[dc]B[/dc]y the time you read this I will have already jumped the broom, leaving behind my life as a single man forever. Unfortunately, three days in to wedded bliss and I’m already back on the grind. Tonight—January 17, 2012—yours truly will be speaking alongside author/dating coach Tionna Smalls (What Chilli Wants) on a panel entitled The Young & the Restless: A Survival Guide to Dating, Mating, & Exploring NYC. Presented by the New York Urban League of Young Professionals, the discussion takes place from 6:30-8:30pm at NYU. CLICK HERE for more info. Then right after that I’ll be on air on PNCRadio.fm from 10pm-12am for another edition of the Naked Radio Show (click here to subscribe to the show’s official podcast). Tune in tonight as we have an extra special guest—my wife, as the tables get turned and my co-host Amy “AimStar” Andrieux and show producer Chad Scott interview myself and my new bride about the wedding and our new life together. #Awwww
So why the hell am I doing all of the above and not off enjoying my honeymoon somewhere exotic? Well, with the cost of the ring, a short engagement, and the recession, we just couldn’t do it right now. Instead, my wife and I (still got to get used to that) opted to do an extended weekend “mini-moon” for now and aim for a summer getaway in a few months. However, we still have wedding-related bills to pay off, so rather than a traditional gift registry we went with a HoneyFund, which is basically a way for friends and family to contribute to portions of your honeymoon rather than waste money on gifts you really don’t need.
My wife has always dreamed of going to Japan and I’ve always pictured myself enjoying the Hawaiian beaches with my then-unknown bride. With that said, we’re aiming big and trying to hit both destinations this summer, but that all depends on how much we’re able to raise on our HoneyFund over the next few months. I’ve never been the type to ask anyone for anything but a closed mouth don’t get fed, so if any faithful Sock Heads reading this is down to #SupportBlackLove feel free to CLICK HERE to make a contribution to our HoneyFund or spread the word to someone else you might know who would be interested in supporting our dream honeymoon. Thanks in advance either way.
What do you think about the idea of doing a HoneyFund instead of a traditional wedding registry? Would you consider doing that for your own wedding? Where would you want to go for your dream honeymoon? Can you believe that your favorite blogger is now married? If we don’t raise enough funds to make it to Japan or Hawaii, where do you think we should consider as an alternate destination? Do you #SupportBlackLove?
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REMINDER: Tonight January 17, 2012, yours truly will be speaking alongside author/dating coach Tionna Smalls (What Chilli Wants) on a panel entitled The Young & the Restless: A Survival Guide to Dating, Mating, & Exploring NYC. Presented by the New York Urban League of Young Professionals, the discussion takes place from 6:30-8:30pm at NYU. CLICK HERE for more info.
NWSO PRESS: Be sure to pick up the February 2012 issue of Essence magazine (Gabrielle Union & Dwyane Wade), which features NWSO as part of a round table discussion on the new relationship rules (pgs. 78-82).
DON’T FORGET: Tune in to the Naked Radio Show tonight and each and every Tuesday night at 10pm EST on PNCRadio.fm. If you miss the live broadcast you can always subscribe to the podcasts, which can be found at NakedRadioShow.Podomatic.com, iTunes, or here on Naked With Socks On tomorrow. Also, be sure to follow the show’s official Twitter account @NakedRadioShow and “like” the Naked Radio Show fan page to keep abreast of what we’re doing, send suggestions for topics and questions. Most of y’all should already be following me @NakedWithSocks, but should also add my co-host Amy Andrieux @MissAimstar and her company @_theStarkLife as well. If you have a question you want answered live on the show hit us on the Twitter or shoot me an email at NWSO@NWSO.net.