Monday, September 2, 2013

An evening off the couch

I'm not much for wedding receptions.  It's not that I don't like them, or that I don't love the people they celebrate.  It's just that the cake is never as good as I want it to be.  And I have to convince myself that I like talking to people.  Here's the truth, I actually do really enjoy talking to people.  It just takes some reminding that talking to friends is always preferable to sitting on my couch. But anyway, yes, wedding receptions.  I'm iffy. 

But I went to one on Saturday for a long time family friend (congratulations Annie and Phil!  I'm not kidding when I say, Annie you were hands down the prettiest bride I've seen in ages.) and the whole night was filled with basically everyone that I love.  I mean, seriously, every wedding should be just like that.  I couldn't walk to the punch table without seeing 3 people I wanted to hug.  And the cake was amazing.  I'm pretty sure there was Nutella in it.

Two notable things happened.

1.  There was a reunion. 
 
That's Gloria, Sylvia, and Tammy.  We've been friends since high school (well, Sylvia and I longer.  I think we met when I was 3.) And when I saw the 3 of them sitting at a table together I nearly burst into tears.  What a total treat.  I mean, we see each other periodically but I can't tell you how long it's been since we've all been together.  It's been 20 years since high school.  Can you believe it?  Oh, boy. I did not intend to go to the reunion because thanks to the magic of Facebook I can keep in contact with everyone I want to from my couch.  But seeing them reminded me how great it is to look an old friend in the face and ask how their lives are going?  Being with them was definitely worth getting off of my couch. 
 
2.  Sometimes writing this blog is like writing in a vacuum.  Because of the times and technology people just don't comment as much anymore.  They're reading it on their phone and who has time to deal with auto correct when there are so many levels of Candy Crush to master. So I forget that people actually read this.  And that people other than my mom think it's funny and worth their time. It's mostly friends.  But some strangers find it.  Strangers like Annie's cousin Rachel who came up to me shortly after I walked in to introduce herself and say how much she likes this old thing.  And I can't tell you how adorable it all was. I mean, really. I was tickled.  Let's be best friends, Rachel!

8 comments:

Amy said...

Well, let me just comment then to say that I still, religiously, read your blog and lover every morsel of it. Because of you, I try not to ... as much and actually use proper punctuation. I still slip now and then, but I am improving.

sarahgurl said...

Yes you have readers. I check for updates everyday. The way-to-long gap between your dad getting sick and the Utah trip almost killed me. Please don't ever stop!!

Rach said...

I'm pretty sure half my ward's relief society reads your blog religiously, as well as a bunch of family and friends from college. Also, I went to my 15 year reunion and it was fantastic to see old friends. So I'm glad you got to see high school friends.

Heidi Broberg said...

candy crush...baa haa haa

And I see Avacado House in the background, do I not?

Jenny said...

I'm one of those strangers you will probably never meet who religiously reads your blog. It makes me wish I was 80 years old.

Rachel said...

I'm still reeling from meeting my blog hero in person, and now this. A personal shout out! Seriously considering doing a cartwheel right now. You are just as amazing as I thought you would be.

Signed, no longer just a blog stalker now official fan

Rachel

Stephanie said...

I have the coolest friends. You are one of them. Love to you!

Erin said...

I am also a stalker of yours who rarely comments...because you never know whether or not people are going to think you belong in the psych ward.