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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Shower day.....

Today was my niece's bridal shower. It was very nice but way too fufu for me. It was in a gallery in the middle of an area that is surrounded by Center City and 2 colleges. That means no parking unless you park at the meter or in a paid garage. I was smart, I made the husband drive us down and drop us off. My sister in laws were not so smart. One had to keep leaving to feed the meter and the other paid $35 for being in a garage.

Maybe I'm just an old fart, but I like the more relaxed showers where you get a comfy seat, fill up a styrofoam plate with lots of good homemade food and sit around with family and friends to gab. I'm not big on finger sandwiches or salmon with cucumber slices.

I wish Crate & Barrel was around when I was getting married. I don't even remember registering anywhere when I got married. We took whatever gift you wanted to get us. And I sure as hell never expected someone to buy me the KitchenAid Stand Mixer with all the attachements.

I do like sitting back and watching people at these things. And I'll admit, I sometime just happen to overhear a few things. Why would you have a shower on a Sunday afternoon when some of the guests, who were aunts, are from out of town. They were able to stay for about an hour after the bride got there. I think if I lived in Washington D.C, I would have just mailed a card! That must have been a heck of a ride with the storms and traffic. I guess sometimes people just don't think.

I've never been to a shower where the groom stayed, sat next to the bride and opened gifts. Dude looked bored to tears.
One thing I was kicking myself over and over about was not taking my camera. There were so many great shots on the way down and on the way back that I could have gotten. Hey, it's only 15 minutes from home, we can take another road trip!

Well, at least it's over and I don't have any "scheduled" events for the next few weekends!


  1. Interesting shower. I've never been to one that wasn't at someone's home or at a restaurant.

    The only time I've been at a shower that the groom was present was a Couple's Shower and it was more like a Saturday afternoon BBQ that a "real" shower.

  2. I feel for you. I too am into the home SHowers and Styrofoam plates Cucumber sandwiches WT...LOL

    give me some chicken or a beef sandwich and some pasta salad and I'm good.
    your son sounds Awesome. Maybe how about just "Woot Woot" maybe the kids won't get it?
    they could think its a train whistle and think he's cool
    :) good luck he's sounds like a smart BOY
    Thanks for coming BY

  3. NightOwlMama, thanks for stopping by! I'm still going to try and talk him into it. I'm also on a mission to think of another Owl name for him. LOL

  4. My sister's bridal shower was at a place called Spice Gallery but its a shopping thing full of stuff from artists and such so it was fun. We definitely don't do the frou frou food. My family is full of good eaters and salmon and cucumber definitely wouldn't work for us either. Glad you had a good time people watching at least Lori.


So, whatcha thinkin?