It’s about time for an update, don’t ya think?

Hey everybody!  Our apologies for the lack of posts recently.  Things have been mighty hectic out here in San Francisco recently, so now that I have a few minutes while sitting in the airport, I thought I would write up a little update.

And now for the past two weeks… by bullet

I’m on my way back home for the week to do a litte bit (actually A LOT) of wedding planning.  I have a meeting set up for every single day, but I’m certainly hoping to fill in some extra slots with some much needed friends and family time.  Unfortunately, Frank coud not join Ryan and I for the trip but he’s soaking up the good life at my co-teacher’s house for the week.  I told him he was just going to puppy day camp and that he would have the time of his life.  So far it seems to be the case :)

That’s about it for the updates… I’ll keep you all posted on the wedding planning.  Oh, and one more thing, we obviously did not make the Today Show wedding….. oh well…. we’ll have more fun at our own wedding anyway right?!

Our entry form has officially made it to the Today Show, but are we going to get on?

I know that Stephanie and I have been a little quiet on this blog lately, but we promise to kick it back into gear here real soon. I know that there’s no excuse four us being a little MIA, but if I could make an excuse it would have something to do with a few things, such as:

  1. This crazy Hub Challenge that I’ve started over on HubPages that is requiring me to write 100 Hubs in 30 days (I have 6 in 6 days, so I need to really step it up a bit this week)
  2. Bay To Breakers was in town this past weekend, so Stephanie and I had all kinds of friends in town and we’ve been rocking out San Francisco since last Thursday (more on this in a blog soon)
  3. Stephanie and I have really been kickin’ our marathon training up a notch, which means that we’re getting up super early and running A LOT. We ran over 25 miles last week, which, in my book, is a loooong way. We ran 12 miles a couple of Saturdays ago and almost made it to the Golden Gate Bridge from our place, so yeah, it’s pretty far.
  4. Last, but definitely not least we have been getting our stuff together for the Get Married On The Today Show contest, which we mentioned on here a few weeks ago. We got our video shot, our entry form completed and we mailed it in on the last possible day that we could get it postmarked, May 15th. But, like I said, we got it in just in time and as you’ll see below it’s made it out to the Today Show crew in New York City this morning, so all that we can do now is wait and home that someone gets in touch with us about snatching a spot in their contest. I honestly think that we can do it and our video turned out pretty good — you can watch it below or over here on YouTube when you get a couple minutes to spare. Be sure to let us know what you think.


Our entry officially arrived in New York City this morning!

Ok, so that’s our update for now — be sure to check back in as we post up all of the stuff that we did during our awesome Bay To Breakers weekend and as we keep you all updated on our Today Show status. Wish us luck and get ready to get your vote on if we get the chance to get on there!

p.s. Our friends on Facebok REALLY liked it. :)

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Hup and Steph might get married on the Today Show: What should we do for the 1-minute video?

One of my homies that I’ve met over the interwebs is a guy named Chris (twitter: @CarMaxChris) who runs all of the social media initiatives for CarMax. We met and started chatting over a year ago when he commented on one of our posts that talked about me trying to sell Stephanie’s car to CarMax once we realized we were headed out West to live the California life. Well, I didn’t end up selling her car to CarMax, but Chris and I never stopped chatting and keeping up with each other as time has gone on.

I tell you all of this because just yesterday Chris sent me over a Tweet that asked me if Stephanie and I were going to enter the contest to get married on the Today Show, which started accepting applictions on April 15th. After he sent it over I went over and took a look at the application process and after researching it a bit I might just have to say that Stephanie and I would be PERFECT for this contest and if we actually got on there we would take the top prize for sure!

Stephanie has talked about this contest before, but now that I’ve actually taken a look at it we’ve decided to give it our best shot and see what the Today Show thinks about your favorite soon-to-be-married couple (that’s us). The application is a little long, but it should be easy to fill out. However, there is one thing that we’ve been going back and forth on and that’s the 1-minute video that we could need to send in with our application. Here’s what they say we need to send in:

Read the application for full requirements and to find out if you’re eligible to be married on TODAY. Then fill out your application, print it, attach a couple photo, along with a one minute  (1:00) video of why you should be chosen and mail it to us. If you think you’re cut out to handle the competition, submit your application no later than May 15, 2009.

Not a whole lot of time to say something that will catch their attention, but we’re hoping to put together some ideas that will be a little, ummm different that will help us stand out from the rest of the couples. If you have any ideas of what we should include in the short 60 seconds that we’re alotted, please leave them in the comments below. We’ll keep you updated on our progress and get ready to vote for us soon — I know that we can win this thing!