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!