Thursday, August 11, 2005

The effect of other people's weddings on MY vacation time

This weekend will mark the second of three weddings that require the use of my precious vacation time. I am flying to Washington DC tomorrow morning and staying through monday to celebrate the wedding of a girl I taught while I was a missionary in Virginia. In november I'm headed to philadelphia to sing a stevie wonder song at another wedding. When this is all done, I will have NO VACATION LEFT. Not even one day to lounge about in my pajamas with my hair shooting out all over my unwashed head in some sick imitation of a mohawk while I watch 16 candles and day dream about being independently wealthy and never having to work again.

I shouldn't complain, this is the first time that I have ever had paid vacation...and THREE weeks of it to boot...but it just feels wrong when other people are planning their carribean cruises and week-long camping extravaganza's and I am browsing bridal registries and practicing my "so-very-happy-for-the-both-of-you" face.

All I have to say is that there had better be some serious karma when I finally tie the knot. I'm thinking a kitchenaid mixer or a new ipod. Don't come to the wedding...I'll let you have your vacation, just send me something expensive instead. (ok, obviously, this is not the way I really feel...please come to my hypothetical (re: mystical) wedding. By that time we'll all be in our late 80's anyway and you should be able to get some sort of senior discount and every day will be a vacation!)

1 comment:

Kirsten J said...

I had you in mind, baby. Eloping rules.