Sunday, March 11, 2007

Desperation

That is what must have caused me to say I would work today at 7:30 am at the gym I used to work at before my library job. Considering the time changed it was like getting up at 5:45 this morning. Surprisingly enough I was not too tired even though I had about three hours sleep. I was up so late because I am reading this AWESOME book and I think everyone else should visit their local library or book store and get a copy IMMEDIATELY! What is this book, you ask? It is Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer. Generally, I don't like thrillers, but this book is the exception and I am telling everyone I know about it. Go on Amazon and read the reviews if you don't believe me.

On to another topic (as I don't blog much, it is important that I jam as much into one post as possible)...I would like to discuss weddings. As I have mentioned before, I don't have the wedding "gene." I am totally lost when it comes to planning showers, teas, invitations, food, gifts, and anything else that might be included under the heading of weddings. If I could wear flip flops and some sort of t-shirt and jeans to all the events I might be able to get on board, but that is just not happening. The wedding season is approaching and I will be attending parties for several months to come (and hosting one) and I am just a bit panicked. Other people seem to know what to do and what etiquette to follow, but I am clueless. I don't know what sorts of foods to serve if it is a daytime shower or a night time shower (and why do they call it a shower anyways?). Thank God for registries or everyone I know would be getting a half case of beer and a gift certificate to Target. Am I alone here? Do other people find all of this baffling or do you just love them and wish it would be wedding season all year round?

4 comments:

Belle of Madison said...

I'm not really that into all of the wedding nonsense... but I get pretty upset when the rules of etiquette are broken. Go figure.

Peyton said...

When Jamie and I decide to go for it and get married, there is no way in hell we are going to do traditional... actually, there is an extremely high chance that we could forego the entire thing and just elope. That way we could use what we would have spent on a wedding to put a down payment on a condo or go on a really nice vacation.

As for the shower, don't panic too much. I am sure it will be lovely. As long as there is booze a little food to nibble on, everyone will be happy. A nice touch may be to have simple bouquets of flowers... like tulips. I know where the wholesale flower market is, so when I get to B'ham, we should go pick out some simple flowers. Maybe you should take Thursday and Friday off and we can do last minute planning/shopping.errand-running.

Avery's mom said...

weddings just lead to divorce BLAH!



yet i still love them :)

Ready24/7 said...

I don't like all the unnecessary crap people put you through for their "special day." Don't worry too much about what other people are thinking, just try to look semi-decent and focus on trying to have fun.