Wedding Planning: The registry

As someone who can't always take compliments well and shies away from attention she didn't deliberately bring on herself in the moment, the most awkward time of wedding planning has come: making the registry. Or, as my brain calls it: asking people to give me stuff. Cory and I feel the same way about this, …

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‘But the greatest of these is love.’

I've never been fully pro- or fully anti-Valentine's Day. Some people have strong opinions either way, but I've simply used the day as an excuse to enjoy myself with friends or a significant other. The core purpose, for me, is that love be exchanged. I don't beg for a $200 dinner, two dozen roses or a …

On perfection

Anyone else have those things as a kid you assumed you'd grow out of when you became an adult, but found out as an adult that you don't grow out of something unless you actively work on growing? Maybe that's confusing. I'll give some examples. Two o'clock in the afternoon: I'm not afraid of the …

Lego Love

From about 1994 to 2005, a simple, plastic table with four quadrants of Lego bases serving as a tabletop welcomed me into my bedroom. After homework, I got busy building, narrating each story I concocted acted out by Lego people. When I was about 15 years old, I decided it was time for the mostly …