Birthdays, books, and the blahs

Today is my birthday, and this is how I feel inside:

Seriously dressed to kill

I’ve known brides who could just as easily have said, “Today is my wedding day, and this is how I feel inside.” Not because they didn’t want to get married, but because their weddings did not unfold as expected.

Ready for a personal, off-topic (i.e. NWR) post? Good…so am I. Right now, I’m under contract to write a book…a book about weddings, natch. There are lots and lots of reasons that the book probably wouldn’t have happened if I hadn’t started writing for The Manolo. One of the reasons–I’m convinced–that the publisher was so open to taking my book on was the fact that I could say that I had a readership.

So even though I’m feeling kind of blah and I can’t just stop what I’m doing to pamper myself and play, I wanted to give ya’ll a big dose of my gratitude because you’re part of the reason I’ve had so many good things happen to me this past year! And somewhere in all that gratitude is a big hug of thanks for The Manolo as well! This is me inviting everyone to join me in dressing up and putting on the nearest tiara (something I do every year on my natal anniversary) so we can all be extra fabulous and super fantastic the whole day through. Nothing, I think, lifts the birthday blahs like a good tiara.

And maybe a good laugh…under the cut, you’ll find a funny video–funny because it’s so true–that I pulled from Stupid Wedding Crap. If you’re at work, be aware that there is a bit of profanity.


14 Responses to “Birthdays, books, and the blahs”

  1. mary martha October 26, 2007 at 10:56 am #

    Love the video!

    I have a friend who saved a bunch of $$ on her wedding cake by never using the work ‘wedding’ when discussing it. She claimed it was for some other type of event (I don’t remember what). She got exactly the same cake as a friend from the same bakery – for 1/3rd less.

    She said she felt a bit bad about deceiving the bakery… but not all that bad if the bakery was regularly jacking up the price for wedding cakes.

  2. Pencils October 26, 2007 at 11:20 am #

    Happy Birthday, Never Teh Bride! And congrats on the book deal.

  3. Twistie October 26, 2007 at 11:32 am #

    (dons sparkly, superfantastic tiara)

    Happy birthday, NtB! And many more…in which you don’t feel like toting heavy duty weaponry. The wedding gown and cigarette are entirely optional at your discretion.

    That video is awesome.

    Best of luck with the book! I know you’re going to do a great job with it. After all, you are the essence of superfantastic.

  4. 7nina October 26, 2007 at 4:45 pm #

    Happy Birthday! I look forward to reading the book.

  5. Lynn October 26, 2007 at 5:00 pm #

    Thanks for the link to Stupid Wedding Crap. It made my day.
    Happy Birthday!

  6. Christine October 26, 2007 at 11:26 pm #

    Congrats on the book! I can’t wait to read it. I hope you enjoy your birthday…mine is ony two days away :)

  7. Portside October 27, 2007 at 3:31 am #

    Happy Birthday NtB! Congrats on the book deal!
    May you enjoy a year of happiness, joy and and love.

  8. Never teh Bride October 27, 2007 at 11:36 am #

    Thanks all! And happy birthday Christine!

  9. LL October 27, 2007 at 10:04 pm #

    Ha!! Love it. Now I know how to shop for my cake for my “party” in May.

  10. Glinda October 28, 2007 at 1:39 pm #

    Happy Belated Birthday to you! And congrats on the book, how fabulous for you!

  11. La BellaDonna October 29, 2007 at 5:16 pm #

    A very Happy Belated Birthday to you, NtB! And many, many congratulations on the book deal.

    Thank you for the entertaining, amusing and enlightening writing that is Never teh Bride.

    I’m very happy that your own “… never the bride!!!!” has had a happy ending – and I’m sure the publishers were delighted about it!

  12. La BellaDonna October 30, 2007 at 1:37 pm #

    Hah! I went to StupidWeddingCrap, and while I enjoy it immensely, the very first thing I saw mocked was a dressmaker’s tapemeasure got up as a wedding memento. Her commentary was full of “Who could POSSIBLY use these?” variations, and, of course, I carry one. Sometimes more than one. And when I lose them, I buy more.

  13. Never teh Bride October 30, 2007 at 4:52 pm #

    One man’s this is indeed another man’s that!

    I’d love one of those tape measures, personally. The only one I have is one of the they give out at Ikea (as mentioned in the post), and it’s not quite long enough to be useful.

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