because of how I'm dressed, I was still adding in a variable that could cause the people around me to think more about "what is she dressed like that, what's going on" rather than focusing on the message. Dressing fancy would be fun, but the short-skirted bustle and fancy corset would be a "no".

I also became concerned about this to the point where I was becoming a distraction to myself. So, Steampunk to church is a no-go in the future (unless the situation deems it worthy).

Onto the next stop - Newport on the Levee! Which we spent the rest of the night here. We were going to go see "Gnomeo and Juliet" and then eat at Claddaghs, the Irish Pub. However, we had two hours before the movie started. So first we went into the costume shop there, which I think we really didn't get the reaction we were thinking of. Nothing. Absolutely nothing, not even from the shopkeep. I mean, this costume shop specializes in Medieval, LARP, Weapons, Steampunk, and Ren-Fair-esque supplies... so we were expecting something... and we just got nothing.

So we moved onto Barnes & Noble. While we continued to get those amazing looks that I love, we felt pretty comfortable here since it was just recently Jules Verne's birthday and we thought maybe people would think we were there for that, haha.

Us waiting for the elevator before the movie. Isn't he sexy?
While there, we saw a group of "goths" - you know the kind... half their head is shaven, other half is extremely long, black, and unwashed because no one loves or understands them. They're not pale enough so they put white face makeup on with black or bright red lipstick. Their cloths just aren't black enough to represent the darkness inside their soul... and those are the guys.

Immediately I told Travis, "You know what, I think we beat them in the attention-getting department. We win!" he laughed and agreed. The difference is, I think, while we were getting "looks" and such, they weren't ever hostile or negative - they were curious and confused. The attention we were getting as opposed to any attention the children that walk the darkest night were getting was that ours was more positive (in a way) rather than upsetting/hostile. I really enjoyed that idea.

Anyways, we then proceeded to the Cold Stone Creamery across the way. I got a small "That's How I Roll" and Travis got... something, I can't remember. Too much chocolate for me, haha.

I should mention that Newport on the Levee's logo involves gears, and the way the plaza is set up could be like a street in England during the Victorian era. Minus, you know, neon and the still-up Christmas lights.

It was getting closer to movie time, so we went up the the third floor of the...umm, "main building" and stood outside the Shadowbox - which is a Rock n' Roll Sketch Comedy and Music Club that we go to sometimes. There is an entrance to the movie theater right next to it, and since there was a show going on inside we figured the outside would be a quiet place to eat our ice cream (very well sound proof and not a lot of foot traffic).

We then went to see "Gnomeo and Juliet", which was cute - I relatively liked it, but I don't think it was worth the ticket price of $10 each. Note that we saw it in 2D, I have strong opinions against seeing 3D movies - IMAX is another story, however, so if we want to see IMAX and it only comes in IMAX 3D, I'll make the sacrifice. Like Tron *drool* or possibly the next Star Trek movie *pass out*.

I think people (which, it was extremely busy) thought that we were there for the premier of something... but there wasn't any movies out that could even possibly fit.

We did decide, however, that for the next Sherlock Holmes movie we would be dressing up. And possibly the next Pirates of the Caribbean.

Finally! A semi-okay picture of me in my outfit!
After the movie, we went to eat. We fit into the scenery very well at Claddaghs. I got the Monte Cristo sandwich and Travis got the Shepard's Pie. All extremely tasty!

After that, we left to go back to his house. By this point, we were exhausted, so we basically went straight to sleep.

Next day, he ran out and bought McDonalds for breakfast for both of us. It was awesome. We hung out for a bit, then decided I needed to take a shower - which I wasn't going to do in the house he stays in, but that's a different story/rant.

I should mention that my gift to him was that I pre-ordered both Pokemon Black and White for us. He was extremely excited about it, but he was also thinking that getting Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver would be a good idea since you get a special "Shiney" pokemon in B&W if you have those versions.

So he ended up buying HeartGold and SoulSilver, haha. I have HeartGold now. It hasn't even been a week and I'm already on my 8th badge with Pokemon averaging at level 30. He was still at level 10-ish when I talked to him Wednesday, haha.

I had homework to do, so we didn't do much the rest of that day besides play Pokemon together and go get Chipotle for dinner.

So, it was all-around a really good weekend. Thanks for reading about it, haha :)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Honeymoon

You'll be happy to know that we've decided on a destination!

St. Simon's Island

St. Simon's Island is just a little island off the coast of Georgia, and it looks like it's about 2 hours away from Savannah and somewhere between 2-4 hours away from Atlanta.

We have a friend that's been there before and recommended it to us, and it seems like it will be a lot like TopSail (where Travis proposed).

So we'll fly down there and rent a car. We'll more than likely visit Savannah one day since we've never actually been there, but insist on living there, haha. I mean, it's for school, but still.

So there seems to be a few things to do there that sound fun - ghost tours, a boat casino day cruise, beaches, restaurants, mini-golf, walking trails, canoeing... things like that. Which, honestly, sounds fantastic.

Back in August 2009, we went to Orlando Florida for 4 days just for funzies. My mom was generous enough to let us use the time share and also buy us tickets to a ton of things - in those few days we went to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, saw Cirque Du Soleil, saw the Blue Man Group, went to Medieval Times, and walked the crap out of Downtown Disney. We were exhausted. I don't recall us ever once going swimming. We had a blast, it was a ton of fun, but we just never stopped moving, haha.

So, we're going to try to not repeat that again. If we want to do that many things, we will stay an appropriate length of time to accomplish them at a relaxed pace. And as for the honeymoon...well, there are going to be a lot of things we want to accomplish, luckily we can do them all in the hotel room.

Speaking of which... This is what we are thinking our hotel room will be, mother willing. It's the best room they have and it has a fantastic view! We'd honestly be happy with any room anywhere, but this is our choice if we're capable of having one. The description says,

"The penthouse makes any occasion extraordinary, boasting Saint Simons' most breathtaking view of the famous lighthouse, and the majestic Atlantic Ocean. Complete with full wet bar and wine chiller; 2 large plasma TVs; custom, richly appointed, furnishings; and a wrought-iron Mediterranean terrace ideal for star gazing, and full relaxation. Whether it's your honeymoon, anniversary, or a "just because you're worth it" occasion, the penthouse at The Saint Simons Inn by the Lighthouse offers breathtaking views in an elegant setting."

 So yeah, that's our #1 choice, haha.

I'm actually not a huge fan of beaches. I enjoy them, for the most part, especially when I'm with a group of people that I'm friends with. Otherwise, I'm generally pretty self-conscious about how I look in a swimsuit. Which, this particular fact effected me in TopSail in a different way - I'm not use to playing in roaring waves, so I didn't think that a one-piece swimsuit would be the best choice for body-boarding. Well, needless to say, my bottom skirt kept falling down and my top kept being pushed up - which made for an extremely frustrated Brittany.

I'll be bringing a one-piece with me this time, haha. And hopefully will have lost weight.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


It's been awhile since I've updated - there hasn't been much to say - lots of paying for things, haha.


Just got back from Ohayocon in Columbus, Ohio. It's an anime convention, but this year it was Steampunk-themed.

I don't have any pictures because I forgot the charger for my camera and I also didn't bring my video camera like the idiot I am. I got nagged on a lot because of that. I'll at least try to find an image of me in my outfit.

However, I can tell you that the con itself was decent. There was a whole Steampunk panel room that was mostly all Steampunk-related panels. One of my favorite panels here was the "Doctor Who: Original Steampunk or IS it?" which, I missed the first half and I think the reason I liked it so much was the banter between the 11th and 10th doctors who were running it. The 11th doctor ended up making out with the best Captain Jack Harkness look-alike cosplayer I have ever seen. They had a hand between them, but it was just beyond-words, haha.

There were a good many Steampunks running around, which was great to see. It was overall a great time.

My outfit was amazing, I can't wait for you to see it!


We had an "individual building" instead of team building excercize meeting for the workers at NKU's Student Union, so I had to go. The speaker they brought in was The Dating Doctor, which - when you are called that- I automatically assume you are full of "it". While the majority of the meeting went well, and I had fun. The last 5 minutes ruined any respect I had for the man and also my day. He said we could ask him any relationship questions we wanted, and so I decided "what the hell".

Him: "You, yes?"
Me: "I'm getting married in October, any advice?"
Him: "How long have you known each other?"
Me: "About 2 years."
Him: "How old are you?"
Me: "I'll be 23."
Him: "My advice would be to NOT get married. Statistics say that about 80% of couples who get married between the ages of 20-25 will end in divorce. If you can, wait a few years. A lot of young couples feel rushed into a married relationship by their parents or because it "feels right". You have to be sure you have the three kinds of love: Friendship, Romance, and Passion."
[Girl in front of my frantically shaking her head 'yes', which ticks me off more]
Me: "I can assure you that all three of those are present in the relationship."
Him: "Okay, well, good luck then. Next question..."

Okay, so a transcript may not come across as annoying as it was for me... because a lot of my frustration is that I had absolutely no chance to explain to him the basis my Travis and mine's relationship. He thinks he won, and it bugs me. Because he's full of bullocks.

Anyways, it still nags my mind a bit, but I don't like being compared to statistics. I've NEVER been a statistic.


For the wedding, as I said, we are just paying for a lot of things right now. We are suppose to start tasting food in March, but my mom needs to call the Cincinnati Club to make sure that's happening.

Right now, besides being married and all, I'm really excited about the table... which is in production (hopefully).


I'm going to make a new entry for the honeymoon news....