Saturday, November 12, 2005

Semisweet1's Story


The following story was submitted by Semisweet1 as a birthday present.

To hear Semisweet1 be scurrilous, click the Schwartz' Candies Logo










To read the story, head for Muscle Shoals

18 comments:

Doug said...

S, thanks. Well told, my friend.

dddragon said...

Great story and great to hear you, Semi!

weirsdo said...

Thanks for the memory. I've played in hundreds of Alabama weddings, and that one sounds nicer than most. I've never seen barefoot kids, though. They're usually dressed to the nines.
weirsdo

Semisweet1 said...

Thank you, D. Tick-tock. Tick-tock. That's the sound of me waiting for the other shoe to drop.


My pleasure, 3D. Just doing my part for the cause.


It really was a great wedding, Weirsdo. I was told that the children go barefoot as a symbol that they are carefree.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Wonderful story. Boy, I didn't see that coming! Funny and sad at the same time.

They don't sell alcohol at Shoney's, so you weren't hung over, so I'm pretty surprised that you slept through the wedding Doug!

I was born and raised in the south. Never saw barefeet in the chapel. Kinda cute idea.

Doug said...

Yeah, he does good, doesn't he Dddragon?

Weirsdo, I didn't see any PhDs at this one.

TLP, here's the other shoe which will explain a little. S has a key part of the chronology wrong. I flew redeye to Birmingham, rented the car and arrived a couple hours before the wedding. Hadn't slept so I set the alarm to nap an hour and get up in time to shower and dress. I never heard the alarm and woke up 20 minutes before the wedding. I rushed the shower but got lost and was running up to the Church when the reception line started out front. I truly, truly hoped they would face the other way so I could slip in the back of the church and pretend I'd been there the whole time but no luck. That night S and I went to Shoney's. All else is just as told, so far as I know.

Tom & Icy said...

That was just too funny, and nice at the same time.

Semisweet1 said...

damn my memory!

I liked the way I told it better.

Doug said...

Thanks, Tom. Semisweet's a good guy.

I agree S. For narrative effect you told it right. I just didn't want Mama Pez thinking I'm a souse.

weirsdo said...

Doug: Believe me, you don't have to have a Ph. D. to rent my violin services.
Maybe bare feet is a North Alabama thing. People down here are very concerned about appearances.
weirsdo

Doug said...

Weirsdo, people who are very concerned about appearances dont invite Semisweet and I to their weddings.

Ariella said...

Ariella allows the AF to interject...


That settles it, when I do in Mr. Logo and get married again I am definitely inviting you two. I love revisionist history of recent events. Great story!
Reminded me of what my dad says, "Your story, tell it how you like."

weirsdo said...

Doug: There you go again. TLP just corrected you on a similar slip-up (I forebore). It's "invite Semisweet and ME."
Just sayin'.

iuautlg: If u aught to lern grammer, check spelling to.

Doug said...

Logo, one of my brother's friends was famous for embellishing stories beyond recognition. One time my brother called him on it and got this response: "Hey, man! They know I'm lying!"

Pansi, writers love feedback. Right now I wish I were one.

weirsdo said...

Realy, Mr. Dog--why???????
Anyhoo, of coarse that was Mrs. Weirsdo, not me!!!!!! Please do not be ofended, as she is obesed by that kind of unimportent stuff!!!!!!!!

Doug said...

Thank you, Pansi for clarifying, and I understand. I, too, am obesed by unimportant things.

Sar said...

Nice job, Semi. Between your great story telling voice and the plethora of untapped stories about Doug, we need to hear from you more often!

Semisweet1 said...

What a pleasure it is to come back the next day and see more comments! Thanks to all Doug's loyal listeners for your compliments. In future, should I again have the opportunity to Drone On, be assured that the story will be as wrong in the facts as this one, and Doug will be by to boringly set the record straight.