Yen and Woo Unite

Duck brain, leprechaun shoes, guy meat night, condoms on gearshifts and
parking brakes, some dude driving down from the Panhandle with a white
tux, and a whole mess of celebrating Asians dancing into the night make
for a tiring weekend.  In other words, after four and a half years
of dating, Jasper and Bonnie finally got married on Saturday.  To
that there is only one appropriate response:  nyrken!!!

You can see a few photos down below, and a whole bunch more by going here and clicking the Slideshow link on the lefthand side:

Down below, I’ll recount my most embarrassing moment as emcee.

Digging for duck brains at the rehearsal dinner.  I felt its taste to be akin to a bland, fatty paté. 

Think I can fit into these leprechaun shoes given to me by the Men’s
Wearhouse?  Him?  Oh, that’s Ben.  It ain’t the last
you’ve seen of him. 

The vows they wrote were so long that the pastor had to jog Bonnie’s memory during the ceremony. 

Some very lovely ladies

Dr. Colby and Dr. Emily demonstrate that married folks can still swing with the rest of ’em! 

Ben knew that white tux would be put to good use. 

Tangy breakin’

Being pregnant don’t slow me down!

Ben sweating, Jasper and Bonnie getting down

Yeah, we did all right on the car.  They had a fake getaway, drove
around the block a few times so the old folks would clear out, and then
came back for some more dancing. 

The next morn, the bride and groom joined everyone for a dim sum
brunch.  Sunday night around 10 pm, Ben began the drive back to
Lubbock (I think he got back around noon on Monday).  By now, the
newlyweds should have already experienced some time lounging on a beach
in Jamaica. 

I suppose my most embarrassing moment as emcee was early on when I
began to explain how we would dismiss the tables to get food and
decided I would use the table names to do so (later, Orin and I had
someone at each table volunteer to try to read their phrase). 
Every table was named with some sort of Jamaican phrase (e.g. mine was
“Me uh go box yuh” or something like that), and since the head table
was to go first, I walked over to Jasper to let him demonstrate by
being the first one to say the name of his table.  So I’m walking
over there…”and now we’re gonna get Jasper to read us…” 
Jabber looked up quizzically, the room was silent, and the words before
me were plain English:  “Couples Resort.”  How to revise my
doomed sentence?  Well, I started with slightly prolonged silence,
and then I gave up and said “Never mind” and attempted a half-hearted
explanation of how his was the only in English and then told the head
table to just leave and get some food.  

Editor’s note:  nyrken is an expression discovered by Jasper or
Orin at some point in ancient history (circa seven years ago) and used
up till now exclusively by us.  Don’t ask me what it means. 
It means what it does.  Nothing more, nothing less.  Oh, and
its spelling is a matter of some debate.  Usage by others is not
prohibited but rather enthusiastically encouraged in an effort to
better the human race. 


12 Responses to “Yen and Woo Unite”

  1. this was a thoroughly enjoyable post..

  2. Y’all are some good lookin’ people! Looks like it was a lot of fun.
    Can you give us a a phoenetic spelling of “nyrkyn” (sorry, I probably spelled it wrong myself)?

  3. Congrats to your friends, and thanks for the comments.

  4. Ben?  Why does he look so familiar?

  5. Nyrken: as I said, the spelling is up for debate, but as for saying it, think of when little kids stick out their tongues and say “nyah, nyah” and use that initial consonant combo along with the initial vowel found in the word “near” and I think you’ll have the first part down pretty well. The second half of the word is like the English “kin” (folks you’re related to), except that the vowel could naturally degenerate into a schwa sound typically occurring in lots of English words.

  6. Thank you for posting pictures!!!!!!

  7. looks like a fun time.
    what is up with everyone getting married these days?

  8. great pics.  regarding your last post, i just read that villagers had to flee from a “burst” earlier today.  it must be so frightening to be there not knowing if or when it will erupt.  hmmm….well, hope you are having a peaceful week. 

  9. Anonymous Says:

    you have guts man. i could never eat duck brains.

  10. sniff!  what a tragical thing to miss bonbon’s & jasper’s wedding!  i guess I did have to graduate!
    Thanks for posting pics!  SO much fun~

  11. you gotta go back and click the link, man.

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