Roadtrips, Wildcats & Recycled Posts

Okie dokie boys and girls.  No, the big, bad, fugly, hateful critics didn’t scare me off.  No.

Sometimes work comes a knockin and I have to run off and do actual work.  This is exactly what happened this week.  I went the opposite direction of Huntsville, Alabama this time. 

Yes, friends, I went to Kentucky.  Which under normal circumstances is a wonderful thing.  I love Kentucky.  I love the horses they breed.  I love the Derby.

What I don’t love is the Kentucky Wildcats this time of year…

YES!  IT’S FOOTBALL TIME IN TENNESSEE!!  FINALLY.

Anyways, I’ve recycled this post from last year before the wedding because I’m on the road.  I’ll be around to give everybody fiesty comments and wet slobbery kisses Saturday morning!

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So, this wedding hasn’t exactly went off without a hitch… If I don’t end up in a padded room by the end of this thing it will be a miracle..

Leave us recap all of the issues, shall we?

**I mean, the date has been changed from July 14th to June 2nd and now (officially) September 29th.

**My stepbrother (the preacherman) was who was supposed to officiate the ceremony, ceremoniously backed out on me without letting me know.

**My chinese torture underwear has been returned for the proper size, yet the company has yet to send the replacement (the bastards).

**I am now going to have to reschedule AGAIN with the dress alteration lady.

GAAAA!!!! Then there is the issue with the cake.

Now call me simple-minded. But ain’t cake, cake? Nothing more, nothing less?
At least that is what I thought when I started all this.

My original cake lady gave me the schpeel about how her cakes cost from $2 – $2.50 per serving. Now, I’m thinkin, if all of these folks that have been invited to this here illustrious event show, I’m gonna end up shellin out around $450 for a cake.
Cake, kids. Flour, eggs, oil, frosting. A cake. She cuts me a deal, and agrees on $230.00 set up and all.

Well, when the wedding got cancelled twice, I ended up losing the original cake lady. Which I was really bummed about, because although it was ass expensive, she was talented enough to make me the cake I wanted:

But alas, Elaine is looney and completely booked from now until Jesus comes back.

So, Olga (my boss) comes in this past Monday morning and says “Dude, you know when one door closes, another one opens.” She had found someone, quite by accident, that does cakes. Yay!

Or so I thought. So, the lady calls me. We discuss the cake and how many I need to feed with this cake and so on… She goes on to tell me that she doesn’t do that pricing by the piece stuff. I was thinking, “are you for real? You rock cake chick!”.

So, she says give her a day or so to work on pricing and she’d get back to me. Well, today was the day. The phone range this morning and I was thrilled to be hearing back from her so promptly.

She says she can do the cake (mind you, I downsized from the original cake, so it was smaller). And she’ll do the cake for a measley $550.00.

Sweet Holy Jesus, I almost fell over. Since I was at the office and unable to pass out right that second, I settled for my jaw dropping so far it hit my desk.

I thanked her kindly for her call, and told her I had to get in touch with my Mama since she is the one paying for it. We’ve decided to forego the half thousand dollar delight and put the blame on my Mom. She’ll never know.

Anyway, off to Food City I go, as in a previous grocery foraging expedition, I noted in the back of my mind, that they have cakes for all occassions.

Seriously, who give two shakes of pig poo if the things tastes like sweet cardboard. It’s still cake. Like anybody will eat it anyway.
Well, anybody other than my paternal grandfather would would eat the leather off of a shoe if it had icing on it.

They are going to prepare me a cake, that althought it ain’t nearly what I wanted to begin with, will do. Especially for the $$.

For a mere $160 plus tax, we are getting a mighty fine work of edible art.

But still, I beg of you this answer… Ain’t a cake, a cake?
I could just as easily go to Sam’s and get a mac sized cake for $21.99. And they’ll even airbrush Spiderman on it if I want. =)

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29 Responses to “Roadtrips, Wildcats & Recycled Posts”

  1. If my imaginary wife lets me get a Spiderman cake at my imaginary wedding I will buy her so many imaginary diamonds.

  2. I love SEC football!!!!

  3. Vols football??

    Do they even still have a football program??? 😉

    Go BullDAWGS!!

  4. haaaaaaaaaaa
    thats whatcha should have done, gone with Spidey!!!

    Does Tennessee still have a team?
    hmmmm

    Have a good weekend!

  5. Kentucky can be fun ever once in a while. Spent some time in Bowling Green recently.

    Yeee Haw! It’s football time again! Ain’t nothing better. GO VOLS!

  6. Heck I would have gone for brownies or a BYOC (Bring your own Cake) wedding.

  7. I love driving through Kentucky too. It’s beautiful. And the Kentucky Horse Park is awesome!

    There are some really good matchups this weekend in college football.

  8. you can do like my friend did for my birthday cake and put two gigantic tits on it with a fuckyou on it..or maybe not…have fun on your road trip..we’re just a few states over…come on over..vicki drove down here from moulton, alabama…we’re having loads of fun…

  9. CAKE IS CAKE wedding cakes are a complete waste of money, like you said you could buy sheet cakes at Sams for probably a 1/4 what you would pay for a “Wedding Cake”.

    God Bless Beuford T. Justice 🙂

  10. Have a safe trip !!

    #1

  11. I’m sorry to hear about your work problems. Bosses can be so unreasonable. How do they think you’re going to keep up with all the blogging and porn?

    Let them eat cake, but not at those prices. I’d be tempted to sell it on to someone else (I wonder how many weddings you could get away with using the same cake for) and give the guests slices of something cheaper. If they’ve had enough to drink they won’t notice…

  12. I think you’re well aware of what happens when someone leaves cake out around me.

  13. I once set a cake on fire … Don’t use broil … I’ll have to tell that story some day.

  14. I can’t wait for Monday nights game!

  15. We got lucky. My mom makes a mean cake. Did it professionally for years. So when her only son got hitched, she insisted on doing the cake. And a fine cake it was . . .

  16. WTF???!!!! I just read about the shitty review…what makes them so worthy on who makes the cut or not?!

    Well good luck on the road trip!

    Come by and take a peek at what I have a ‘brewin’ over at my place!

  17. Yep, we had a wedding. My daughter. With all the trimmings and I payed for the cake. Three tiers. A beauty. Mostly eaten by now, only the bottom half left in the freezer. £250,00 it cost me.

    And NOTHING went wrong on the day!!

  18. I can eat a whole cake …. easily. Just add milk 🙂

  19. Hope you had a great weekend.

  20. Okay, call me slow but is this YOUR wedding? If so, girl forget the whole big wedding thing and just run off…I had two big weddings and if I was ever to get married again (GAWD NOOOO!) I would just run off to Vegas. I’d have more money to spend on the honeymoon…woot!

    Now, if I’m totally wrong and this isn’t your wedding, who’s is it? Inquiring minds want to know!

  21. that spider man cake RULES..and its a way better deal!

  22. I personally can’t stand eating cake, at 48 years old I still get pimples in my ass if I even eat one bite, OK it’s not the cake but the freaking frosting. So since you asked me I would definitely go for the Sam’s cake with Spider Man in it, I would olny ask them to air brush him in a tuxedo just for the occasion.

  23. Groovy Mom Says:

    Hey, can you email me?

  24. I hope you have a great trip.

    Me want cake!

  25. PS: That spider man cake RULES.

  26. that’s wickedly romantic.

    I’m never getting married again.

  27. Quick distract MJ!

    I’m still soaking my head in bleach trying to erase that nasty cake vid..rubbing huge magnets counter clockwise on either side of my head didn’t do a thing.

    .

  28. $550 for cake!? 160 is better, but I think the Spidey cake is your best bet.

    (Gr00vy M0m here, trying on my new identity.)

  29. Girrrl, such the world traveler you are!

    JUST wait til BAMA plays Tennessee!!!

    Roll Tide!

    =)

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