... sitting on the veranda of The Palm this weekend waiting for Elisson and Zonker to arrive, I couldn't help but notice the goings-on across the street... the elegant mansion that houses Melissa Sweet's Bridal Gallery seemed somehow out of place in the urban sprawl... and I watched the young brides-to-be come and go through the evening rain with a smile on my face...

.. all kinds of young ladies.. many accompanied by a gaggle of giggling friends... bridesmaids, most likely... or flower girls.... brimming with the excitement of picking dresses and flowers... drunk with the heady dream of marching down a Georgia aisle with Mr. Right...

... frail, waspish brunettes... meaty blondes with cheeks flushed rosy by the cold mist that was falling... Grandmothers escorting grandchildren up the old antebellum steps.... I watched it all....

... and not in a lecherous way... even though I could have definitely slipped into that mode easily had the mood struck me... but I didn't... instead, I felt a sort of muted happiness as they came and went... piling in and out of their Volkswagens and Escalades with an infectious giddiness... dreaming dreams of a life not yet known...

... hey, I hope it all works out for those girls.. I really do... and even though they never knew it, the Wife and I raised a toast in their direction... they're in for quite a ride...

by Eric on January 24, 2006 | Bullshit (11) | TrackBack (0) | SWG Stories
Bullshit So Far

Weddings are a good place to get laid. Weddings make wimmen horny when they're the ones NOT getting married.

Trust me. I have conducted scientific reasearch on this matter.

Bullshitted by Acidman on January 24, 2006 11:22 AM

From nudes to brides in just a day... lol

Nice to think of their hopefulness. And who knows -- those good marital vibes you two sent over might just do the trick. :)

Bullshitted by Richmond on January 24, 2006 12:15 PM

Now see here, young man.

You've taken a Golden Opportunity for snarkiness and satire and instead turned it into something beautiful...wistful...dare I say poetic...

It's those damned ellipses, I tell ya!

Bullshitted by Elisson on January 24, 2006 01:24 PM

What is it with you and just happening to be in front of womens stores?

Bullshitted by Machelle on January 24, 2006 03:20 PM

Damn, an art critic and a poet and a romantic!! And he cooks, too. I knew all the good men were married. Tell the Wife that I said she was a lucky woman.

Bullshitted by Junebugg on January 24, 2006 03:20 PM

The picture you paint shows a sweet scene playing out in small towns across the states. How lovely to be giddy with love.

Bullshitted by oddybobo on January 24, 2006 03:51 PM

I am always so full of hope for the young couples. When I meet one I always tell them I hope they love each other more the next day than they did the day before.

Bullshitted by Bou on January 24, 2006 04:20 PM

Damned fine piece of writing, Bro.

Bullshitted by Jim -PRS on January 24, 2006 04:41 PM

This is fine writing from a Southern Gentle Man.....and why I read you daily...

very sweet Eric.

Bullshitted by ArmyWifeToddlerMom on January 24, 2006 04:55 PM

Yes, 'twas a fine piece of prose.

Didn't see any Dodge Ram's over there did you?

I didn't think so...

Viva Las Vegas. Quick in, quick out.


Bullshitted by RedNeck on January 24, 2006 09:29 PM

Good thing I was not sitting there.
I would of been yelling:
"Run! Run for your life!"

Bullshitted by Maeve on January 25, 2006 01:14 AM