Friday, April 22, 2011

Toasts from the Wedding *VIDEO*

It's good to be back with you. So much has happened in the past few weeks. Not only have we received another towel for the kitchen that's only purpose is to be pretty. We also received some of our video footage and today I wanted to share with you all the toasts from our wedding day.

Maid of Honer- Isabel Ibanez
Bets Man- Jordan Kokel
Father of the bride- Wayne Brinkman
Grooms toast: Eric Gray

Enjoy!




Tuesday, April 5, 2011

How Marriage changed my Area Code

You can take the Texas area code from me, but you can never take the Texas out of me.

I have been in Florida for almost 4 years now. When I landed in the Sunshine State I was FORCED to change my Texas license plates to Florida. (FYI both plates still exist in my house, but were recently taken off display). After that heartbreaking moment I was told that I had to get a Florida driver’s license. I asked the sweet lady over the counter at the DMV, "Can I at least keep my TX DL"? She replied, "only if I cut it in half." She then proceeded to butcher not only my Texas driver’s license but one of the last active pictures of me with hair.

I share that to tell you today because of marriage, I have lost the last bit of Texas I had. To combine mine and Patricia’s AT&T accounts I had to get a FL number or she had to get a TX number. I asked her via text" would you be willing to get a 214 number". Her response was simply, "nope." I actually got my iPhone while I lived in Florida, but I did it over the holidays in Texas so I could once again keep a Texas area code.

Let me make these proclamations today: I will not relinquish the Texas flag bumper sticker on my camry, no matter how redneck it may look. I will not dispose of the copper decorative lone stars, now matter how useless they are. I will continue to try and develop an elaborate scheme of why we need to travel to Texas to have our children someday. And the framed Texas flag and Texas capital pictures I have… wait I think those have already been replaced with wedding photos (which I did).

I give up, I work in Florida, I live in Florida, I was married in Florida, but I am and forever will be a Texan.

As you can see from the screen shot to the left please update your records, my new number is 407-284-0608.


Friday, April 1, 2011

Top 30 Things that have changed in my house.

I have now been married almost three weeks and today I want to talk about the Top 30 Things that have changed in my house. Before I was a married man I had a nice 2 1/2 bedroom rent house in Orlando, FL. I never thought it was the most well put together bachelors house, but I still think it is far removed from a guys college dorm or even college apartment.

I had serving spoons, and serving trays. I had some art/pictures on the wall. I even had my pictures framed not duct taped over my toilet. Also, if you know me I often time had candles, even though the house smelled like Dodger. With all that said I want to tell you a few things around the house that have changed since gave my house to Patricia Brinkman.

1. I used to have some spices in the pantry. I now have Spice Jars
2. All my paper products used to be above the kitchen sink, they are now mostly in the laundry storage room.
3. I have a giant glass coffee pot that has yet to be used (I have already asked if we can return this- lost that battle)
4. The laundry is done
5. I have a coffee maker, but not a normal one. I have some steroid-ed up single shot coffee maker that Patrica loves more than me in the morning.
6. The trash can is no longer in the bottom of the panty.
7. The crisper, and other drawers in the fridge are actually being used appropriately.
8. I have new furniture from the in laws. It is awesome, but some how I lost the fight to keep my cloth couch facing the TV.
9. I watch much more TV in the room, rather than on my 42" big screen (so I can be with her as she reads)
10. I am asked 3 times a day "Are you done with this?" Which means "Can you put this crap away?"
11. All my plastic serving ware has been given to Andrew (You're welcome)
12. I have a wok
13. I own not 1 but 5 vases
14. My silverware, not silver, might be the most expensive thing in the house. (don't steal it)
15. It smells good
16. My kitchen table is now a pretty little kitchen island.
17. Dog food, shampoo, treats and other Dodger necessities has been banished from the kitchen to the storage room.
18. The shower is clean
19. I have a new YELLOW shower curtain
20. My DVD and game collection has been replaced by whats seems like 100 martini glasses.
21. My framed Sports Illustrated collection, and framed post of the Madden NFL 08 cover with Vince Young have all been taken down.
22. I have a tool case
23. My Queen size bed is too small for Dodger, me and Patricia
24. My Extra bedroom is now her closet
25. My clothes are folded in drawers instead of on the floor.
26. My Towels match
27. I found out there is a big difference between towels you clean the dishes with, you dry dishes with and that you use to clean with product. (BREAKING NEWS)
28. Along with that I found this certain "yellow" kitchen towel has no purpose except to look pretty.
29. Some pots, knives, and ice cream scoopers are not dishwasher safe. (I washed them anyways)
30. We have a new sitting area in the bedroom. (that has yet to be used)

This list grows daily, and so does my love for Patricia Brinkman.