Never Say Never

To borrow some lyrics from a song that was a childhood favorite of mine:

Never say never, never again.

Never say never, whatever you do.

I distinctly remember saying something about not wearing a certain pair of tight, red pants or dressing like a prince at my wedding, due greatly in part to having self respect and/or shame. And… I’m pretty sure you can guess where this is going from here.

Prince J. Charming

Prince J. Charming

First off, I want to make it absolutely clear that I put in a good fight against wearing this (I realize I look like I’m having a great time in the photo, but you have to keep in mind that I’m wearing a cape. Anything is better with a cape.), but I ultimately lost the war. You see, being an American in Japan, doing a Japanese/Disney wedding with my Japanese/Disney-loving fiance, she clearly has the home-team advantage. I pointed out that we wear black tuxedos in America, and I would like to keep with that tradition. Alas, the staff member (Ms. Suzuki – sweet girl, when she’s not trying to ruin me) would have none of this.

“In Japan,” she says, “guests wear black suits. So if you wear black too, you won’t stand out! Even in your. own. wedding. photos!”

I pointed out that I’m the only American man appearing in my wedding photos, so I’m pretty sure you can easily pick me out of a crowd.

“Hahaha! You’re so silly. Now shut up and play dress up.”

Unleash the Beast

Unleash the Beast

That’s not a direct quote, but the murderous looks she and my fiance were giving me suggested that I should probably just give in. You’ll be happy to know that I did actually win out on this one and won’t be starring as Cinderella’s Prince Charming, though my victory was short-lived. It looks like I’ve got two different suits in my future (since Japanese weddings seem to require a costume change), but I feel slightly better about being able to at least talk my way out of tight red pants. You’d be proud!

Other than that..? Been surviving the brutally humid Japanese summer, heading to work, and coming back home. That sort of life, y’know? Went to go see Godzilla last weekend, which brought to my attention the fact that I’ve never actually seen a Godzilla movie in my life. For someone who’s spent my entire teen years fascinated with Japan, I think it’s impressive that not only have I never seen Godzilla, but the first time I do is watching an American rendition. Go me!

So with that, my friends, I should probably get going. Came down with a fever over the past few days, and it just doesn’t want to go away. Work, unfortunately, isn’t letting up either.. so.. sleep it is.


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