Comment by: Mom July 2, 2012 at 10:07 am
Yeah, and a swimming pool in your backyard is the coolest thing until you one, too, right??? But Jonathan, as your mother, I think you would use your pirate room for a lifetime. C’mon Cristi…do it!!!!
My mom, avid Yes If reader and accidental twitter signer-upper (she tried to subscribe to my blog and somehow wound up with a twitter account), left the comment above on my post about a pirate bedroom. For a little context, I grew up with a pool which slowly got less and less cool as the years went by. Saying I would use a pirate bedroom for a lifetime is amusing, egging on my wife Cristi to let me go for it, but I’m not really that into pirates.
Truly I’m not, or at least that’s what I thought. Then I remembered this:
When my wife Cristi and I were planning our wedding, I spotted this cake in a display in the grocery store, pointed and said, “MINE!” I scuttled off singing a pirate’s life for me and the rest, to my wife’s utter dismay, is history.
The wedding was over. The reception had begun. I had posed for pictures with my wife, I had posed for pictures with my family. It was time to pose for a picture with my cake.
You are supposed to have some fun at a wedding, so I laid claim to all the fun. Looted it. Pillaged it! Everyone (almost everyone) at the reception thought the cake was hilarious, but nearly all of them asked, “So, do you have a thing for pirates?”
*deadpan* “No, not really.”
“So…why the pirate cake?”
*deaderpan* “What do you mean?”
“It’s…you know…a pirate cake and I just thought…”
“Uh…so…I’m going to go somewhere else now.”
Before the reception, our photographer, Angie at Suburbanite Photography, made sure to get to the house ahead of the guests so she could take pictures of the food and decorations. Angie has a keen eye for drama and loves to find the story within the story, so she worked hard to get both long establishing shots and up close detail of everything to show off the textures and the feel of the event. When we got our photos on a disc we saw she had taken sets of flowers, champagne glasses and our wedding cake all at very dramatic angles. As you look through the pictures you suddenly come upon the pirate cake which received the same dramatic treatment as everything else. Wide shot of the cake, closeup of the little plastic toys in the crow’s nest, all with tremendous depth of field. Awesome.
Still, I don’t really have that much of a thing for pirates. Honestly! By the way, if you’ve ever had some strange desire to know what it’s like to be married to me, this photo pretty much says it all…