Friday Confessional-Expensive Celebrations

Monica: I’m at work, ordinary day, you know, chop chop chop, sauté sauté sauté. All of a sudden, Leon, the manager, calls me into his office. It turns out they fired the head lunch chef, and guess who got the job.
Joey: If it’s not you, this is a horrible story.
Monica: Fortunately, it is me. And, they made me head of purchasing, thank you very much. Anyway, I just ran into Ross and Chandler downstairs, and they think we should go out and celebrate. You know, someplace nice.
Joey: Yeah, someplace nice. (To Phoebe and Rachel) How much do you think I can get for my kidney? –Friends

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I confess…

That I’m sort of dreading the upcoming wedding season. I have two weddings back to back (May and June) to go to, and then another

one in September. I love weddings and it will be so fun to be a guest but it’s a LOT of money. You’ve got the wedding gift, the shower gift, and these couples are going crazy all out for the bachelor/bachelorette parties.

I confess…

That while I am so so so happy for my friends, I’m a little frustrated at how expensive their bachelor/bachelorette plans are. Token

Gay couple are doing a group weekend at a house rental on the river. $80 bucks for one night, not including food or drinks is STEEP. Then in August Geeky is doing a 3 day trip that includes a house rental, which puts me back at least another $150, again not including food or drinks. Monica and Chandler are doing a Giants game and then group outing in SF that will be a pretty penny but I can’t make it to that one.

I confess…

That when Match and I planned our parties, we tried to make it cost effective for everyone because we understood that these are tough times. I realize I don’t have to go to these parties but they came to mine and I want to be a part of the action. I just wish the action was a night out on the town instead of all of these crazy expensive house rentals. Sigh.

I confess…

That I may have to attend all of these events solo, because of Match’s work schedule, and I feel guilty spending the money when he can’t even join in on the fun. I’m especially going to miss him at the weddings. Weddings make you fall in love all over again with your spouse and I really wish he could be there for them.

 

I confess…

That even though I complain about the expenses I know they will be awesome events. I’m so happy for our three couple friends that are getting hitched, and I am very lucky to be included in all of these fun parties. Now I just have to figure out a way to make some extra cash to ease my guilt for going stag. Maybe working for ariens lawn mowers mowing people’s lawns or something. How much are kidneys going for these days? 😉