8.19.2007

ducks versus chickens


mmmmmm...... more carbs


hot cousins

a weekend in stl for a family wedding - melissa and chris tied the knot this weekend in a beautiful church in O'Fallon and followed by a HIGHLY entertaining and fun reception. my parents also celebrated their 34th anniversary. we had many, many toasts for both couples (and for various other reasons that seemed really important and toast worthy at the time). melissa made a beautiful bride and chris a smiley, handsome groom... so glad for those two!

we also got in an enormous war resulting in many phone calls to friends and family across the country. you know that dance that you do at weddings? where you snap your hands together, flap your arms under your armpits, and shake it... you know.. the DUCK dance. at least that is what we call it in St. Louis. Aparantly the rest of the country calls it the CHICKEN dance. hmmm... what do you call it? OH YEA. it's the duck dance. karl says STL is worse than texas with its STL pride/doingthingstheSTLway... i can't say i entirely disagree.

i followed up my night of alchoholic carb intake with approximately one loaf of carbety carb bread. grr. oh well.

it was a great weekend but we are glad to be home safe and sound after some flight delays. we kenneled our dogs for the first time ever this weekend (TOO HOT!). It was very sad - they looked shell shocked when we left them and were quite excited to be home.


15 comments:

melissa said...

Holy crap...it is the DUCK DANCE! I've had that argument SO many times...da na na na na na na da na na na na na na da na na na na na na QUACK QUACK QUACK QUACK! I don't know if I spelled that correctly but you get the point.

katandkarl said...

i know. the first hand motion - clearly a duck quacking.

Jennifer said...

sweetie it's the chicken dance and it is ALWAYS done at German American festivals although I'm not sure if it came from Germany or not. But that is why at Oktoberfest and every other German function they have those chicken hats. sorry but maybe you should move to Texas instead of New York.

Sarah H. said...

Yay for the CHICKEN DANCE!!!! There is no Quacking either...just clapping! :)

Susan said...

Chicken! You do look hot though! Pretty dress!

Stacia said...

Chicken..lol

Heather Kathleen said...

chicken dance.

eat some more bread. meanwhile? i'm calling the carb police.

kristen said...

what?!?! it is totally the chicken dance. you guys are so weird.

llane said...

it's always been the chicken dance since the beginning of time. you obviously dreamt that it was called the duck dance and convinced yourself that it was so. silly kat! ;) love your dress, btw!

megan said...

it is SSSOOOOO the duck dance...the rest of the country just doesn't know what they are talking about.

Elizabeth Ross said...

Oh good Lord, here we go again. ;)

I've been to many-an-Oktoberfest. You guys are crazy. Ha ha ha ha.

melissa said...

I am starting to feel as though our parents or perhaps one of our grade school teachers played a very mean trick on us! So there were people at the St. Louis wedding calling it the chicken dance??

jennifer said...

so.....we had an argument about it at work again. clearly, in mke they call it the chicken dance, but in the spirit of fairness, my co-worker megan and I decided that hence forth we are calling it the poultry dance!

Kristy said...

I know that I am in my bubble in STL, but how do we know that it didn't start in STL and someone left the Lou and called it the incorrect name. Maybe everyone else is wrong?!

Anonymous said...

I spent a lot of time investigating this. St Louis is correct, it's the Duck Dance. The guy who wrote it titled it the Duck Dance. The problems started when a guy who was to perform it couldn't find a duck costume, so he was forced to do it in a chicken costume. People got mixed up. In St. Louis there is a large German population and they know it correctly as the Duck Dance.