How cancer prepared me for wedding planning

When planning a wedding you have expectations, and ideas of what your big day should be, right? Sometimes life gets in the way of that. After 11.5 years of living with cancer, I'm getting married at the end of October 2016, and cancer has been the perfect trial and error for this entire process.

Cancer has been no walk in the park. But sometimes I have days where I can walk miles and still have energy to make dinner AND bake some vegan cookies. Other days, not so much.

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"Will we need a corsage for your grandmother?" Grief and wedding planning

Those who have lost someone — and that is nearly all of us — can tell you that grief, rather than subsiding, simply assumes the traits of water molecules. Over an amount of time, never predictable, it changes shape from a solid pain to a fluid, familiar ache, an ache which leaves room for joy, for the ability to page through love-worn photo albums, for gratitude at ever having known and loved the person at all.

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Chris Hardwick broke the mold for nerd culture with this Star Wars in-joke

Geeks like myself mourn the loss of geek king Chris Hardwick's singlehood, but we can be appeased by this awesomely nerdy detail from his and wife Lydia Hearst's ceremony that he shared on his social media outlets. Chris' favorite Star Wars droid, R5-D4, totally had a big role in his ceremony. Chris attempted to get Mark Hamill to reprise his role in R5-D4's life, but barring that, it was still rad as hell. Here's how it all went down…