On Will You Invite Last-Timers to Your Wedding?

Posted on June 17, 2013 at 4:35 pm 0

On Will You Invite Last-Timers to Your Wedding?

@taco doomsday have you mentioned to people that you're not invited? I thought I wasn't invited to my friend's bridal shower after everyone kept talking about getting their invitations and the bride talked to me really enthusiastically about choosing her dress. Sometimes you have to just let it be awkward for 5 minutes and ask "so...when is [the wedding], again?" and let it come out if you're actually invited or not. Especially if you and the to-be-married-friend haven't had any falling out.

In my case, the invitation had literally got lost in the mail, and the shower hostess re-sent my invitation. So yeah, have those 5 awkward minutes and then you'll know for sure either way. Good luck.

Posted on June 17, 2013 at 4:34 pm 2

On Will You Invite Last-Timers to Your Wedding?

I was a last-timer at my friend's wedding in September. I only knew my friend (the groom) and his bride; our friendship started fading after they started dating, but I was really glad to be invited to watch them start their married life together. It was a beautiful ceremony and reception and I really was happy to see them so happy together.

It did feel more than a little bittersweet because I knew it was unofficially the end of our friendship. But his wife is a cool lady and they're so well-suited for each other that I feel like...he's in good hands now?

Extra complication; we dated for a while, but it was long over by the time they met. I tried to go incognito as his "friend, whose friends [groom] dated", but everyone at my table identified me on sight as Groom's exgirlfriend.

All in all, I viewed it as the closing of our book together. Sad but beautiful and happy at the same time. I'm friends with Mrs. Groom on FB so I can still keep tabs on them, and he'll always have a special place in my heart as my friend.

Posted on June 17, 2013 at 1:17 pm 9

On Get This Look: Sports!

@Kikimora Only because I want Iggy to get his Cup and then come on home to the Flames. <3 u iggy

Posted on May 29, 2013 at 2:38 pm 0

On Reading Between the Texts: Is THIS Flirting?

"It’s like, don’t comment on the temperature conditions of my body unless you want to be on it."


Posted on May 29, 2013 at 2:35 pm 19

On Hello to All That: 10 Books For Recent Grads

Sorry to any Calgary 'Pinners, but I just put all of these on hold. READ ALL THE BOOKS

Posted on May 24, 2013 at 11:31 am 1

On Bad Haircuts From a Friend's Good Hairdresser

Oh god this happened to me. I recommended my friend go to Blo to get her hair blown out for a party. I've only had great hairdo results there. Hers was a disaster. She has really thick, dark hair and she asked for curls; she got poodle-esque ringlets and she had to fix it herself at home.

I felt TERRIBLE that she blew $40 on a blowout that was so awful. And I feel this overwhelming sense of guilt whenever I go back to Blo, like I'm betraying my friendship solidarity by returning.

Canadian Shame Spiral ftl.

Posted on May 22, 2013 at 4:42 pm 6

On Sacred Socks

I'm...having a lot of cat-related Feels about this.

Posted on May 14, 2013 at 3:54 pm 1

On Eleven Nearly Forgotten Childhood Films

@mezzanine I think it was!! I watched a bit of it last night, enough to see the hunting scene. The animation is different than I remember, but I'll try to sit down with it this weekend and watch the whole thing. Thank you!

Posted on May 14, 2013 at 10:32 am 0

On Eleven Nearly Forgotten Childhood Films

I was JUST thinking about how great it would be if The Hairpin had this type of post. (very similar to that "lost books of our childhood" one earlier in the year)

My nearly forgotten film is an anime that I saw late one night on TV while babysitting, on a channel I shouldn't have been allowed to watch.

There's a teen, and his mother is hunted down by some baron or something, and then her torso is mounted on the Baron's wall like a deer, next to a bunch of other naked lady torsos. Also, it's winter.

I don't know anything else about this, but if anyone remembers, I'd really appreciate it!

Posted on May 13, 2013 at 5:13 pm 2