My Weekend, And Wedding Two…

How was your weekend? I got both comics and crosswords last Sunday, but that pales in comparison to the other parts of my weekend (and why I haven’t written until today).

Let’s get to it.

My cousin got married last weekend. She’d dated the guy since they met in college (I’m pretty sure, but don’t quote me on that).

There were several differences between my cousin’s wedding, and my friends’ wedding in Omaha last week.

First, let’s talk about obvious similarities. They both had a woman in white involved. Yeah, weddings usually have that. And food, and lines to get at the food (great food both places, by the way). And music, and dancing. Oh, and wifi to avail myself of. Which was cool. Not to mention that at both weddings I sometimes had trouble trying to rub two thoughts together on the dance floor, with all the music blasting.


On to the differences…

One groom had a tux, and one didn’t. Ditto for the bridesmaids’ dresses—my cousin let her bridemaids just wear their favorite dress. My cousin’s husband had a nice shirt and suspenders on during the ceremony—a match for all his groomsmen.

My friends in Nebraska had a bouquet throwing, but no garter. My cousin and her husband-to-be threw neither, because, as she put it, “We don’t believe in it.” And what a pity, I didn’t the story out of her about WHY she and her now-husband didn’t believe in it. And I’m sure it would have been a cool story.

My cousin gave us each a glass mug and had us write advice for her and her husband on wooden hearts that were strung together. My Nebraska friends gave us chocolate at our table, in little bride/groomesque-shaped cardboard boxes.

And my reason for why I haven’t written a post until halfway through the week?

I’ve been up to my eyeballs in work. Sounds better than “maybe not so good at overloading my schedule to help myself get more done,” right?

I’m overseeing one project, putting the last touches on an edit, and starting a new edit. I’m a fairly decent juggler, but there have been times I’d like to have a little less in the air, you know?

This week is rather historic for me, because this is the first time in my life I’ve gone to two weddings in a span of two weeks. And after a week off from the wedding thing, it’s off we go again for number three.

As far as my point, for the weddings: different executions (including booze not many people took advantage of, to booze a lot of people did), but the same goal: to have two people who care deeply for each other get married.

Kinda like writing. To entertain, persuade, what-have-ya. We work in different places, climates, clothes. What the goal of the words is may be different (to veer from the wedding motif a bit), but it still involves getting words on to the screen.

And there are times we all could use a little help (much like me flopping into bed after midnight, in a nice hotel).

Until next time,



About Ty Mall

Thanks for stopping by. I've almost always been interested in writing, among other things. Along with discovering pop culture, I've uncovered a lot about the craft over the past 10 years. And whether you're a fiction writer or email copywriter, I'm here to pass on what I've found out. And have a ton of fun in the process.
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6 Responses to My Weekend, And Wedding Two…

  1. Carole Mertz says:

    Always entertaining. Thanks, Ty. Long live the weddings! And good luck for your edits.

    • Ty Mall says:

      Thanks, Carole! One more wedding to go. And Happy Mother’s Day to you (if applicable)!

      • Carole Mertz says:

        Thanks, Ty! I have one son who works in Amarillo TX servicing wind turbines with Vestas, the largest mfg of wind turbines in the world. Amarillo is appropriately listed on the internet as the windiest city in the U.S.

        Enjoy your next wedding!

  2. Ty Mall says:

    Wind turbines…that sounds cool (and like a lot of training, which means highly specialized, which means cool, too). And windy. And here I thought Chicago held that distinction…

    • Ty Mall says:

      And you’re welcome on Happy Mother’s Day! Life wouldn’t be possible without mothers, but more than that, I think it’s what we learn that makes moms super-valuable. Thank you!

    • Carole Mertz says:

      Yes, way cool up there, I’d imagine. In a couple of weeks I get the opportunity to visit the site in TX. I doubt the supervisor would allow me permission to go up to the top. (Maybe I could wear a worker suit, and go camouflaged. Hmmm.)
      Anyway, your posts are pretty cool, too.

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