Sunday, February 03, 2013
Just got home from a weekend with Jori's family for good friend Dave's wedding. I love her family, but, gees, can they be dysfunctional! The short version...all are extremely intelligent and love to talk...about anything intellectual that has to do with imparting wisdom to others, mostly useless facts. And ALL at the same time! But, there is little ability to listen and even less ability to plan or follow through with plans, making doing anything productive a feat relative to climbing mount Everest with a straight jacket on and your feet in shackles! Gotta love them, but boy, sometimes it takes a lot of good meds to get through it without losing your mind!
I have to say, though, that the wedding was something that was one of a kind. It was held at the Palace Theater, built in the 1930s. A lot of those involved and friends are part of SCA people (Society for Creative Anacranism.) Yea, it's beyond me, too, but they dress up and reenact medieval times. So the invitation said to come in your medieval costumes, your own wedding dress or dress in the style of any era you woiuld like. So there were people dressed in anything, toting swords, dressed as princesses with veils and long flowing dresses, flappers, tuxes of all eras and then there were those "regular" people. The wedding started off with a clip from a moving about Hitler where he was throwing a fit about something with the words dubbed in that he was upset about not being invited to the wedding and wanted his mommy, etc. It was pretty darn funny. The bride and groom's fathers acted out making a deal with the guy who married them, talking about how they were desperate to get their 50+ year old children wedded to someone....anyone. Then there was the music...the theme from Mission Impossible, Star Wars, Twilight Zone, etc. The groom came in with the groom's men all dressed in Napoleon era tuxes and the bride came in in this Dr. Who cabinet thing with sirens. Their vows were beautifully written, focusing on how they will likely cause the other hurt over the years, but their intensions would never be hurt the other on purpose. I think intentionality is SOOO important! Then they were pronounced husband and wife, and decended from the stage on a platform that usually raises and lowers the orchestra, while singing "So long, fare well." from The Sound of Music. It was quite something! Now, explain how that was a wedding to your 7 year old!
Eating wasn't too bad until today...except that there wasn't much of it because organizing these guys to be in one place, at a certain time, even the restraunt in the hotel is a monumental feat. So, until we broke down and stopped at a pub place on the way home and had ribs with mashed potatoes and an appetizer of onion rings. OOPs! Oh, well, I've been sooo good. I did work out for an hour on friday, though and then again at the hotel before swimming with Dakota yesterday. All in all, could have been a LOT worse! Back on the wagon again tomorrow!
Hope you all had a good weekend and best wishes for a great week! (Weird, for some reason, the spell check doesn't work when I do blogs...raaarrrrggg!)
BTW, the cortizine shots are helping, I think. Yay!