Saturday, February 26, 2011

Packing My Thermal Leotard

That's enough!  I mean it; either you all settle down or I'm turning the hose on you.  There is no - I repeat - NO reason to panic!

I have not made my blog private.  Not that there's anything wrong with that.

I own several web domain names, and by several I mean two:  the one you used to be able to access this blog through (denaehandy-dot-com) and the one you can NOW access this blog through...

http://www.thebackorderedlife.com/

I'm using the other domain site to grow alfalfa.  I'm allowed.  I paid my ten bucks, same as everybody else.

Also, I'm off to uber-frigid Salt Lake City in a couple of days to celebrate the marriage of my eldest son, David.  He and his lovely bride-to-be, Karyn, can be seen here:

Aren't they adorable?  This was taken at our annual Family Hog Tie and Karaoke Night.
In case you were wondering what to get the happy couple, one look at Karyn's head should tell you they've already got a satellite dish.  Maybe hair plugs for the groom?

We'll be staying with my in-laws, pictured below, who are delightful people despite the fact that they don't have the internet.  That's right -- they don't even own a computer.  They don't even own a CELL PHONE!!  I don't have to tell you how unspeakably terrified I am about the coming week.

This photo was taken at their 600th anniversary party. 
My mother-in-law is still rockin' that sexy toga and those giant pearls.

I have to admit, I'm kind of nervous about my Mother of the Groom Trapeze Extravaganza.  I've been practicing at home in my garage...

Don't hate me because I'm as limber as a bendy straw. 
I was born this way.  Exactly this way.  There's a lot about my mother you don't know.

...but whenever I try to take it to the big top, I wind up looking like the brunette in the upper right hand portion of this incredibly lifelike artistic rendering.  

Please note that this particular acrobat is not within fifteen feet of any trapeze, and the net hangers are apparently grabbing a smoke behind the elephant shed. I have grave concerns about this young woman's future in the performing arts.

See?  I'm beginning to wonder if this whole idea isn't just a little nutty.  As far as I'm concerned, the ancient and celebrated Mother of the Groom Trapeze Extravaganza needs a good re-think.

Anyway, it's unlikely that I'll be around blogland for the next week, so meanwhile click here to read the tender and heartwarming story of two young sisters, brought together by the unlikely combination of limited air conditioning and a sheet of ominous portent.

Play nice, everyone!  See you in a week, unless I'm recruited by the circus.


      

13 comments:

Dixie Mom said...

Oh go and enjoy yourself!

Rebecka said...

No internet? Are you kidding?

Hopefully there's a pair of Golden Arches somewhere in the area so you can sneak out with your laptop and get a fix every so often.

Horrifying.

You look really nice on that pole, though.

Patty Ann said...

Oh well, I have often wished to escape (without guilt of course) from the technology that can be so darn intimidating at times!! hope you have a great time and done miss your computer one bit! (Don't fall off the trapeze either, at least, don't miss the net!!!)

Qait said...

Sounds fun! :) I like being away from technology sometimes. Just sometimes, for a little while.
I think I'll have to start practicing NOW if I want to be anywhere near as good as you for the trapeze thing when my son gets married in ~20 years. :D

Lisa Loo said...

Best wishes and hope the "Twilight Zone" will spit you back out and down to Vegas when its over. Good luck with that......

T said...

If you don't come back I'll give your last known address to the police... of course, now that there's alfalfa all over the place I'm not sure they'll find much.

the Ringling Brothers do not deserve you :)

Kazzy said...

Some call it a trapeze extravaganza. Others call it pole dancing.

I will be glad to see you this week :). Safe journey.

Garden of Egan said...

You'll need more than thermal leotards.
It's freezing on this side of zion.
Really.

Nice, I think the trapeze thing will be a real hit, especially if you do true LV style and it involves a pole.

I'm really positive that there has got to be internet somewhere......it's Utah after all.
We'll miss you, but it sounds like it's going to be a good time.

Congrats MOTG! You'll totally rock that reception.

Melanie Jacobson said...

"There's a lot about my mother you don't know."

Hahahaha!

Barbaloot said...

Your son and his bride are quite the handsome couple:)

Becca said...

Yahoo for frigid vacation destinations. And trapeezes. And pearls.
And at the reception, I'll be the one behind the drinks table holding the bottle of something that's not lemonade for those with the password. *wink, wink*

Cheeseboy said...

Wow. That is a handsome couple. Their clothes look so fancy too.

What's this private business? I hope I'll get an invite. I'd hate to not offend your BYU readership.

L.T. Elliot said...

You've got a pretty cute couple going on there. And can your daughter-in-law rock a hat or what?

Pole-dance it away, DeNae!