Well. It’s been a sort of insane week at APW. Three (ok, four) posts with 60gajillion comments, a guest post at Get Rich Slowly, CNN coverage, and all the APW related hustling and bustling I’m doing behind the scenes. Oh, and my job. Because I have one (thanks US health care system).
Last night we were trying to make the bed, well, David was making the bed and I was trying to make the bed, and I just totally lost my sh*t. I was like, “I hate fitted sheets they are the devil, I can’t read all my comments, I’m working all the time, I need a nap and GOD*MN IT I HATE THESE FITTED SHEETS, F*CK.” And then I just sat down on the floor. You know, I had a little sit-in.
So. I thought today maybe I’d just post a few things that I’ve found inspiring around the web, yes? I mean, you guys are way behind reading the 60gajillion comments right? It’s NOT JUST ME, right?
Let’s start with P and the wedding Mitzvah. You’re going to have to go over to What Possessed Me to get the whole story, and you should give her a hug while you’re there I think, because she may also be having her own sit-in, but let me quote you this magic:
I love this photograph because it transports me to that windswept moment of heightened emotion, but also because it represents the sweetness that weddings seem to inspire in others. All of the distasteful elements of planning a wedding were offset by the fact that getting married somehow made me an undeserving recipient of a wonderful series of mitzvahs – acts of kindness – from friends, family and strangers. Now that I am an ordinary civilian and no longer a bride, I realize how special that time was – and how tender that liminal state.
That liminal state. Yes. That’s the bit I’ll remember forever.
Next, remember Ali & Elroi & Avi and our discussion of family equality? Well, a lot of you asked what Ali & Elroi were doing differently as parents, exactly, so you totally must go read Ali’s post on parenting outside the gender binary on Offbeat Mama. It really startles you into thinking (even if you live in a LGBTQ friendly world), but I was most moved her discussion of the fact that parenting is always fundamentally the same – even if you’re participating in what might be viewed as radical-gender-theory parenting.
Finally, for the ‘simple-is-sometimes-best’ file, this wedding from 100 Layer Cake. Mostly, I love the brides short kicky dress, which is a white bridesmaids dress, and I think one of you should go buy this now, and send me pictures. Yes? Yes. Pairing it down to basics really works, people. Short dress, sexy heels, feathers in hair? Yee-ow. And it doesn’t exactly hurt that the groom is wearing a tailored suit from London (Men, tailor your suits. No, they don’t come pre-tailored. Yes, you can afford it. No, you can’t afford not to. That’s my public service announcement for the week.)
So that’s it for me. I’m going to go have a beer now. Let’s just say I’m looking forward to vacation in August (more super-cool blog related details coming on that front soon).
If you’re getting married this weekend WE LOVE YOU.
And that’s it till Monday.
Smooch, and also F*ck!,