Sometimes, The Wheel is on Fire

Sometimes, The Wheel is on Fire

Sunday, September 5, 2010


“Mawwiage is what bwings us togevah, today. That bwessed awwangement, that dweam wivvin a dweam…”
- The Impressive Clergyman, The Princess Bride
That’s right, today’s the big day. And instead of getting ready, I’m here writing another blog post.

Everyone enjoyed themselves last night, when we replaced the traditional rehearsal dinner with a game night. Instead of a more formal affair, friends and family gathered for traditional Buffalo cuisine (wings, pizza, beef on weck) and a large variety of board and card games. We had glow sticks, kazoos, and a metric ton of pound cake.

We played poker and euchre and cribbage. We played games you’ve likely never heard of, like Pack & Stack and Slide 5 and Bohnanza. There was raucous singing and outrageous accents during Monty Python Fluxx. An endless game of Apples to Apples (which did, eventually, end). A photo finish in Ticket to Ride. Krusty the Clown unveiled as a murderer in Simpsons Clue. Many, many losers and few (if any) winners in We Didn't Playtest This At All.

And, during the charades portion of Time’s Up, I performed what my friends claimed to be the best ever impression of a Transformer. Sorry, dear readers, but there’s no video evidence to share. Though, maybe I’ll recreate it at the reception tonight. Or maybe even at the ceremony.1

Speaking of the ceremony, I should probably start getting ready. I’m hoping time will slow down and we’ll get to enjoy every single second of this wonderful day with our friends and family, but from what I’ve heard, it’s going to feel more like this bit from Spaceballs:
“And now the short, short version. Do you?”
“Do you?”
“Good! Kiss ‘er!”
Yeah. Either way, it’s going to be a great day.

1 Don’t tell Denise. It’ll be a surprise. Just like the chimpanzee break-dancing troupe I ordered.


  1. May it be a day full of memories you actually remember! Congratulations! Love this post.

  2. I love Apples to Apples. We play it a lot as a drinking game :) Sounds like a great rehearsal/party. You don't seem nervous at all even. Yeah, you'll have a great time today!

  3. See, if you were the bride, you'd have been up 3 hours ago to start your hair and makeup.
    Best wishes for your special day!

  4. YAYAYAY! Congratulations!!! I hope you have so much fun!

  5. Tricia: It went fast, but not as fast as I was expecting. I managed to capture plenty of memories I won't be letting go any time soon.

    Angela: Nope, I wasn't nervous at all. Which is more than I can say for the officiant. (I think it's because he'd never had to pronounce "Mazel Tov" before.)

    Thanks, Livia! Though I'll have you know, Denise didn't start getting ready until five minutes after I posted this, and wore no makeup. (We're a good match.) Oh, and her first plan of order? Blue toe polish.

    Thanks, Falen! And indeed, much fun was had! 'Twas a wonderful day.