Thursday Thirteen: Weddings, ShapeShifter Style


Last week, Janet and Megan took the suggestion of blogger Chanda and asked if we’d like to make a Thirteen about weddings.

My thirteen was already done, so I decided to hold off on the prompt until this week. I figured it’d be a good one to ask the ShapeShifter boys about, since it’s been awhile since we last heard from them and I know you’ve missed them as much as I have.


Thirteen things about Weddings, ShapeShifter Style

1. Trevor’s opposed to weddings and anything related to them. After all, weddings are the gateway to monogamy — according to him.

2. Daniel, on the other hand, dreams of marrying Val. Properly — in a church, even though he’s never set foot in one. And her in a long white gown with a train and veil that trail halfway up the aisle. The problem is, Val doesn’t share this dream. Never has.

3. Eric creates a third factor in this equation. The son of a Presbyterian minister, he grew up believing in marriage, life-long marriage. He’s watched his parents weather some tough spots and is committed to finding the woman who can do the same with him.

4. Add in Mitchell, who never thought one way or another about marriage. Yeah, both his older sisters were married by the time he met Kerri. Yeah, his parents have a great marriage. But for him? He’d thought it would never happen, so why dwell on it?

5. Back to Trevor, who also thinks marriage is a way to hold yourself down. When there’s someone else to consider, life isn’t as much fun.

6. Look at Daniel, Trevor will say. He missed how many nights with the rest of the band, hanging at Roach’s, because Val was *insert whine here* tired and wanted to go home?

7. And then there’s the arrangement Daniel and Val have. Since Val doesn’t like being on tour with the band, she gives Daniel some freedom. So long as he doesn’t get their names, or see them again.

8. Eric takes a different approach to the women he meets on the road: they become friends, for as long as the relationship can be sustained.

9. Trevor can’t stand this, of course. Girls aren’t to be friends with. They’re to love and leave.

10. Val’s opposition to marrying Daniel means that Mitchell is the first band member to get married. He does that during Trevor’s Song.

11. Needless to say, Trevor’s not happy about this. About the marriage. About the choice of women. About losing his best friend and partner in crime.

12. Eric and Daniel think it’s great that Mitchell found Kerri. Eric’s dad performed the ceremony, which was held in Daniel and Val’s back yard. The reception was a lot of fun, too.

13. Don’t even bring up the idea of kids around Trevor. Just … don’t… go … there.



  1. Kristi

    April 22, 2009 9:26 pm

    too funny!

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  2. Julia Smith

    April 22, 2009 10:33 pm

    Kids – ‘Just … don’t… go … there’ – LOL!!

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  3. Lori

    April 22, 2009 10:42 pm

    Well, Ive had two of them. I suggest short and sweet. Big and beautiful is nothing more than a nervous break down waiting to happen;) Happy TT.

    Lori’s last blog post..TT #92

  4. Adelle Laudan

    April 22, 2009 11:10 pm

    Hilarious. Personally, I’m allergic lol
    Happy Earth Day!

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  5. On a limb with Claudia

    April 22, 2009 11:22 pm

    It’s always fun to learn more about the Shape Shifter boys.

    On a limb with Claudia’s last blog post..Thursday Thirteen : Odd, and interesting facts about honeybees

  6. Grace @ Sandier Pastures

    April 23, 2009 2:31 am

    What is the right term for marriage phobia? Funny list!

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  7. Shelley Munro

    April 23, 2009 3:37 am

    Personally, I’d elope. 🙂
    As usual, Trevor made me laugh!

    Shelley Munro’s last blog post..April 2009

  8. Thorne

    April 23, 2009 4:02 am

    Quite a variety of takes on weddings and marriage there. All I know is I want one with my GirlyBoi! (She looks so hawt in a tux!) LOL

    Thorne’s last blog post..13 Green Gardening Tips

  9. CountryDew

    April 23, 2009 6:37 am

    I vote for elopement, too! Much easier on everybody.

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  10. Robin

    April 23, 2009 6:56 am

    Someday someone’s going to knock Trevor’s socks, and all his hangups, right off. It’s just a question of when.

    Robin’s last blog post..Inside looking out

  11. Carmen

    April 23, 2009 8:52 am

    Yeah, I’m with Robin. Trevor will be the one to fall the hardest for somebody. 😉

    Carmen’s last blog post..Thursday 13 – Why My List Isn’t Better This Week

  12. angela

    April 23, 2009 11:56 am

    My favorite weddings are those of my children and my friends children here just last week had the son of my best friend marry the woman of his dreams

  13. Brenda

    April 23, 2009 12:36 pm

    Yeah, Trevor’s in trouble. Life (and clever authors) tend to give us what we’re not sure we want.

    Brenda’s last blog post..What’s Up With the Weather?

  14. MichaelO

    April 23, 2009 3:07 pm

    I hate shapeshifters. They’re so hard to pin down.


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  15. Alice Audrey

    April 23, 2009 3:53 pm

    Trevor… kids…. Uh…. No.

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  16. Xakara

    April 23, 2009 5:59 pm

    Trevor and I see eye to eye on number one! But of course we fall away on everything else. Ah well.*grin*

    Hugs and Happy TT


  17. Thomma Lyn

    April 23, 2009 9:07 pm

    Yup, I think someone’s gonna knock Trevor for a loop, too. Toasted marshmallows tend to be like that. 😀

    Thomma Lyn’s last blog post..I’m an Interviewee!

  18. Krissy

    April 23, 2009 9:12 pm

    🙂 I like.

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  19. Devilish Southern Belle

    April 23, 2009 9:35 pm

    Oooh, which series are these shapeshifters from? I love Paranormal romance 🙂

    Just here via TT!

  20. Clara

    April 23, 2009 11:26 pm

    These guys have some interesting ideas.

    Clara’s last blog post..Thursday Thirteen – Things That Begin With E

  21. Daily Panic

    April 23, 2009 11:30 pm

    Marriage scares the heck out of guys, if more of them could commit there wouldn’t be so many women trying to reel them in.

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  22. Darla

    April 24, 2009 1:56 pm

    Oh, Trevor, Trevor, Trevor. I’m with everyone else who thinks his anti-marriage (or at least anti-monogamy) comments are famous last words. I’d love to see him fall really hard. Just not too soon.

    Darla’s last blog post..Friday Flashback

  23. Jenny

    April 28, 2009 11:32 am

    You have a nifty blog here. I’m just stopping by to look around. And I love it. I’d love to have you over to my site sometime. 🙂

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