I’m a Competitive Freak

9 Nov

and I have the photos to prove it. I have always known that I was a very competitive person, however it was really brought to my attention yesterday just how bad it is.

A little background before I dive into the latest story…

I have an obsession with catching bouquets at weddings. Obviously part of this obsession is because I would love to get married (hear that, Zacky?), but the other huge part is that I really really like winning competitions. I have some mad jumping skills (8th grade record holder in the high jump, thank you very much) and I have developed a strategy at catching these things (no, I won’t tell you what it is). To date, I have caught three bouquets at weddings (it should be 4 but I was totally screwed out of one bc I got knocked down by a girl even crazier than me) and I expect this number to climb.

Now for the latest story…

My wonderful friend Lindsey got married in September (September 24th to be exact!), and I had the honor of being a bridesmaid in the wedding. Everything about her day was perfect, and the day/night couldn’t have been more fun.

The Stunning Bride!

All day I had been anticipating the bouquet toss. I wanted that thing, and I knew there would be some fierce competition vying for it as well. Some of the fierce competition included my very good friend Kara (and fellow bridesmaid), whom I knew Lindsey would be targeting. I warned Kara though that I would not be giving up without a fight. Of course she deserved it, but we already all know that she will be the next…well, I won’t say it out loud 🙂

Then I heard the announcement “All single ladies, please head to the dance floor as Lindsey tosses her bouquet!”

Lindsey, you are so pretty!

I got in position, and then I saw the bouquet flying through the air.

There it goes!

Before I knew it, I was grasping the bouquet in my hands and fighting off my best friend (roommate, and fellow bridesmaid) Eileen.

I swear, we do love each other!

VICTORY!!! That thing was in my hands, and all the other girls at the wedding were looking at us like we were freaks.

"Ali you were NOT supposed to catch that!" Sorrrryyyyy


And this is how happy my boyfriend felt...

A message to the other competitors in the bouquet toss: I apologize if I stepped on, elbowed, or offended you with my behavior.
And last but not least, a message to anyone I face at the Dallas White Rock Marathon on December 4th: Bring it on.
Love Always!

6 Responses to “I’m a Competitive Freak”

  1. Jocelyn November 9, 2011 at 7:36 pm #

    I JUST caught the bouquet at my friends wedding two months ago! It was more because everyone else moved out of the way because no one wanted to catch it (i guess catching the bouquet is not cool at east coast weddings??) But I am too competitive NOT to want to catch it. haha, congrats girl!

  2. Jocelyn November 9, 2011 at 7:36 pm #

    btw i see bethany, barb, mags, and pickens in that picture!

  3. Anonymous November 17, 2011 at 1:36 pm #

    Ali…This is your grandmother speaking. Loved your wedding story, but you are really a pushy dame, aren’t you? Guess it’s you pushy gals that take home the b[acon, so to speak. Best of luck on your upcoming “run”. Don’t know how you do it, but we’ll keep track of you as you run, via your Mom. Proud of you and your effort!! Love you. Grandma..

  4. Vaishali November 21, 2013 at 6:39 am #

    Your argument is ilioglcal and is like comparing apples to oranges. Reporting the consequences of bomb threats makes a lot more sense than running a story about the threat itself. When children see they will be caught and prosecuted, they are more likely to think twice. I work around children every day and when they think they can get away with something they will try.The rule of thumb should be common sense and being responsible for yourself and your children.Teachers can’t undo what nature and nurture do when children are infants. If they don’t get a good start in life at home, they might end up being like the school shooters. You can only blame t.v., video games, and music so much. At some point though, you have to ask why are these children allowed to watch that program, listen to that music, or play those video games.It’s because they aren’t given proper supervision and something is wired wrong in their brains.Just use common sense. Stop blaming the media. Stop blaming the schools. Stop blaming the police. Place the blame on the parents, the children and the environment at home. Obviously the most recent event at Memorial Middle School has a lot to do with the violent nature of the parent and lack of supervision at home.


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