As I've mentioned in a couple of other posts, Mr. Wonderful and I have been verbally dancing around the marriage subject quite a bit lately. It seems like every time we're together, one of us makes a comment about something related to matrimony.
When we were in Santa Ynez for my race a week and a half ago, he turned to me out of the blue and said, "Where are we going to go on our honeymoon?" The hospital because I'll be in there for either cardiac arrest or severe burns from spontaneously combusting with excitement when I come down the aisle toward you.
I suggested Capri and warmer regions of Italy. We discussed Spain. We even thought about Japan—which is where we're bent on going for our next big vacation.
Is anyone scratching their head right now wondering why we're talking about honeymoon destinations before we're even engaged? Uh yeah...
So of course amidst all of these discussions, I've started doing research like a maniac. Picture Miss Havisham living in the age of the Internet, bats and rodents crawling in and out of her hair, smeared mascara on her face, her tattered wedding dress rumpled about her. That's exactly who I feel like. The crazy wedding-obsessed lady. I keep rationalizing. it. It's just research. I'm just trying to save time on the backend.
Anywhoo, Mr. W and I were trying a new wine bar this past weekend when the topic came up once again. We were talking about venues and dates and I said, "You know, it could be hard to get a venue in time if we're in a hurry to plan things. Places book up pretty quickly."
He said, "Why don't you start contacting the places you like to find out if they're available?"
Surely Miss Havisham would get quotes and check dates before she had a ring on her finger. It's the only sane thing to do...
"I'm not going to contact places when we're not even engaged yet," I told him. How could I get through to him that this was not acceptable behavior for an unmarried girl? I decided to put it in terms he might understand: "I need you to greenlight the project before I can start production on it."
Take that, Mister Movies!
He just laughed and shook his head...