I’m happy to announce some very good news today.
It may come as a surprise to you folks, but I have been dating a great guy for more than a year now online. We have only met a few times in person, what with budgets being tight and all (stupid student loans). I’ve never felt so connected to anyone in my life and I can say without any exaggeration that Sergei (he lives in Lomonosov, Russia and teaches programming at the college there, btw) is the best thing that’s ever happened to me.
We’ve set the wedding date for June 12 next year. It should be a small wedding, since I hate big fussy events, but I’ve already started looking for a traditional Russian wedding dress. This is not as easy as it sounds, so if you readers can hook me up with a name and a website, I could use the help. Fortunately my wonderful mom is taking care of most of the big issues like flowers and booking a place for the reception, so I’m not worried about any of that.
I’ve already found an awesome (and ginormous) silver plated samovar so that tea can be served in the traditional Russian way. It’s funny, but the German-Norwegian half of this partnership seems more interested in the Russian traditions than the actual Russian. I think Sergei just wants to be left out of it as much as possible, frankly. I know I do, but someone has to take care of all this stuff. He just thinks the marriage is more important than the wedding and I have to say I agree on that.
I’d elope, but my family would kill me.
That is, if they don’t kill me for posting this. Happy April Fool’s Day, folks. Sorry about the joke, but I couldn’t really help it. Now tell me, were you fooled, or did you not believe a word of it?