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Caroline’s Wedding

me with the beeeaauuutiful bride!

me with the beeeaauuutiful bride!

On Friday, Juy 25 my sis became Mrs. Joshua Cody! The wedding and reception were held at Alvaton Banquet Hall in Alvaton (which is in Meriwether County, about a half hour drive from our parents’ house). I must say, she looked absolutely gorgeous, and the look on my brother-in-law’s face when he first saw her definitely attested to that.

The hours before the wedding were a little bit stressful as things came together at the last minute (i.e. the florist not showing up until about 30 minutes before the ceremony started…), but I guess that comes with the territory. My dad teared up a little bit, but in all he did great walking her down the aisle. About half way through the ceremony (which was outside), it started to thunder and lightning. Hugh Kirby, the officiant, made the call to move everyone inside. We scrambled inside, and just as the last of the guests got through the door it started to downpour! We were all laughing as we finished up the rest of the ceremony improv-style, including Caroline and Josh. If you can laugh about something like that, chances are you’re going to have an awesome marriage!

The ceremony was a blast. Everyone was on the dance floor (Memo was hilarious), the food was great and the wine was flowing. Ken caught the garter! And I thought all in all, my toast went pretty well even though I totally winged it. When my dad got up there to give his speech I cried for the first time the whole night. He wrote an amazing poem to my sister, which he read to everyone.

The happy couple made their escape around midnight, with all of the guests holding up sparklers. They will certainly have some amazing memories from that night! They are honeymooning in Jamaica, and then they are going to move into their apartment in Athens. I’m really excited, because that means I will get to see my sis a lot more than I’m used to (well, at least until December when I graduate).

I can’t even believe the wedding is over already. The last of the out-of-town family left this morning, which is a little sad, but I have to say we’re enjoying the long awaited peace and quiet.

Click Here to see a few more pictures from the wedding and rehearsal dinner.

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A Pox on Shakespeare Class!

 

Although this past few months of summer have been some of the most stressful of my life, I have definitely been learning to make light even out of the WORST situations (see! I just did it!).

For example: I am currently taking a Shakespeare class. I honestly thought I would enjoy the class…and then I got about three pages into King Lear – not exactly what I would call light summer reading. As much as I have hated coming home after work each day to hundreds of pages of iambic (with no pictures) in a book twice the size of a large dictionary, I often found myself giggling at what I consider some of Shakespeare’s most priceless work: the Shakespearean insults.

Maybe it’s my odd sense of humor, but I think it’s hilarious that some of the most common insults the characters use in Shakespeare are “kite” and “knave” (just say it: knave!). Here are some of my other favorite discoveries:

“You peasant swain! You whoreson malt-horse drudge!” (The Taming of the Shrew)

“A whoreson, beetle-headed, flap-eared knave!” (The Taming of the Shrew)

And the absolute best insult I’ve found so far: (wait for it…)

A knave, a rascal, an eater of broken meats; a base, proud, shallow, beggarly, three-suited, hundred-proud, filthy worsened-stocking knave; a lily-livered, action-taking whoreson, glass-gazing, superserviceable, finical rogue; one-trunk-inheriting slave; one that wouldst be a bawd in the way of good service, and art nothing but the composition of a knave, beggar, coward, pandar and the son and heir of a mungril bitch; one whom I will beat into clamorous whining.” -King Lear 2.2.15-24

Now if you don’t think that’s funny, well then you’re just a knave. But if you were just as amused as me (or just a total dork like me…), then you might also have fun with this: The Shakespearean Insulter. If you find a good one, please let me know so I can use it on my professor…

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Caroline’s Lingerie Shower

Our beautiful creation!

This Saturday, I got to put my hostess hat on and throw my first bridal shower ever…for my sister! After a few months of planning and stressing over things I never thought I would, the results were pretty darn good, I must say! I had a very good turnout, and even made a few friends. Most of all, I think my sister really enjoyed the shower even though I may have embarrassed her just a tad…

As the guests arrived, everyone made nametags using their “stripper names,” a combination of a past pet’s name and your street name. Mine was Lucky Davis 🙂 and my sister’s was Jasmine Tarragon, in honor of our late puppy. Even my mom and her friend Debbie joined in on the nametag game — Mom’s stripper name was Trixie Tarragon!

After playing a  hilarious white elephant gift exchange with underwear (the ones I won were actually cute :), Caroline got to open all her presents. She got some really nice stuff, and two very humiliating gifts from me. What, it’s my job as her sister!

One of my favorite parts about the shower was the CAKE, which I actually thought turned out pretty good. Mom and I solicited the help of family friend Nancy Millspaugh (aka Superwoman) to create it. Not only did it look cool, it was delicious. Thanks to the help of some of Caroline’s other friends, we had lots of goodies to go around.

Click Here to view the rest of the pictures from the shower!

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