Monday, August 18, 2008

Random Monday and a wedding shower!

My apartment is a mess and I have a ton of paper to shred, like Enron-style, so I'm keeping this one short tonight with a nice list of random bullets and bloggy "house cleaning."
  • I'm making guest appearances again: I'm guest blogging over at I'm a Mom in Real Life today and making a partial guest appearance over at Random Ramblings About My Crazy Life. Seriously, my stomach almost needed to be pumped from the amount of yogurt I consumed for that latter post. Check me out!
  • Reunion follow up: My outfit choice that everyone weighed in on got a really good response. People commented multiple times about the color and how cute it looked altogether. And of course I told them that my blosse has great taste :) For the first time in a while, I didn't take pictures and honestly in that setting, it would have been too weird. Sorry :(
  • Wedding shower gift: Thanks to everyone who weighed in on this - I'm not always the best gift giver, especially under a time crunch. Fortunately, my stepmom saved me and we went in on a gift together from the registry. The couple is now the recipient of a lovely coffee maker from the registry!!
Wedding shower recap:

The wedding shower I went to this weekend was actually a lot of fun and very efficient! My two favorite things.

My stepmom did the most amazing flower arrangements, which went first in the "shower games," which consisted of guests telling stories about marriage or about the happy couple. I didn't really have stories to contribute under either topic so fortunately I wasn't picked.

Mimosa's were served but I opted for straight champagne instead. Why dress it up sometimes? So I was the "alcoholic" at the table, taking pictures for my aunt and talking progressively louder as time went on. But I wasn't driving so I just tuned those naysayers out.

The best story that was shared at the shower came from a friend of my aunt, who had her 4-5 year old daughter with her. In summary, the woman's now-husband was going to propose with her grandmother's antique engagement ring. Once he decided to propose, he had to take the ring to be sized and the wife eventually noticed it was gone and figured out it was because of the forthcoming proposal. When the husband found out she knew he had the ring, he came home one night from work, changed clothes and followed her into their bedroom where he threw the ring, still in the box at her saying, "well you already know this is coming so just put it on."

AND SHE DID. And that is the "romantic" story she shared about how she was proposed to. To close the story she said, "and he still surprises me every day," to which I responded, "what else does he throw at her?"

That was by far the best story. The other ones dealt somehow with the bride, groom or members of the wedding party getting wasted before the wedding. But that I expected to hear :)

18 comments:

Vanessa said...

That's certainly a...well...unique proposal. If she went for it, I guess they were meant for each other.

Rachel said...

That's as bad as a fellow runner's proposal. He proposed to her in a towel with the cable guy there!

Mandy said...

Oh no, if there is a proposal, he better be down on one knee. Once I was at an Ohio State game when the guy sitting next to me proposed to his gf sitting right next to him via text message. Yeah real romantic.

EP said...

Huh. If someone proposed to me like that, I'd probably have to say no. Ridiculous!

Jamie said...

How romantic!

hahahah

TKTC said...

I'll just go ahead and say it...guy sounds like a d-bag. And Mandy, via TEXT??

No no no no no

Dan Mega said...

Best proposal ever.

Cass said...

he threw it at her?! that is too funny! seriously where do you find these people??

thatShortChick said...

wow that "romantic" proposal is uh, a bit unsettling. if only their walls could talk.

consuming a truckload of yogurt for a blog post? i'm intrigued!! see ya over there.

RebeccaC said...

Crazy...my parents proposal story is nearly identical. They maintain that back in the day "the proposal" wasn't such a big deal, so they'd just sort of decided they were getting married and my mom had a ring all picked out since childhood. So, when it came in to the jeweler, my mom was home napping. My dad walked in the room, started to change clothes and threw the box at her, saying something like: "Well, its here! I guess we can't get out of this now!". So romantic. Come to think of it...JiTs proposal to me was only slightly more planned out. But I liked ours so who cares.

megkathleen said...

"a ton of paper to shred, Enron-style"

HILARIOUS!

The Modern Gal said...

That's a great proposal. I get so tired of the standard, run of the mill proposals. I especially am not a fan of the recreate the first date proposals. That's a great way to tip your to-be fiancee off.

The Modern Gal said...

The above comment may be a reason I've yet to get engaged and why I've had more than one person tell me I suck at being romantic. I don't buy it though :-)

Katelin said...

okay that is one way to propose i guess. weird. but okay.

Stephanie said...

I don't blame you for not taking any pics. Awkward.

Katherine said...

i think it's hilarious, and appropriate, that you refer to the shower as 'eficient.' love it!

Bayjb said...

Hey everyone - Thanks for the great comments. Yes that story is horrifying with the text message story from Mandy being a very close second.

I once saw a guy propose at a Banana Republic outlet store while the girl was holding clothes. That was awful too.

Maggie - e-mail me offline at bayjb(at)yahoo(dot)com and we can talk high schools, I prefer not to do it here if that's okay.

pomjob said...

My sister got engaged after they left her husband's uncle's house. The uncle said they better hurry up and get married because he'll give them a pig to roast at the reception and who knows how much longer the uncle will be around. In the truck, my BIL asked my sister if she wanted to get married. She stuttered something about him not even being on one knee and he told her she better answer because he wasn't going to ask again. And they say romance is dead.