Wednesday, November 26, 2008


I wrote a while ago about bouquet alternatives and made the following statement:
To tell you the truth, though, I think I'm going to drop into a florist on the morning of my wedding. I've never been in a florist's without liking at least some of the flowers, and I figure I'll find a pretty bunch and make them into a bouquet myself. If I can't find anything I like, I'll just grab a bunch of daisies from my mum and dad's garden!
Since then, however, I have talked to my mum, and she has made it clear that she would like to pay for my bouquet, and that she would like it to be a Bouquet, not a bunch of daisies. I'm fine with that; I'm going without so many traditional elements that I figure I should give in on this one. It's a mother-daughter Fun Thing, right? (Note: it is probably only a Fun Thing if you are not too bothered by the outcome; if you are going to burst into tear on finding that you can't afford orchids, or that tulips won't be in season, it will be just another Stressful Wedding Thing.)

So. Flowers! I, like most people, like flowers in the abstract but am not too knowledgable about the names of my favourites. Luckily, I have the internet to tell me what is in season when, and give me pretty pictures!

Photos by ComputerHotline

Poppies are so lovely! They're fragile and asymmetrical and windblown and romantic.

Photo by Vaula

Anemones are similar but more simple and very sweet.

Photo by Flickrolf

I'm not sure what this flower is, but it's lovely. (I can see that I definitely do have a specific taste in flowers!) I think it must be a poppy or a relative, since the buds are similar. This photo is fantastic, too-- it looks like a snapshot from the seventies.

Photo by John Hann

Daffodils will be in season in autumn, and they're lovely. They might be a bit too structured for what I'm envisioning, though.

Photo by wolfgang.wedenig-wuschL

And I honestly do love the idea of carrying daisies on my wedding day. Unpretentious, pretty and low-maintenance!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


I Hate Planning My Wedding is perhaps my very favourite wedding blog of all. In fact, I have been meaning to write about it for a while now. I don't have time now, though, because Engaged & Enraged (the hilarious author of this blog) has tagged me to tell 7 facts about myself!

The rules:

1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.

2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.

3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by including links to their blog.

4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog!

Okay, here it goes. What have I still not told the internet about?

1. One of the things that makes me feel most calm and happy is sitting outside, holding my rabbit on my lap and stroking his back.

2. I think glasses are fantastic accessories and kind of wish I needed them.

3. I would rather read than do almost anything, including go to parties and go shopping.

4. I constantly worry that people hate me, because I'm loud and annoying and obnoxious, but I'm not sure how to be any other way. Also, I tend to worry about this after the fact, not at the time, when I could actually do something (ie shut up).

5. My favourite kind of lollies are the chalky, pastel ones like the kind they use to make candy bracelets and lovehearts. In fact, I'm not allowed to buy bags of them because I sit and obsessively eat them until I get a sugar headache! I also have a bit of an addiction to popping candy, but that's not so bad because it takes me 20 minutes to slowly eat a little bag and they only have about 3 grams of sugar (plus something worryingly called 'propellant').

6. My ideal job is writing and illustrating comics and children's books. My ideal job which I might actually be able to make a living from is working in a museum.

7. I love aquariums so much that going to them is almost like a spiritual experience for me. My favourites are the giant sea-turtles, the cuttlefish, and the rays.

Thanks, E&E! Hmm, I don't know that I can find 7 people who haven't done this yet... how about 6?

The Confusions of Hogsandwich

Another One Bites the Dust

Jo Emmons




Second image by Dawn Endico on Flickr; third image by Amarand Agasi on Flickr; others by me.