APW Happy Hour Yay hormones! NOT. by Meg Keene HEY, APW! It’s been of those weird, shitty, hormonal weeks. You know the kind, don’t lie to me. The best I can say about any of it is that I absolutely obliterated my Oscar Pool, only missing foreign short and film editing (what was I THINKING, not voting for Gravity?). That gave me a 47/50 on our weighted scoring system, and gives me bragging rights for a full year. We saw every contender except Wolf of Wall Street, and short story: I dare ANYONE to watch Twelve Years a Slave and still want to host a wedding on a plantation. Or walk near a plantation. Or think about a plantation. Or hell, just manage to sit through the movie without hurling. Also, probably everyone should see it. Also: American Hustle, Philomena, and Dallas Buyers Club. The rest I could mostly take or leave. Other than that, special bonus karma points will be given to anyone who can cheer me up. Always in your service, I offer up this magic. Oh! Oh! And on Instagram this month, our guest ‘grammer is Emily Alt, who happens to be traveling across country in her Airstream, which is doubling as a pop-up wedding chapel for APW weddings. RIGHT? Follow along. It’s almost enough to clear up the worst of moods. XO MEG Highlights of APW This Week Kicking off the month of March with a well of pure rage. I mean, where else to start, really? Well, you could start with meeting our new interns (and new staffer!). Our first intern post from Hayley. When changing your name shifts from “Why not?” to “Why?” you start a near endless string of smart comments. What Elisabeth learned from a less-than-picturesque honeymoon. Weekend listening: songs to honor your friends. Waiting to be engaged, being counseled to enjoy the fleeting moment. Deciding not to get married. Who thought a dirt floor could look so classy? Surprise wedding! Bring out the tissues. Our non-floral wedding centerpieces, collected. Link Roundup Today’s Google doodle: Happy International Women’s Day! Someone has made fake London Underground signage. DON’T MISS THIS. (“Parents with children” is my favorite.) Kevin Spacey answers questions usually posed to actresses on the red carpet. Anna Kendrick’s Oscar weekend diary. This is amazing, even if I thought the waist bit of her Oscar dress was dubious. Jennifer Lawrence and the history of the “cool girl.” Mixed feelings on this one, but a smart read. Your thoughts? For your entertainment, a kitty playing a theremin. Fun fact, David loves the theremin, and based the sound design show he directed and I produced around one. What a liberal arts PhD gets you these days. Hint: not much. Menstrual health for rural women in developing countries is being revolutionized by the invention of a simple machine they can use to make cheap sanitary pads. This sweet three-year-old donates her hair to give to kids with cancer (just like you guys did, but smaller). And then this happened. APW’s 2014 Happy Hours are sponsored by Monogamy Wine. Thank you Monogamy for helping make the APW mission possible! if you want to learn more about monogamy (and possibly win birthday treats), head over here and sign up for their newsletter. Meg Keene Founder & Editor-In-Chief Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. She has written two best selling wedding books: A Practical Wedding and A Practical Wedding Planner. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and two children. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit MegKeene.com.