Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Marital bliss

Recently my cousin, who I love dearly, got engaged. I am super happy for her and for some reason overly enthusiastic about her up coming nuptials. Don't ask me why? Maybe it's because I'm a hopeful romantic, but in any case I can't wait to help with and attend all the fun wedding stuff. After talking about the usual stuff that occurs with a wedding, meaning a shower, she throws out that she doesn't think she'll have a shower!! What is she crazy? Free gifts!!! Who doesn't want that? Now granted her and her fiance' are in their 30's and they both have been living on their own for a while and both have a home (good luck with that :0), but really there is so much cool stuff you can register for anymore, not just the boring pots and pans. After speaking with her maid of honor, we concocted a plan to push her to see she needs to register because she is getting shower no matter what (tough shit), who cares what the bride wants!! HA HA. So here's a sample of the list I sent to her to help her out in her quest for marital bliss. Some are funny, some just damn practical, but I'd love to send her some more, so leave me a comment and I'll forward them on to her. Be nice! We don't want to scare her off :)Also I kept it clean for my post.
1.Dual alarm clock
2.4 slice toaster(waiting for toast is just stupid)
3.Super high thread count, Egyptian cotton sheets, you know the kind you want to spend all Sat morning , new beginning , new sheets.
4.Super fast coffee pot for when those sheets make you late
5. photo albums for all the picture taking you're going to do your first year of marital bliss :)
6. picture frames for your wedding pics, because if you don't, I guarantee you, people will buy you a ton of ugly frames!
7. a pretty vase for all those flowers he will be buying you, hahaha
8.a baby monitor , so you can signal him to bring you breakfast in bed, besides it might come in handy later!
9.serving platters because now that you are married, everyone is going to expect you to host holidays.
10. a blow up mattress because they are all going to spend the night( hey they are only an hour from Chicago!)
11. and last but not least EAR PLUGS, you are going to need them, someone is going to snore and a buck is worth it!!
Your turn , send them my way.
Also read the link to Kristen at motherhood uncensored if you want a good laugh. Prudes need not read, she can be rather forward sometimes :)

Monday, March 2, 2009


So a few weeks ago I saw this cute shirt in a pic on my favorite blogger Mom Dawn( go read her blog, shameless plug asked her where she got it and quickly proceeded to Old Navy. After sharing what happened during my shopping experience with her , she mentioned it was great blogging material, so here's what happened in as short of a version I can make it :) I quickly found the shirt I was looking for and decided to try it on because I have found that no matter what I think it's wrong as far as size goes. I try on a few and discover darn it I need like a size between a M and L. I opt for the L because lord knows I am just going to throw it in the dryer and shrink it anyway. I head to the check out where low and behold I get a 17 yr old skinny "little you know what" to ring me up. She says the usual did you find everything you were looking for, blah, blah , blah and I tell her well actually I had a little trouble with the size on these shirts. Your medium was really small and your large is too big and smiled. Here's the good part, she looks at me and says I wouldn't know I wear a XS (YES SHE DID) now I could tell by the look on her face immediately she did not mean to say it out loud. So I bit my lip. Her co-worker standing next to her didn't take it has well and gave her a little nudge with her hip and this is the best part!! Over she toppled!! Now I'm not sure if it was because she might have been leaning on just one foot or it was the fact she only weighed like 70 freakin' pounds, but she just sort of fell over to the side ( no she wasn't hurt and the two of them had a good laugh) But it certainly made me feel better and I laughed all the way home :) There's something to be said for What comes around goes around and she sure got hers that day.