It’s a Party, Party, Party

As you know, I got married in January. Since January is not a very good time to hold outdoor parties, and since both Silver and I have pretty big families, our parents decided to hold our wedding celebration (One of the things I was adamant on is that it was not a reception, per se) yesterday, at the Italian-American Club in Waterbury, CT.

I have to say that in all honesty, I enjoyed the more casual picnic/celebration a lot more than I would have enjoyed a formal reception–greeting anyone and everyone is not something that appeals to me, especially since our parents made up most of the guest list, so I wasn’t even sure who a few of the people there were (This is almost inevitable when the guest list is at ~120 people). Talking to Silver afterward, she felt the same way–that not having to be, as she put it, “all formal” helped her relax and have fun talking to people.

We, of course, got presents. These included a Ninja Blender, a saladware set, and a wine glass set. The big thing, though, is that we are no longer stuck in standard-definition land when it comes to television. We are now the owners of a 32-inch Sony BRAVIA HD TV. Despite the fact that we don’t currently subscribe to any HD channels, this is a huge step up in a few ways. For one, it’s a lot thinner and lighter than the TV we had in the living room previously. For another, said previous TV is now back in my little lair in the apartment, representing a 7-inch upgrade in that room on my speedrunning TV. For a third, the TV that was in that back room is now going to college with my sister-in-law. So everybody wins!

Overall, the party was a lot of fun, and the gifts didn’t hurt either. If I could find a way to do it again that didn’t involve divorce and re-marrying, I definitely would.



    • James on June 6, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    It’s great you guys had your wedding and non-reception in your own style — the picnic/shorts/fun day is a fine idea! So tell me: what is a ninja blender?

    • emptyeye on June 7, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Yeah, it was a good time…wish you could have been there!

    And a Ninja blender is a ninja that blends!

    Actually, it’s a blender that…I guess blends really well? A blender that flips out and kills people? I dunno, really. But a blender is a good thing to have anyway.

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