Ben Folds, “The Luckiest”

When Christina was getting ready for her wedding with all of us, one of the bridesmaids was playing DJ with the iPhones in the room, of which there were three. Christina said she wanted to hear Ben Folds’ “The Luckiest,” but no one had it. I asked the bridesmaid, Mary, to swap out my ipod for hers and while a patient woman did my make up I downloaded the song on iTunes. Mary came back over for it and played the song.

“You found it,” said Christina, happily. I smiled.

I knew I’d heard it before, probably in college or on Pandora, and I didn’t really listen to it then when we were getting ready, but I recognized it when I heard it again that night; it was Christina and B.C.’s first dance as a couple at the reception. I knew then why she had wanted to hear it.

I’ve listened to it several times since then and I seriously have a hard time hearing it without tearing up. It’s perfect. It’s their song.

I don’t get many things right the first time
In fact, I am told that a lot
Now I know all the wrong turns, the stumbles and falls
Brought me here

And where was I before the day
That I first saw your lovely face?
Now I see it everyday
And I know

That I am
I am
I am
The luckiest

What if I’d been born fifty years before you
In a house on a street where you lived?
Maybe I’d be outside as you passed on your bike
Would I know?

And in a white sea of eyes
I see one pair that I recognize
And I know

That I am
I am
I am
The luckiest

I love you more than I have ever found a way to say to you

Next door there’s an old man who lived to his nineties
And one day passed away in his sleep
And his wife; she stayed for a couple of days
And passed away

I’m sorry, I know that’s a strange way to tell you that I know we belong
That I know

That I am
I am
I am
The luckiest

A late weigh-in

I forgot to weigh in Friday, but there’s not much change from then to today. At the moment I am sitting at about 12 pounds lost. So, no loss last week, but luckily I didn’t gain too much either, which is amazing, since I went crraazzzy over the weekend. As in, order take out from Insomnia Cookies AND Eggfast crazy. Yeah.

I start week three of Couch to 5k this week. I had to re-do Week 2 after doing that weird thing to my back. From what I have read, appropriate running shoes will likely solve that problem. I was going to buy a pair over the weekend but it didn’t work out. Instead, this weekend/yesterday I spent a lot of time with Brandon around the house. We went to a game night on Saturday with some of our Xenos friends and played this hilarious game called Telephone Pictionary or something. You write a phrase and pass it to the person next to you. Then they draw a picture illustrating your phrase and pass it down. The next person writes a phrase interpreting the picture, and this goes on until everyone’s had a hand in everyone else’s original phrase. Just try it, it’s hysterical.

Yesterday, after a visit with my family at Owen and Jamie’s place, I went to David’s Bridal for the first time in my life to try on a bridesmaid dress for Christina’s wedding. That place is nothing but dresses and mirrors. I actually couldn’t find Christina at first because I got so turned around in there. While we waited it was fun watching women try on wedding dresses and making catty remarks under our breath. Okay, maybe that was just me. Some of them looked so beautiful though, and I wanted to tell them, yes! Get that one, my God.

Last night Christina sent out a front-and-back page newsletter to the bridal party with information about how to order our dresses, where/when the wedding and reception are, a “Meet the other bridesmaids” piece (with pictures!) and stuff like that. I didn’t know she had such a talent for graphic design and layout! It was done in the wedding colors, which is nice, because now I can keep an eye out for stuff in that particular shade of pink or yellow.

Woo hoo!

Over the holidays, a couple of very awesome people agreed to marry each other. B.C. (see under “The Usual Suspects”) popped the question to my former roomie and college buddy Christina. On a cruise! She was blindsided. The story sounded very exciting and the way they told their family adorable: They gift wrapped the frame seen below for their respective families to open at Christmas.

This scrapbooking extraordinaire already has her Save The Date (STD) cards taken care of

I met up with the bride-to-be after work last night to hear all about the planning thus far, and she asked me to be a bridesmaid. I’m pretty excited to get to be a part of their big day. Not to mention the dress that comes along with the whole package is super cute. Last night I thanked Christina for not putting us in hideous dresses, as brides are sometimes wont to do.

Congrats to B.C. and Christina! Let the count down begin.