Wednesday, July 16, 2008

an odd piece of advice

there has been talk among friends of bridal showers lately. we've reminisced on how ours turned out, games we've played, discussions we've had, food we've eaten and of course, the weirdest moment we had.

my weirdest bridal shower moment occurred at a shower i threw for a co-worker i barely knew. she had all sorts of family that showed up and some of them turned out to be a little odd (this woman that i am going to talk about wasn't really odd except that she was a newlywed and we're all a little weird as newlyweds, right?). we were offering advice and hers was this:

"argue naked"

after laughing hysterically until i was really red in the face, i explained why i think it's not bad to argue with your spouse (this could be another post for another time).

what's the worst/best/funniest shower moment you've had?

7 comments:

Mandy said...

I think the worst and funniest bridal shower moment of my life would have to be when I was at my Mom's bridal shower...(she remarried when I was 17). One of her friends bought her a sexy victoria's secret item and upon opening it she exclaimed "oooh Steve will LOVE this" (followed by girlish giggles). I wanted to die. Well, first I wanted to scratch my own eyes out, throw up, and then die. I thought nothing coule be more awkward then watching your mother open lingerie... until I had a bridal shower :)

taradise said...

My worst was YOUR bridal shower. The work one, of course. Remember the really great advice everyone gave you? "Don't let your husband dominate over you," etc... And how Laura got trashed and we had to watch Andy for a couple hours. Good times.

Liz said...

Hey, I've heard that argue naked thing before. I wonder if it works. My best bridal shower moment was at the bridal shower that I threw for one of my best friends from high school. She's really shy and we totally took advantage of that. It was just an intimate shower with close friends, so we did all sex stuff. We even pulled a mattress set into the living room for the seat of honor. The best, though, was when we asked her a bunch of questions about her husband and made her take a bite of edible underwear for each question she answered incorrectly. It was hilarious. I don't think I've ever seen anyone blush so much. She was a good sport! :)

bird said...

oh liz, i don't care what anyone else says: you win. that sounds awful.

Amber Marie said...

that was the same advice I got from my aunt...must be true. I hate the advice "don't go to bed angry" that is the stupidest advice I have ever heard- on second thought I'll tell you how stupid it is in 50 years....

Liz said...

Awful?! It was my best bridal shower moment, not my worst. :) Although, I guess it could have been my friend's worst bridal shower memory. :)

Erica said...

Someone told me that once too! In a marriage class or something that a someone weird was teaching. They said to argue naked, because its impossible to be mad when you're naked! I just think that would make me more so, cause then you're awkward too. And then wouldn't you associate nakedness with being angry? That could really ruin some things.

One of my friend's rules in his family growing up was if you were arguing you had to sing your argument. I think that's pretty funny. Now that makes it impossible to be angry! and resolve things, but still, hilarity!