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Kanrok
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08-22-17 11:35 AM - Post#1703298    



I had an interesting weekend in the great Pacific Northwest.

This weekend, a family member of mine was married in an outdoor ceremony on a beautiful bay a stone's throw away from Canada.

The weather was gorgeous, and the bride was stunning.

The wedding was populated by mostly millennials with a few of us older relatives in attendance.

I'm not judging what occurred, merely making an observation.

The wedding was officiated by the lesbian sister of the groom.

At the time of the wedding where there would be the readings, the officiant quoted Star Wars. Not even a nod to religion of any sort.

There were many tattoos - mostly on the women.I am not against tattoos, I just never thought to adorn myself with one. I noticed that many woman in the airport, at restaurants and at the wedding sported arm sleeves full of tattoos. Some, men sported tattoos but much less visible than the women.

Not as many beards on the men as in years past on my trips to the Pacific Northwest. Some man-buns though!

The men at the wedding were well-dressed, most of them wore brown shoes with their suits, a trend that I understand is very popular nowadays (I still have a Allen Edmond wing tips that I've had for years, one pair for at least two decades).

At the reception, the younger folks only danced to hip-hop and rap. Really, when any other genre was played, they all basically stopped dancing. Oh, there was one of those line dances that everyone but me seemed to know by heart. Where is the damned chicken dance?

Rose' seems to be the wine of choice for millennials up there. That and IPAs. I managed to snag a really nice pinot noir from the bar adjoining the reception.

What's the point of all this? Nothing really. Just a nod to the fact that I am increasingly becoming an anachronism.


“The greatest thing we can do just unite and love on each other and like, no barriers, no borders, like, we all need to just co-exist.”

- K. Perry


 
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08-22-17 11:42 AM - Post#1703299    


    In response to Kanrok

Rose? Fucking bleh.

-PR


 
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08-22-17 11:43 AM - Post#1703300    


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Just think, if the wedding had been held on your lawn...

-PR


 
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08-22-17 12:04 PM - Post#1703301    


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The gay/lesbian officiant is pretty common, I think it is a cop out for the bride/groom when they have a gay they want to include in their wedding but don't want to ask them to pair off with an opposite sex person as a groomsman/bridesmaid.

Glad you enjoyed the PNW. Beautiful, no?

Re: Star wars quotes - I kind of hate that. I think its a passive aggressive swipe at religion. I'm all for keeping religion out of your wedding if you aren't religious, but replacing it with movie quotes seems unduly insulting. We had an Episcopalian celebrate our wedding and made her promise to say "God" no more than 6 times....
 
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08-22-17 12:22 PM - Post#1703302    


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Just think, if the wedding had been held on your lawn...

-PR



If it were on my lawn, a priest would be officiating.

And no Rose'
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08-22-17 12:24 PM - Post#1703303    


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The gay/lesbian officiant is pretty common, I think it is a cop out for the bride/groom when they have a gay they want to include in their wedding but don't want to ask them to pair off with an opposite sex person as a groomsman/bridesmaid.

Glad you enjoyed the PNW. Beautiful, no?

Re: Star wars quotes - I kind of hate that. I think its a passive aggressive swipe at religion. I'm all for keeping religion out of your wedding if you aren't religious, but replacing it with movie quotes seems unduly insulting. We had an Episcopalian celebrate our wedding and made her promise to say "God" no more than 6 times....




Agreed.

I love the PNW.

I have family in Seattle.

But for the death of a family member the night before I was to travel there for an interview with the King County prosecutor's office, I may have settled there decades ago.
“The greatest thing we can do just unite and love on each other and like, no barriers, no borders, like, we all need to just co-exist.”

- K. Perry


 
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08-22-17 12:37 PM - Post#1703304    


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  • PuckRogue Said:
Just think, if the wedding had been held on your lawn...

-PR



If it were on my lawn, a priest would be officiating.

And no Rose'




You'd have been abke to shout "Get off my lawn!"

-PR


 
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08-22-17 12:38 PM - Post#1703305    


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No question.
“The greatest thing we can do just unite and love on each other and like, no barriers, no borders, like, we all need to just co-exist.”

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08-22-17 01:36 PM - Post#1703306    


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If religion is not in the fold whatsoever, what is the point of being married? Just to be legally on the hook if something goes wrong?


 
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08-22-17 01:50 PM - Post#1703307    


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If religion is not in the fold whatsoever, what is the point of being married? Just to be legally on the hook if something goes wrong?



Tax benefits, access to the hospital should your loved one get sick, ability to make decisions on behalf of that sick person, ability to collect on survivors benefits when you make the wrong decisions for your loved ones.....

Marriage as a separate institution from the church is a lot older than it being a Sacrament..
 
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08-22-17 02:19 PM - Post#1703308    


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The men at the wedding were well-dressed, most of them wore brown shoes with their suits, a trend that I understand is very popular nowadays (I still have a Allen Edmond wing tips that I've had for years, one pair for at least two decades).






I bought a pair of Allen Edmonds about 10 years ago. Nice, but they do not compare to the quality and comfort of Alden boots / shoes.

If you don't already have a pair, do yourself a favor.




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08-22-17 02:28 PM - Post#1703309    


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  • CRussell Said:
If religion is not in the fold whatsoever, what is the point of being married? Just to be legally on the hook if something goes wrong?



Tax benefits, access to the hospital should your loved one get sick, ability to make decisions on behalf of that sick person, ability to collect on survivors benefits when you make the wrong decisions for your loved ones.....

Marriage as a separate institution from the church is a lot older than it being a Sacrament..



It's even older than tax benefits, hospitals, and survivor benefits!
“The greatest thing we can do just unite and love on each other and like, no barriers, no borders, like, we all need to just co-exist.”

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08-22-17 02:29 PM - Post#1703310    


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  • Kanrok Said:
The men at the wedding were well-dressed, most of them wore brown shoes with their suits, a trend that I understand is very popular nowadays (I still have a Allen Edmond wing tips that I've had for years, one pair for at least two decades).






I bought a pair of Allen Edmonds about 10 years ago. Nice, but they do not compare to the quality and comfort of Alden boots / shoes.

If you don't already have a pair, do yourself a favor.






They are bound to be hipper than Allen Edmonds.
“The greatest thing we can do just unite and love on each other and like, no barriers, no borders, like, we all need to just co-exist.”

- K. Perry


 
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08-22-17 02:29 PM - Post#1703311    


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  • foolish Said:
  • CRussell Said:
If religion is not in the fold whatsoever, what is the point of being married? Just to be legally on the hook if something goes wrong?



Tax benefits, access to the hospital should your loved one get sick, ability to make decisions on behalf of that sick person, ability to collect on survivors benefits when you make the wrong decisions for your loved ones.....

Marriage as a separate institution from the church is a lot older than it being a Sacrament..



This! Hence why I've always been a supporter of gay marriage, from a legal perspective. I would also, of course, support a church's right to not marry gays (or anyone else) within their own halls. It's not the religious component that matters to me, obviously...and I got married...twice.

-PR


 
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08-22-17 03:48 PM - Post#1703313    


    In response to PuckRogue

  • PuckRogue Said:
  • foolish Said:
  • CRussell Said:
If religion is not in the fold whatsoever, what is the point of being married? Just to be legally on the hook if something goes wrong?



Tax benefits, access to the hospital should your loved one get sick, ability to make decisions on behalf of that sick person, ability to collect on survivors benefits when you make the wrong decisions for your loved ones.....

Marriage as a separate institution from the church is a lot older than it being a Sacrament..



This! Hence why I've always been a supporter of gay marriage, from a legal perspective. I would also, of course, support a church's right to not marry gays (or anyone else) within their own halls. It's not the religious component that matters to me, obviously...and I got married...twice.

-PR



Hence why government shouldn't be in the determining who should be able to marry game

Write a simple contract and be done with it (This is me giving the lawyers more work)
Dis somanumbatching country was founded so that the liberties of common patriotic citizens like me could not be taken away by a bunch of fargin iceholes... like yourselves.

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08-22-17 05:11 PM - Post#1703314    


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There were many tattoos - mostly on the women.I am not against tattoos, I just never thought to adorn myself with one. I noticed that many woman in the airport, at restaurants and at the wedding sported arm sleeves full of tattoos. Some, men sported tattoos but much less visible than the women.

Girls and gaudy tattoos are an epidemic. I'm all for freedom of expression and individuality (even though it's not unique if everyone is doing it), and I also have the right to think a chick with a sleeve or huge skull on her calf or thigh is trashy. (yes, that was a dog-whistle to my favorite FC stalker).

I guess we aren't woke, Kanrok. I'll be attending a religion-less wedding a month from tomorrow. My cousin and his fiancee are both Bernie bros and believe in the fairy-tale of a socialist utopia. I'm tempted to give them a card with nothing inside and hand-writing: What would Bernie do? I donated your wedding gift to Greenpeace in both your names. You're welcome
The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword.




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08-22-17 05:13 PM - Post#1703315    


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Hence why government shouldn't be in the determining who should be able to marry game


You can marry game now?

Not surprising.


 
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08-22-17 06:47 PM - Post#1703320    


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There were many tattoos - mostly on the women.I am not against tattoos, I just never thought to adorn myself with one. I noticed that many woman in the airport, at restaurants and at the wedding sported arm sleeves full of tattoos. Some, men sported tattoos but much less visible than the women.

Girls and gaudy tattoos are an epidemic. I'm all for freedom of expression and individuality (even though it's not unique if everyone is doing it), and I also have the right to think a chick with a sleeve or huge skull on her calf or thigh is trashy. (yes, that was a dog-whistle to my favorite FC stalker).

I guess we aren't woke, Kanrok. I'll be attending a religion-less wedding a month from tomorrow. My cousin and his fiancee are both Bernie bros and believe in the fairy-tale of a socialist utopia. I'm tempted to give them a card with nothing inside and hand-writing: What would Bernie do? I donated your wedding gift to Greenpeace in both your names. You're welcome



Ears up!

Who are you kidding? You don't have the ability to get them a gift.


 
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08-22-17 07:20 PM - Post#1703321    


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Good boy! Now sit.

I know you are trying to be droll, but where did you get the idea I don't have any money? I mean, you're not wrong but it seems like an odd thing to go after when you could much more easily defame my character as racist and pure evil.
The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword.


 
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08-22-17 09:11 PM - Post#1703323    


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I just love the fact that you are very similar to the idiots out there protesting without having a real job.


 
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