Friday, April 29, 2011

The Royal Recap

So I NyQuiled up at 7pm last night so I could sleep from 8pm-230am and then get up to watch the Royal Wedding. Why? Well I had to get some ideas for my wedding - and FYI I will need a full orchestra and a parade route lined with cheering onlookers.

So here's my quick recap:

Guests had to arrive and hour or two before the ceremony and then sit there and wait. And they couldn't even tweet because there was a technology blackout in the church. It's too bad because I would like to know what the other attendees thought of the crazy hats like this (the pinkish one, in case there was any doubt).

Weird or chic? And by the way, these two Princesses were put on a strict diet leading up to the wedding to de-plump them a little. Also, did you know that Fergie wasn't invited to the wedding? I know she's a gong show but dang, she should have been there in my opinion.

 Other hats that caught my eye:

I would rock that one

Why is that horse wearing a hat? Oh, wait, that's Camilla.

I like these kinds of hats - they summon UFO's.

And of course the Queen - she looks wonderful!

Kate looked absolutely gorgeous. I'm not a fan of lace wedding dresses but it looks great on her.

And did you see her evening party dress? Dayum bitch, you know how to work the "look at me I'm a Princess!" angle.

When I saw Kate's sister Pippa walking behind her carrying the 9 foot train I think that she must be a little pissed, becuase I would be. Not only does she have to walk  behind with the dress she also had to keep all the kids in line too - If I didn't know who she was I would assume she was the nanny. Don't get me wrong, Pippa looked great but she better enjoy because she will never have a bigger day in life. Poor thing.

Now, on to the important ponderings, like how hungover is Harry going to be tomorrow? At lease he was smart enough to plan a bacon sandwich "survivor" party at 6am. Harry and I would get along great - we'd be 3 am bbqing every night if we were neighbors, I gurantee it. By the way, did you know that the Queen has left Buckingham Palace so that the "kids" can party freely? That's an awesome grandma.

And did the Queen really snub Camilla by not kissing her on the cheek? If so it makes me happy. I will never like that horseface bitch Diana killer.

I loved the "balcony scene". Two kisses? Crazy kids! My favorite part is how the Queen eventually just goes back in side like it was her nap time and everyone else needed to get the hell out of the way.

There was only one thing missing from the day and that was Diana. I'm sure looking down with a big smile though. *tear*

I saw on one news cast that there was a Canadian in a banana suit on the parade route. I'm betting it was the stupid bitch from Cowboys who ruined Harry's good times. She should have to wear a banana suit for the rest of her life for selling her soul for a few thousand bucks. Of course, if I had giant fake boobs that needed replace every 5 years and a prince had given me his number I would probably call the Enquirer too.

So anyways, I'm glad I got up to watch the hoopla today. There are lots of people who think the whole pomp and ceremony is ridiculous but these people I don't care. It made me happy and that's all that matters.

Next up: My princess wedding!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Love and Other Things That You Don't Care About

Ok, I'm finally going to start the 30 day blog challenge, except as I mentioned before it won't be a blog a day, it will be whenever I get to it. But before I start that, let me tell you about some other things.

A few weeks ago a group of us went for lunch at the Calgary Tower (the restaurant revolves!). I hadn't eaten up there since my dad took us when we were really little, so I was pretty excited (I know, dorky). We had lunch and revolved 3 times. The food was fantastic not overly expensive like you might think and one of the servers even made some screaming kids go back to their table and be quite becuase the parents were letting them run wild ruining lunch for everyone else. Also, if you make reservations you don't have to pay the elevation fee to get up there. See, I just saved you some $'s and you can book it through OpenTable and collect points to get free gift certificates. Your Welcome! 
After lunch we decided to go to the casino. It was 3pm on a Saturday afternoon, what else were we going to do? BF had to go home so I got a ride with TB, but finding the car proved to be too much for 2 girls with pretty hair and not enough drinks in their system. I know it won't seem as funny to you, but we passed the same gift shop 3 times, got lockied in a stairwell, asked security for help (they directed us to locked doors) and consulted with some random strangers over a half an hour of playing "how the hell do you get to 10th Ave???" We finally made it into the parkade and down a another stinky stairwell and tah dah! There was the car (and without a parking ticket even, yay!). FYI, at the casino, we ended up meeting a guy who just loved my brother (no homo) and he ended up paying for our food and drinks ALL NIGHT! He was hilarious and we all had a great time. Also, I doubled my money in the end but probably lost about $700 through the day. And TB didn't even yell at me for anything. Amazing!

We also finished up curling and are proud to officially be the worse curling team in the city. We are the best at getting free drinks though, so who really wins?

BF's parents were in town this week and I just love them to death. They are the nicest people and they treat me so well, I've really lucked out with future in laws. 
BFM: "We used to be hippies when we were younger."
BFD: "We were not, I've always voted conservative!!!"

We all went to see Bruce Cockburn on Wed night and he played for over 2 hours - now that's getting your money's worth! Highlights were the obligatory smell of dirty hippies, BF's mom making him drive us to the Jubilee amid much argument from the boys because it is literally a 5 min walk from home (we wanted to drink more wine before the show and didn't want to lose the buzz by walking) and watching all the tree hugging earth loving hypocrites get in their SUV's and drive home. In all seriousness though, the real highlight of the show was the song Each One Lost. It is a song that reflects on a ramp ceremony, which is the honoring that bestowed on our fallen soldiers. If you have any heart at all, it's a difficult song to listen to, but important nonetheless. He mentioned that process from the song will go to Soldier On which is a great group who helps injured or sick military personnel.


Now onto the bloggy challenge. Because music is a huge part of my life, I'm going to add a song (or two) at the end of each blog to say the things I can't express. [edit - I can't figure out how to add a song, so we're going with youtube videos instead. Hey, I'm a technotard, so just shut your yap and keep reading/watching].

Day 1 - Your current relationship - if single, discuss how single life is

Well, I think we all know I have a boyfriend, and a wonderful one at that. I know what you're all asking yourselves: "how on earth does he put up with her?". I honestly don't know because I'm a pain in the ass and I know it. This July will be 2 years together, and as BF puts is "it's pretty much been a bed of roses" (he does love his Bon Jovi) and I would have to agree. That's not to say that we don't ever get annoyed with each other or have the odd disagreement, but overall things get better and better every day and I know that I am one lucky girl.
We will be getting married eventually but on our own time, so stop pressuring us people. And yes, it will be an open bar and you're all invited!

Miranda Lambert - Love Song

Josh Grider - Crazy Like You

Dierks Bentley - You Hold Me Together