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Monday, May 30, 2005

Live from Shadyside!

We moved into our new apartment today! Many thanks to Aaron and Laurel for all their help.

Pictures will be posted after we're done unpacking.

Friday, May 27, 2005


After spending WAY too much time wrestling with Hello's stupid bloggerbot, I've finally uploaded the pictures we took of ceremony/reception sites last weekend. Feel free to leave comments.

(Oh, and I had to log into Hello as Scott...that's why it says he posted all the pictures...)

The first place we went to was the Rhododendron Shelter at Highland Park. Note the lack of rhododendrons. It's still pretty, though, and has a large shelter and kitchen in the back. BUT, unless they change or bend the rules, we wouldn't be able to reserve the place until next March.

After Highland Park we made our way over to Riverview Park. Got a little lost, and stumbled upon this little gazebo area. The shelter's actually pretty small and the area's not as well kept as Highland Park, but sort of charming in it's own right. It would still have the same reservation restrictions, though.

One bonus for Riverview, though: they have a chapel. Right now it's in really bad shape, but they're renovating it this season. If it's cute by next year (when it's supposed to reopen) it could be a consideration.

And then there's Flagstaff. Beautiful view of the city. Also significant in that it's close to campus and we've spent time there in the summers, watching movies and such. But when I called to ask about permits the guy was pretty rude and said we'd have to get special permission. When I asked who we had to get permission from he said he'd take my name and number and have the guy in charge call me back. He didn't.

There's also this little stony area in the shade at Flagstaff...doesn't have the view of the city but the guests woudln't be sunburned...

And finally, the Schenley Park Visitor's Center. It's really cute if you've never been there...serves coffee and pastries and stuff during the day and rents out for special events at night. It's right on the other side of Flagstaff, so that's where the reception would be if we decide on Flagstaff for the ceremony.

Monday, May 23, 2005

We went shopping for locations for the wedding/reception.

Here's our list so far:
Schenley Park Visitors Center
Highland Park (Rhododendron Grove)
Riverview Park

( has information about all of them)

Hopefully, we'll have pictures up soon. There's also this Schenley Park renovation going on between the Carnegie Library and the Hillman Library that will be opening Spring 2006. It's a possibility but we have no idea what it looks like yet.

Monday, May 09, 2005

Location, location, location

So...we looked around a little at some wedding websites and we bought a wedding book (Bridal Bargains). Now what?

It seems we have to pick a date and location (research said we're supposed to do this 12+ months before the actual date! Yikes!). We're looking to have a summer wedding (next summer) and in Pittsburgh, but as for location, we're still shopping around. Any suggestions?

Friday, May 06, 2005

So the reason everyone in Katie's extended family and her dad's place of residence now know about us is because he sends out a "Friday Joke" every week, which is really a life update and a joke (think of it as a blog, where the blog comes to you via email each week).

This week was the first time I got one of these. I've never been happier to be added to any dlist.

Imagine this in comic sans...

The proposal, as re-told by my father to ALL of his friends and coworkers:

PITTSBURGH PA -- Carnegie Mellon University's famed Scotch 'n' Soda! theater troupe held their season ending awards ceremony Tuesday evening. The "Cutest Couple" honor was bestowed on graduating seniors Katie Dahl (President) and Scott Dai (Managing Director). Seizing the moment, Scott took drama to the next level by proposing marriage to Katie before the crowd of shared friends. Katie said YES ! Parents of the lucky couple were contacted immediately with the happy news. Expect future announcement of a 2006 wedding date.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

I remember I once said if we got engaged, there'd be a ridiculous scene like the one from Bye Bye Birdie when Kim gets pinned, with all the girls calling eachother on the phone and singing really annoyingly...

I honestly think that would have happened, had everyone not been in the room at the time.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

I proposed to Katie Dahl

and she said yes!

Then I did a skit where I kissed Dan Tasse!