Thursday, January 13, 2011


OK! Not the kind of shower you are probably thinking.
I mean a "SHOWER" like women throw for other women when that woman is getting married or having a baby. I worked at bank for over 11 years which included all of my TWENTIES, so I went to A LOT of showers. Almost all the girls that worked there got married and then had kids during those years. I was also in more weddings I can even count! I'm sitting here struggling, trying to remember everyone!
I was a Bridesmaid for Nancy, Tricia, Mary Ellen, Theresa, and Monica, a Maid of Honor for Kelly, Debbie, Robin, , Deb and Marlyss and I had to bring Amber's dogs to her wedding and take care of them as photos were taken. So I'm talking about a TON of showers, (not to mention all the hideous bridesmaid dresses!)
and then after that came the babies....
I guess I'm thinking about all of this because this weekend I am going to a Double Baby Shower! For two girls at work. One is due in February and the other in March.
I'm not begrudging anyone anything, I'm very happy for them.
I know it's going to be hard for me to convey my thoughts without sounding small and petty but here it goes!
Not a bridal shower or a baby shower but a
I mean it's kinda unfair. Seeings how I never met my Soulmate or popped out a Wee One so....I was thinking -Why do the lucky ones get all the gifts. Why doesn't anyone say "Hey, you are alone and struggling to make ends met all by yourself, so here's a new set (or vintage would be nice) of dishes. Or some pots and pans". (And maybe a cookbook... that would be helpful!) and while I have my nieces, I never had a little one to buy cute little hats and teeny tiny shoes for.
Hmmmm, and some people wonder why women buy dog clothes....

So, I'm just saying... it would be nice
 and I would invite everyone whose SHOWERS I've gone to!
What a GREAT MARKETING angle! Can you just see it!
You go to Target and ask for the registry..."No, not the Bridal, not the Baby. The Spinster one please." 


denise said...

tooooo funny. I love it. I like the hoochies in the blue tulle, my kind of wedding!

hey, I'm going to a friend's "Farewell to your uterus" party at the end of the month. She'll probably get gifts, but maybe not the kind you're looking for. and I suppose gifts really aren't worth a hysterectomy....maybe.

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I'm right there with you sister. I once exclaimed upon learning of another shower I was expected to get all excited about "Single People Don't Get Shit"! I said it before I realized what I'd said. I too have been in so many weddings...I can't even count them.

I just don't do showers any more if there is anyway I can get out of them. I was invited to one for this weekend and I decided...I barely know that girl...I'm not celebrating her soon to be born baby....sorry.

I'm happy for your happiness...but I'm not doing any more showers unless its family and I can't get out of it.

sassypackrat said...

Very funny! How about a "I finally finished renovating my house" shower? ;0)

oldblackcatboo said...

Hey Sassy! I like that one! But mine would be called "I NEED to renovate my house" shower! tee hee

Kaerie Faerie said...

so funny, thanks for sharing, I'm going to a baby shower soon, thanks for the remind EEKKK

Anonymous said...

:-) :-) :-) What a great idea :-) Even if I couldn´t come I would send You a gift if You had a Spinster shower :-) :-)

Have a great day now!

Georgina said...

Girl, you're friggin' Einsteinian!!! I think you're on to the idea!! "Why not!" I say!! I had my bridal showers, for the first one, and 1 baby shower for my oldest, now 34, none for my daughter, poor baby, 32 now, and 1 for my youngest, now 25. I've also given my fair share of bridal and baby showers too...thankfully, I was my sister's maid of honor at her first wedding and a bridesmaid at a friends soon after my first marriage...haven't done anything like that since!! But you, my dear, are owed....OWED BIG TIME!!

How about a blog shower??!!?!?!?? Just a thought.


yoborobo said...

Hee hee heee! You are so funny. How about a "I Just Need Some Stuff" shower? I swear, if anyone I knew had one of those, I would be there in a heartbeat. :) Especially if there were no stupid games and good food! xox Pam

oldblackcatboo said...

LOL! Thanks Georgina but I'll be OK now that I vented!

And Pam...there would be NO games (unless it's drinking games) and lots of yummy food!
Wish we all lived near each other and we could ALL have a "I just need some NEW stuff!" shower!

Linda said...

Love your writing...and your photos...and you definitely deserve a shower...

Mundo Mundaca said...

My sweet friend.. if I was oh close to you I would make a great shower for you.
you made to remember of a film that I saw her some time of a girl that went to many marriages and hshe was always godmother and she had many dresses of all the colors in a great wardrobe.. very entertaining.
but you sees how they are the things.. I always wanted to be godmother and they never invited me.. I never used an enormous dress color and full of tulles.
in spite of already it was married never used a dress of brides.
Make a rain party of any things that you to need and invite their friends that it will be very entertaining.... and let me to know please..

sheri said...

LOL! I just found this post and it's so funny because I have been saying the same thing for years. I am going to throw myself an "It's MY Turn" party and I am SO registering for the Kate Spade china!!! Single girls like crystal and silver, too!!!