July 2nd, 2009

I don’t know that there’s been a time since I started Heroine Sheik back in the spring of 2005 where I’ve been so silent for so long. The culprit? The institution of marriage, clearly… along with a number of other “grownup” things.

Two Sundays I got married to game developer, best friend, and total cutie Scott Siegel, who’s been my partner in crime since high school. Despite the months of stress I waded through leading up to the actual day, it actually turned out to be an amazing day — full of sunshine, wonderful people, and squishy emotional meaning. I’m seriously considering recanting on my instructions to any and all people thinking of getting married to elope. Now.

Things haven’t slowed down since. After the last of the friendlies shipped back to the East Coast — both Scott and I are from Philly/NYC, which means we had five out of town guests staying in our living room — I packed up the apartment and we moved six blocks down the street, to a place of our own, sans roommate, complete with hardwood floors, high ceilings, and a closet I intend to turn into a fort. (See, I’m an adult.) My last few days have been spent unpacking, rebuilding Ikea furniture, and figuring out how to actually use the kitchen appliances given to us as wedding presents. Where’s the “make food instantly” button?

Yesterday was my birthday, making me 24. Needless to say, I’m freaked out that I’ve moved from early twenties to mid twenties. Granted, I’ll be 30 by the time I finish grad school, so really twenty-anything should be comforting. I know already I’m going to be one of those middle-aged women who freaks out over every wrinkle. And I’m not even old enough to rent a car. Scott and I spent the day down in Monterey, where I sketched fishies at the aquarium and was allowed to purchase a stuffed humpback whale. Apparently I turned five, not 24.

This Sunday it’s off to Tahiti for a honeymoon cruise. Fancy pants, right? According to the above photo, they have huts on stilts on water… or something. Normally I’m all about researching the places I visit, planning out every detail ahead of time, and generally LEARNING. This time I’m working hard to go with the flow and just enjoy myself, while attempting to get something resembling a tan. Those who attended the wedding, you lucky people you, know what I have at the moment is a wedding dress burn. Sex-y.

So apologies for the continued absence. Someday soon I’ll be back online, no longer soaking up rays on some beautiful blue stretch of water whilst sipping mixed drinks… but hopefully not too soon.

Tags: Bonnie life

5 Responses to “Bonnie moved, had a birthday, and is off to Tahiti”

  1. Player1 Says:

    Apologising for not blogging because you got married AND moved? Go enjoy your life for a while and come back whenever you are ready!

  2. apotropaios Says:

    Congratulations on al fronts! And thanks for the link to photos – they’re awesome!

  3. Bonnie Ruberg Says:

    Thanks, guys!

  4. Danielle Says:

    Lovely place for a wedding if I do say so myself. I love that windmill.

  5. Bonnie Ruberg Says:

    Thanks, Danielle! We were amazed that the windmill ended up looking in our photos just like it did in the post cards. How did two abnormal people end up with such a picture perfect wedding ;)?

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