||[Sep. 8th, 2007|03:28 pm]
The Question Club
1. Are you related to, or do you know, anyone who's invented anything of note? What is it?|
2. Is any part of your name -- last, first, middle -- the brand name [or model name] for any product? What?
My last name is a brand of German motorcycles and mopeds, and I only discovered this within the last year or so. WHAT.
This next one is kind of longer. My older brother's best friend got married this summer; I've known him for at least 8 or 9 years. Normally he's really rational and levelheaded, but sometimes his decisions make me go "okay it's your life, but whaaat." So.
He's an officer in the military. His wife supports this career. AFAIK, he's been in since he graduated college in 2001, has family history in the branch. Yet when I looked through their wedding pictures, it took a sec to register 'hey waitasec, he didn't get married in uniform.' [Also, their cake looked like stacked hatboxes.] When I asked about tux vs. uniform out of curiosity, his responses triggered my 'whaaat' button.
a. two of his groomsmen were also mil., so it would have disrupted the color scheme of the bridal party with the mix of tuxedo and summer dress uniform.
b. uncertainty of military career -- "I may end up hating it after my next two sea tours [...] I didn't want my wedding pictures to be blatantly portraying something that I might end up hating, therefore by my logical progression, hating my wedding pics."
Now. To ME, since he's in the military NOW, and he got married NOW.. I'd want the pictures to be a record of my life at the time I got married. I mean, with that logic, jeez. "I might end up divorced, so I don't want wedding pictures at all." "I might end up irrevocably estranged from my brother, so he's not allowed in the pictures." "I might end up with a mustache later on, so I'm bringing a fake one with me for a few pictures -- I'll hate the ones without." I realize I'm getting silly, but STILL.
3. What's YOUR take on that? Should wedding pictures account for "what ifs" about the future?!
[I suppose this might only work for military weddings, as nothing else is coming to mind, but if you can come up with other scenarios, I'd love to see 'em.]
EDIT: It's not the lack of uniform that I'm questioning; it's his reasoning. I'm okay with military folks getting married in tuxes if they just want to wear tuxes, etc.