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Thursday, July 06, 2006

Calgon, Take Me Away!

Is there anything worse than being tied to a chair and being forced to watch 30 Minute Meals with Rachael Ray on a constant loop? Yes my friends, there is. Try sitting in a bridal salon in midtown Manhattan with my mother, future sister in law and her mother going through the most horrific experience called dress fittings with only a Treo for moral support. According to my mother, I was invited to partake in this torture because my future SIL likes my style, and wanted my opinion. Before you think I am some kind of fashion plate, I prefer comfort over trends anyday; however, compared to someone who still wears bicycle shorts and Keds, I am the reincarnation of Coco Chanel.

Their appointments were at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm. I was there for the ENTIRE day, just sitting there trying to email anyone that would respond so I could share my despair with them. 6 hours spend listening to the three of them discuss different hem lengths, undergarment options and other related bullshit while I sat there trying not to pull my hair out strand by strand. This compounded by the fact that I had to listen to the seamstress go on and on about how I need to find a man because I am "too old and beautiful to still be single", and "what if you want kids?" Uh, yeah, thanks lady, I will run right out and do that...just because YOU said so.

The only bright spot to my day was that I was meeting friends for at Scopa for drinks after the trauma I faced today. Nothing soothes my soul like good food (grilled pizza with braised duck and shrimp ceviche), alcohol and scandalous gossip about acquaintances. Now I am home, about to go take a nice long bath and go to sleep. I also turned the ringer on the phone off for tomorrow. I've learned my lesson the hard way.

*By the way, the previous entry was posted while hiding in an empty dressing room after escaping to go to the bathroom.

5 comments:

Janie U Ignorant Slut said...

New Sydney SLUTcast is up...tell your friends!

Slutisima and ChaZAAAAAA!

Yara said...

Hello,

I hear you, last year my BF got married, and I have to tell you I can care less about dresses, flowers and catering, but I have to sit there throughout it all. Don't worry it'll be over soon, and you'll be home free.

Good Luck,

-Yara

Janie U Ignorant Slut said...

I am on wedding 3 of 4 this year, what is it about all these people getting married at the same time?

DT said...

Sloane,

I feel your pain.

~Da Mins

signgirl said...

I actually am just returning from a wedding and it was my first gay wedding at that, yes the real deal. I live in Massachusetts where it's legal. It was a beautiful day on the water, sun shining, family and friends around and they seem very happy.

Now, I have two more weddings in the next few months, my nephews are getting married. So I don't have to go thru what you did, but do have the shopping for dresses and shoes for me. I'm thinking sundress.