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6.28.2010

Don't Get Used To Posts Like This

Ok, let me tell you what I did this weekend. I got married. Yep. Legal and everything. She's already looked for a loophole, but I've got this deal wrapped up tight.
We had both done this, uh, "wedding thing" before and, in our eyes, that ruled out a big formal ceremony. So what's the opposite? Vegas. The Little White Chapel. Schtick. Fun. Tenderness.
The Famous Little White Wedding Chapel may be one of the cheesiest and sweetest places in America. But at first glance you have to say to yourself, "Look at that place! You call that romantic?" I don't blame you for thinking that. I certainly did once the limo dropped us off there.
Of course, things got much better when the soon to be Mrs. Liberally Lean walked through the door and the staff said, "You look like a Barbie Doll!"
But the minister was the sweetest, grandfather type you've ever seen who had worlds of advice and treated the ceremony with dignity, respect and reverence. There's actually about three chapels in there and we, for obvious reasons, ended up with one of the smaller/intimate ones. That guy was so great. Doors shut. Nice music in the background. Beautiful flowers everywhere. Never before have I gone from "I'm not so sure about this place" to "This is the greatest moment of my life" in such a short period of time.
And then we topped it off with a photographer who unintentionally sounded just like Borat. He put the icing on the cake when he told Mrs. Liberally Lean (who wonderfully tricked up the event by wearing a tiara to complement a gorgeous dress), that "You 'ave funny 'usband."
As were were getting our pictures taken outside, a tourist couple walked by and immediately stopped down to watch us. During a quick down time, we asked them where they were from. They told us "Columbia" and I, for some reason, blurted out, "I just watched a documentary on Pablo Escobar!" That prompted the couple to look at each other with a confused look and Mrs. LL to look at me with big eyes and fire off a quiet, "What's wrong with you?"
The wedding was absolutely, 100% fun. And that's the way it should be.
(More detailed observations about the weekend later.)

50 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Barry to you and Katrina. You may grow up to be a wonderful human being after all!

Anonymous said...

Don't know you personally but, congrats! All the best to you and the Mrs.!!

janneba said...

Beautiful and nice looking dude.
congrats

Anonymous said...

I watched that same documentary.

YM said...

You look perfect for each other. I hope you'll have a long, happy, prosperous life together.

PS. That dress IS gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I hope it doesn't affect our relationship.

Warmest Regards
Anon #38

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Anonymous said...

She looks like a nice conservative.

Anonymous said...

Barry
Keep living in the now. It suits you well.

Ali said...

Congratulations. Hope you have a long and happy marriage. You have a beautiful bride.

Anonymous said...

Like your brother, you also married over your head.

spiritrider said...

go barry and mrs barry congrats to both of yall

Anonymous said...

Very nice Barry! Congrats.

Anonymous said...

Barry do you know the difference between a wedding and a funeral....at the wedding you get to smell and see your flowers.

Best wishes,
uncle fester

Susanne Parker said...

barry I an so happy for y'all. I had been reading the "somewhere in time" blog occasionally to see if I thught you were a goodmatch & I see all kinds of.reasons for y'all being a lovely& loving match for each other, I'm in savannah & I just wanted to be one the first to send great happinness your way. One prediction - you won't feel like life's hard any more; not in the good parts, now y have someone tomultiplythe joy with & share the pain. Pardon my error, I'm not the best texter. Love, fun, sharing your secrets together --- creating your new family. I think you have it figured out now. Have fun and enjoy a if you make the effort, it will just keeping getting better.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Barry! Looks like a blast. Definitely punching above your weight, too! :)

Anonymous said...

Couldn't happen to a nicer, smarter dude. Congrats buddy.

Yours in blogging,
Richie Whitt

The Donald said...

Awww!

Anonymous said...

How long has that s10 blazer been in Decatur by Speedo man?

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Congratulations, Barry, to you and your new Esposita!

And let me be the first to note the beginning of The End for Barry's Blog. It will take a while, but it will die a slow death after marriage, much like late night jam sessions, hunting weekends with your bros, and your friends hanging out at your house.

;)

BeenThereDoneThat said...

Congrats!

Anonymous said...

So happy for both of you. You look really happy and relaxed, Barry. That's the way it should be! ;)

Please let me take your new bride shoe shopping, though. How does she not learn anything from watching Sex and the City?

Congrats again!

Jack Daniels said...

Man, Barrister, she is absolutely stunning. What the hell is wrong with her? QUICK---ANNUL, ANNUL!!!!!!

chupacabra said...

Good luck- wish you the best.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Barry!......you do look a bit thin. Maybe the Mrs. will fatten you up.

Stay happy!!

ellis said...

barron, does she play banjo?

Judy said...

Nice pics, Barry. You look really nice, and your bride....STUNNING!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Barry

Anonymous said...

You both look so happy and I couldn't be happier for you both. I don't know your bride (or at least I dont' think I do) but I'm sure she must be wonderful! You are deserving of a life filled with happiness. Thank you for sharing this moment with all of your readers as well as sharing your insights each and every day on the blog.

Propagandist said...

I may change my name from Propagandist to Prognosticator. Way to go Barry. You need to tell all the other old single guys your secret for landing such a beauty.

Doc Feelgood said...

Congratulations, I'm happy for you both.

Greta said...

Congratulations to you both!

Anonymous said...

Barry -

Congratulations to you and your betrothed. The very best to you both!

My Other Brother Darryl

ps - Luv the Vegas nuptials approach!

Unfatcat said...

Yep. Wondered when ya'll were going to make it official. Mrs LL looks gorgeous in that dress and tiara and you actually cleaned up pretty good to for a lawyer. Haha.
Remember, the best way to keep them happy is to learn how to say "yes, my dear" with sincerity.

Anonymous said...

I got married there one time! Yep, same chapel.

Anonymous said...

Barry, you look like a shoe salesman from Green's Dry Goods!
Never wear that suit again...

Anonymous said...

Congrats Barry !!!!
Have you ever heard the phrase (Out kicked your coverage)
Mrs LL is a HAWTY !!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to you both! She's a beauty. Nice job, Barry!

The Devil said...

Damn, I take a week off from reading LLFTLODQ and all hell breaks loose! Congrats, make sure that prenup is airtight....I would have been there but I was in the desert in search of hookers and cocaine!

Anonymous said...

GAWD will you just admit you're GAY and stop all of these elaborate stage shows to try and convince yourself you aren't! Everyone knows differently and Mr. Mike Honcho even took out an add on your free classified just so he could have a message from you in his email in box.

Denney Crane said...

Time to start keeping memoirs for your future award winning book, "How to ruin the perfect relationship"

Congratulations!!!

Anonymous said...

Maybe we can see your Liberally Lean wife as an afternoon pick me up

Anonymous said...

Ha ha......MzCreep is so jealous she can't even bring herself to post congrats.

Anonymous said...

3:04 - If you were friends with Mr. & Mrs. Green you'd know MzChief already gave them several congrats and sent them a gift.

Anonymous said...

3:37 YOU ROCK!!!! YOU KNOW THEM ALL!! I am soooo jealous!








-Not304

Anonymous said...

anon·y·mous
1 : not named or identified <an anonymous author
2 : of unknown authorship or origin
3 : lacking individuality, distinction, or recognizability

Anonymous said...

Dad, you look great!!,,,, Mom wants her back child support so she can buy me a car!! Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

Wow. You are a very attractive couple. I wish you all the best.

mzchief said...

To anonymous 3:04...
Your comment is more proof, you STILL are clueless and jealous of me.

Anonymous said...

mzchief, you are just as anony-mouse as the rest of us. read the definition above. but you prolly already knew that. ready for your semantics.

-Butterfl-Eye