Thursday, 8 December 2011

Ok so I've been away for longer than I'd like to remember, I had to submit my dissertation and I barely had the time to breathe, much less blog.


The submission date was a mess and a half. I'm normally pretty organised with everything I do, this project was not the same for some funny reason. I ended up submitting 10 minutes to the deadline, with work I am not very proud of. This was because my computer crashed about 3 hours to the deadline and I lost about 3000 words.

3000 words. No joke; and I was already on the lower margin of the acceptable word count.


I must have laughed hysterically for a good 20 minutes before I started crying and boy did I cry. I cried so much my eyes were swollen for the following three days. Mr Lashes even shed a tear or two for me. :-)
Apparently I wasn't coherent at all during the three hours before submission. I'm not sure whether it was from brain freeze or lack of sleep seeing as I had slept a grand total of 8 hours in the preceding 9 days.

I managed to do a lot of cutting and pasting from here and there and previous drafts I had made. Its all in Gods hands now. Um If you don't hear me mention Masters by March, take it I've failed and will be quietly licking my wounds.

So I'm finally able to focus fully on my wedding and we've decided to go with a planner, Mr Lashes is worried about things not being coordinated on the day. I kinda get what he means, on one of my sisters wedding days, one of my other sisters got into a fight with the caterer. Good times.

I'm having 400 450 guests. That's all the hall can take so I'm only printing 200 invitations in the hope that the people I invite will be nice enough not to bring an entourage with them. Lets see how well that works. Call me a cheapskate but I just can't justify spending my hard earned cash ( well my dad and Mr Lashes' hard earned cash) on feeding people I don't know. I know weddings are all about sharing love and joy and things of a similar nature but that can be done without bringing your neighbours children with you to a wedding you're invited to.

The decoration business is killing me, it costs the same as the hall to decorate it. How does that even work? I honestly think I'm in the wrong profession. It probably doesn't help that I am an accountant, its in my blood to save costs. I just can't see how they can carry on making so much money from the same tired looking chair covers, sashes and centrepieces.


In other news, one of my friends is proposing to his fiancĂ©e tomorrow. He is so nervous its actually funny to watch. It reminds me of when Mr Lashes proposed. I swear if I didn't know the man better than I do myself, I would have thought he was losing his mind for the 30 seconds before I realised what he was trying to do. He actually discussed the weather with me, yes the weather. At Midnight. On New Years Eve.


I think I'm rambling now so I'll leave y'all. for now.

xxPretty Lashesxx

20 comments:

  1. OMG, you have a dissertation for your masters program?!? makes me feel a lil bit better about only having to take a comprehensive exam...even though that sucks too lol.

    I don't think you are being some-kind-oif-way about not wanting to feed folks you don't know at your wedding. my mom and i were talking about my make believe wedding that may or may not happen in life (lol) and we were talking about weddings that don't do receptions or they only do cocktail hour with drinks and finger food. I don't think people think/care about how much it costs to feed them at a wedding until they have to plan one themselves.

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    1. lol, I could have done with a comprehensive exam, the proposal and the dissertation was all I had to do, no classes or anything. You'd think that would have made easier for me!

      I wish all it cost for food was finger food and cocktails!!

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  2. Cheiii... dear, God has already done it, don't worry about the school thingy.
    Wedding plans eii.. must be exciting, I need my friends to start getting married so I know how it feels to plan with people. Good luck sweets!

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    1. Amen o!!

      Its more stressful than exciting believe me!!!

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  3. All the best with your dissertation, sometimes I wonder how i got through mine too. :)

    As for the wedding, always remember that a marriage comes after, I'm sure the guests will appreciate what you guys can afford.

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    1. Thanks Myne,

      That's the motto MrLashes and I are trying to plan this wedding by, there's just so much pressure from every angle

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  4. Aww I wish you the very best with your Masters program. I still don't get people who go to weddings without invitation from the celebrants.

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    1. Thanks for the happy thoughts :-)


      My sister, that's how people are o, even here, I have been invited to tag along to a wedding by people who are also tagging along! I politely declined o, I can't face any sort of embarrassment for food and fanta.

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  5. Poor you PrettyL. I can understand..but I'm also praying it turns out well for you inspite of your doubts. I submitted my dissertation 5mins to deadline and i didnt have a laptop crash as an excuse!! you'll be fine.

    400-450 guests?? that's a scary number. I have observed that venues help to minimise guests somewhat. the bigger the hall, the more the guests :)

    Ginger

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    1. Thanks a million, I'm praying too!

      Believe me, that's a modest number according to what I am hearing.

      xx

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  6. Don't worry you will do fine and get a masters. Something like this has happened to me and I cried to, but it all turned out very well. About your wedding congrats.
    And yes I am with you about not spending hard earned cash. About your friend proposing, that's also good for him.
    Congrats in advance.
    www.secretlilies.blogspot.com

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  7. All the best with the dissertation...I can imagine how frustrating it was losing that much data when you are more or less done with the work.

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    1. it really was, thanks for the wishes :-)

      xxx

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  8. Awww.. all the best with the dissertation. All done now I hope it goes well, just enjoy that being over and dont think about it until AFTER you get your results saying you have passed ;) let's be positive.

    @ wedding planning... please share every detail.. lol maybe i should start taking notes. I think wedding planner makes it less stressful. is this going to be in nigeria or in the UK? 400 guests in Nigeria may be wishful thinking sha.

    @proposal AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWww lol i love hearing things like that. Please share the details of her proposal and your proposal (did you see it ocming ;))

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    1. the proposal story will probably be posted around the time of the wedding, that's assuming people aren't bored of my wedding by then :-)

      seeing as you shared your story, I will too!

      That 400 guests is a number I'm sticking to, Im determined not to go over that!

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  9. Dnt beat urself up about the dissertation. God's in control and good luck with d wedding. I'm sure about 800 guests will turn up, na d typical 9ja way b dat. Invite 1 & s/he drags d clan along.

    And the midnight proposal on New years eve??? Dats tres romantic *grabs tissue* hope Mr Toin is taking notes o

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    1. LOL, I'm sure Mr Toin is taking notes!!

      If there are 800 guests, 400 of them will eat fresh air!

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  10. Ugh! Congratulations on wrapping up that quarter/ semester: I know what you mean! // And 400 guests!? This is going to be SOME wedding!

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