In my defense I took German and Latin in college. #urteilenicht
Last year Nancy and I went to Sacramento for a wedding.
I’m not fond of weddings in general, so you know right off the bat either
- There is a greater than 75% chance that one of the people getting married will bolt before the ceremony begins, or
- One of the people getting married is really super important to me.
The last wedding I had attended before this was the former. This one happens to be the latter - my little brother Nick was getting married.
Technically, I’m an only child. But one of the perks of being an only child I figure is that you get to choose the additional people in your family and place them where you want them. I met Nick when he was 20, and since I’ve been there for all of his experiences in adulting I figure that makes me his slightly older sister (don’t burst my bubble). But back to the trip.
And the secret ingredient is...
On the second leg of the flight (because the odds of getting a direct flight to your final destination out of OKC are about as good as the odds your iPhone will accurately apply the autocorrect feature) I started flipping through the in-flight entertainment on the screen in front of me as soon as we sat down. In my defense I was trying to drown out the flight attendant who had just donned oversized clown glasses and was going on about something utterly forgettable in a fake southern accent.
I came to the interactive flight map that shows your plane as it progresses through the trip. Ugh. This was going to be a 4 hour flight.
I realized that I was going to need a lot more coffee, so I leaned into the aisle to see if Minnie Pearl was planning on wrapping up anytime soon. Nope. Not a chance.
As I turned back around I glanced at the flight map in front of me. Does that say Delicious Chihuahua? Nancy was looking at me and giggling as well - she had seen it, too.
I wait until it scrolls back around and grab a picture.
¿Cómo se dice…?
My high school Spanish teacher was fired the year after I graduated for ‘teaching us the wrong things.’ I never asked what exactly they meant by that, but since then I’ve made it a point not to repeat any Spanish words I know unless I learned them from Dora the Explorer.
So it’s possible that this didn’t actually mean ‘Delicious’ Chihuahua, but if for some reason we had gotten diverted and didn’t make it to the wedding I figured the picture would serve as the beginning of a great story that ended with us drinking tequila in Mexico with the Taco Bell chihuahua.
Well, we made it to the wedding. Which basically turned out to be a 3-day bar crawl with a casual cocktail party (aka the wedding) thrown in. This is how everyone should get married.
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Nancy told me I was ‘buggin’ on our early morning flight to Sacramento. She claims cool street slang, but I’m pretty sure she meant that I was getting on her nerves. This was likely due to the fact that I’d just finished my 3rd Starbucks of the day and it wasn’t even 9am.
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I’m pretty sure that any site containing the disclaimer “This is a personality test for the sick ones. With expected results.” is going to have some truth to it.
**Looks up own personality type. Check. Look’s up Nancy’s personality type. Check. Must be fact.**
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Not sure who to invite to your next social gathering? Start a group text with your ride or dies and get them all to give up their Myers-Briggs type.
Got a bachelorette party coming up? Take the ESFP. Neighbor having a house party? The ENFP or the ESFJ are your best bets depending on what type of mood you’re in. Boring office party? Grab the ENTP - you’ll be able to leave early and join your friends at the house party next door.
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- 2 lemon verbena leaves
- 4-5 blueberries
- 2 oz. small batch craft vodka (such as Square One or Prairie)
Muddle lemon verbena leaves and blueberries in a cocktail shaker; add vodka and crushed ice. Strain into a chilled coupe or martini glass and top with Prosecco. Garnish with curled lemon rind.
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