The union is complete

If you are reading this, then Gigglez and I are married!

There will be more details to follow.


For those that are in the Vancouver/Portland area, you are all welcome to come up to the Back Alley Bar & Grill for the post-reception party, starting at 8pm.

You will find all of the details on our website,

As pictures become available, I will share them on that site, and maybe some here as well.

The parties from Saturday

OMG… I do not get hangovers often, but I was still under the influence when I woke yesterday morning.

For those that attended, that you very much!

For the bachelor party, great trip, lifelong memories made there, and a special thanks to Duz, my best man (and I am sure that the maid of honor played a supporting role there) and our driver Robyn.

I think I am almost re-hydrated now.

We had a great crowd in the house that night as we had a birthday party for one of the regulars, as well as a birthday party for one of the member from the band Motorbreath.

For some reason it was felt that I needed some of the veil material bobby-pinned to the back of my hair. Okay, no problem I am a humorous guy. Being the size that I am, I did find it interesting that nobody pitched my crap about it. Even when I was given the hair band with the two bobble-dicks to wear. (there is a picture of that on facebook…)

The night gets really fuzzy after someone started feeding me shots of fireball, then jagerbombs.

I was a source of entertainment on the way home, and they were surprised that I made it up the stairs unassisted.


Wedding stresses

Good morning,

Last night the officiant for our wedding let us know that her new job was sending her to Chicago for the week of the wedding. She is scheduled to fly back the day/night before the wedding.

Now we all know how Chicago can be for weather, so this of course has us quite concerned.

Now to find a backup officiant JUST in case.

20 days to the bachelor/bachelorette and jack n jill parties.

Time is starting to get short, and I am finding more and more that I need to get taken care of.

Like most, funds are not free flowing, so it is a challenge to get stuff taken care of in a timely manner.

However the dress has arrived (only the shipping costs are left on it), the hall has been paid for…

Gigglez has received a ring from her mother.

RSVPs are scant, so that certainly poses a stress in my mind (and I suspect in Gigglez).


Fund raising


Okay, we all know that Gigglez and I are working on our wedding and honeymoon.


We have the date, the dress is on order, the hall has their deposit…

Now we are working on raising the capital. I am hoping to get the dress, hall, and airline tickets and lodging covered before the end of the summer.

This will take a huge load of stress off of Gigglez shoulders.


I think gigolo is of the table… (sorry ladies)

As I think of the fundraising that we were doing for Bree when she was heading to DC for the educational tour… what do I have at my disposal?

  • I will have to break out my wax and molds again, since I can make candles.
  • I have lead (about 100 lbs) and several molds for sinkers, but I wish I had more molds.
  • I have the silk screen press, though I am short and artist.
  • We may have enough stuff to hold a yard sale, so that is an option.

I guess I better go get a new pressure washer so I can start doing silk screening again.

That brings us back to this discussion”


The Dress

This afternoon, about the time that I am getting home form work, Gigglez will be dropping the deposit on her wedding dress.

That was big hurdle number two, so we are making progress.

We are also working on the wedding website and honeymoon registry.

For those that are interested, that link will be delivered via email. (We know I have had death threats from some of my content (not recently though, I must be slipping) Those who may have a fatwa should not be THAT public with their private lives.

It has been a busy day

Well we have been quite busy today.

Gigglez had to pull some overtime this morning, so she is grabbing a quick nap.
We had a baby shower to go to, which was actually on the same property that we needed to look at for our wedding.
After the shower we put down the deposit for the Luepke Center for our wedding and all ages reception.
Saturday November 3rd has been made official.
The officiant is working on the ceremony and it will likely be a blend of American Indian and Wiccan.

Now that we have a location, the real work can begin. I am assembling the guest lists.
The bachelor/bachelorette parties will be held on October 20th. They will be merged to a jack and jill party at the Back Alley for the second half of the evening. Who in their right mind wants to hold those the night before the wedding… silly kids just don’t know better.

While I am at the bar tonight for Tyger’s and my birthday party (we will be heading down at about 9) I will lock in the wedding date for the 21 and over reception.
More details as appropriate. . .

What did Griz do over the weekend?

I performed my first legal wedding service!

I am not sure who was more nervous, myself or the wedding couple.

They were friends from Back Alley who were going to do a JP wedding, but the gang overruled and Gigglez reminded them that I was ordained.

Before 24 hours had elapsed, the wedding plans were getting out of hand and had to be corralled. It ended up being a two and a half page service and attendees were highly complimentary of my performance. It sure would be nice if I could memorize that much text.

I went home and grabbed a nap as I was short sleep from working the bar the night before. We ended up heading to the bar to celebrate our groups victory at the accomplishment.

Waiting for some pictures to come in of the services.