I’ve been holding out on blogging for ummm…11 days!
That’s too long. Once a week is even seldom. I’m sorry.
I just got back from McMinnville this morning at 2. We started driving at 10:30 and it took us almost 4 hours to get home, but it could have been that we were in the middle of nowhere. A very pretty nowhere, but still…nowhere. We got lost on the way there, and I felt horrible that we missed Alicia and Jerith’s rehearsal. We didn’t leave until 3, but that wasn’t my fault. I was just the chauffeur at this point, so they couldn’t really blame me so much.
We went to McMinnville for Jerith and Alicia’s wedding. They are two of Ryan’s friends and roommates, and Ryan was the best man. So naturally, the best man needed a date. But funny enough, I didn’t really get to see Ryan much at all in the day and a half that we were there. I did all the girl stuff, even though I wasn’t a bridesmaid, I went everywhere with them. It was fun to hang out with a bunch of girls for a change. I haven’t gotten to do that in awhile. My two best friends have either been living on a rock or busy as hell, and my friends from school are two far away to drive down for one night after work. So girl time was refreshing. We ate chocolate and colored in coloring books and watched Horton Hears a Who, and I followed Alicia around to get her hair and nails done. It was much more relaxing that blowing leaves up a hill, which is what the boys were doing.
What was also refreshing was the fact that this wasn’t such a traditional wedding. It wasn’t large, it wasn’t super long, it wasn’t really catered, and it was in the woods in a middle of nowhere, right past the reindeer farm. Nothing against the two weddings that I’ve been to in the last year, but I was getting sick of country and cliched oldies for wedding music. Alicia, Mallory and I actually got to pick all the songs that played, because Alicia came up with a genius (and cheap!) way to get all the music that she wanted. She just rented a sound system and hooked her computer up to it. We had everything from “I Won’t Dance” by Frank Sinatra, “The Way I Am” by Ingrid Michaelson, to “Harder Better Faster Stronger” by Daft Punk. It was pretty awesome. Speaking of “I Won’t Dance,” this was the best. Apparently in Jerith’s family, it’s a tradition for the groom to dance with one of his groomsmen, so Ian and Jerith got out on the dance floor and really danced to “I Won’t Dance.” It was hilarious, with all the dips and spins and swaying. I’d say it was worth driving a half an hour to get anywhere that whole day.
So we left at 10:30 and got back to Ryan and Rob’s house at 2, followed by the rest of the guys who came with Jerith’s brother, Joe. It was a house full of 8 guys and me. Wonderful. I didn’t stay very long today after we all woke up, since they had plenty of stuff to do, as did I. One being: take a shower. Two being: feed my fish.
All of this wedding business has got me thinking a lot about how I want my wedding to be like. It’s got me thinking about a lot of stuff.
P.S. Oh, and Pineapple Express was the SHIT!