Scream Above the Sounds
Planning a Stag Night
One of my best friends is getting married this year and was messaging me yesterday about potential ideas on what he could do for it. I always thought it was more tradition for the best man to organise it or for it to be a surprise thing, but I don't really know much about what's going on with it. I'm not even entirely sure who his best man is. I don't have the best relationship with his partner, so it was never going to be me. I'm genuinely a bit surprised I'm going to this wedding. Regarding being a best man, I did go through that hell myself a few years ago for his younger brother, and it was probably the scariest thing I ever did, but a very proud moment nonetheless. I don't think I could ever go through that again, but anyway I'm rambling. He wants to go away for a weekend for it. I think he's looking at us renting this house for the weekend and he sent me one which looked awesome. It had goalposts so we could play football, table tennis, ping pong, and there were pubs and the like close by. There was also talk of go-karting as well as mini/crazy golf, and it all sounds great to be honest. It fills me with a lot of good vibes to know that maybe the world will be okay by the time this all goes forward. I just want to be surrounded by my friends and enjoy life. I often feel safe confined to the four walls that is my bedroom, but it even feels like a prison for me right now, and I'm the biggest homebody there is. We all need an escape from this.
I think he has a plan for about 10 of us to go, including his dad for one night, a more relaxed pub lunch/takeaway kinda vibe. I know he has plans for us to do a lot of drinking games, as well as playing some old games on the consoles that we grew up with: Mario Kart, Smash Bros, all that good stuff. I think the house also has a pool table which doesn't interest me personally, and I have no intentions of embarrassing myself, but it would be good to watch. It's just a great thought to be with my friends, having a drink and not having to worry about things for a while. I think the whole stag thing gives me a lot of perspective of my age too, another friend is getting married and it makes me reflect a lot. I'm happy for him. He's got a great life and has worked so hard to be where he is. I think looking back to our teenage years, where he so often went from strength-to-strength, as I stagnated playing video games 24/7 and spending every Wednesday night in a rock club drinking until my liver gave up, he is an outstanding role model. I hope I can emulate him on my years at university and make something of myself. I think I've done exceptionally well since returning to education in 2018, and he has always looked over my work and given feedback.
So yeah, super looking forward to anything we suggested that can potentially go forward. We all need normalcy and I think this will be perfect for our group of friends. I don't think I'm going to be able to see my girlfriend at all this year due to covid, which really sucks. I think she was supposed to be visiting next month but with covid and us still in lockdown, it's an impossible ask. I had plans to visit her in the summer, but again covid has derailed it. I'm not even sure when I will be vaccinated and I imagine if I was to travel I would have to give proof of vaccination and it just sounds incredibly messy, so that really sucks. It's a big shame but I know we'll get through it. We all have to just keep hanging in there. Better days are coming.
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