“Mawwiage is what bwings us togevah, today. That bwessed awwangement, that dweam wivvin a dweam…”That’s right, today’s the big day. And instead of getting ready, I’m here writing another blog post.
- The Impressive Clergyman, The Princess Bride
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?”Yeah. Either way, it’s going to be a great day.
“Good! Kiss ‘er!”
1 Don’t tell Denise. It’ll be a surprise. Just like the chimpanzee break-dancing troupe I ordered.