Credits: My Blue Heaven by Digitalegacies Designs
I have a pretty full plate today and David is working an odd day that means he’ll be home for a chunk of the afternoon! Right now it’s gray and gloomy and rainy, but should that improve and we get a glint of sun, I want to have the current load of laundry done so I can take it if there’s an opportunity to get out in the fresh air!
I’m doing the Friday 5 Question meme, hosted by Mama M at My Little Life today. One question and my answers have a brideish theme! If I have an opportunity to blog more later, I’ll be back!
1. How long did it take for you to find your wedding dress? (Wedding dress pics anyone?)
David and I were the Wedding Industrial Complex’s worst nightmare. We eloped in December and had a wedding reception weekend in July that cost less than some women pay for the dress. That being said, what I wore was important!
On the day we got married, I asked David what he was wearing to the courthouse and chose a very nice blouse and dress pants to coordinate with him. Ice and snow and there was no way I was wearing a skirt and any type of heel. I started out that morning falling in the kitchen right on top of a 12-pack of Diet Rite cherry soda squashing one can and getting cherry soda all over the floor and my nightgown, there was no way I was going to mess with the chance of falling again!
Here is the only picture of the two of us on the actual day, taken by the judge right after he married us”
December 23, 2008
For our reception weekend it didn’t take long to find the “dress.” David was wearing his tuxedo t-shirt to the baseball game with his “Groom” baseball cap. I stumbled on a wedding dress nightshirt online and thought it was the perfect complement to David’s shirt. Fortunately, it’s perfectly okay for a woman to wear a shirt that goes half way down the thighs with carpi-length stretch pants in public!
Not everything about what we wore getting married was determined by what David was wearing. The most important clothing decision for me, my equivalent of “the dress,” was The Hat. I wanted a very bride, very feminine hat for the reception weekend. I wanted everyone at the ballpark and every engineer that saw us when we had our train day on Sunday to know that I wasn’t just any other fan that weekend. So maybe I did have a little bit of bride vanity after all. I spent a few weeks looking at baseball hats with veils and different designs. I picked out David’s “Groom” hat, but yeah, typical to the rules of the Wedding Industrial Complex, my hat outshone his. And at $40, out-cost his by double. The final two choices included one with a longer veil and one with lacy braiding and rhinestones. The bling won out! And the veil went a good distance down my back anyway. I LOVE that hat!
See? Plenty of veil!
I know Tori is into the WIC, but I told Rina if she ever does elope and have a hockey-reception, more her style, she could definitely have my hat for the reception. I'd be honored!
2. Someone in your general vicinity releases a NASTY smelling fart. Do you say anything or blow it off?
I got the giggle fits when I read this one; not because I’m a fan of fart-jokes, but the image it planted in my mind reading it right after the wedding dress question. If you were at a wedding and a bride in a $5,000 dress let a stinky one, how would you react? Remember, a bride is “always beautiful” on her wedding day. Do you ignore it or tell her how her farts even smell like roses today? hehehehehe
Okay serious answer, reacting is rude and it further embarrasses the perpetrator. If it's that bad, step away, but I don’t say anything; even if it’s not the bride.
3. What is the scariest thing that happened to you or scared you recently?
Alas, every time I walk down the stairs it’s scary. :(
4. Favorite brand and flavor of ice cream.
Brand: Baskin Robbins! In the summer it’s a waffle cone with America’s Birthday Cake and Baseball Nut, when those are not in season, it’s Chocolate Fudge and Cherries Jubilee.
I’ll always get a pretzel cone if it’s available with something black foresty when we go to an ice cream parlor that isn’t BR.
At home I like Haagen Dasz Coffee, Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia, Skinny Cow Caramel Cone Crunch or Weight Watcher Giant Latte Bars; LOVE the Giant Latte Bars!
Okay, ice cream is more important to me than a wedding dress was too. Hmmm…
5. Are you able to sleep well in hotels?
Depends on the mattress. If I could stay at a Sheraton every time I stay in a hotel, I’d say I slept better in hotels than I do at home. Unfortunately we stay in hotels too often to afford a Sheraton every time. Besides we are often in small towns that don’t have a Sheraton anywhere close. I can’t sleep on a hard mattress or with a pillow that's too stuffed. I’ve tossed the pillow and used a stack of bathroom towels instead a few times. I've also slept in the chair once or twice.
By the way, we slept at home the night we got married and both nights of the reception weekend, so there was no mattress issue. By the time we went on the honeymoon we'd been married almost 9 months, but I think it's still in poor taste to talk about mattresses on a honeymoon! ;)