This post was written in conjunction with Lauren Quincy
Happy Valentines Day!
Well at least I hope it is happy for you. If, by some chance, Cupid neglected to visit your humble abode, just go ahead and spoil yourself ok? And if any one asks why, just say Essentially Jess told you too. 🙂
So it turns out, that when it comes to Valentines Day, I’m kind of a romantic. Or really, when it comes to any day of the year, I’m up for a bit of spoiling and extra love. Who isn’t?
But there’s a part of me that also embaces the trashy.
Or the cliched, which is a better way of putting it.
Just recently, Boatman and I were discussing with friends what holidays we would love to go on. I have this crazy dream of doing a mammoth road trip around the United States. From Seattle, to New York and everything in between. I want to camp in Washington State with the bears, and trek through the grand-canyon. I want to soak on a beach in Florida, and freeze as I head to the Mall of America in Minnesota.
I want to stand in Times Square and gaze at the lights, and I want to get married in Vegas.
Yes you read that right.
I want to get married in Vegas.
Now I know that technically, I’m already married, but I don’t think there is a law that says you can’t do it twice. Just consider it renewing the vows! I just kind of love the idea of randomly showing up at some tiny chapel along the strip, with a musical boquet, a cheap veil and a glass of complimentary champagne, and getting proclaimed husband and wife by an imiatation Elvis.
Plus when Ross and Rachel did it on friends, they got a free dinner at Pizza Hut, and there’s no more of those dine in ones in Australia any more, which totally hurts my feelings.
My only reservation, is that Vegas weddings don’t tend to do so well, and Ross and Rachel are the first proof of that.
Possibly, it’s because of the shotgun nature of the weddings themselves, or the influence of a large amount of cheap liquor, but one does have to wonder about Vegas itself.
Take for instance Britney and that school friend who got hitched back in 2004. That wedding lasted a whopping 55 hours. (And now poor Britney appears to be in splitsville again after her latest relationship died a slow, painful death.) Not long after, Nicky Hilton followed suit, but at least her relationship lasted a proper 2 months.
What does one get for their two month anniversary I wonder? 😉
Angelina Jolie married Billy Bob Thornton in Vegas. But despite the tattoos of his name, and the vials of each others blood they wore, even they couldn’t make it. So really, what hope do the rest of us have? 😉
Despite all the evidence to the contrary , I’m fairly certain that Boatman and I would make it, even if we did do it on the spur of the moment cause we just one three million in black Jack. (One can dream right?) Something to do with the fact that we are already married, and that commitment to one another, is one we intend to keep.
And he’s my best friend, the love of my life, and pretty darn nice to look at too. 🙂
So happy Valentines Day Boatman.xxx
Will you marry me (in Vegas?)
Did you get Strawberry nougat for Valentines Day?
Do you love the idea of a Vegas Wedding?
Or do you think they are destined to go the way of all Celebrity hook ups?