Thursday, January 25, 2007

Ask Josh The Pilot: Proposal FAQs, Groom-to-be Edition, Part 2

recentlymarried said...

JTP--what is the thing you are most looking forward to about your wedding to MB (besides, of course, the whole taking vows to love one another forever)?
Also, what tasks have you been assigned to? Are you getting your jobs done?

Honestly, the thing I’m most looking forward to about the wedding is it all being over. I am looking forward to being married, not getting married. Yes, weddings are fun and it will be great to see family members and friends all together, but what I’m most looking forward to is being past all the hoopla.

I have been assigned to take care of figuring out the logistics of the wedding weekend. The first order of business was to figure out how to get MB’s stuff from Florida and Ohio to Virginia. MB getting kicked out of her apartment earlier than we thought threw a wrench in my original plan, but I’ve worked it out.

Now I’m working on figuring how to move everyone from wherever they’ll be staying to the church then on to the reception site. As we get firm RSVPs from invitees I’ll know how many people are driving in, and then I’ll know how many cars we have and I’ll start assigning people with cars to be responsible for transporting those who fly in.

Laney said...

Hey JTP! You’re doing a great job filling in. I think I read in an earlier post that you and MB are going to be attending separate churches. Is that right or am I taking crazy pills?

Thanks for the compliment, Laney, but yes, you are taking crazy pills. Attending separate churches would be a quick marriage-killer, and we have no intention of slaughtering our relationship. We will be attending church together, at both a Lutheran and a Catholic church, as we have done the entire time we’ve known each other.

AnnaPink said...

Y'all are so romantic. I got engaged at a Monkees concert. Also, he didn't have a ring. But what the hey? --The heart knows what it wants. Besides, I love the Monkees and have never cared for jewelry! My engagement question little boys dream of their proposal/wedding day too? Or is it just girls?

I won’t presume to speak for other males, but when I was a little boy I never dreamed of my wedding day. Now, as a big boy, and especially after I met MB and knew I wanted to marry her, I often thought about how I would propose, but I still don’t dream about my wedding. As I mentioned above, I’m looking forward to being married, not getting married.

A couple weeks ago I did have a nightmare about getting married. It was a nightmare not because I was getting married, but because I dreamed I was marrying some random girl other than Mary Beth, and Mary Beth was a bridesmaid at this wedding and the whole time she was staring at me and I was staring back at her and apologizing to her because I wanted to marry her, and somewhere in the back of my mind I knew I was actually engaged to her, but for some reason I was marrying this other girl! Thankfully, I woke up right before I said “I do”. I instantly called MB to make sure I really was awake and that it is indeed her who I'm going to marry.

Thanks for the great questions, Readers! The rest of your submissions will be answered tomorrow in Part 3.

still room for a few more inquiries at:


Laney said...

Thanks JTP! I'm working on my addiction to the "crazy pills". :)

red pill junkie said...

Maybe that "other girl" is a freudian symbol to represent the commitment to your work. Uhmm....

Or maybe it was just the end result of too many "Bay Watch" reruns ;-)

stacey said...

If you could be in no way involved in the aircraft industry, what would be your dream job?

Josh The Pilot said...

Stacey, that's a no-brainer! If I couldn't be involved in aviation, I would be a race car driver, hence my love of Nascar, sports car racing, and Jeff Gordon. :)

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