Wow! Bachelor Party

Today was an incredible day… it started with Thomas calling me at 7:30 in the morning. I was still sleeping at that point, so when he started talking about us having breakfast at 8:00 I didn’t really understand him. But when he said that it was at my place and that we would be doing a bit of a tour afterwards, then I knew that I was in for a bachelor party. “Uh-oh”, I thought… I hope they wont do anything bad to me :-)

Early morning at the bakery They went to the bakery half past six in the morning! Waiting at the bus stop

They showed up half an hour later, the whole gang was there: Mikkel, Lars, Anders, and Svend. We had breakfast and wouldn’t tell me anything about what was going to happen, at this point I was getting quite curious and a bit nervous.

Me and my new friend: the parrot Pux The Gang Better view of the ugly tie

We drove into Aarhus and the first appointment was at 10:00 in Vestergade 45. What lies there, you wonder… a yoga school! “Cool, this is something new!”, I thought, and so it was. We spend an hour doing exercises and it felt really good. It might have been because he was giving us an easy program, for we spend quite a bit of time lying on the floor relaxing. Easy or not, it was a great idea!

Small madrases seem important for yoga... Anders preparing for some yoga

We then had a soda/beer at a cafe and continued to the train station. To my surprise the day included a train trip to someplace which they didn’t want to tell me. The place turned out to be Silkeborg, a nice town situated between a couple of beautiful lakes and a city which I had never visited before. We had a nice lunch at Jensens Bøfhus.

Getting a beer/soda at a cafe in Aarhus Walking down the central pedestrianized area, towards the train station Aboard the train with my trusty parrot keeping watch from the top of the chair Mikkel is looking quite satisfied with his beer... Walking around in Silkeborg One side of the table at Jensens Bøfhus The other side of the table Me A happy Lars after the meal Mikkel and me waiting outside the restaurant

After the lunch we walked for a bit and ended up at a bowling alley. I like bowling even though I’m not particular good at it, so it was a good surprise. We had time for one and a half games and I didn’t win or loose either of them — instead I had a lot of fun.

Getting ready for my turn Impressive style by Svend!

When I thought that we were done at the bowling alley and heading for the door, the guys had another surprise up their collective arms: the place also had a laser game arena… I’ve played laser game before and it’s an intense experience with lots of adrenalin, loud music, and fun. It is also physically demanding and I was completely wasted 20 minutes later when we were done. We then went home, this time for real :-)

Getting ready for battle Armed and ready!

Going back to the train we missed the bus and had to walk at a fast pace all the way to catch the train. We reached the station at 17:55 with the train scheduled for 17:56. The train turned up six minutes late, so Thomas and Anders had time to run to the shop and buy some much needed sodas. The weather was stunning all day, so we really needed the refreshments.

Walking back to the train station The photographer, Thomas The long walk home. Svend fell a bit behind... ... but made it in the end, with one minute to spare! Relaxing in the train More relaxation

Back in Aarhus we went to Chinese restaurant called Restaurent Lotus. I had never been there before, but Thomas had so he could explain their buffet system. The idea was that you picked whatever raw meet (chicken, beef, bacon, deer, kangaroo, and a couple more) and vegetables you wanted and then brought it to a chef who would then quickly fried it in a wok and gave it back to you, mixing it with a sauce of your choice. It was really cool that you could mix and match things like that and the food tasted great.

The restaurant was the last point on the schedule and afterwards we sat a bit on a lawn relaxing in the yoga positions we had learned earlier :-) It had been a really long day for me (and even longer for the guys who went to the bakery before spending half an hour in a bus to reach me). So we decided to call it a day and head home.

Practicing yoga on the lawn Sunset

All in all this was an amazing day. I was super surprised that they had planned so much for me and I think we all had a great time. I was also very happy that they didn’t had any scary plans for me. The only thing they wanted was for me to wear an ugly yellow tie and to carry a cute parrot-doll along with me the entire day. I happily did both things! :-) Thanks for a day to remember!


  1. Mikkel:

    It was a lot of fun. The heat was killing me though, even after I took my jacket off :)

    It’s still too damn hot today.

  2. Mikkel:

    Oh and by the way, Thomas tells me that it was him and Anders that went for drinks before the train ride home :)

  3. Martin Geisler:

    I agree, it is way too hot! And it seems that it will continue until the middle of next week :-(

  4. Kristian Kristensen:

    I really would’ve liked to join you guys. Was in the planning, but in the end I couldn’t get ends to meet. This thesis work is taking way too much time of mine :-)

    Good to hear you had a great day! See you on the 7th :-)

  5. The Blog of Thomas / Bachelor Party for Martin:

    [...] had a long and fun day and went bowling, played laser game and tried yoga (!). Martin has written a detailed description of the day. The attached picture shows all of us at Martin’s place immediately after [...]

  6. Martin Geisler:

    Kristian: Thomas told me that you were invited too, but it’s always so difficult to find a date that suits everybody, especially now when the exam period starts. Good luck with the thesis and see you on the 7th!

  7. Rune:

    Ha ha! I bet you’re happy that I didn’t plan this bachelor party.

  8. Martin Geisler:

    Yes, I’m sure you would have included some not-so-funny events as well :-)

  9. Mikkel:

    Not funny from your perspective anyway :)

  10. Fred:

    sounds like fun

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