Saturday, May 16, 2009

On the Other Hand, It's Supposed To Be Good Luck

Making fun of Alanis Morissette's "Ironic," is an old, easy joke: There's nothing "ironic" about "rain on your wedding day." But we'd like to amend that. If it hasn't rained in your city for nine months, and then it rains three times in five days, including a rainstorm that starts less than an hour before your long-scheduled wedding, well, that is kind of ironic, isn't it?

So best of luck to Berenice and Albert, who'll be breaking out the his-and-hers umbrellas later this evening!

Update: So, what did we learn? That Mexican wedding-reception DJs work off the same playlist as American ones but, because most of the guests don't know how to say the alphabet in English, the chorus of "Y.M.C.A." just involves a lot of indiscriminate arm-waving, rather than the drill-team precision you'd find in El Norte. This - and other dance-floor incidents - put to rest for us the idea that "el ritmo Latino" is some sort of inherent genetic trait.

Also, American weddings would be greatly improved by the addition of unlimited tamarind margaritas.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"rain on your wedding day" is a little bit ironic.