Monday, April 11, 2016

Date Night (that never happened)

I seriously can not stop laughing at this communication. Yeppers, it's real and it's between me and my husband of 30 years. Thought y'all might enjoy it as well.
 
So yea, there was a black tie event on Saturday night for patrons of our local Azalea Festival. It's a pretty big deal here in our southern town. Since we are too cheap to be patrons, someone was nice enough to offer Uncle Jeffy tickets to the Gala on Friday. Although I certainly appreciate being asked, seriously, what woman other than a supermodel has a dress suitable for a black tie event with 24 hours notice?
 
 Uncle Jeffy graciously declined with this gem: "thank you so much for your kind offer of the tickets. However, apparently I'm the only one who was unaware that you can't wear a dress you have hanging in your closet and that one day notice is not enough time to buy a new one." The female who offered the tickets replied with rip roarin' laughter! 
 
But all's well that ends well. Date night was just like every other night around here. By 7pm we were each in our familiar spots on the couch, me in my Sponge Bob PJ's, and Uncle Jeffy in his boxer shorts and corvette t-shirt stained with bleach. Aaaahhhh the romance never ends after all these years!  

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  1. Those date nights are often the best.
    All the Azalea festivals around here and I've never been to one. My wife does have a sexy black dress she can wear, but alas, I only have suits and no tux.

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    1. We used to go to all things Azalea when we were younger but now we stay away from the crowds.

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  2. Wait? So you couldn't go to the town and spend some of Uncle Jeffy's monies on a new dress? :)

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    1. The shopping is not great in Wilmington and I would run the risk of wearing the same dress as somebody else. OH THE HORROR!

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  3. I remember the Azalea Festival--both from growing up there but also from a few times I've been back for it as an adult--Wilmington is beautiful when the azaleas are in bloom

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    1. Yes, it really is pretty. Sadly this year the weather was so crazy in the weeks leading up to the festival that the azaleas were past their prime.

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  4. festivals are always cool and bring in life to one ,but yes this is true that by the time we prefer staying away from them may be we learn that to seek joy we don't need to go in noisy crowd we can find it from within even being with just ourselves ,

    interesting sharing dear
    have a blessed day

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    1. Yes joy from within is much better than noisy festivals.

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  5. lol that was a great decline from him. Rather stay in than go out in crowds indeed at my hermit feed.

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  6. HAHAHA! I can so relate to this. And yes, "what woman other than a supermodel has a dress suitable for a black tie event with 24 hours notice?" I'd need a week to find a decent dress at a reasonable price!

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    1. I think women SO get this post. Some guys are still left wondering.

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  7. I much prefer the date night you had. We have been married a long, long time and I appreciate just a quiet evening at home. Last night we went to a Broadway play (Kinky Boots) and fought the crowds and the parking and such but were exhausted by the time we made it back to our house. Fun but hardly relaxing.

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    1. OMG now Kinky Boots was freakin' awesome!!!! What a show!!! Good for you.

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  8. We were supposed to go to an event last night and both forgot about it until about 30m after it had started. I blame the kids. Seriously, I do.

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  9. So...you can't get away with wearing just a black tie?
    Good to know.

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    1. That would have made me quite popular, or perhaps arrested. Either way, a great story!

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  10. My tuxedo print tee shirt wouldn't cut it either, would it? If I can't wear a clean shirt and jeans I'm probably not going.

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    1. Those tuxedo t-shirts are always good for a laugh.

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  11. I don't think Daisy has anything super formal to wear if we needed to

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    1. Yea most women don't have something just hanging up.

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  12. Sponge Bob pjs? I knew I loved ya! I have a Sponge Bob trash bag in my card and Hello Kitty pjs.

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    1. I once got asked to leave a free hotel breakfast buffet while wearing my SpongBob PJ pants. Yet some lady wearing PINK across her ass with her crack hanging half way out was allowed to stay.

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  13. The 90's are coming back, it's totally fashionable.

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    1. I doubt the gold lame vest that came with his 1990 tux will ever come back into fashion. Hahaha

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  14. Lmfao! Love this and especially love his way of saying "no thank you"!

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  15. Lol!!!! Wear a dress you have hanging in the closet? He's got a lot to learn about us women. Too funny!!!

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    1. Poor guy still has not learned after all these years. But at least he can laugh about it.

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  16. Awesome night in my books. The only thing we don't mind crowds are concerts. I am tired just thinking of getting dressed up for a gala.

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    1. I know right. I would be so tired getting all dressed up I would have no energy left for the gala.

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  17. Anything that requires not just putting on pants but putting on FANCY pants sounds like a miserable time to me. You made the right call.

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    1. Hmmmm no pants for you huh? I want to hang out at your kind of establishments.

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  18. Wait...what is wrong with a tux from 1990?? It was a GREAT year!

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  19. I didn't even know you were married. And 30 years. How cool. Congrats and happy weekend.

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