Sunday, October 23, 2011

Highs and Lows: How Old Am I? Edition

Highs and Lows of the week...well, I can hardly remember much about the past week, so I'll just cover my weekend.  There was plenty in there, really.  And keep in mind the following lows aren't exactly "lows"...let's just call this a list of Highs and a list of Things That Slightly Annoyed Me This Weekend.

HIGH: went to my cousin's wedding.  I love weddings!  This one was very nice, too.  My little cousin is all grown up.  It made me want to do mine over again.  Just plan it again, that is.  And have my hair done differently, and most definitely have a different cake.  And DJ.  The DJ we had for our blessed event 10 years ago continues to be the butt of jokes around here, to this day.  Let's just say, you get what you pay for.  I should never be in charge of selecting a DJ, ever again. 

LOW: I missed my exit on the turnpike on the way out to my parents' house.  WTH???  I must have made that drive at least 1,000,000 times or so in my life.  That was annoying. 

HIGH: I found a dress for this that I was very happy with.  That's always fun.  It's really cute, and it was on sale.  I hope I get to wear it again.  I don't dress up much, these days.  And by "these days," I mean...ever.

LOW: I totally bit it trying to get out of my church pew after the ceremony.  Right into the shoulders of some hapless, unsuspecting wedding-goer who was "lucky" enough to be right there to catch me.  It was totally awesome to look like a crazy drunk lady in church at 3 in the afternoon.  Awesome, I tell you. 

HIGH: 3 words: Pumpkin Pie Martini...s.  

LOW: I had to go stag to this thing, as it was pretty much an adult-only reception, and someone had to stay home and care for our young brood.  That was kind of a bummer.  I like to dance with my husband.  I didn't get to.  Waaah.  (I think I can hear the world's tiniest violin...)  Also notably missing was my sister, who lives like 13 hours away and for some strange reason, didn't want to shell out $300 for a plane ticket to spend less than 24 hours in the great state of PA.  Whatever.  It would have been even way more fun with both her and my dear DH there. 

ANOTHER LOW: Apparently I'm super-old now.  I recognized NONE of the songs that all the cool kids were dancing to.  Well except for the song that my 8yo does her cheer dance routine to.  They did some line dance that USED to be the Electric Slide, but I had no idea what it was. I guess it was like, the new line dance that people do at weddings, and I was OUT.  Just sitting there wondering, How can I not know this?  Has it really been that long?  I mean, I guess we're past the era of friends' weddings, for the most part. 

Oh, also...I saw my (much) younger cousins whom I hadn't seen in at least 8 years or so...and I totally did that thing..."oh my goodness!  The last time I saw you, you were this big!"  The words just fell out before I could stop them.  Old!

Oh, also...I actually had a relative (an adult who should know better) ask me how old I was, in front of a bunch of people.  WTH?  Usually I don't think of good responses to dumb questions until a day or so later, but I was so proud of myself because I said, "I'm old enough that you shouldn't be asking me how old I am."  Yessssss!

HIGH:  coming home to DH, my kids, the dog, a Steelers game, and kielbasa & kraut in the crock pot. 


  1. Laughing at your post - this could have been the high for my day. I'm sorry your hubby couldn't go. Weddings are so much more fun with your spouse.

  2. That is so funny! I'd have been old right with you!

  3. you are a hoot. loving the pumpkin pie martini....s. hilarious. love the new look too btw.