So, you're a single momma. You've got a free Friday night. You've worked every Friday night for the past two and a half years. Your wonderful son is at a hockey game with his dad. Guilt free evening. You've got two willing cohorts sitting in the next room (fighting over a game of Canasta, by the way...that will be the death of those two...they're gonna come to blows one of these days over that crazy game...)
What are you gonna do? The sky is the limit. You're an hour away from the fabulous night life of Vancouver. There's movie theatres and coffee shops and bowling alleys and a pub less than 10 minutes away.
Well, if you're me...(which, uhhh... I am) you plunk yourself down in front of the computer and blog while watching Four Wedding's on TLC. Which, can I just say...Holy Shite, those ladies are catty. I mean, seriously, these people are spending $35,000 or more on their weddings and they're going all out. This one chick has a double decker bus take her guests on a tour of New York City and she's rated a 5 (!!) by the other gals - 'It was too *windy*' says one. Another one has this gorgeous personalized video/photo booth that her groom made, and she gets a 'It was a cute touch...' Cute! A third scored low on the food because there was TOO much of it. Geez, if these ladies ever came to my wedding (if I ever get married, that is...in fact, I think I was just laughing so hard, I snorted!) they'd be asking if they could score in the negative.
Anywhooooo, I'm thinking that I'll stay in my pajamas (after all, I did just wake up...) and maybe order a movie on pay-per-view (because - oh, yes - I am too lazy to actually get in the car and drive to the local Blockbuster Video). And then maybe, just maybe I'll have a bath.
Oh, and now "Say Yes to the Dress - Big Bliss" is on. It's written in the stars, ladies. Why on earth would I leave now?
There is definitely something to be said for living vicariously through others. I don't need to get married myself, I can just watch others do it on T.V. I don't need to travel the world. I don't need to wear an iron suit and save the world from impending evil...I can just watch Iron Man 2 on channel 852 in HD!!!! Funny story...I bought an HDTV almost 6 months ago, then bought an HD receiver from the cable company...the whole time, thinking that the two together meant that I was watching HD all the time. However...the HD channels are only from channels 800 and up. Crystal clear, I tell you, CRYSTAL clear. WHO KNEW?
My brother....he knew....