the best part of pittsburgh

Monday, March 9, 2009

after three alcohol free weekends i decided that friday night i wanted to well, drink. but i only wanted to have one or two because i was going to pittsburgh in the morning.

one or two.


the night ended up like this - blind pig, johnny's little bar, maproom, johnny's little bar, maproom.

let's just say i had a couple more than one or two.

let's also say that i fell into a trash can at maproom.

let's also say that i have to buy a new bathroom rug.

drinking 101 lesson learned: after not drinking for awhile, and not eating anything more than a salad you will get drunk.

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saturday morning i somehow woke up and drove to canton to get my hair cut and colored, stopped at my mom's to say hi and jumped in the yuppie mobile for my drive to pittsburgh.


two hours later i was pulling into my dear friend diva's condo and getting ready for
teen and d's engagement party. i was still feeling like hell from the night before, but there wasn't time for rest i had one of my best friends parties to get to.

living so close to each other is a blessing because i get to see teen and diva fairly often and that's only going to increase with teen's upcoming wedding festivities cause i'm going to be a bridesmaid!

teen has drunkenly asked me the night that she got engaged but now it's official. she kicked it up a notch and presented myself and the other girls in the wedding party with a hand painted wine glass (she painted it) and a letter asking us to be a part of her big day.

i was a big sap and started crying while reading the letter. (paraphrased below)

miss alexa [redacted]..... friend of the bride

if you asked me ten years ago if i thought i would still be friends with the loud greek girl from 6 adele [our freshman year dorm floor] today, i would have said probably not. but today i couldn't imagine my life without the loud greek girl.... you keep me grounded.... we have so many amazing memories together, some make me laugh and some make me cry and i just hope those memories continue throughout our lifetime. i would be honored to have you stand by me on my wedding day. so officially, will you be my bridesmaid?


i told her i'd think about it - psyche. i can't friggin' wait!

the hostess with the mostest and matron of honor amie, teen and maid of honor diva


teen and lara, a couple of UD's finest


the bridal party!


it's going to be a great year of planning and i simply can't wait for the big day. good times, good times.

29 comments:

  1. i hope the groomsman whom with you're paired up to walk down the aisle doesn't have assy breath and the facial hair of an inbred mountain goat.

    maybe i was just that lucky ;)

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  2. Oh how exciting! :) and you look great after a night like you described!

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  3. What a great way to get asked to be a bridesmaid!

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  4. next time you should go home with me! I'll protect from the big bad garbage cans!

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  5. aw look at those great UD girls!!!

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  6. aw look at those great UD girls!!!

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  7. i love weddings. It keeps the dream alive man. Keeps, it, alive!

    A trash can? I bet that's a great story!

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  8. So did you see my brothers while you were in Pittsburgh? They're easy to spot - just look for the two best looking guys in the city. Obviously.

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  9. Wait...

    is that YOU? Wearing... purple?

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  10. Congrats! You will have fun the whole time and make some wonderful memories!

    Have a great week!!

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  11. I usually say you haven't had a fantastic night out unless you fall into a trash can.

    Congrats for your friend and you being a bridesmaid! I've actually never been one. This should be fun!

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  12. Drinks are like Pringles...you can't have just one. That's my motto anyway. Cheers!

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  13. Marie stole my comment... and I really meant it. At least you didn't PEE in a trash can...

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  14. A post about falling into a trash can AND the awesomeness that is wedding season. Nice.

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  15. Can you tell me where Teen got her shoes?!? I WANT them!

    Thank you! :)

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  16. what a sweet letter!! i want to do that some day, provided i ever find myself planning a wedding ;-P

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  17. Awww that is very cool. My friend Candace didn't so much as ask me to be her maid of honor as much as look at me immediately after getting engaged and being swarmed by her mom and soon to be m-i-l and say "you know you're in this, too, right?"

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  18. What a creative way to ask you all to be her bridesmaids!

    The trashcan story has to be a great blog post.

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  19. Great Story girl!

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  20. I laughed when I read on twitter you fell in the trash can. The night is not complete until someone falls in a trash can.

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  21. aw what a sweet letter from the bride to be. and ummm your friday night sounds hilarious. haha.

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  22. good looking bridal party! i love the black dress with the yellow belt...gorgeous!

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  23. If all bridal parties looked like you all, I'd hate going to weddings considerably less.

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  24. Awww what a softie, that's so sweet. you guys look great!

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  25. woo! that's exciting! and look at how cute you are in your dress!

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  26. That's so fun! I'm going to be a bridesmaid for the first time in June and I'm really excited. I know some people dread it but I'm really looking forward to it.

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  27. I LIVED ON SIX ADELE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Oh, that is crazy! :) How friggin' awesome. :)

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  28. Falling into a trash can?? Oh my! Was it a somewhat graceful (and discreet?) fall/recovery at least?

    More importantly, let's hope your friends were coherant enough to help you out with minimal bruises and/or embarressment :)

    xo,
    Kelly

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