I don't love to publish my personal life in the public forum (yes, ignore my facebooking/gchat status) but I feel this need to share something I have learned with the rest of the world. I have had the recent opportunity to attend two showers recently as the guest of honor. No, Darbley, not communal showers a la MTC. Bridal Showers. I have some observations based on my research:
1- The older the woman, the less shame about saying things that shouldn't be said in public.
2- People find it hilarious to give harmless gifts like lotion, or body wash, in Victoria's Secret bags. (in a related rant: Who is this Victoria, and why do we care about her secret? Which isn't actually such a secret is it? Her secret is shown freely in shopping malls everywhere)
3- Children have no place at Bridal Showers.
4- Men have no place at Bridal Showers.
5- The world has an endless supply of decorative frames.
6- When planning showers people do not think enough about the healing power of chocolate.
7- Scrapbooking is not/will never be my thing.
8- There are certain things that should never be said. Ever. In any company. Ever.
9- Most things can be endured, if free food is involved.
10- Smiling, and looking pretty never hurt.