365 Challenge: Day 202 – Wedding

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Wedding: purpose of this trip, to attend the marriage of two good friends

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It was the big day yesterday — the purpose of our trip — to attend the wedding of two good friends in Orlando. All the wedding photos from the official photographer won’t be available for a few days/weeks, but we took a few before shots so you can see what I look like in a bowtie and suspenders. What a fun day! It was a quiet morning spent poolside by the lake, and then we had lunch in the hotel. Afterwards, we got dressed and met the wedding group for pictures. W took a couple of photos of me, but I don’t photograph well, so I am only picking two or three of them to share.

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Above is a picture in the room before I finished cleaning up. Decided to leave a few day’s stubble instead of go completely clean-shaven. Thought it might make for a more fun look! Then I had to figure out what to do with my hair, as it’s in-between lengths right now. I am trying to grow it out, but it’s getting unmanageable. It covers my eyes, so I wanted to keep it wet and slicked back, but in the humidity down here, it wouldn’t work!

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I left it alone to dry and that’s how it ended up! After the ceremony, I stopped back up in the room to drop off a few things before we left for more pictures with the photographer. We all had name cards for where to sit. And yes, cut out in the shape of dachshunds because the wedding couple have always had them for the last ten years. Too cute. W took this picture before we left, and it’s one of the rare pictures of me that I actually like. I smiled, which is unusual for me. My hair stayed out of my eyes. And the outfit worked. The wedding was so much fun… but we head to the Disney parks with the main group for the weekend, so more pictures to come early next week. Tomorrow is a normal list day!

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I’m thinking this might be my new profile pic since it tells my name!

 

About Me & the “365 Daily Challenge”

I’m Jay and I live in NYC. By profession, I work in technology. By passion, I work in writing. I’ve always been a reader. And now I’m a daily blogger. I decided to start my own version of the “365 Daily Challenge” where since March 13, 2017, I’ve posted a characteristic either I currently embody or one I’d like to embody in the future. 365 days of reflection to discover who I am and what I want out of life.

The goal: Knowledge. Acceptance. Understanding. Optimization. Happiness. Help. For myself. For others. And if all else fails, humor. When I’m finished in one year, I hope to have more answers about the future and what I will do with the remainder of my life. All aspects to be considered. It’s not just about a career, hobbies, residence, activities, efforts, et al. It’s meant to be a comprehensive study and reflection from an ordinary man. Not a doctor. Not a therapist. Not a friend. Not an encyclopedia full of prior research. Just pure thought, a blogged journal with true honesty.

Join the fun and read a new post each day, or check out my book reviews, TV/Film reviews or favorite vacation spots. And feel free to like, rate, comment or take the poll for each post. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators.

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57 thoughts on “365 Challenge: Day 202 – Wedding

    5171 Miles Book Blog said:
    September 30, 2017 at 7:16 AM

    Looking good, Jay! I can’t wait so see more pictures. 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed the wedding.
    And I know the struggle of humidity and hair all too well… -.-
    Sabrina

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      September 30, 2017 at 8:12 AM

      Thank you! Yes. Too much hair. How do you deal? Lol. 🙂

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        5171 Miles Book Blog said:
        September 30, 2017 at 8:48 AM

        I chooped mine off!! 😀 Seriously, it’s now somewhere between my shoulders and chin. 😀 But it still won’t work. 😛
        But I’ve tried everything from straightening to pulling it up into a ponytail… Nothing works. -.- The worst is the ponytail because the ‘babyhair’ won’t stay in and gets all curly and frizzy. The struggle is real my friend. 😀

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        September 30, 2017 at 4:55 PM

        Makes sense. Oh well. I’ll just have to deal. 🙂

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    authorsinspirations said:
    September 30, 2017 at 7:22 AM

    Ah, a wedding in Orlando. Congrats to your friends. have you been to Disney yet?

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      September 30, 2017 at 8:13 AM

      15 years ago. We are on our way there now for first day at the park post wedding! Thank You.

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        authorsinspirations said:
        September 30, 2017 at 8:31 AM

        i’ve been to florida many times in the past. my first born was born in Fort lauderdale. now that i’m far away, my only regret is that i kept postponing my disney visit for later. Enjoy!

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        September 30, 2017 at 4:55 PM

        A must see! I was born here too.

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        authorsinspirations said:
        September 30, 2017 at 5:10 PM

        i read that on a previous post – you were 2 when you left the state?

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        September 30, 2017 at 5:33 PM

        Yes!

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    foodzesty said:
    September 30, 2017 at 8:16 AM

    Nice to me you 🙂 You look good!!! Congrats for your friends and enjoy Disneyyyy 🙂

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    Kathryn A Defranc said:
    September 30, 2017 at 8:33 AM

    That last photo of you is wonderful!! Love the place cards, 🙂 Have fun at the wedding!

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    Roda said:
    September 30, 2017 at 9:57 AM

    So adorable! Have fun today! I expect to see a photo of you wearing Mickey Mouse ears!!!

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    Patrick Dykie said:
    September 30, 2017 at 9:57 AM

    You’re right. That last picture was a great one. I also liked the first picture of where the ceremony was. It was beautiful. I wish your friends many, many years of wedded bliss.

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    Ann said:
    September 30, 2017 at 10:39 AM

    When I was like 12, I used to plan my own weddings. I also thought I was going to be a wedding planner. Thank you for giving me those laughs! And to think that my sister was getting on me the other day about my hair and the humidity. I hope you have a great time! 😀

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    wakinguponthewrongsideof50 said:
    September 30, 2017 at 10:56 AM

    You rock the bow tie look!!

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    Mel Gutiér said:
    September 30, 2017 at 12:12 PM

    You’re a cutie pie! That looks amazing intimate and beautiful. Love!

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    scr4pl80 said:
    September 30, 2017 at 12:36 PM

    Beautiful wedding spot. Looking forward to Disneyland pics. You look great. The messy hair look is the best.

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    cwhiteweb said:
    September 30, 2017 at 2:03 PM

    Not bad for a first timer!! You looked good James!! I agree, it would make for a nice profile picture! 😀

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    meltotheany said:
    September 30, 2017 at 2:42 PM

    Oh my gosh, you totally photograph just fine! I hope you had an amazing vacation, and congrats to your friends! ❤xo

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    janieleeds said:
    September 30, 2017 at 4:50 PM

    Love the photo handsome! I think Ryder might get annoyed if you have a name tag in the shape of a dog though that’s not his breed. Well, maybe not? I do think it’s a great profile pic though! Glad you’re having fun at the wedding!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      September 30, 2017 at 4:53 PM

      Thank you so much. I think you’re right. Now I need to get a cut out of a shiba inu.

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    AJ said:
    September 30, 2017 at 5:03 PM

    Lookin great:)

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    BrizzleLass said:
    September 30, 2017 at 5:56 PM

    Such adorable photos. I’m having that same problem with my hair right now. My hairdresser didn’t cut it short enough last time I went now I keep getting poked in the eye! Can’t believe a year ago it was halfway down my back! 😂 Hope you’ve had fun in Disney, can’t wait to hear what you all got up to! 🤗

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    Kristin said:
    September 30, 2017 at 11:12 PM

    Looks like you had a great time! ❤

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    declutteringmylifeweb said:
    October 1, 2017 at 11:32 AM

    my favorite pics!!!! 🙂

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    tylerus said:
    October 1, 2017 at 12:50 PM

    Very nice (and you take great pics).

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    foodinbooks said:
    October 1, 2017 at 5:09 PM

    You look very snazzy. And the hair rocked!

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    Patty said:
    October 3, 2017 at 8:55 AM

    Meant to tell you how nice you looked in your bow tie and suspenders. I have been under the weather as of late. 😦 Hoping to feel better soon. You look like you had a nice time and the venue is beautiful. I hope you had a lot of fun. 🙂

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      October 3, 2017 at 9:28 AM

      Hey Patty. I’m sorry you aren’t feeling well. I hope it’s a quick recovery. Perhaps season changes affecting you? The trip and wedding were fantastic. Always difficult to readjust after vacation. I’ll be there by tonight. 🙂

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        Patty said:
        October 3, 2017 at 9:36 AM

        Yeah I don’t really know what is making me feel so bad. My husband and son were sick last week, but I have something different. I am back at work today after a day in the bed yesterday recovering and I still feel ill. Hopefully it will pass soon. I am so glad you had a great vacation. I loved all the photos you shared. 🙂 Welcome back.

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        October 3, 2017 at 9:41 AM

        Ouch. 😦 Sending you good health.

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        Patty said:
        October 3, 2017 at 9:43 AM

        Thank you ❤

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    coffeelovingbookoholic said:
    October 4, 2017 at 6:03 AM

    wohooo, looking good! 🙂

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    Darque Dreamer Reads said:
    October 4, 2017 at 7:54 PM

    Aw, very handsome! Love the bow tie!

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    Mischenko said:
    October 12, 2017 at 9:29 AM

    I’m not sure how I missed this post, but did notice the profile pic. Love it! ❤ Very nice pics of you, James. Glad the wedding went well too. ❤

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