Sunday, September 07, 2008

Wedding Crashers

First, some business stuff: If you've come here from Dawn at Because I Said So, thanks so much! I love Dawn, she's become a close personal friend, and she's just as wonderful in real life, except she lied--we were NOT on our second drinks in this photo!

Can you guess which one is mine?

Now, if you haven't seen how my weekend started, go to Dawn's site, and check out our business lunch at Stir Crazy. Who has mai tais and Green Dragon martinis at noon on Fridays at lunch? Oh yeah, probably every male in the universe, so why not US!

So there!

Friday night, my friend Emacy and I had a Girl's Night Out and went to see Housebunny, which was pretty funny, and we actually went out to Taco Bell for dinner! Are we dorks or what? We didn't care! We had a limited amount of time, and te quero taco bell!

Saturday we had a wedding to go to. OK, well, not really. We weren't invited, didn't know who the bride and groom were, or anyone in attendance for that matter. We kind of crashed it.

Mr. Manic and I had planned on going out, and our friend, who we call the "Derailer" because he is Mr. Spontaneity and goes with the flow and throws caution to the wind, or would that be, "throws NO caution to the wind?" ... anyway, originally, it was going to be a nice, low-key date night for Mr. Manic and me. We were going to walk to the outside eatery at the golf course, have a drink or two, dinner, and then take a leisurely and romantic walk across the bridge home.

Then, along came the "Derailer."

Derailer shows up, and he's like, "I'll grab Emacy (his wife), and we'll join you!" So, we throw their two kids into the capable hands of my in-laws and off we go. And we get to the outside eatery at the golf course, and there's a wedding going on indoors. What a gorgeous night for a wedding. Perfect weather, a beautiful bride and groom!

Three vanilla vodka / sour-apple Pucker martinis later, and we decide to check out the wedding. Once inside, I see the photographer and the backdrop.

"Can we get our photo taken?" I ask.

"Sure!" she said.

So the four of us get our pictures taken at this wedding and the photographer is posing us in front of the backdrop and telling us to tilt our heads this way and that and we are busting out laughing hoping the chick in the white dress doesn't come by and tell us to get the hell out of her best day of her life because we're ruining it!


Even better, I wrote down my email address on the photographer's list so I will get a link to the photos so I can buy pictures too!

And then, when Emacy and I slip away to the bathroom, Mr. Manic and Derailer decide to have the photographer take some prom photos of just the two of them! Classic!

And we couldn't crash a wedding without snagging the little giveaways which originally I thought were mini-bundt cakes but they turned out to be like TRIPLE-DIPPED CHOCOLATE CARAMEL APPLES.

Yes, dark chocolate, regular chocolate, and white chocolate surrounded a huge caramel apple on a stick. Now that's some wedding favor! They must have cost ten bucks each!

We then headed to a nearby hotel to pool hop hang out at the bar and have cocktails and I brought my apple treat with me and some dude came up and said, "My wife is DYING to know where you got that!" Because obviously, I looked like I was enjoying it so very much!

I told him I was pretty much done with it, because even though Emacy and I had been sharing bites of it, there was no way we could finish it so I took it over to his table.

"Here, you want it? Seriously, I didn't bite off this side, and if you pull off the layers of chocolate here, it's totally OK to eat! Take it! It's AWESOME!"

So she did! And she ate it! How cool is that! This is what it's all about, my friends! Sharing the good fortune of a crashed wedding! Then Emacy and I remembered we stole THREE apples. Stole is such a strong word though, don't you think? Because by the end of the night, we were BFFs with Jerry, the groom's dad, and also Beverly and Dave, friends of the bride's parents, so it's not like we were really being thieves now were we? So, we went back to the car to get another apple to share with our new friends.

Later, we played music we wanted to hear, and also Emacy and I invented "Dumb and Dumber" pool, which is played exactly how it sounds, and not too difficult of a task when you've downed four vanilla vodka / sour-apple Pucker martinis.

One thing that struck me odd was I woke up this morning with a sore jaw and for the life of me had no idea why my jaw would ache, until I remembered gnawing on the bowling-ball sized caramel apple. Oh, and the fact that I tried to shove the pool cue ball in my mouth just because.

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eatmisery said...

That is SOOOOOOO funny! I can't believe you guys did that! How awesome!

I can just see the bride and groom asking each other, "Are those YOUR friends?" That is going to be so funny.

I've never laughed so hard!

lilypotter said...

I had a guy crash my wedding (he was a friend of a friend, I think) and he ended up catching the garter! The DJ asked me who he was, and I figured he was someone from my husband's side. Turns out neither of us had ever met him before! I didn't mind, though. He was fun.

I love that you guys did that; I don't know if I'd be brave enough!

Michelle said...

I certainly hope you'll share those umm wedding photos with us, too! And those drinks sound awfully tasty! Meaning both the ones you had at the golf eatery and with Dawn and crew at Stir Crazy (ummm yum!).

Kate said...

Too funny! And a backdrop? Like at the prom? That is too funny.

Anonymous said...

That is too funny!!! I can totally picture you and Mr. Manic doing that too. And only you and him could get away with it. If it was anyone else we would have gotten catch and kicked out. Can't wait to see the pictures. Hope that everything else is good with you and the family.

MaBunny said...

OMG, that is hilarious, and just reading about a vanilla vodka/green apple pucker martini makes me pucker, and 4? lol. Wow what a good time had by all.

Trish Ryan said...

That is fabulous. I've seen you in action and I bet the wedding was a far better evening with the Manics on hand to add to the festivities!

You earned the apples :)

Moll said...

We had disposable cameras at our wedding. Let's just say, some folks decided to take them into the bathroom and ... can imagine what pics we got back!

Moll said...

Hi Manic! I am Mr. R now to distinguish from all the other Rebecca's around. Your vodka story is pretty awesome. I can't believe you barfed a little and kept on trekking! That is what like to see! Good girl!

Shelley said...

Ok, I am dying laughing right now that you crashed a wedding and stole party favors. And the pictures? That is the best. Please, please post the pictures when you get them. Too funny!

Grandmother Goddess of the Garden said...

You are a sick, sick woman...I'm sure that is why I love your writing!


Anonymous said...

You must post the pics when the link is available. Too friggin funny.

Amanda said...

Who says we have to be grown-ups? I have been told I'm a proper grown-up recently and have decided this means I'm now old enough to do things like this again...double dare you to order pics!! ;D

Kim Rossi Stagliano said...

Are you sure that's why your jaw is sore?? Hmmmmm? Pucker martini indeed!

This Crazy Thing Called Motherhood said...

Too funny! :) You are definitely much braver than I am!

That candy-covered apple was a really fun wedding 'favor' to give people! I can't believe you managed to sneak off with THREE! lol

Kim Rossi Stagliano said...

My favorite candid from my wedding is me in tears laughing as I tried to hoist 2000 pounds of House of Bianchi wedding gown to pee...

LISA said...

um, you are clearly crazy...I love it! the best times always happen on the fly. check out my blog sometime...I will keep reading...


Kristabella said...

That is awesome! And in true Manic fashion! I wouldn't have expected anything less!

Gretchen said...

I LOVE IT! I want to do this sometime. You guys got nerve!