Anyways, once everyone was there, he had everybody sit down on the couches and chairs and insisted that someone record it because he was sure to get tired of retelling it over and over, while he related the story of the proposal evening. This took a full 1.5 hours & included visual aids and a movie of a good 20 minutes of the night. A friend of Todd's who I don't know well was quite drunk at the bar and told me that she gulped a large glass of vodka with a splash of OJ to get through it. Guess that explains the drunkenness...
Ahahaha! That Todd, he cracks me up. I can't wait for the wedding and the birth of the first child. I think Vodka Drinking friend had the right idea.
I see Todd as someone who thinks he's in a movie. He seems to want everything to be a parade.
Somehow I get this impression of him, like Roxie in Chicago
, literally seeing the world around him as a movie or a stage performance - in this case, probably a classic Hollywood musical, or a more contemporary Bollywood one. Something with lots of colors, music, and random dance numbers.
We may need an e-Hell drinking game* for Todd. For every time OP reports he decided a wedding-related event that should encompass a few hours gets expanded to a few days, take a drink. Every time he tells someone new about the proposal with an overabundance of detail, take a drink - two if he re-hashes the history of their entire relationship
in the telling. Take another if he threatens to break out the video - 2 if he actually does it. One drink for every slide of a Power Point presentation he does about their relationship
at any wedding-related event - finish the glass if there's a movie involved. If the bachelor/bachelorette parties require airfare expenditures for all and encompass a weekend or more, drink a full glass. If they plan a week-long destination wedding, drink 2 glasses. Raise a toast to the happy couple regardless - make it 2 if they get through all this without Todd permanently alienating any friends. Then another for all the friends.
* For the sakes of our livers and Polite Spines, and while keeping in the festive spirit of the happy occasion, I will suggest the use of sparkling cider for this game.