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Monday, June 16, 2014

All aboard the ol' biddy express...!

I feel like no weekend re-cap would be complete without bitching that the weekend is over... so, this:
 
 
Now that that's out of the way...
 
Saturday was my friend Lindsey's bachelorette party and it definitely made me antsy to have one of my own... regardless of not wanting a cookie cutter wedding, a huge get together with all my favorite girls before becoming a Mrs. is one tradition I'll definitely stick with!!!!
 
Self-observation brought on by the festivities: I'm old as fuck...
 
Exhibit A) By 11 PM I was ready to take off my makeup and put on my sweats. Okay, that's a lie... it was more like 8:30 PM. What the hell? I mean, I was more excited for the various hors d'oeuvres than I was for the various cocktails. I definitely can't rage like I used to.
 
Exhibit B) Towards the end of the night, I was walking the streets of Detroit without my heels on because my feet killed so bad I would've rather stepped on a dirty hypodermic needle that keep them on for another fucking minute. I think I've finally reached the age where I'll start choosing comfort over fashion. Next time, I'm wearing a pair of orthopedic tennis shoes. Or Crocs. Fuck it.
 
 
Exhibit C) I didn't drink much overall and was stone cold sober on the way home, but, I thought I was legit going to puke from being car(party bus?)sick. I was fixing to be pissed at myself if I was the only one who threw up... I mean, let's just put it this way: I still feel hung-over for some of the other girls.
 
At this point, I'm sure you're wondering if my future bachelorette party is going to be held at the senior citizen center, right?!
 
 
Sunday Pete went to his parents to celebrate Father's Day, but, I just couldn't bring myself to go with him. Seeing all of the pictures on social media of people with their Dads was hard enough (even though I'm extremely happy that so many people have such good relationships with their Dads)... I couldn't bear to see someone with theirs in person. I know that's shitty of me, but, it is what it is. I just miss my dad so much. Some days are worse than others... Father's Day is usually one of the bad ones for me. 
 
Anywho... today is a new day and the start of another week. Back to the grind. What do you say we show this week who's boss, ladies?!
 
(Source)
 
What makes you feel like an ol' biddy?
 
 
 

65 comments:

  1. Good lord the way you described your Saturday night sounded just like me. I mean I still LOVE my heels, but if I'm going to be doing any amount of walking, I'll be in flats thank you very much. I admit, I have a pair of crocs slippers and my friends make crazy fun of me. ha!

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  2. I definitely have an internal clock that goes off around 9 p.m. that makes it extremely difficult for me not to get into pajamas immediately to read a book and fall asleep. The only time I stay up is when I am in bed reading blogs, like right now ha ha. Sounds like a fun bachelorette party though!

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  3. Your night so sounds like how mine usually end up when I go out. I can't help but think how nice my bed sounds when I am standing in a crowded bar and my feet are killing me!

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  4. Bahaha totally with you on the not being able to rage like we could. We just had my sisters bachelorette and I couldnt even find my shot glasses I had stashed away somewhere. Definitely not like the college days!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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  5. When did we get old??? I so can't hang anymore. I just want a glass of wine and my pajamas.

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  6. Don't worry girl, I'm right there with you! Any time I'm out past 9 pm I'm wishing I was in bed. And I used to rock heels all the time... now I always ask before going out if flats are appropriate because if they're aren't there's a good chance I can't make it! I'd much rather sit on my couch with a glass of wine then go out partying any day!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  7. i went out to party for a my bff's bday, and we all ended up calling it a night by 11. we suck.
    i posted but didn't "like" many pics on ig because it was just too hard. i still have my father, but he hasn't been a very good one. seeing those posts made me so jealous. i thought of you yesterday and all of my friends/fam who have that loss.

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  8. Bahahaha, that's so funny what you said about taking your shoes off walking around the city. There have definitely been a night (or 22) when I take my shoes off and walk the streets of Philadelphia because I can't take one. more. step. in my shoes. Comfort… ain't no shame in that game.

    It's ok to be sad and be a recluse when you have to. I was the same on mother's Day, for different reasons, but I get it. Sometimes you need time to deal with things on your own. No doubt Pete, and everyone who loves you, completely understands <3

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  9. Bahaha! I love that little old lady dancing! :D And how did we get this old?! The majority of last week I was ready for bed by 9. Talk about hitting grandma mode.

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  10. I'd argue bachelor/ette parties are one of the best parts of getting married! Also yes I cant hang with the young folks anymore. I thought I could but I cant. I can probably still out drink them, but heels and dancing for hours every single weekend? I cannot. Im exhausted just thinking about it.

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  11. LOL..I definitely cannot party like I used to. I have a few younger friends and they are like we are going to meet at the bar at 10:00 and I am like oooohh....kinda thought we'd be home by then. But I go and I am the the fool half asleep with her head on the bar. Oh the shame!

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  12. Monday always is a bit hard to swallow :( And if it makes you feel better I could never hang haha. Goin out to bars and whatnot just ins't my thing. I'd much rather go to an event or throw a house party.

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  13. I'm so old I would have found 100 reasons not to even take off my sweats to go to the party in the first place!

    I was over dad's day by about 10 AM, it still makes me sad I never had a great daddy to brag about. I'd say Father's day is my LEAST favorite holiday.

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  14. Oh lady, I'm can't even imagine what a crappy holiday Father's day could be for you. Sending you a big hug and glass of water since you can't hang with wine anymore.

    ps.com I walk around without my shoes on all the time in DC. My bff screams at me, but ouch ouch, my feet just hurt.

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  15. I can't even imagine how hard that day is for you!
    And you have no idea how similar I am to your points above!

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  16. I did the exact same thing on the last bachelorette I went to - chose potentially life threatening elements over wearing the shoes that were mutilating my feed.

    Sending you lots of happy thoughts for that rough day, I can't imagine what you felt, but I know it's not easy.

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  17. Yes, to all of these...I hate being old :) I rarely wear heels anymore especially if I know there is lots of walking to be done :(

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  18. Oh girl by 10 o'clock my eyelids start closing on me no matter where I am. I don't get why i get tired so early now, i remember i use to break night like it was nobody's business. Now i cant hang past 10. The grandma dancing has me cracking up loudly at work here lol.

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  19. Father's Day is hard for my BFF too, she lost her dad a few years ago. Big hugs to you.

    So Saturday night MFD left a party at 8:30. I wanted to stay. By 9:15 I was ready to go home. I had to call my brother to drive my drunk ass home. Friends were going to give me a ride and they ended up staying until 1 a.m. HELL NO.

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  20. I have to be honest.. part of why I stopped blogging when I did was because it was right before mother's day and it was too hard for me to read post about people celebrating with their mom. It's tough. I hear you. *hugs*

    That gif of the old lady dancing is EPIC!

    I definitely need to go to a bachelorette party with you because we could both sneak out early together and go to bed instead!

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  21. I probably would have been right alongside you with how you were feeling at the bachelorette party!! I'm so lame these days - can't hang like a used to haha! Giving you a huge virtual hug for yesterday!! xo

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  22. please get tested. I am actually terrified for your life that you walked barefoot on the streets of Detroit!

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  23. I'm so sorry it was a hard day for you. Hopefully, you had a lazy day to yourself to sleep off the previous night's shenanigans!

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  24. Sorry for your loss and that it was a hard weekend for you. I used to take my shoes off in the club at 18, I didn't care - although, some of the conditions of those floors were pretty grotesque but you don't care when your dogs are heavily barking. Saturday went out for a friends birthday dinner and totally rocked my black/white vans because I'm not dealing with heels right now. I was a living mullet: business up top and party down below! Have a great one Amanda -Iva

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  25. oh i know how you feel about feeling old!! i've been attempting to not nap on weekends in prep for my vegas trip. i'm going with my sister in law and she's a big partyer. i will most likely be in bed by 11pm while everyone else goes out!!!

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  26. First of all, I have not seen the boots Friends episode in so long and now I want to watch it again! Second of all, I'm the same way about going out! Even if I'm not too tired to be out, I start getting worried that if I stay out late then the next day will be a total wash, and I'll get on a bad schedule, etc. I never used to worry about that kind of a thing!

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  27. That's how I feel after a night out. I've walked home barefoot on some nasty ass streets before bc I'd rather die than wear those torture devices us women call shoes.

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  28. One of my friends just got engaged and I'm totally trying to sway her into a tame bachelorette party that involves some sitting and no shots. No shame. You need to get some of those flats that will fold up into your purse! And sorry yesterday was hard for you, girl. I'm sure Pete understands.

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  29. I appreciated your snap chat of the party bus as I lay on my couch in jammies drinking wine lol!

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  30. I have already achieved old lady status at the ripe old age of 26. I'm like a 2-year-old in need of a nap if you keep me out after 10pm. And every time I tell myself yeah, I can totally hang...I'm wrong every time.

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  31. Being an old soul is not a bad thing! :) If I were there I would be right behind you. I can't hang like I used to. :) I am sorry yesterday was rough. I lost my dad when I was a freshman in college so I understand being a bit blue on father's day.

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  32. Bahahaha I can't stop laughing at the old lady dancing gif....make it stop!!!!!!

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  33. I was going to say, 11??? I'm already tucked in bed :)
    I feel like an old bitty when my knees pop with every step I take... I make music with my body. My super talent.

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  34. I walked through downtown Atlanta barefoot because I couldn't stand my heels any longer! I was 17....bahaha. When is my AARP card coming?

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  35. can you please describe the hors d'oeuvres. Talk foody to me

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  36. I am the same way. I passed out on a bar table one weekend, everyone assumed I was drunk no I was stone cold sober I was just exhausted by 1am and needed a nap.

    Fathers day is tough on me too my dad passed away when I was 12.

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  37. I'm so sorry for your loss. It may have happened years ago, but on days like yesterday, it doesn't matter how much time has passed, it's still hard.
    On a brighter note, I hope to be as cool as granny in your gif one day, that girl can move!

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  38. "I'm still hung over for some of the girls on the bus" - TRUE story. Like seriously. . . . and I'm the one with a "drinking problem" LMAO!! I had a blast though i do agree, you and I rocking platform heels was a HORRIBLE Idea. We looked fabulous but there is no way I'm making a move in those shoes again. Insane pain. And to think if we were actually drunk!

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  39. It's funny you write this because I had a LOT of similar thoughts this weekend. I've jotted some of them and plan to make a post about mine as well. I just can't hang...point blank. And I'm oddly okay with it.
    I'm sorry Father's Day was a downer day. I was happy we were busy because it was difficult for me. It was the first without my Grandpa and that morning after calling my dad, I just started crying because I can't call my Grandpa like I always do.
    The week before, I was the store to buy cards. I walked to the Father's Day section, saw the Grandpa cards, completely lost it and just grabbed the first card I saw. My poor Dad got a lame card but I couldn't bear to be in that section and not buying a Father's Day card for my Grandpa :/

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  40. Haha without fail each time I went out drinking in downtown Minneapolis I would always end up barefoot. Sober enough to hope that I didn't end up with Hepatitis...drunk enough not to care to put my shoes on.

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  41. Yes, I feel old if I got out at night too. I'm ready to relax by 8. Places can get so LOUD when it's late.

    I'm sorry about your Dad though.

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  42. Oh my gosh, another way that we are the same, my friend! I used to be quite the bar fly, staying out all hours of the night ALL weekend, wearing things that I thought looked good rather than felt good. Now, my husband makes fun of me cuz I like to go out to eat early & be home & in my jammies asap. Ha! :)

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  43. I gave up on cute shoes a few years ago. I had to poor beer at a patio even this weekend and by 10:30 I was counting down the time until I could go home. Sometimes it's nice to go out and be cute, and then about a half hour later I'm ready for my sweats!

    Sorry about your dad :(

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  44. My girlfriend Abbey and I were having this conversation while we were shopping on Saturday and I told her "listen I am straight up owning this old lady status....give me some full bootie covering undies and my Toms....because my days of 4 inch heels and dental floss underwear are OVER". I don't feel bad about it for one bit. No more body con dresses....it's maxi dresses all the way for this one over here ;-)

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  45. Hey hey those senior citizens can get down at a party!!! Just as long as it starts at 4pm, ok?!

    I gave up heels a long time ago. I put on some super tall wedges this morning, took one look in the mirror and said "Who the fuck am I kidding, and grabbed my "fancy flip flops." Just no!

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  46. I am dying over that old lady party! The gif is perfect!

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  47. weekends dont seem to last long enough.

    http://nightowlventing02.blogspot.com/2014/06/one-of-those-mondays.html come check mine out. say hello.

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  48. I'm sorry you had a rough day yesterday :-(

    Love the Monica meme by the way. That was one of the funniest episodes!

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  49. We've discussed this. I love sleep. Sleep rocks!

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  50. Oh I have been there. Last time I went to the club with my friends, I was yawning probably 30 minutes after we got there. I just can't hang like I used to. It's mildly embarrassing at times.

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  51. haha- upon reading your "By 11p" you were tired I immediately thought, "Wow. 11pm. It's more like 8:30pm for me." And THEN I read your next sentence. ha!! (I always bring a purse big enough to fit my flip flops. Yeah... I'm "that" girl... ugh.)

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  52. Angel and I actually stayed up till midnight Saturday and Sunday nights with our friends. We felt simultaneously oh-so-cool and exhausted. I fell asleep on the car ride home.

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  53. I am an old biddy too! I love sleep so much. One time I picked the WORST pair of flats to walk around all night in Atlantic City..by the end of the night, it felt like my back was half broken / jacked up. + blisters...comfy shoes win in that case.

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  54. how happy am I to hear that someone else gets more excited for hors d'ouevres than cocktails...

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  55. Omg I felt the same way at the end of my bachelorette party and going without shoes in the streets of Chicago is like an invite to every foot disease known to man. Zero effs given. I swore off heels for the following WEEK.

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  56. Hey Amanda! Omg I feel you with the early stuff!! 9 pm is like my witching hour lolol!! Love the GIFS too!! Hilarious lolol!! Sorry about your dad too! :(

    Lisa,xo
    http://chiclittlethrills.blogspot.com/

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  57. um YES. Pretty sure my exact tweet from Saturday was "Its 1am and I'm sleeping on a futon. hashtag old lady status." I texted Doug at 11:00 complaining that the music was too loud.

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  58. 1) You're not alone. A friend of mine who insisted on wearing cute heels on our Vegas trip ended up taking them off and walking literally halfway down the dirty Vegas strip totally barefoot. Ick. 2) That grandma gif is absolutely fantastic. 3) I'm sorry you didn't have your dad to celebrate Father's Day with:( That's gotta be hard, and I'm sure Pete and his fam totally understands.

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  59. omg girlfriend lol, I'm lucky if I stay up past 10pm anymore!! I totally would have been your sidekick at that party ;)

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  60. the fact that I like to be in bed by 9:30/10:00 is depressing, considering the fact that my grandparents are usually up past then...

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  61. Lord knows I can't party like I did in the past. Correction I can still party but recovery hell that is the absolute worse!!!!

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  62. Bahahah! That gif of the old ladies dancing is hilarious! I always feel like an old biddy! I can't hang past 10pm... I can't handle a hang over.. and I sure as hell can't handle uncomfortable shoes! Haha!

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  63. i love this so much! i saw a buzzfeed article or something about bachelorette parties in your 20s vs 30s, and mine was more like the 30s version even though i was 20 something haha. no penises, no throwing up, in bed by midnight.. good times! sounds like a good time. that old lady dancing gif had me rolling.
    i am so sorry for the loss of your dad :( i know i can't really say anything that will make it better, but i will give you a virtual hug. its not the same at all, but i never really had a dad - i did but he was the worst person in the world (not exaggerating at all) so i was definitely better off, but fathers day always made me sad. to make it worse, it's on a different day in Aus, so I get to see everyone enjoying and loving their dad's twice a year. anywho. not the same. big hugs.

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  64. my entire life makes me feel like a geriatric. so cheers you old bitch.

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  65. Invite me to your ol' biddy bachelorette <3<3<3

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