Thursday, July 23, 2009

Bachelor Party. Las Vegas. Need I Say More? A Nevin Barich Blog Experience

When I got engaged last August, one of the first things I did was tell one of my best friends Kevin the good news.

And Kevin -- one of my oldest friends, who has seen me through many ups and downs in my life (and vice versa), and who has met the love of his life and gotten married himself during the course of our friendship -- proceeded to ask me one of the most important questions that a good friend asks upon hearing the news that one of his closest buddies is planning to tie the knot:

Bachelor party in Vegas?

And that's why he's my best man. :-)

As I write this blog, I am mere hours away from joining Kevin and four other good buddies to participate in a tradition that has spanned across the world throughout the generations. The bachelor party: A chance for a man about to get married to enjoy one last romp of single-dom; to drink, to gamble, to see naked women, to be stupid in general with his equally stupid friends.

All to celebrate the fact that I'm pledging my love to a single woman for the rest of my life.

It makes no sense. None whatsoever. And it's OK. Because it's a bachelor party!! It's supposed to be mindless!!

And this weekend, it's all about ME!!!!!!!

I'm a little excited. :-)

The bachelor party. My father before me, and my grandfather before him, are among the many men who have participated in this ritual of rituals. I've heard their bachelor party stories, seen the light shine in the oldest of eyes as they retell the stories of their own bachelor party experiences. I've even been a member of the experience, but always on the outside looking in, someone planning it rather than living it.

And now, it's my turn. Men young and old, living and deceased, all waiting for me to join this prestigious fraternity, ready to say: "Welcome, brother. This is your moment."

I'll just admit it right now: I'm gettin' misty. And I'm not ashamed.

Know this about me:

I consider myself a nice guy. I try to be a good person. I do my best to be a good friend, a good fiancee, someone who listens and tries not to judge. I was never into wild parties, drugs, or heavy drinking. I was a good student in school and have worked professionally since I was 17. I never caused my parents any real trouble and have done my best to become a responsible adult.

I guess what I'm saying is:

I've earned the right to act like a %$#*&^$# idiot for a couple of days. :-)

Bachelor party in Vegas?

Could we possibly have it anywhere else?


And now for this week's:


Are you Jewish and have a need to pray at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, but can't because it costs too much?

Well fear not!!

The Western Wall now has its own address on Twitter, allowing believers around the globe to have their prayers placed between its 2,000 year-old-stones without leaving their armchairs.

Isn't that nice?

If that ain't a Sign Of The Apocalypse, I don't know what is.


Amber said...

You guys are going to have an AWESOME time!!!! Can't wait to hear the stories of debauchery. :D

Carlos said...

That's what I am f*cking talking about!!!

Ramona said...

Have an AWESOME time Nev ... and unlike Amber, I can wait to hear all about it. Seriously, what happens in Vegas this weekend, stays there... I don't want to know. Unless you end up married to some girl in a 24-hour chapel, don't remember how you got a tattoo or find Mike Tyson's tiger in your hotel room.

Nevermind, I still don't want to know.

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