Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Sugar-coated Fantasy

Today I spent the day with my cookies, baking a whooping six different varieties for the annual Cookie Bonanza. If you don't know what the heck I am talking about, see past year bonanzas here and here.

I like to listen to my Christmas cds when I bake. I don't have very many, so every year, I end up playing and replaying Charlie Brown Christmas, The Rat Pack, The Nutcracker and Polish Christmas carols. It's also been kind of a tradition that in the seventh hour of baking or so, when I am sick and tired of these albums and am sick and tired of baking cookies, I ended up putting in the soundtrack to Fiddler on the Roof.

I love musicals and I don't know about you but sometimes I fantasize about musical numbers happening in my real life. I wish it could happen. I really do. I think about this more than I like to admit. And so when I was listening to Fiddler, which happens to be one of my favorite musicals of all time, I imagined how nice it would be if someone just did the Bottle Dance at our wedding.

I know it doesn't really fit our New Orleans theme or our Catholic wedding--a bunch of old Jewish men dancing with bottles on their head--but if money were no object, I wouldn't ask for more flowers or a designer bridal gown or whatever....just give me a bunch of dancers and let them spontaneously break into song and dance. As Dan would say, "it would blow people's minds."

A girl can dream. Too much sugar today? Too much alone time? Perhaps...

Update: Just realized that this is not the first time I have blogged about my song-and-dance wedding fantasy.


Willytheprince said...

You are funny. It's strange, but my friend Kelley, the other girl getting married next year also wishes her life was a musical.

Glad you did your cookie bonanza! I wish you told me about it. I would have liked to join the festivities. Hope it gave you some holiday spirit.

Jacey said...

Oh no! Didn't Squeen leave for LA today? Who will eat all the cookies?