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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Yes, I Would Have Drugged My Mother.

The Prompts:

1.) If you had to relive a day in your life what day would it be?

2.) When do you first imagine yourself wishing you were older or bigger? Write about it.

3.) Could a routine become interesting through words? Write about a person (perhaps you) caught up in a daily routine. Establish a rhythm with the story’s words that impersonates the rhythm of the routine.

4.) Describe how your relationship with your spouse is different then the relationship your parents had while you were growing up.

5.) Write about someone who is an underdog.

Oh, this one is so easy!! It would totally be my wedding day.

Would I marry the same guy? Yes.

Would I wear the same dress? Probably.

The same limo? Abso-freaking-lutely!!! (Except I would have been more specific about taking a public route instead of the back roads of the legislature where no one could see us!! It was the totally coolest car on the planet! At least 14 years ago it was!)

I had big fun during the ceremony! Wouldn't change any of that!

I would have spent a few extra minutes on photos. I really had no plan, I just wanted to hurry the hell up so I could get back out to the car! Seriously. (I think that is why I make sure I take that extra time now when I shoot a wedding. I don't want them to have any regrets. Especially ones that I might be responsible for.)

I would have slept the night before.

I would have turned the lights down so people would dance more.

I would have warned the photographer that we were coming skipping in on stick horses to the Bonanza theme song for the reception so he could have been prepared. Gawd, he must have thought me the most empty-headed bride EVER!!

I would NEVER have done the receiving line at the reception. I would not have done one at all.

I would have PARTIED! I made trips up to the room for my bridesmaids (I was no fool giving anyone the keys to our room, lest I wanted the jaccuzi filled with condom water balloons and whipped cream topping all over the bed!) and I would have danced instead of sitting BY MYSELF watching everyone.

I would have visited with people. Holy cow, you'd never believe that I was shy, but in a crowd, I most definitely am. Even a crowd of MY OWN FAMILY! What a loser.

I would have thought before lending Diniz and Lynne our truck to go home in. They still could have taken it, but I would have THOUGHT to take our over night bags out first. We had to go to mom and dad's and get my clothes from the night before and get a sweater of my dad's for Leon for the next morning. Although speeding to my parents house at 1:00 in the morning definitely made for a funny wedding night story.

I would have instructed our DJ to play what the guests wanted to hear and told the bartender to quit watering down the drinks and hiding bottles of booze in his backpack.

Our first dance (a choreographed waltz to Dolly Parton's Rockin Years) kicked butt!!! However, in retrospect, even though we didn't like the person who helped choreograph, we really should have invited her. I feel a bit like a schmuck for dissing her.

I would have thought twice before choosing a "spring forward" time change weekend for our wedding. And Easter weekend to boot. The place was cleared out by 1 a.m.

I would have drugged my mother so she could have stayed longer.

I would have made sure my dad was in the hall so he couldhave seen the first dance. We were in such a hurry from the receiving line taking so long that I didn't even think about the people outside smoking!

I still would have taken off with the groomsmen's pants and boots and stood laughing while they had to run to the limo through the very public photo location in their underwear. Tee hee. LOVED that!

That about wraps that up. While I would relive that DAY, I would not for any money in the world want to have to relive the past 14 years!!! Nope. It's been tough. And once, for most of it anyway, is enough for this gal. I prefer what the future brings.


KK said...

Sounds like a blast. I wouldn't change a thing about my wedding, I just wish I'd married someone else. Otherwise it was perfect :)

wy-not said...

That's a great retrospective on a great day! Sure, there were a few wrinkles. But it was a great day and we believe the two of you are in it for the long haul. Have a major party on your Silver, and fix all the things you mention here. Big fun!

FoxyMoron said...

Nice wedding day memories (except that bad bartender!).:)

SJ said...

Oh man, I would change everything about my wedding, except my hubby.

Anonymous said...

That was a fun day! I didn't even know about some of that stuff, like the bartender situation. It was fun riding those fake horses in to the reception. Nobody was ready for that! I can't believe it was 14 years ago!
From the one that took her vehicle home that night with Rhonda's clothes.

Bill Lisleman said...

good memory
do you happen to have any "stick horse riding" picture to post on the blog? I never heard of that one.
Did you marry a cowboy?

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

Sounds like one heck of a wedding! I felt like I was there celebrating along with you. Great post!
I'd love for you to come by and take a look at my submission to Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop. It's all about my very first kiss and it's pretty dang funny.

Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

Sounds like one heck of a wedding! I felt like I was there celebrating along with you. Great post!
I'd love for you to come by and take a look at my submission to Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop. It's all about my very first kiss and it's pretty dang funny.

Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud

Anonymous said...

I loved this post - I might have to copy you sometime and do something similar - I've only been married four years and I soooo agree with you about not wanting to redo those years.... I so love my husband, but there have been tough times and I like you much prefer the future over the past. I would however totally relive the week before my wedding the day and the week after........ I ache for those two weeks!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh and P.S. I have a contest on my blog from earlier this week - an awesome one - only open to Canadians - if you haven't already entered!!!

Christie@MommyDrinksBecauseYouCry said...

Wow! You sure know how to party. You sound like you know your way around a good time.
It all goes by so fast doesn't it!


paige said...

I love it! Sounds like fun!