Diary of a Network Geek

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Wedding Party

Filed under: Bavarian Death Cake of Love,Criticism, Marginalia, and Notes,Life, the Universe, and Everything,News and Current Events,Personal,Red Herrings — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Rooster which is in the early evening or 7:10 pm for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waning Crescent

No, not the actual party.

So, a good friend of mine, J., has finally proposed to his girlfriend of about a year, L., with whom he is very happy. In fact, I was starting to wonder if they were going to get around to it or if someone was going to have to actually suggest it to the poor boy. It will be the first marriage for both of them, and I cannot be happier for them. Truly, they seem almost perfectly matched to each other. And, as I told him, if they can survive the experience of planning a good-sized wedding, instead of running away to Las Vegas like I did, they’ll be just fine.

So, last night, he asks me if I’d like to be in the wedding party.

You know, I wasn’t in the wedding party for either of my sister’s weddings, or my brother’s wedding. Honestly, I was a little suprised and a bit intimidated. Funerals I can handle without too much trouble, but, ah, weddings and I haven’t always done well together. Still, it’s not until March, so, I might even have time to find a date.
But, don’t hold your breath!



  1. Did you see the wedding crasher? If you don’t have a significant other by then, you might find someone at the wedding. Promote a really big wedding to your friend, and make sure all of the brides friends and relatives (especially the pretty single ones) get invited! 😉

    Comment by Cheri — 10/16/2006 @ 10:09 pm

  2. Ha! Yeah, I actually already thought of that. I figure if I show up alone, there’ll be at least one bride’s maid or cousin or something that will get pissed off at her boyfriend for not being all “into” the wedding and will suddenly be on the prowl. Experience tells me that happens more often than not!

    Comment by the Network Geek — 10/17/2006 @ 8:58 am

  3. why would you not be in your bother’s wedding? sisters i can understand a little more, but your brother? that baffles me a little…but i’ll keep my mouth shut…ok…now i will…ok now….now………..and now…

    Comment by wendi — 10/17/2006 @ 2:50 pm

  4. Wendi, my brother is 11 years older than I am. When he got married, right out of college, I was at that magic age that made me too old to be a ring-bearer but too young to really be in the wedding party.
    And the younger of my two sisters had a tiny wedding party, just a bride’s maid and a best man, nothing more.

    Comment by the Network Geek — 10/17/2006 @ 3:00 pm

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