Sunday, June 24, 2007

Wedding Registry

Yesterday Geoff and I registered for our wedding at Macy's. We registered because we received so many requests to do so for the shower, and we must admit it was fun using the scanning gun. We purposely did not register for very many things, as we were hoping/encouraging gifts in the form of bucks/wetbacks/mola/dough/clams. We will admit (and only on our blog, not in person) that paying for the wedding and buying a condo has made us a bit strapped. To visit our registry please go to Macy's Registry Page and type one of our names into the "Find a Couple's Registry".

After the registry fun, Geoff and I celebrated with a lunch at Doughboys, our favorite restaurant. When you come to visit us, we will definitely take you there for the focaccia and red velvet cake. Yum!
Geoff had his eye on the focaccia.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

The Wedding Band

Today Geoff and I purchased his wedding band. It is a simple and classy 18 karat gold band. We bought the ring from Larry at OK, which is one of our favorite stores. Geoff is not the one in pigtails.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Barbashlack Wedding Party

My maid of honor is my BESTEST friend EVER, Betty. Betty and I enjoy shopping, internet shopping, talking about shopping, spending money, watching bad high school TV and making fun of people. Betty is my asian twin sister. I love my Tanger!! Here is a pic of Betty's little baby Rubie.

Ed, Geoff's brother, is the best man. He is simply THE best man. Maybe you have heard, he was
in a little movie called The Ringer. This is a picture from the movie premiere.

Heidi has been my closest friend since 1st grade. I went to her 7th birthday party where I gave her a peaches 'n cream barbie and then locked myself in her bathroom. Heidi and I have been through everything together: high school, swallowing a clothes hanger on the band bus, pimples, nerd bowl --> you get the picture. Here is Heidi and her adorable son Austin!

Harley and Geoff grew up in the hard scrabble streets of Coral Springs, FL together. They bussed to the same super nerd math program during Middle School, learning the finer points of logic theory and avoiding the bullies on the bus who didn't like the kids who knew logic theory. In High School, they hung out with lots of other nerdy dudes, falling in love with movies and basketball. They are the two original members of the Gorkus Club, an association of tall, awkward men. Harley is the one in the middle. (Sidenote: The guy on the right is Chris Koch - Geoff's super boss and super friend.

Kristin & Scott have acted as our marriage advocates for the past few years. Here is a pic of the whole family including their baby, Pembleton. Scott is from the Mon Valley and they are both graduates of Duquesne. We are suckers for Pittsburgh-lovers. And, we do enjoy torturing Kristin by forcing her to watch bad horror movies!!

Jess adores her man much like how I adore Geoff. We both enjoy poking, punching, scratching, pinching, and of course loving our men. Every movie character reminds us of our guys, and we love going to movies and pointing this out. And yes, I am one of the few people that agrees that Keith does resemble the pre-plastic Chad Michael Murphy. Jess has requested that Geoff draw a picture of her for the blog. Geoff has worked very hard on this request, and here is the masterpiece. Fortunately Jess is much happier and armier in real life.

Aaron and Geoff have been friends since freshman year of CMU. The future Dr. Rockoff is the judaic grounding in Geoff's life. When Geoff first met Aaron, he thought he was a jerk. Subsequently, Aaron has proven he is a true mensch and one of the best friends a guy could ever have.

Dash is officiating the wedding. Dash and I have been friends since freshman year at CMU. We worked our way through the Mellon College of Science together and barely escaped a run-in with mercury poisoning. Here is a pic of us and Rahul. Dash is the one on the right. By the way, this is the worst picture of me ever, I cannot believe I am putting it on my blog.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Livin' on the 405

Geoff and I are ecstatic to announce that we have purchased our first home together. We couldn't be more excited to be hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt. We will move in at the end of July. The new address is: 2045 Beloit Ave, #305, Los Angeles, CA 90025.

Our new home is located near the Sawtelle Area of LA, which is known for its Japanese restaurants and pop culture shops. This is a very lively and fun area. We are also conveniently located near the famed 405 highway, providing easy access for all interested visitors. We are VERY excited and hope that you will come stay with us in our new home (we are too broke to come to you)!