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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Last night I watched a special called Outrageous Wedding Cakes. "Outrageous" doesn't begin to describe it. One cake weighed 820 pounds, served over 10,000 and was covered with Svarovski crystals! Another was a life-size, freestanding replica of the bride's wedding gown. Maybe I'm just an old fart, but I can't think of a bigger waste of money (or Svarovski crystals that would make better earrings). I'm willing to bet that first bride did NOT have ten thousand guests at her wedding -- even movie stars and royalty don't. What these cakes cost would be a down payment on a house, or a nice start on future kids' college funds. And even if you already have a house and don't intend to have kids, how about a prolonged vacation in Europe or Tahiti? Or (dare I say it) giving some to charity? You can get a gorgeous wedding cake for a tiny fraction of what these monstrosities cost. Okay, off my soapbox now.

It has turned HOT here -- almost triple digits. By bedtime my hair is dripping with sweat. I've never been much of a heat fan, so OF COURSE I live in California.

Debating what to make for dinner tonight. Meat loaf is leading right now, but we'll see.

Three days to vacation...
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  • v MRS_TOAD
    I haven't seen that show, but all I could say while I was reading your blog was, "You've got to be kidding!" I can't imagine spending that much on a wedding cake! You are so right.

    Hang in there! Vacation is just around the corner.
    789 days ago
  • v NASFKAB
    that is outrageous think of how many could get a square meal or some kid not be forced to drop out & work
    790 days ago
  • v MONETRUBY
    I agree, those cakes sound like monumental wastes of money. I hope you can stay cool; it's been hot and humid here, and it's still only June!
    790 days ago
  • v MISSG180
    What channel?! I have to see if I can find it on demand. I love shows like that.
    790 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    O . . . M . . . G. I saw the episode too. One word leaps to my mind: SPOILED! Ok, I might add another . . . ROTTEN! Good grief. My Mom & I re-did her wedding dress to fit me and just had to have a little tailoring done . . . cost . . . $25. Of course that is unusual, but never, ever would I spend so much . . . even IF I had it.

    Stay cool as you can.
    790 days ago
  • v NILLAPEPSI
    Oh wow! That sounds like an awesome cake!!

    Hang in there! Vacation is coming!! emoticon
    790 days ago
  • v JEANNETTE59
    emoticon Totally Outrageous!

    Vacation emoticon emoticon
    790 days ago
  • v MBPP50
    OMG! Those cakes sound crazy. Thanks for making me smile. Have a great time on your vacay. Going anywhere fun?
    790 days ago
  • v MAINEALI
    I think I'll join you on the soapbox and add in big scale weddings in general. Also strapless wedding gowns. Okay, I'm done. Have a great day!
    790 days ago
  • v THINRONNA
    Crazy! I suppose the wedding cake maker might have enjoyed funding their European vacation though...
    790 days ago
  • v BECKYSRN
    I have the same feeling about women who want to spend $20000 on a wedding dress. You only wear the dang thing once for a few hours....
    One of my students told me about a wedding he just attended that he knows cost almost $250000 (the bride was his cousin's daughter) and that just blew me away. I'd rather have a little tiny wedding and put that towards a house....
    Hang in there, vacation is coming!
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    790 days ago
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