So yesterday my friend Maggie and I exchanged emails about our next trip abroad for this year (with our men in tow, of course). Last year we went to Spain and had a grand ol’ (olé!) time, and this year we’ve set our sights on Greece. Visiting Santorini is on my bucket list, and not that I’m trying to kick the bucket anytime soon, but why wait? Carpe diem!
Maggie and I already decided on where we want to visit while in Greece, but were having one teeny problem: Wilson. As previously mentioned, Wilson is a diehard UNC fan. If given the opportunity, not only would he dye his hair Carolina blue, he would sleep on the floor of the Dean Dome every night, with or without a pillow. His dedication to his alma mater is nice, but at times it can be challenging. Like when you are trying to plan the trip of a lifetime to say, Greece, and Wilson refuses to go when everyone else would like to go because he would miss the first UNC football game of the season.
And this isn’t just any game, according to Wilson. Heavens no. This is UNC vs. UGA, two of the oldest public universities in the nation. This is THE GAME OF THE CENTURY. The time for redemption, for victory, FOR GLORY! Wilson despises UGA almost as much as he despises Duke, and for a few reasons: 1) My family loves Georgia and roots for them in a most obnoxious manner; 2) He believes Georgia fans are delusional; and 3) We live in Georgia and it drives him bonkers how much more devoted and passionate UGA fans are for their football program compared to UNC fans. We are, after all, a basketball school.
These and many more reasons (don’t ask him unless you want your ear stained) are why we have to move our Greece trip to another time, and I was less than pleased. Maggie wasn’t overly enthused either, but is much kinder than I am and wouldn’t come outright and say how ridiculous Wilson was being. But don’t worry, I did that and then some. And then I accidentally sent the emails to him.
For your enjoyment:
From: Maggie Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2016 8:50 AM To: Jones, Anna Subject: RE: hiiiii
I’m so excited about Greece. When should we go? I liked that we came back on a Saturday after Spain. It was nice to have that day to relax before coming back to work.
From: Jones, Anna Sent: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 9:13 AM To: Maggie Subject: RE: hiiiii
Yea we will definitely need some time to adjust on the way back, at least a day. The problem is Wilson is messing everything up with that stupid UGA game. I’d like to do Labor day, but then if we leave on Labor day if we did 10 or 11 days we’d come back on the 15th, and we’d technically have to work on Friday… Although maybe that wouldn’t be so bad if we had the weekend to recover? Idk. What do you think?
From: Maggie Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2016 10:15 AM To: Jones, Anna Subject: RE: hiiiii
Ugh, yeah that game is messing it up! Tell him he can watch it on tv J It’d be nice if we could do it like Spain where we left the Wednesday before Labor Day, then took the entire next week off. I just don’t know if I can swing taking two full weeks off of work since that is technically our busy season. So it’d be nice to only take one full week. What other holidays are there?
Here’s where I really f*(&^% up.
From: Jones, Anna Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2016 10:53 AM To: Wilson Jones Subject: FW: hiiiii
I’m going to tell him he’s messing things up and being selfish. I can’t do July 4th because I have to work and after Labor Day isn’t a great time for me either. Let’s see how this goes.
In the meantime, please look at how gorg Amal is:
From: Wilson Jones Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2016 10:59 AM To: Jones, Anna Subject: RE: hiiiii
Message received. Thank you.
We can go Labor Day if that’s what the three of you want to do.
From: Jones, Anna Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2016 11:12 AM To: 'Wilson Jones' <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: RE: hiiiii
Hehe oops. JK. Sorry. But I was really going to tell you that anyway. I hope you enjoyed the photos of Amal.
Wilson, I’m sorry. I’m an ass.
Here’s hoping that my stupidity gives you a laugh and perhaps makes you feel less electronically clumsy. Because I felt like a total fart afterward. My bad.
Anywho, now for the real reason of this blog — this dress:
This is a fantastic dress by For Love & Lemons that I got on sale and then some on Shopbop. If you need a swanky dress that will make you feel fantastic, this is your answer. The only trick is getting the dress on and off — because of the delicate netting the garment could tear easily, so consider yourself warned. Trying to get this thing off after far too many cocktails used the same amount of deliberation and concentration employed by our forefathers in the creation of the Constitution. While they might say they had a far more arduous experience in doing so, I believe the effort I put forth in disrobing was worthy of an Oscar, if not the Nobel Peace Prize.
I’m still waiting on my call from the committee. Either committee.
Give me liberty, or give me dress! Or something.