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posted by [personal profile] corbeau at 11:09am on 10/11/2009 under , ,
I'm married.

It's very weird to say that. I'm married. I'm now Mrs. Burton. It's very strange. I still write Reel on everything.

The wedding was amazing though much of it was a blur. I was fine until 5 seconds before we walked down the aisle and then I got SUPER NERVOUS. Ad's friend Cliff sang Our Song - "Tomorrow in Her Eyes" by Ron Sexsmith for us. Cliff has a fantastic voice. He did a beautiful job singing for us. My in-laws were amazing. They did so much to make our day special. We had a lot of people come in costume too. Julia's boyfriend Keifer came as the Burger King but thankfully did NOT wear the mask. He just wore a crown and scepter. This is a good thing as the Burger King totally freaks me out. I have no idea why he just does.

I have pictures but they are on a DVD-R and our computers at work do not have DVD drives so... I have to upload them at home. There are a few pictures on Facebook that my Aunt and sister took.

We took last week off and went down to Seabrooke Island which is about 45 minutes outside of Charleston, SC. It was lovely. Adam's brother has a condo down there and they let us borrow it for the week. We only stayed until Thursday but it was nice. We went into Charleston twice and walked around the Market and the other little shops. We didn't have to feel bad about what we ate because we walked it all off!! It was a great week though. Nice and quiet. Exactly what we needed.

Just checked Facebook and realized I've been invited to a Little Black Dress party by the local radio station. Performers? Push Play (I don't care about them) and JASON CASTRO! The American Idol contestant I adored! I heard his new song and liked it a lot. I'd love to see him in concert. Of course, it's on a Thursday. I work til 9 on Thursdays. Maybe I can get someone to switch with me. I hope so. I'd really like to go.

The apartment complex where we live is raising our rent again so we've decided we're going to start looking for a house... SOON. I've been wanting to get out of that place for awhile. There's a 4 bedroom that's not too expensive in a decent neighborhood. We really need to go look at it. And there's another really pretty one but I don't think Adam likes it very much but I love it. We really really need to go look at that one so he can fall in love with it too.

I am starving. It needs to be lunchtime now.

Well, I should probably be off now. I need to get a few things done before I leave the front desk. I hope you are all doing fantastic! *hugs all around* *loves*

Now, where did I put that School Library Journal?
Music:: That Macy Gray song. You know the one.
Mood:: 'happy' happy
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posted by [personal profile] corbeau at 03:00pm on 15/10/2009 under , ,
Hiya! I just purchased a paid account. You know what that means? You guys are going to start seeing a lot more of me. Why? Cos I'm not wasting that money! I'm going to start posting regularly again! Yahoo!!

Can you believe it's Two Weeks until the wedding? I CAN'T! I'm not freaking out though. Not really. I mean, I'm nervous. But it's ok. Everything is done except for ... well, Adam's tux isn't here. It's on its way though. Um, not sure about his vest. We were going to take pictures on the 24th at the local gardens (Hopeland Gardens - it's soooo pretty there. Not that it's not pretty where we're getting married. But Hopelands has some great locations for picture taking.) but that's not looking likely as, even if his tux arrives next week, there's no way it will be altered in time for pictures on the 24th. *grumblebuns*

My dress is here. It is absolutely beautiful and gorgeous and everything I'd hoped it would be. My shoes arrived on Tuesday and I LOVE THEM SO MUCH. I can't wait to wear them. I'd wear them before the big day but I don't want to jinx anything and... you know... spill something on them. As I know I would. Because that's just the way my life works. When I bought my car, Squishy, brand new - next day someone dinged it with their stupid car door. Bought a new t-shirt - spilled something on it. You know. BAD LUCK. So right now my shoes are in their box in the closet. I have a FANTASTICAL necklace that [livejournal.com profile] bluejbird made for me! It's SO PRETTY. OMG. I love it. Caterer is hired. Cake is being made. Everything will be faboo. I'm sure.

I just worry. :P

It's what I do.

I am SO ready for dinner. Ugh. That corndog I had for lunch did NOT last long at all.

SOOOOOOO, Fall TV is here. What am I watching? Honestly? Not much. Mondays I watch HIMYM and TIVO Heroes. I know, I know. I can't help it. I watch for HRG and Sylar. Well, and now I watch for Robert Knepper too. It's funny watching Heroes, and I talked about this with Ad the other day, because it's so UNEVEN. Jack Coleman, Zachary Quinto, and Robert Knepper can act circles around most of the other cast. There's this big rumour going around that the show is going to lose a HUGE CAST MEMBER on Monday's episode and watching the previews I think I know who it is and couldn't possibly care less. I won't miss his side talking at all. If it is who they make it out to be in the previews. If it's the other character - I will no longer watch this show.

HIMYM has been great. LOVED the Marshall/Nuno Bettancourt duet on Monday's episode. TOO FUNNY. And I love love love love LOVE CASTLE! If you are not watching this show, WHY NOT? Fillion is at his snarky and lovable best. AND rumour has it that Cap'n Tightpants will be dressing up as Cap'n Tightpants in the Halloween episode. Wouldn't that be fabulous?!?!? It is soothing the hole in my heart that longs for Chuck. Good news though - NBC is considering moving the Chuck premiere up! I hope they do! I need some Buy More in my life!

The rest of the week is rather dull. Tuesdays are usually reserved for catching up with Heroes. Wednesday is Top Chef. Thursdays... well Thursdays is Vampire Diaries and I know I know. It's goofy. And cliched. And you have no idea how much I kick myself that I get so excited about watching my TIVO'd episode when I get home on Thursday evenings. I read those books a frillion times when I was in High School. Ian Somerhalder has Damon DOWN. He's great. And I hated him on LOST. So that's saying something.

Ok. Sooooooo... I should go now.

:)

I shall leave you with David Tennant. Because I CAN! :) Muhahahahaha!!

I know. I'm obsessed. Don't judge me. David Tennant <3 )
Mood:: 'loved' loved
Music:: Macho Man - The Village People
corbeau: (DW The Doctor Likes It)
posted by [personal profile] corbeau at 11:26am on 15/09/2009 under ,
Because I have to get this down somewhere.

I wanted a super super small wedding with just... immediate family. My sisters and their significant others. Adam's brother and his family. Ad's parents. My aunts and Granny. Ad's best friend and my best friend.

It would have been about 20 people and that would have been that.

Now it's approaching 65 people and it's ... just stressing me a little. I know, I know. It's a good thing. It's a wedding. It will be great and something I will remember forever. But it still would have been great and something I would remember forever if it had only been immediate family.

My dress has been ordered. It's not here yet. It's coming from the U.K. and I'm panicked that it won't get here in time. She apparently mailed it on the 7th but she was supposed to send me confirmation and never did. I emailed her last week to make sure and she still hasn't emailed me back so ... I sent another email today. I don't want to be a bother but this is a big deal. I do NOT have a back-up dress. If I don't get this dress I guess I will have to wear my costume from last year and I don't want that as my wedding dress.

[livejournal.com profile] bluejbird is making me a necklace to wear with my dress. I am so happy that she's doing it. Her jewelry is so lovely!

I ordered the cake topper on Friday and then got notification on Sunday that it wouldn't be in stock until after Halloween so had to order a different one for a replacement. It's not the one I want but what can you do? They're the only company that sells the dancing skeleton couple that I can find. But it's ok. The one I got to replace is pretty too, it's just not the one I wanted.

Catering has been locked in. There will be a lot of food.

Cake has been decided on. My friend Jodie is making it. It will be a topsy-turvy chocolate cake with dark purple icing, black gum paste roses and spiders. I can't wait to see what it looks like.

I finally got my engagement ring. It's gorgeous. Seriously. I keep staring at my hand. SO PRETTY. I tried to take pictures but my ring is so awesomely sparkly that they're all blurry. Either that or I can't hold my hand still enough to take the picture. I'll try to get one sometime this week and post it here.

I'M SO NERVOUS YOU HAVE NO IDEA.

I'm not nervous about marrying Ad. I have no qualms. He's it. He's the one. I can't stand being away from him. Everyone asks how we can work together and then go home to each other every night. We just do it. I'm sure he gets aggravated with me and vice versa but we've never gone to sleep angry with one another. It'll be four years we've been together in November. I'm so lucky.

I'm nervous about the crowd of people. Of trying to introduce all these people that have never met. Of making sure that everyone is having a good time. Of... everything. I really do wish we had just eloped. I know I always said I wanted a Halloween wedding and I know it will end up being fun, but right now I'm just... so very nervous.

Welllllllll... I should go now. There's not much else to talk about.

I leave you with David Tennant. Because I CAN!I think I have an unhealthy obsession with this man. )

Annnnnd I'm gone now!

*massive hugs all around* *loves*
location: United States, South Carolina, Aiken
Mood:: 'happy' happy
Music:: Moonlight Sonata
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posted by [personal profile] corbeau at 05:47pm on 11/07/2009 under
So, I'm sitting here listening to a little big of Jason Mraz on my ITunes because I'm not feeling very happy and Jason tends to stop that. Jason tends to take my frown and turn it upside down as cliched as that it, it's true. So I thought - "You know Renee, it's been forever since you've shared any music on your LJ." Of course, it's been forever since I've posted anything of substance on my LJ and so I thought, now's the perfect time. Adam's at the hospital with his father (his father has Pancreatitis and has been in the hospital since Tuesday but is doing much better today.) and Julia is at Target with Keifer, so I'm all by myself. And Jason still hasn't lifted that sadness/unhappy feeling that I have so I'm going to censor myself right now and just get on with the music.

So, I've had these songs stuck in my head for a while. I'm not really as in love with Jason's most recent album as I am with Waiting for My Rocket to Come or Mr. A-Z, but it's growing on me. Three songs from We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things

Make it Mine
Lucky feat/ Colbie Callait
The Dynamo of Volition

And my favorites from his first album, Waiting for My Rocket To Come

Sleep All Day
Too Much Food
Too Much Shelter

And three more from Mr. A-Z

Did you Get My Message which I believe features Rachel Yamagata sharing vocal duty.
Plane
The Forecast

And last but not least, one from his live album Tonight, Not Again

The title song!

So, I hope if you haven't ever really heard any of Mr. A-Z's music you might download some of this and try it out.

Hope you're all having a great weekend!

*massive hugs*
Mood:: 'pissy' pissy
corbeau: (Dread Pirate Roberts and Princess Butter)
posted by [personal profile] corbeau at 04:23pm on 01/06/2009
Is it June already? How is this possible?!?!

Yesterday was my birthday. For my birthday, I dyed my hair blonde. Celebrated on Saturday evening with a visit to Travinia's, a new Italian joint, avec the future in-laws. Both were very kind about my new look. I'm still... unsure. I'll post a pic Here ) but I'll cut it so you can decide whether you want to see it or not.

So, my BIG BIG BIG birthday present - Adam bought me tickets to see Counting Crows in August when they are going to be at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach. Now, see the big deal about this is the Crash the Barricade thing that HOB does - they allow you to come in early, give you food, then you get first pick of seats. Because of that, last time Live came to HOB I was second row. Oh. My. God. Seriously?!?! I might be that close to Adam Duritz? The man I worshipped since 1994?!?!? I might die. No really. I was pretty far from the stage in Charlotte last summer and I still amost had a conniption fit. I can't imagine being that close. I just hope that Teresa has her baby before that day! She's due on August 18th and the concert is on August 20th! C'mon baby Ethan! You have to get here when you're due!! Not just for Mama's sake, but for Auntie Nay-Nay's sake too!

Yesterday I spent most of the morning vegetating, watching Devin play The Force Unleashed on the PS2 and helping him find crystals for his lightsabers. I got on a kick to go to the mall and look at the Play N Trade for Nintendo games as I've been searching for Super Mario Bros. 2 for a long time. (Anybody got a copy they don't want anymore? I'll pay for shipping!!) I did NOT find SMB2 but I did find a copy of the Original SMB with Duck Hunt AND I found a Zapper for Duck Hunt as well. Boy, does THAT bring back memories. Anyway, Ad's parents gave me $30 for my birthday and I had to blow that as well and I bought a copy of Rock Band 2. Played it a little yesterday, but on Guitar and I really only have fun playing that when I'm playing the drums. I just didn't feel like dragging them out yesterday. I might do it tonight. :)

We went to Ferrando's Pizzeria for dinner and it was awesome and then we went back to my sister Teresa's for cake which was AMAZINGLY YUMMY even though I thought I was going to die from the amount of cheese I ate at Ferrando's.

Today it's back to work. Summer Reading starts in just a week. It's hard to believe. It should be a fun summer though as I'm trying to motivate the teens by letting them dye my hair one of three funky colors (Manic Panic's Shocking Blue, Hot Hot Pink, or Purple Haze). So I'll have two very different hair colors this summer! Well, maybe. If the teens read over 100,000 pages. Should be fairly easy though. A LOT of them will be reading Twilight.

My toes hurt.

*sigh*

Is it 6 p.m. yet?

So, how awesome does the Harry Potter trailer look?!?! I can't WAIT! I've been trying to convince Ad to take me to see Star Trek but he really doesn't like Zachary Quinto as Spock at all. Poor Ad. It's cos I make him watch Heroes. Now all he can see is Sylar.

Watched the first of the last three remaining episodes of Pushing Daisies on Saturday evening. *sniff* It's sad. I do hope they can wrap it up ok. I would hate for them to leave it at a Cliffhanger! I did like seeing David Arquette's Randy Mann again. He's so cute with Olive. I'd forgotten just how adorable Lee Pace is.

Man, now that all the good shows are off TV is an absolute wasteland! I can't wait for Top Chef Masters to start. Ooh and The ... Um... something or other... with James Purefoy in it. I <3 him. I hope the show's not a piece of crap. I'm thinking I might try The Listener as well, but I'm not sure. I might try the first episode and if I hate it, no harm done.

Ad put True Blood on his Netflix for me so we can try that. I did NOT like the books at all though, so I'm not sure whether I'll enjoy the TV series or not. I know that some of you are big fans but I just... could NOT get into them at all.

Sooooo, really.... is it 6 p.m. yet?

Another hour? Damn.

Well, I suppose I should get some work done. Or ... maybe I should read some of Moon Called by Patricia Briggs. Oh, who are we kidding. I'm on Ref Desk, covering for staff that's out. I'll probably read since there's not a big demand for anything other than phone calls today. *knock on wood*

Hope you're all doing well! *hugs all around*

I keep saying I'm going to be better about posting here and I'm really going to try.
Music:: Another Horsedreamer's Blues - Counting Crows
Mood:: 'chipper' chipper
corbeau: (Dread Pirate Roberts and his successor)
posted by [personal profile] corbeau at 05:44pm on 01/05/2009 under , , ,
I was working on what I'm doing this summer for our Teen craft days and I came across the site CubeeCraft. While perusing their Pop Culture papercraft stuffs I came across these. And I had to make them.

Please ignore the dust bunnies and loose staples in the background. My desk is dirty.

:P

Inigo and the Dread Pirate Roberts

I'd sooner destroy a work of art!

Just thought I'd share.

Hope everyone's doing well. *hugs all around*

Have a great weekend!
Mood:: 'bouncy' bouncy
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posted by [personal profile] corbeau at 07:12pm on 09/04/2009 under
Stole this from [livejournal.com profile] outoftime

When you see this, post another Buffy quote in your LJ. Let's see how long this can go on.

WESLEY: Mr. Giles. I'd like your opinion. While the last thing I want to do is muddle bad behavior in front of impressionable youth, I wonder if asking Miss Chase to dance would...

GILES: For God's sake, man, she's eighteen. And you have the emotional maturity of a blueberry scone. Just have at it, would you, and stop fluttering about.

WESLEY: Right, then. Thanks for that.

And I couldn't stop there:

Spike: How long am I going to live once I tell you?

Giles: Look, look, Spike — we have no intention of killing a harmless.. uh, creature.. but we have to know what's been done to you. We can't let you go until we're sure that you're .. impotent —

Spike: Hey!

Giles: Sorry, poor choice of words. Until we're sure you're, you're..

Buffy: Flaccid?

Spike: You are one step away, missy.

Buffy: Giles, help! He's going to scold me.
Mood:: 'content' content
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posted by [personal profile] corbeau at 02:50pm on 24/03/2009 under ,
It went a little something like this:

1. Pick 15 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDB and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
5. NO cheating, if you don't know any of them then that's just too bad.

1. Your Mom kind of freaked me out. - No one got this one. It was Russell from Almost Famous
2. I have sworn with my life's blood, none shall pass this way without my permission! - Yay [livejournal.com profile] heartstillatwar and [livejournal.com profile] bluejbird - This was Sir Didymus in Labyrinth
3. If his brain's ran down, how can he talk? Ok, so Bexxy didn't get the title, but she knew it was the Oz movie with Fairuza Balk. The Return to Oz
4. Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while. [livejournal.com profile] spectralbovine and [livejournal.com profile] heartstillatwar got this one! The Princess Bride
5. Highly sexed young men living on farms are always called Seth or Reuben. - No one guessed this one. Cold Comfort Farm
6. Impress her with your rapier wit. [livejournal.com profile] heartstillatwar got this one! Beauty and the Beast
7. That's a piecrust promise. Easily made, easily broken. [livejournal.com profile] heartstillatwar, [livejournal.com profile] bluejbird, and [livejournal.com profile] zephyrofgod all got this one! Mary Poppins!
8. Oh I love living vicariously through the pain and suffering of others. No one guessed this one either. It's from the lovely little movie called Waitress
9. Without you, today's emotions would be the scurf of yesterday's. [livejournal.com profile] zephyrofgod got this one! It's Amelie!
10. You sit on a throne of lies. [livejournal.com profile] spectralbovine guessed it! It's Elf
11. Winter, summer, spring or fall, As long as you were born at all, Mister, you're my dish. - A line from one of Gene Kelly's movies - Take Me Out to the Ballgame
12. Aaah, that's the old redhead. No bitterness, no recrimination, just a good swift left to the jaw. [livejournal.com profile] heartstillatwar got this one! The Philadelphia Story - one of my favorites ever. Cary Grant just melts my heart every time.
13. Looks to me like you're on the wrong side of the river! [livejournal.com profile] heartstillatwar and [livejournal.com profile] bluejbird got this one! It's from The Mummy and is one I quoted to Julia all the time when the movie first came out!
14. Of course you know him. All you bastards know each other. [livejournal.com profile] heartstillatwar got it! It's from French Kiss with Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline. I love that movie.
15. I feel like I'm Han Solo, and you're Chewie, and she's Ben Kenobi, and we're in that fucked-up bar. Lastly, [livejournal.com profile] spectralbovine guessed it correctically! It's from Dogma.

Thanks to everyone for playing! *massive hugs all around*
Music:: It's Fate, Baby, It's Fate
Mood:: 'calm' calm
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posted by [personal profile] corbeau at 07:35pm on 23/03/2009 under
1. Pick 15 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDB and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
5. NO cheating, if you don't know any of them then that's just too bad.
6. You DON'T have to be tagged in the note to play.

I have italicized those that someone has guessed correctly.

1. Your Mom kind of freaked me out.
2. I have sworn with my life's blood, none shall pass this way without my permission!
3. If his brain's ran down, how can he talk?
4. Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.
5. Highly sexed young men living on farms are always called Seth or Reuben.
6. Impress her with your rapier wit.
7. That's a piecrust promise. Easily made, easily broken.
8. Oh I love living vicariously through the pain and suffering of others.
9. Without you, today's emotions would be the scurf of yesterday's.
10. You sit on a throne of lies.
11. Winter, summer, spring or fall, As long as you were born at all, Mister, you're my dish.
12. Aaah, that's the old redhead. No bitterness, no recrimination, just a good swift left to the jaw.
13. Looks to me like you're on the wrong side of the river!
14. Of course you know him. All you bastards know each other.
15. I feel like I'm Han Solo, and you're Chewie, and she's Ben Kenobi, and we're in that fucked-up bar.

Comments are screened. I will post answers tomorrow. Good Luck!
Mood:: 'okay' okay
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posted by [personal profile] corbeau at 09:32pm on 21/03/2009 under , ,
So. I don't watch BSG. Never have. Probably never will unless by some chance I can convince Adam to watch it with me and he's steadfast in his shunning of that show. So, yeah. Sorry for now squeeing/commiserating with you.

Had a super bad dream last night and ended up writing a 4:30 a.m. entry here on LJ. Probably shouldn't have. But I did.

Slept very very little. I am so sleepy right now I can barely keep my head up.

Julia is in the room with her boyfriend and his puppy. Puppy has peed on my bed so I can't go to sleep until the sheets are dry. He also just peed under the futon. Am not happy.

I want something sweet but do not have anything.

Called my Grandfather I haven't spoken to since... god, who knows? Asked him if he could get me a copy of some old videotapes of my Mom and Teresa and I and Julia too (in the hospital room after she was born). He said he's going to try and get it to me this week on DVD. I hope he can. I need to hear my Mom's voice again.

God I'm just brokenhearted today. It's been a miserable day emotionally.

Watching Return of the Jedi. Should probably put something happy-go-lucky in but I'm not in the mood. I'm actually kind of in the mood for Gilmore Girls. I might hunt down my DVDs and watch a few episodes before sleep.

*hugs all around* Hope you're all doing well.
Mood:: 'sad' sad

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