Apparently not. But I still got my Memorial Day holiday all thanks to my friend Kenneth, who I'm sure picked that weekend just for me. :)
The time change from Ireland to the US is not bad. The flight took off at 10:30 a.m. my time and landed at 1:00 p.m. EST so the only time that I was truly tired was around 8:00 p.m. Not too bad. Of course I was up at 5:30 a.m. the next morning.
The weather was beautiful the entire time. I actually found out about an outlet mall that's about an hour away and there are buses that take you there. WHAT??!! How have I never known this before!! And because it was a holiday weekend, the sales were fantastic. Banana Republic missed me as much as I missed it.
The wedding itself was Sunday night at a quaint restaurant in Brooklyn. The ceremony, drinking, dancing all took place there. It was very intimate and, personally, I think that's the way to go. Kenneth's wife has a Thai heritage and, therefore, there was a Thai element to the ceremony. This made it great fun for us to watch and get a little more culture in our lives.
Fortunately we sat next to a few young couples at the ceremony and were seated with them at the dinner as well. They all new each other so this made for great banter all night long. They took us in and by the end of the night (when the people at the restaurant were dying to go home) we all went across the street for more alcohol and they actually had board games.
The game of choice was connect four and it was a hit! I played in the first round and it seems I need to upgrade my strategy from when I was 7 since I lost. Next time I'll be ready!
It was a great weekend overall, but the getting used to the time difference coming back was a killer. Landing at 5:30 a.m. after leaving the day before at 5:40 p.m was trés difficile. I passed out til noon and then made myself stay awake til nighttime then couldn't go to sleep until 1:00 a.m. Bah.