the boys’ wild night

let me just say that our girl’s night out was *much* tamer than the night the boys had in athens. first, dave was fitted with a “bachelor gone wild” t-shirt. all night, the boys stopped people (read: women) everywhere and anywhere — on the street, in the restaurant and bars, etc. — to write marital advice on the shirt. dave also wore a nice little pink sombrero, had some fake “bling” around his neck and walked with a cane. oh yes, and let’s not forget the ball and chain joe bought him that he attached to his leg.

i wish i had seen them walking down the streets of athens. joe said that most people moved over to the other side of the street to walk around them. haha.

the first stop of the night was an italian restaurant where the boys were saddened to find that they had the only male server (poor, poor babies). then it was off to a bar for shots and drinks, and then on to a strip club. from what i’ve heard there were more attractive women at the club *we* went to than theirs. joe said he spent a lot of his time there standing in the hallway talking with another guy at the party (good boy). after the strip club (which they weren’t at for long, surprisingly) it was off to two more bars and then to a diner to add some food to the alcohol in their systems.

then it was off to bed. oh what a night.

lazy afternoons

all three cats and one fiance are sleeping. i am bored. and so i blog.

tomorrow we are hosting a superbowl party. somehow we always get stuck hosting, although that means i don’t have to go to someone else’s house, so there is a bright side. tomorrow also is the day i am going wedding dress shopping and we are going to scout out our wedding location, so it will probably be a rushed trip (*sigh*) as joe’s friends are always early. i will be coming home to a testosterone-filled house. maybe i will curl up in the bedroom with some girly movies.

on a happy note, I’M GOING WEDDING DRESS SHOPPING! hehe. i’m excited. my mom and grandma are going with me, so it should be fun. hopefully i won’t feel too fat. i have several picked out that i’m going to look for. hopefully i’ll find the one i have in mind.

last night as we were leaving after service’s at joe’s temple, his future brother-in-law hugged me and said, “bye sis.” then he said, “wow. i’m going to have a sister. i’ve never had one before. this is so cool!” i thought that was neat. i told him sisters are way better than brothers. and of course, i’m right. i always am. i’m marrying into a fun family. i can’t wait. 🙂

i want a chip and dip server. i found one i liked at mikasa, but i can’t find it online. that means i have to go back up to the store. *sigh* which leads me to my next question: why are only selected items put online? for instance, i was looking for dinnerware we liked in a lighter color, but i couldn’t find that online either. blah.

i want to write a book. i’ve always dreamed of being a published author, but no matter how i try i can never come up with a decent plot.

i’m addicted to joe’s poker game for the xbox. i feel like i’m getting good. now i have the urge to go to vegas. i love vegas. i love the fact that you can go down to the casino in the middle of the night and play. it’s fabulous. and the free drinks aren’t bad either.

i wish i could design webpages. i want a new one for for after we get married, but i pretty much suck at designing.

i came up with *very cool* favors for our wedding. i’m making them myself. i can’t wait to see how they turn out. they’re totally “us,” which makes it even better.

it *really* annoys me when people park in the handicapped spaces here. granted, i don’t think there are any handicapped people live here, but it’s the principle. you don’t park in handicapped spaces. i feel like calling the sheriff’s office and having the cars ticketed. are they really so lazy that they can’t park a few more spaces away?

holding the power

a man from the wedding chapel where we’re hoping to have the wedding called me today to set up an appointment for us to see the location and talk about services and pricing.

“i just talked to your fiance. he said to call you because you make all the decisions.”

why yes. yes i do.


i like having the power. 🙂

they came up with their own rules

following the women (isn’t that how it always happens??) the men have come up with their own set of rules. hmmm. that’s all i have to say. how about you?

the guys’ rules
at last, a guy has taken the time to write this all down. finally, the guys’ side of the story. (i must admit, it’s pretty good.)

we always hear “the rules” from the female side. now here are the rules from the male side. these are our rules! please note… these are all numbered “1” ON PURPOSE!

1. learn to work the toilet seat. you’re a big girl. if it’s up, put it down. we need it up, you need it down. you don’t hear us complaining about you leaving it down.

1. sunday sports. it’s like the full moon or the changing of the tides. let it be.

1. shopping is NOT a sport. and no, we are never going to think of it that way.

1. crying is blackmail.

1. ask for what you want. let us be clear on this one: subtle hints do not work! strong hints do not work! obvious hints do not work! just say it!

1. yes and no are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.

1. come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. that’s what we do. sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.

1. a headache that lasts for 17 months is a problem. see a doctor.

1. anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. in fact, all comments become null and void after 7 days..

1. if you think you’re fat, you probably are. don’t ask us.

1. if something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one.

1. you can either ask us to do something or tell us how you want it done. not both. if you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.

1. whenever possible, please say whatever you have to say during commercials.

1. christopher columbus did not need directions and neither do we.

1. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like windows default settings. peach, for example, is a fruit, not a color. pumpkin is also a fruit. we have no idea what mauve is.

1. if it itches, it will be scratched. we do that.

1. if we ask what is wrong and you say “nothing,” we will act like nothing’s wrong. we know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle.

1. if you ask a question you don’t want an answer to, expect an answer you don’t want to hear.

1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine…really.

1. don’t ask us what we’re thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as baseball, the shotgun formation, or monster trucks.

1. you have enough clothes.

1. you have too many shoes.

1. i am in shape. round is a shape.

1. thank you for reading this. yes, i know, i have to sleep on the couch tonight; but did you know men really don’t mind that? it’s like camping.

pass this to as many men as you can – to give them a laugh.

pass this to as many women as you can – to give them a bigger laugh!!

why i almost broke up with joe

i woke up this morning and rolled over to tell joe about a dream i had just had.

“i just dreamt that we got engaged and…”

joe looks at me with compassionate eyes as he interrupts. “why do you keep having these nightmares?!”

“you think being engaged to me is a nightmare?!”

“i love you baby.”

“yeah, i used to love you.”

a typical guy’s comment

today dizzy the cat stole one of my feminine products out of my bag. for some reason he just loves playing with them. i really don’t get it. so he’s dragging it around the living room and chasing it, and joe starts to talk to him.

“don’t touch that dizzy! if you do you’ll go crazy and then you won’t be able to make decisions and then you’ll start crying for no reason.”

then joe looks at me. i denied all of it.