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Recaps: The Reception Part 1

After our photos in Bowness Park, we drove to the hotel for the reception. Before we headed into the room, we had a bathroom break. (And yes, I did sit backwards on the toliet and I only needed one person – my sister – to hold my dress.) We also removed my veil as I didn’t want to have the whole head yanked back when I hugged people. My head and neck thanked me the whole night!

My brother and cousin Dave were our MCs. They’re very comical guys, especially when they are together.


(On the left is Dave, on the right is John)

As we came into the room, they announced each member of the bridal party with a little blurb (real or not) about them. I wish I could remember them as they were quite funny!

Here comes the bridal party:

19053562Laurel and Ken (Their’s is the wedding where Mr. Bean and I were both MCs.)

19063573Heather and Vince

19063583Anne and Trevor


And last but not least – us! Let’s get this party started!


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… or at least your girlfriends.


(1) Fine: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.

(2) Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.

(3) Nothing: This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.

(4) Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don’t Do It!

(5) Loud Sigh: This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.)

(6) That’s Okay: This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man. That’s okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.

(7) Thanks: A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint. Just say you’re welcome. (I want to add in a clause here – This is true, unless she says ‘Thanks a lot’ – that is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. DO NOT say ‘you’re welcome’ . that will bring on a ‘whatever’).

(8) Whatever: Is a woman’s way of saying F– YOU!

(9) Don’t worry about it, I got it: Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking ‘What’s wrong?’ For the woman’s response refer to # 3.

* Send this to the men you know, to warn them about arguments they can avoid if they remember the terminology.

* Send this to all the women you know to give them a good laugh, cause they know it’s true!!!

Have you ever been guilty of any of these? I know I am. Especially “Fine,” “Nothing,” and “That’s Okay.” Perhaps I should show this to Mr. Bean to stop the disconnect?

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