Today is monumental for two reasons.  The first is that Nicole was able to stop by and talk wedding with Mom, Alan and me for a couple of hours.  Why was Nicole able to spend time with us, instead of sitting in her cubicle?  Because today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  A state and federal holiday.  Which, up until this year, never really mattered for my former school district.  Except this year, school was cancelled.  But, instead of stating my opinion about this day and other important people who don’t have days named in honor of them, we are going to discuss the fact that making a guest list is a lot more work than I expected.

For example, in order to fill out the form completely to be uploaded to The Knot, I need: guest name, guest surname, guest address, guest phone and guest e-mail.  And the corresponding information for the guest’s guest.  That doesn’t include designating whether the person is from out of town, or whether or not they have children.  It gets kind of tricky when families are blended or what not, and everyone has different surnames or addresses.  And I only currently have the addresses for one-sixth of the guests.  Fortunately, phone numbers are better covered, thanks to my Blackberry.  And I’m amazed by the number of people who do not have e-mail addresses.

Also, Alan and I stopped by Michaels to use our 40% off coupon.  We only paid $2.21 for a pack of envelopes, as opposed to the $3.49 retail price, so the gold envelopes will cost us less than $10, if we’re able to continue using coupons!  We also have a coupon valid only from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, so I told my parents that they only need to drive with me to Ft. Indiantown Gap, instead of going to college with me to help me unpack.  Is a fantastic discount worth breaking my wrists off while I move my life back into my apartment?  Yes.  Yes, it is.