I have this running joke about Liz’s determination to be my Maid of Honor. You would think that since I’ve known her since the fourth grade, she would be first pick. But I’ve known Ra since first grade, so she’s practically my sister and therefore automatically wins. This hasn’t stopped Liz from trying, though.
Stephie: God, Ra really pissed me off yesterday.
Liz: Oh. (beat) So can I be Maid of Honor?
I might let them share it, since I’m Liz’s MoF and Ra just ran off to Texas to get hitched. But we’re about a million years away from that, right? I should work on finding a boy that I don’t get sick of first.
Liz has planned my wedding to every boyfriend I’ve ever had. And now she’s planning weddings for guys I’ve never even dated:
Subject: Liz’s plan for Stef
Okay, it’s official. I have a plan for you. Tony has come down to visit me several times while he was here on business. He said that he might be transferred to Tampa which is 45 minutes away from where I live. So, my plan is to encourage you and Tony to get married, live in Tampa, have children, come visit me every weekend, and live happily ever after. Seriously, don’t you miss Tony? Isn’t that a great plan? Don’t you want to have little Irish Tony babies? You can have a dog with some Irish name sit at the dinner table and Tony would feed it with a spoon. COME ON!!! You have your Masters and you will be able to find a job down here. Let me know what you think…
You know what’s funny? That’s exactly how I end all of my e-mails at work. “Here’s my plan for the blahblah campaign. Let me know what you think…”
She did sum up my life with Tony quite nicely, though. I wouldn’t be caught dead living in Tampa, but the idea of having Tony and Liz around forever is ideal.
Tony called me from Florida after the first time he visited Liz. Tony and Andy5 are BFF now, which is too cute. But he told me that his favorite part was just sitting next to Liz and talking to her. “I don’t really know how to describe it, but it felt so good, you know?”
That was my favorite part of Florida, too. He’s exactly right. Liz just has this amazing effect on people, but I don’t know how to describe it either.
I’ll have to describe it eventually, though. Those speeches are hard, man.