matt | December 17, 2006
My cousin got herself hitched yesterday. Very nice wedding. Small, simple, elegant. When the worst amount of drama is when my aunt's “Mother of the Bride” dress has a train and the Bride's dress doesn't, you know you're doing well.
Oh, and the best man was bringing the groom to the Church and his car broke down. Luckily, someone else was following them and they all piled in.
And my cousin didn't hear the priest say “You may kiss the bride” (the priest didn't use the microphone), so Chris (the groom) looked confused and then gave her a peck on the cheek because she was facing the wrong direction. It's okay – we had them make up for it at the reception.
Anyway, Catholics.. So, we're at this wedding and it comes time for holy communion. Now, my wedding was a Lutheran ceremony, and it was a fairly typical “We invite all of those who believe in Jesus Christ and his message to come forth and receive communion and those who don't are welcome to come up and receive a blessing” – as inclusionary as you're going to get from most mainline Christianity, right?
Not this guy. His was something akin to – “We realize at times like this people come from all over, including non-Christians and Christians of other denominations, and we ask that only the Catholics come forward to receive holy communion”.
In other words, if you're not Catholic, sucks to be you!
My father called out bullshit (literally, under his breath, but loud enough that folks 2 rows ahead of us could hear it). Needless to say, the church saved money on the host this mass, because all of a dozen people (out of perhaps 50) went up to receive communion.
The reception was nice, though we left about 5 songs into the dancing (Electric Slide, ChaCha Slide, YMCA, Stayin' Alive, Dancing Queen… you get the picture). Since there was nothing we could dance to (a nice waltz, maybe just something slow, requiring a modicum of learning, and NOT DISCO), Liz and I buggered off, and restored balance to the universe by listening to hair bands all the way home.
In other news, the Nintento Wii is fairly impressive. However, it tends to eat batteries. I bought a couple dozen AA 2600mAh NiMH batteries and have just been changing them when the battery meter reads about halfway charged (perhaps 8 hours of play). In general, the system seems to work well, and most of the Wii sports games are a decent workout. Other games, such as Red Steel, are less of a workout, but you're still using the new features of the controllers. Liz and I primarily have been playing lots of cooperative doubles tennis, which is fun.
I want to say there is something else, though it escapes me at the moment. Oh well. I'm off to make omelettes (mushroom, onion, tomato and cheese, done in the tri-fold style where you only cook it on one side and the center is just barely set…).