2 Weddings and a Bachelor Party
The weekend was busy, busy, busy and I am extremely glad that it is over. Friday night we had the rehearsal dinner and it was great, but afterwards we had the bachelor party and the guys stayed up till almost 4 in the morning swimming and playing games and sitting in the hot tub telling tales about the greatness of being single. However, most of us would have traded places with the groom in an instant.
Saturday morning I had to get up at 9:30 so I could be at the reception hall to set up the music and the slide show. I thought this would take about an hour, but it ended up taking 4 hours and I never had time to take a nap before I had to be at the church at 4:00.
The wedding was perfect except for one little incident where one of the candles dripped flaming wax on the carpet and it didn't go out. I watched in fascinated horror as the flames continued to grow and everyone waited with bated breath to see what would happen. Finally, the best man walked over and stamped out the flames. I was standing opposite of him due to our arrangement and I would have extinguished the flames myself, but I was frozen with fascination and my mind was wrought with infinite possibilities and "what if's".
The reception was nice as well except for the fact that I am the DJ and a groomsman and I am running the slide-show and a myriad of people want to talk to me and crack jokes while I am trying to do all of these things. Needless to say I was a bit of an ass a couple of times - but only because I had to be. Sometimes ass-holicity is necessary.
Towards the end of the night I danced with two girls that happen to be long time friends. It was while I was dancing that I had this revelation:
I am a amazing dancer (thanks to two semesters of country and western dance classes in college) and at various times I have danced with 20-30 girls in a single night. Once I was with a group from church and all night long I only wanted to dance with this one girl, but I had to keep dancing with all the girls because it was expected of me. Long story short, having multiple dance partners is fun, but in the end, I would much rather just dance with the one girl that I want to dance with for the rest of my life.
No combination of girls is as satisfying as "the one" and every time I go to a wedding, everytime I go to a dance floor, every time I go eat at Hooters - I am looking for "The One".
(just kidding about the Hooters, I just tossed that in for shock value since most of my loyal readers are women)
I also went and watched Mr. and Mrs. Smith - the other wedding of the weekend. It was funny - a little unrealistic, enjoyable. I would watch it again - so that means it was pretty good. Girls take your men to see this, both of you will enjoy it.