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Who's around?

And what are you doing?

And does anybody want to KUI with me?

FI left town today and I won't see him for 10 days.  And I found out today that at least three of my 5 bridesmaids won't be able to go to my bridal shower.  And I didn't even want a bridal shower in the first place.  And I hate registering for gifts.  And I have cramps because Aunt Flo randomly decided to show up, a week early, in the middle of my 20-mile bike ride today.  So I'm stifling my lonely, indulgent self-pity with chocolate cupcakes and I want some companionship.
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    I'm here.  I haz wine.  Let's party!
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    Woot!  I'm here.  KUI, natch. 

    That sucks about Aunt Flo and your BMs.  And that you won't see FI for 10 days.

    My FI is also OOT.  He's geese hunting in Iowa with some work contacts.  Lucky bastard gets to go hunting (something he LOVES) at his company's expense.  Nah, I'm happy for him.  :)
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    Watching the History Channel because my son had it on and I'm too lazy to change the channel since he went to bed.

    what the heck does KUI mean?
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    I am kind of around. Technology hates me today. Facebook has been weird. My internet has been slow. And a show I recorded on the DVR is being screwy. I just tried watching it and I got 15 minutes into it and then it skips to the 53 minute mark. It shows that the whole thing is recorded but just won't go to that in between area. Grrr.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_whos-around-5?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:136Discussion:79379be9-65b9-47c5-b381-50bef62c720aPost:2cf95aa6-84ca-4f4f-b762-b2ae29b03d2c">Re: Who's around?</a>:
    [QUOTE]I'm here.  <strong>I haz wine</strong>.  Let's party!
    Posted by loves2shop4shoes[/QUOTE]

    Ditto.
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    KUI = Knotting Under the Influence.

    FI and I are watching the Parent Trap.  We had a very good, calm conversation about the mood problem.  I'm feeling somewhat better now, thank God.
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    I don't have wine, but I have peach vodka and Crystal light.  Close enough?
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    Yaga - it's not Army stuff.  He's in DC for the rest of this week for a future doctor thing (I don't really know all the details, but he's going to meet congressmen and talk about medical issues in this country) then he's going skiing with some friends for Spring Break next week.  He's flying straight from DC to Colorado, so yeah, 10 days with no FI.  :(
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_whos-around-5?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:79379be9-65b9-47c5-b381-50bef62c720aPost:381d0495-0533-4484-b3b8-1ec0a1708773">Re: Who's around?</a>:
    [QUOTE]I don't have wine, but I have peach vodka and Crystal light.  Close enough?
    Posted by Elle1036[/QUOTE]

    Not gunna lie, that sounds even better than wine.  YUM!

    Elle, I siriusly hope you have a BOB to help tide you over.  10 days?!  Sheesh!
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_whos-around-5?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:136Discussion:79379be9-65b9-47c5-b381-50bef62c720aPost:c2a87000-52a3-49dd-9a76-ac9391b04535">Re: Who's around?</a>:
    [QUOTE]<strong>KUI = Knotting Under the Influence</strong>. FI and I are watching the Parent Trap.  We had a very good, calm conversation about the mood problem.  I'm feeling somewhat better now, thank God.
    Posted by loves2shop4shoes[/QUOTE]

    Thank you.  Cough Syrup with Codine...that's as far as my being under the influence goes.

    Waiting patiently for 10pm and Revenge....
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_whos-around-5?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:79379be9-65b9-47c5-b381-50bef62c720aPost:86141164-37f7-45db-a4d5-f9a6aba79165">Re: Who's around?</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Who's around? : Not gunna lie, that sounds even better than wine.  YUM! Elle, I siriusly hope you have a BOB to help tide you over.  10 days?!  Sheesh!
    Posted by loves2shop4shoes[/QUOTE]

    hehehe.  It's not the lack of sex that will make the next 10 days difficult, but some quality BOB time never hurts...
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_whos-around-5?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:79379be9-65b9-47c5-b381-50bef62c720aPost:66796457-32fa-4f61-afcb-069b5c619d1e">Re: Who's around?</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Who's around? : hehehe.  It's not the lack of sex that will make the next 10 days difficult, but some quality BOB time never hurts...
    Posted by Elle1036[/QUOTE]

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    I need some advice.

    My MOH asked me if I wanted to have a bridal shower.  I said no because people are scattered everywhere throughout the country and I didn't want people to travel for a shower.  So, then she suggested we have a bridal lunch the day before.  I said I thought that'd be a great idea.

    Then FI's aunt emailed me that she wanted to look for a place to have a girls' lunch the day before the wedding when she visits us at the end of the month.  I told her that my MOH was planning something, but that I'm sure she'd like some help.  So I put the two of them in touch.

    My problem is that I just realized that a bridal luncheon is supposed to be hosted by the bride.  My MOH doesn't like to talk about money, so I don't know how to approach her to say "I messed up, how do you want me to be involved" etc. 

    Now that I'm writing this, I don't know if my MOH meant a lunch with just me and the BMs, but since she was saying let's do this instead of a bridal shower, I assumed we would invite the other female family members.  She hasn't said anything about it and sounded excited for FI's aunt to help.

    Any suggestions?  What would you have thought?  What would you do/say to the MOH to make sure she knows you don't expect her to pay for this?
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    Oh gosh...what's a bridal luncheon? I'm so screwed...I still have so much to learn! LOL.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_whos-around-5?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:79379be9-65b9-47c5-b381-50bef62c720aPost:5925e1b0-f8d3-4ba4-81a7-5ffd573944ee">Re: Who's around?</a>:
    [QUOTE]Is this the longest you've been apart since living together?  Ever?  FI and I were long distance for 2 years and it's taken us a long time to be okay with spending time apart (more me than him).  Now I don't really care what he's up to, but in the beginning I would get really needy if he wanted to go out more than once a week (happy hour or to hang out with his friends).   It helps that I'm too busy to care right now.  I'd rather he be out of the house when I'm stressed out.   Is it hard living with someone going through medical school?  
    Posted by yaga13[/QUOTE]

    We had to do a year of long distance from July 2010 to June 2011 while he did his masters program, and that was after several years of living together.  I think the longest we've ever gone without seeing each other was almost 4 weeks, and that was when he was just getting settled into that program.  After that, we managed to see each other about every other weekend.

    This is, however, the longest we've been apart since we moved to Mississippi, and I don't have many friends here, so that makes it harder.

    The med school thing hasn't been hard on me... not yet, at least.  I see a lot more of him than I thought I would, so that's good.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_whos-around-5?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:79379be9-65b9-47c5-b381-50bef62c720aPost:d2925a68-8331-4ecc-92b8-2a60fdd2b347">Re: Who's around?</a>:
    [QUOTE]I need some advice. My MOH asked me if I wanted to have a bridal shower.  I said no because people are scattered everywhere throughout the country and I didn't want people to travel for a shower.  So, then she suggested we have a bridal lunch the day before.  I said I thought that'd be a great idea. Then FI's aunt emailed me that she wanted to look for a place to have a girls' lunch the day before the wedding when she visits us at the end of the month.  I told her that my MOH was planning something, but that I'm sure she'd like some help.  So I put the two of them in touch. My problem is that I just realized that a bridal luncheon is supposed to be hosted by the bride.  My MOH doesn't like to talk about money, so I don't know how to approach her to say "I messed up, how do you want me to be involved" etc.  Now that I'm writing this, I don't know if my MOH meant a lunch with just me and the BMs, but since she was saying let's do this instead of a bridal shower, I assumed we would invite the other female family members.  She hasn't said anything about it and sounded excited for FI's aunt to help. Any suggestions?  What would you have thought?  What would you do/say to the MOH to make sure she knows you don't expect her to pay for this?
    Posted by SKP82[/QUOTE]

    I'd just be frank with her and tell her exactly what you just told us.
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    [QUOTE]Oh gosh...what's a bridal luncheon? I'm so screwed...I still have so much to learn! LOL.
    Posted by lunarsongbird[/QUOTE]

    Me too. I've heard of this but never knew what it meant. <img src="http://cdn.cl9.vanillaforums.com/downloaded/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-undecided.gif" border="0" alt="Undecided" title="Undecided" />
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    I'm here! My class for tonight was cancelled :)


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    [QUOTE]I need some advice. My MOH asked me if I wanted to have a bridal shower.  I said no because people are scattered everywhere throughout the country and I didn't want people to travel for a shower.  So, then she suggested we have a bridal lunch the day before.  I said I thought that'd be a great idea. Then FI's aunt emailed me that she wanted to look for a place to have a girls' lunch the day before the wedding when she visits us at the end of the month.  I told her that my MOH was planning something, but that I'm sure she'd like some help.  So I put the two of them in touch. My problem is that I just realized that a bridal luncheon is supposed to be hosted by the bride.  My MOH doesn't like to talk about money, so I don't know how to approach her to say "I messed up, how do you want me to be involved" etc.  Now that I'm writing this, I don't know if my MOH meant a lunch with just me and the BMs, but since she was saying let's do this instead of a bridal shower, I assumed we would invite the other female family members.  She hasn't said anything about it and sounded excited for FI's aunt to help. Any suggestions?  What would you have thought?  What would you do/say to the MOH to make sure she knows you don't expect her to pay for this?
    Posted by SKP82[/QUOTE]

    I would have assumed the same thing you did about the luncheon being kind of a substitute shower.  Also, I didn't know the bride hosted the luncheon.  Every one I've been to (all both of them, lol) has been hosted by a family member of the bride.

    Gosh...  I don't know what you should do or say.  Maybe just send her a message saying basically what you just told us?
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_whos-around-5?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:136Discussion:79379be9-65b9-47c5-b381-50bef62c720aPost:e92d86cd-b36b-486f-a0ab-c8e1bf8393f6">Re: Who's around?</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Who's around? : I'd just be frank with her and tell her exactly what you just told us.
    Posted by loves2shop4shoes[/QUOTE]

    Good point.  :)
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    Would love to be kui. Trying to convince B to act like a teen and sneak over while I baby sit my nieces and nephew
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    I don't really mind with FI goes OOT, though 10 days would be a bit much.

    We were also long distance for 5 years.  During 4 years of our relationship, we would only see each other about once every 4 months (except when he was "in theatre" and we went 8 months without seeing each other).

    I definitely miss him when he's gone, but I also enjoy the time to myself.
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    edited March 2012
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_whos-around-5?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:136Discussion:79379be9-65b9-47c5-b381-50bef62c720aPost:7140d2bb-9d72-41ce-8e04-bcb4712f2e89">Re: Who's around?</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Who's around? : Thank you.  Cough Syrup with <strong>Codine</strong>...that's as far as my being under the influence goes. Waiting patiently for 10pm and Revenge....
    Posted by LoveBug82510[/QUOTE]

    Why are you cough syrup with codine?
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    I won't lie; I enjoy the time to myself when FI is out of town.  He has "drill weekends" once a month and is gone then, but that's about all I need.

    It would be easier if I were in Houston with my friends.  My biggest problem is just that I don't like being bored.
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    [QUOTE]Would love to be kui. Trying to convince B to act like a teen and sneak over while I baby sit my nieces and nephew
    Posted by meamolly[/QUOTE]

    You need to update your blog. ;) Is J totally out of the picture now?
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_whos-around-5?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:136Discussion:79379be9-65b9-47c5-b381-50bef62c720aPost:ae5c3009-e712-4532-97ec-5040858ffcff">Re: Who's around?</a>:
    [QUOTE]SKP - I agree with Elle and Shoes.  You should just tell her what you told us.  
    Posted by yaga13[/QUOTE]

    Agreed.  Sometimes we can make it a bigger deal than it actually is.  Which is why I'm glad I have you ladies!

    I spoke with FI about it and he basically told me the same thing.  He also said, "You know they're not going to let you pay for anything.  Especially if [my aunt] is involved."  It's probably true.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_whos-around-5?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:136Discussion:79379be9-65b9-47c5-b381-50bef62c720aPost:2ccb134b-649a-4781-a5ff-2bd37d30678c">Re: Who's around?</a>:
    [QUOTE] Lunar, I'm your MOH. We've got things covered. Posted by LivLeighton[/QUOTE]

    But I'm the bride...I think I owe you a cheeseburger or something on the day of the wedding? Who all is invited to this bridal luncheon? Is this where I take you and the bridesmaids to a spa and for good eats?
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_whos-around-5?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:79379be9-65b9-47c5-b381-50bef62c720aPost:2ccb134b-649a-4781-a5ff-2bd37d30678c">Re: Who's around?</a>:
    [QUOTE]SKP, just tell her what you wrote here. Easy mistake. Lunar, I'm your MOH. We've got things covered. :) I'm here. Drinking a glass of wine. I'm trying to save up alllll my weekly points so I can indulge this weekend, but I think tonight I might want a second glass of wine. I'm watching American Idol on DVR (well, I think it's still going live but I started late). Mo refuses to watch it so he peaced out at 9:00 to the other room to watch some sports thing. But we had a fantastic dinner and some quality snuggle time. I'm feeling warm and fuzzy tonight. 
    Posted by LivLeighton[/QUOTE]

    I'm watching Idol from my DVR right now, too.  I'm just a little behind the live airing.

    Who are your favorites so far?
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    I also am watching AI on DVR.  I don't have favorites yet.  I usually don't get too invested in any of them until there are 10 or so left. 
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_whos-around-5?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:136Discussion:79379be9-65b9-47c5-b381-50bef62c720aPost:2ccb134b-649a-4781-a5ff-2bd37d30678c">Re: Who's around?</a>:
    [QUOTE]SKP, just tell her what you wrote here. Easy mistake. Lunar, I'm your MOH. We've got things covered. :) I'm here. Drinking a glass of wine. I'm trying to save up alllll my weekly points so I can indulge this weekend, but I think tonight I might want a second glass of wine. I'm watching American Idol on DVR (well, I think it's still going live but I started late). Mo refuses to watch it so he peaced out at 9:00 to the other room to watch some sports thing. <strong>But we had a fantastic dinner and some quality snuggle time. I'm feeling warm and fuzzy tonight</strong>. 
    Posted by LivLeighton[/QUOTE]

    *like*
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