Just a little bit of guns & dresses

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Cherry anyone?

Cherries.  I used to really enjoy them.  Now-not so much.  I take that back.  I love a good cherry coke.  However I can now never eat a regular Cherry.  Why you ask?  Liz Bailey.  Let me elaborate.  On one beautiful day, a good crowd of us were down at the Carmody's dock.  Now we were snacking on some boiled peanuts, fried chicken and choice beverages.  Then Liz males her way down the dock.  Low and behold, what is that back of red things?  Cherries.  Like 75 lbs of cherries.  So the group indulges in some cherries.  Well not to soon after the feasting it was time for some tubing and wake skating.  Well Liz got on the boat.  Which means she got on the tube.  Crazy tubing at that.  About 20 minutes after the boat departed I saw a nice cloud of red water float on by.  Poor Liz lost her cherries on the tube in the Charleston Harbor.  That's right.  It wasn't very enjoyable to watch.  So as you can imagine, it is a bit hard to joyfully eat, let alone look at big red cherries....

This goes out to Liz,

Saturday, June 26, 2010

A new pet peeve

Ok.  I don't do this very often, but I have a new pet peeve.  I can't hardly stand it when you go to have a nice lunch at a local restaurant and you buy a delectable sandwich and then they make you pay for a side.  What the heck.  I recently got a wonderful turkey and avacado sandwich that was probably 8 bucks.  That is a lot of money people.  Then they try and make you pay 2 bucks for a side.  Aint gonna happen.  I mean you could go to Boulevard diner and get a home cooked meal with a drink and a side for under 10 bucks.  Or Village Bakery.  Best sandwiches for your buck.  I'm just sayin....

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Betty makes her debut

Team Wedding.  We dominated.  For those that don't know, we had a rather awesome wedding this weekend.  Somehow in the middle of wedding festivities all of the bridesmaids became Team Wedding. I don't know if I can fully describe my thoughts on this past weekend's festivities.  As you know I was a bit nervous/paranoid/anxious about the Arthur Wedding.  I have to say that it definitely exceeded my expectations. And I didn't cause a scene...Thank God.   Here comes the play by play:

First let me start by telling you my favorite things about the whole weekend.  It wasn't the ceremony or the reception or the rehearsal.  Nope.  It was the Schweers/Carter family.  I can't begin to tell you how awesome they are.  I always knew they were cool, but this weekend was stellar because of them. I love all of them.  Seriously.  Super cool.   Gold Medal goes to RuRu (Mary Catherine's grandmother).   We got to sit together at the bridesmaid's luncheon.  Since Mary Catherine is moving I am trying to get RuRu to adopt me as the oldest grandchild...If you don't know the Schweers/Carters then I am sorry.  You are missing out.

Let me start with the rehearsal.  It was my first time officially going down the aisle (Hope it's not the last...hahah).  After we practiced we made our way down to the Harbor Club for dinner.  It was very nice.  MCC and Rob introduced the bridal party to everyone and-surprise it made me cry....Sorry I was a bit sentimental.  Then we got a turn to make a speech. You know I can't refuse and opportunity to get up and make a toast...Since you weren't there I will leave you with my opening words:  "Well those of you that don't know me and especially those that do, you know hell hath frozen over.  Yes.  I am wearing a dress and a big flower in my hair....."  The rest was history.  Then later on at the bar...I got a bad reputation...It was a misunderstanding....

Saturday we had the bridesmaid's luncheon at the Post House.  Very nice.  MC gave us sweet grass baskets and a cool broach that we wore on our dresses.

Then I went home to mentally prepare.  We all met at RuRu's to take pics and get on the trolley.  It was surreal.  The whole time I couldn't believe little MC was getting married.  We got to the church about 10 min before it was go time.  One of my favorite parts was lining up outside of the church.  I felt so special to be a part of it.  I decided to go sans my glasses for the ceremony, but I put them in my dress just in case.  Soon the doors opened and it was show time.  Oddly enough I was ready.  All the months of worrying seemed to fly out the door.  Plus I have to say I felt pretty good.  I had some good stylists to get me ready.  I made my way down the aisle and it was awesome.  It is such a cool feeling to be a part of something so special and to see your best friend get married.  Wouldn't trade it for the world.  Let me add that dearest Logan almost went down during the ceremony.  Poor girl's blood sugar dropped and we almost had a code red.  She was in front of me so I had a great view.. Her breathing became deeper and she started to wobble. I was ready to catch her if she went down.  Luckily her groomsman held on to her....

On to the reception.  It went by so so fast.  We got introduced, which was fun bc sweet Tyler was my groomsman.  I think I only left the dance floor twice-to hydrate.  Plus all of the Charleston Chicks were there!  Best dance partner award goes to Clay Carter.  Favorite dance partner ever.  Not gonna lie, we were probably the best ones out there.  I had so much fun.  If you know the wedding version of Sarah then you know I like to dance it up.  I even slapped the floor.  (That was for you Megan..)  So soon enough it was time for sweet MC to head out.  It was so sad.  The happy kind of sad.  She drove off into the night.  She left us to live with a boy...

All in all.  AWESOME weekend.  So that's notch #1 on Betty Bridesmaid's belt.  Now it's time to begin training for Megan's wedding.  Only 4 months away...

Until next time,
Your favorite over dramatic bridesmaid,
Betty Bridesmaid

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Going to the Chapel...

Here we go.  It's show time.  I just tried on my dress about 3 times and practiced dancing in it just to be sure it could handle my moves...I didn't realize just how emotional I would be.  Poor Megan and Rachel have had to give me constant affirmation so I don't pass out...We have all been waiting so long for this day and it is finally here.  I can't believe it.  I have laughed and cried all day.  I still don't know how to tie my sash..oh well.  And I'm not quite sure what type of facial expression I will be sporting as I go down the aisle.  One thing I do know-I am so excited for MC and Rob.  They love each other and I am so honored to be a part of their special day.  I can't wait to be standing up there with some of my favorite people in the whole wide world.  So throw a few prayers up there:
1-I don't look like an oompa loompa as I go down the aisle
2-I am not sweating through my dress
3-I have good hair and makeup...
4-I make it down the aisle accident free
5-I don't pass out/and or wet my pants or anything of that nature...
6-That I don't catch the bouquet- Been there done that..

Here we go.  Time for Betty Bridesmaid to get her bridesmaidenship groove on...  I hope yall have as much fun as I am about to have...but probably not.

Fulfilling my bridesmaid duties,
Betty Bridesmaid :)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Welcome to the big show..

Today is Day 1 of Betty Bridesmaid's debut wedding weekend.  I know you are on the edge of your seats with excitement.  Thanks to mom I went and got a pedicure today.  I got "Get in my Cabana" Pink.  The toes are looking pretty good right now.  Lets hope they make it until tomorrow.

The wedding is tomorrow.  I didn't realize how emotional this was going to make me.  I am already laughing/crying/nervous/sad/excited.  Just pick one.  I guarantee I was feeling it with in the past hour.  I can't believe our little MC is getting married.  I am starting to get nervous about tomorrow night.  I keep thinking that i will trip or cry or laugh or sneeze or something.  Who do you look at when you come down the aisle.  I mean I don't want to stare at the groom-he could think it is weird.  I don't want to stare at his dad-no explanation needed.  What do you do with your head?  No idea.  I even practiced my walk today.  Its a 6 on a scale of 1-10.  I'm working on it.  I have to go straighten my hair now.  Bet you never thought you would hear me say that...

Making friends with my flat iron,
Betty B

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Cyber Love? I hope not...

Wow.  There are a lot of things running through this little head today. Before I start, let me take you back to last night.  I hate even writing this on here, but I feel i must...So I was with my usual crowd of Caroline and Becca. We were doing our weekly therapizing session.  In comes Mrs. Wagner.  We were just going around the usual circle with talk of boys, weddings and what not.  These are our big topics of the summer.  So we start talking about boys and all of a sudden the once sweet and innocent Becca puts it out there that I need to join E-harmony or  I immediately feel waves of panic about to knock me over...I couldn't wait to hear what Caroline or Lee Ann would have to say to defend me.  Boy was I wrong.  They got all giddy and excited. Talking about making me a profile... I immediately shut down.  Hell on earth.  Probably one of my worst nightmares.  I think I am going to try an hold out for a real life/natural love story(Somewhat like the Notebook....).  No internet needed. Hopefully...So bottom line-If you see an online dating profile with my name/face on it-it's not me.  It's those sneaky lil match makers....

Moving on.  It is now Wednesday.  The big day is Saturday.  Yesterday mild panic set in.  I was giving the Wagner girls the play by play of the wedding weekend.  While talking I started to get nervous.  They kept asking me about hair, makeup and accessories.  I am 0 for 3 in that department....What the heck will I do with my hair? No idea.  I hardly even brush it....Plus now I may need some type of clip thing to hold it in place.....This is a bad situation...Makeup? Nope.  Accessories?  Like jewelry?  I'm getting overwhelmed as we speak....How do I tie my sash? No idea.  Maybe I should try my shoes on? Good idea...What if I start sweating really bad?  Will people be able to see it?  I am definitely going to sweat.  If I straighten my hair I know it will frizz to the extreme once I set foot outside.  What if I cry the whole time?  Or worse-what if I laugh the whole time?  Or I could possibly pass out. I could potentially trip in the middle of my aisle walking.

These are just a few little things I have been pondering this week....

Trying not to get grey hair,
Betty Bridesmaid

Turn you ears on

Please download Foy Vance's "Shed a little light"
You will not regret it.
That's all I have to say about that.

The Rikards are in town.  Makes my heart smile.  I miss them.  And I love them.

Betty B needs her beauty sleep.  Be back tomorrow.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Life in Spandex

This posting is going to be like a melting pot of topics.  First let me start with Shaun Wahl and spandex.  I was innocently riding my bike down Coleman blvd and heard my name being shouted.  I should have known.  Shaun was dressed in what looked like a unitard ( later I saw that it was a 2 piece).  He is a road biker. I do not want to offend any one on here, but I think road biking apparel is HILARIOUS.  All spandex.  I die laughing every time I try to think of myself in one of those numbers.. Shaun blew a tire and fixed it on the spot with his handy dandy tools.  Impressive.  There is even a road biker community.  Should I join?  Nah....

Last week was the "Fishin for a Mission" fishing tournament.  My friends Rosalind and Shawn joined my for a day of serious fishing-not.  It was so fun. It was like the Griswalds, but in a boat.  I had so much fun.  We didn't win, but we didn't get skunked either...I even caught a few trees....and some hell from the peanut gallery...Next year we are taking the first place trophy.  (Below is a pic of Ros with her redfish) 
I got to go to Pawley's last week also.  Every year I get to join the Wags for an awesome 2 week vacay.  However this is my first summer with a big girl job so I was only able to go for half the time this year..tear. This year was different because Mary Margaret Angel Baby Princess joined us!!  We had our annual photo shoot on Saturday night...No tears this time...see below
5 days.  5 days until Betty Bridesmaid is in the game.  I can't believe the time is upon us.  I feel like I have been prepping for ages...I picked up my dress last week and made a shoe purchase.  Big steps for ol betty.  I will expand on this more as the week unfolds.
Yours truly,
Betty B

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Life's a Beach

Yes. I am writing to you on location. I am on a little vacay at Pawley's Island. Sorry for the delay in posting. Life got a little crazy last week since my last Betty B "incident." I have a minor Betty update to report. So last week was the unfortunate alteration jaunt. This past Saturday I had to go back for a "trial" fitting. As you know I wasn't very thrilled. As I pulled up to my loading zone spot on King St. I could feel the anxiety rising up. I slowly made my descent to the shop...As I opened the door there he was again. The shop boy. Sitting there. He was reading "Emma." No comment. With out any help I made my way back to the changing room. She basically threw me back there and told me to put the ol dress on. Thank God it fit!!! I stood there just staring. This doesn't happen very often considering I never look in the mirror. So the mission was a success. We even ordered shoes. Halleluja.

Lets move on. I house sat the Carmody's this weekend. Gloriousness. Then on Sunday some of me and my ol buds piled into the boat and headed to the Yacht Club to eat some supper. It was so good to be on the water. We stayed in the boat till 10. For memorial day I spent the day at the 7410 Club (Carmody's dock). Also on Sunday, Lizzie (Eliza's 1st true love), had little baby puppies. Now normally being present on the birthing would freak me out to the max, however it was really sweet. I actually only saw 1 of the 7 pop out. Needless to say I probably don't need to see it again. I miss you all...