Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Even Darwin

Sweet Marie is getting married on Saturday. I’ve known this now for a year. My initial responses haven’t changed. I like the guy a lot, but my God, what is she thinking? She only 22! And two, what in the world am I going to wear (which proves I do have some womanly attributes, albeit few.)

Even my hero Darwin got sucked up into the marriage thing. But he, being the detail-oriented sort, made a list of the pros and cons. On the plus side he was interested in a companion, and wrote that he considered a wife better than a dog. He thought that constant work would make him like a neuter bee. He wanted to be beloved and played with. He wanted a couple of kids. Well, okay. On the minus side he listed the loss of his freedom, being forced to visit relatives, having less money for books (gasp), and if he had too many children, being forced to work hard, which he found really not healthy at all. He was also very concerned about the terrible loss of time that would result from having a wife. In the end he married, though. He kept imagining his dirty, smoky house in London and thinking it just wouldn’t do. He had to juggle a very religious wife with his increasingly nonreligious views, but nonetheless he needed her. Jeez. I don’t think it can get much more complicated.

So, I guess Marie is going to get married and I might as well be happy about it. I’m still not sure what I’m going to wear. The wedding is outside, with canoeing and volley ball in between the ceremony and the reception, so maybe if I got one of those body shaper things to go under a dress it could double for a swimming suit and something to keep me tied down for volley ball. Of course, that means I should buy a dress. I have a feeling I’m going to be out dressed by the family’s two dogs, who will be attending, dressed in a tux and a wedding gown. I understand that Marie is wearing Crocs under her wedding gown. I’ll have the complete report on Monday. Maybe my writer’s block will come to an end.

5 comments:

Talia said...

Charmi! This is a good year for (fashion-wise) for dresses! There are a ton to choose from. I did a little looking for you:

http://www.overstock.com/Apparel/Jonathan-Martin-Printed-Ruched-Waist-Dress/2453998/product.html

http://www.overstock.com/Apparel/Adi-Designs-Cream-Brown-Floral-Cap-Sleeve-Dress/2564034/product.html

http://www.overstock.com/Apparel/Sheri-Martin-Printed-Keyhole-Dress/2454043/product.html?ak=1

Charmi said...

I knew I could count on you, Talia! The dress behind url No. 1 is a little lowcut, however, and No. 3 has a funky pattern, a little too wild. But No. 3 has possibilities. I think I'm actually going to have to go to a store. The wedding is Saturday, you know! I suppose you might have a helpful suggestion on where I should go?

Talia said...

I know what you mean about low-cut. It is nearly impossible to find anything that isn't. And if you want sleeves, you're really asking a lot, apparently. I would try Kohl's, TJ Maxx, JC Penney, Sears (they still tend to have some conservative things). My grandmother just told me today (the very hip grandma with sexy legs and Marilyn Monroe hair) that Sarah Jessica Parker has a line of clothes in a store called "Steve and Berry's." Everything in the store is supposed to be uner $20. She said they had coats, suits, sweaters, blue jeans, everything and it was all under $20. I think she said it is in the/near the old Target in Mishawaka (west of Town and Country). You might also try Marshall's and Value City. I'm cheap, so those are the places I go. But you shouldn't have any trouble finding dresses, but ones that aren't low-cut, etc. you might. In my past experience it has always been pretty hard to find dresses because people just don't wear them anymore, but this year they have been everywhere. Good luck. Sounds like your going to be busy.

Talia said...

Naoko's the fashionista! She might have some good suggestions.

Chad said...

thanks a lot for the comment.. the bucket does sound amazing.. i really have wanted to come to the meetings, but I usually work 2-10.. however as of the 31st of this month my evenings will be free.. actually most of my day as well.. ha. so i will begin attending them.