Well, I just got back from the wedding reception and after party not too long ago. I'm exhausted. The wedding itself was short and sweet. Then there was a nice 4 hour break until the recption banquet began. Anyway, I was seated with the groom's friends. The table was extremely friendly, talkative, and very much the party-type. In fact, our table ended up buying additional bottles of liquor and wine, because we finished our allotment. Remy Martin cognac was the poison of choice at our table. It really was a great night.
I already mentioned what happened at the engagement party about a year ago. Well, the groom's parents did not disappoint. They were still up to their wild and crazy ways. It was really fun. At one point, a bottle of Viagra was being tossed around as a joke.
At my table, I engaged in several conversations. The oddest one was with a guy who used to work in bioinformatics. Anyway, he had a ton of ideas about using learning algorithms to help with sports betting. While his ideas sounded interesting, he obviously had not researched much when it came to actual sports betting. Being unfamiliar with the vig was a clear indication of this. Well, he gave me his business card at the end of the night... who knows, I might e-mail him if I ever feel like trying out some of his ideas for shits. I did mention that they did sound interesting.
I heard from Crestfallen that the typical guy doesn't feel the way I described regarding weddings. Well, at my table, a guy and his wife discussed their wedding. Their opinion? Forget the fancy wedding, save that money and use it for a down payment on a house instead. And, after they said this, another couple at my table basically agreed. So, I stand by what I say. Most men want to simply get the wedding itself over with. Now, I don't mean all men are this way, but I would say that it is a typical feeling.
In any case, I'm pretty beat. Time to go to bed.