|Sana found she had much in common with her great-uncle Ramzan.|
Pretty much all of my last dozen or so blog posts have started with an apology for not blogging as much as I used to, but this time, I will provide you with an excuse: Wedding Madness!
In the last month, I’ve been to a highly American wedding of French people in the desert oasis of Las Vegas, and a highly South-Asian wedding of Canadian people that took place in the snowy wastes of Edmonton.
The bride wore sparkles, the groom was dashing in a sequined hat.
Yes, it was already a Vegas wedding featuring Elvis, but certain
organizers felt we needed a "theme" of "tackiness." I believe
this person gilds lilies as a hobby.
Perhaps a comparison by the numbers, would be illustrative.
Length of festivities: Las Vegas: 7 min Edmonton: 4 days
Guests: LV: 10 EDM: 650
Number pregnant brides: LV: 1 EDM: 0
Number of grooms whose legal identification was stolen 36 hours before the wedding: LV: 1 EDM: 0
Number of exotic dancers invited by a certain someone, because they were sweet, and claimed to be Canadian: LV: 1 EDM: 0
|Amynah was the Maid of Honour. Don't get technical: Just see|
how long you live if you try to call her the Matron of Honour
Number of invited exotic dancers who had the poor judgement to accept said invitation: LV: 0 EDM: 0
Number of eggs smashed on groom: LV: 0 EDM: Several dozen
Number of outfits worn by bride: LV: 1 EDM: 5
Number of Elvises: LV: 1 EDM: 0
Number of wedding bands that invited Sana to dance onstage: LV: 0 EDM: 1
|Sana saw snow out the plane's window, and silently thought|
for a moment, and then informed us: "I know how to ski."
I think she has access to the Matrix.
Percent of ceremony I missed because of screaming baby: LV: 0% EDM: 75%
Percent of ceremony I missed because poor directions that sent me out into the Mojave desert: LV: 75% EDM: 0%
Number of hours traveled one-way: LV: 6 (car) EDM: 6 (airplane)
Percent of that time during which someone in my family was crying: 50%
Proportion of that half that is mine: 1/4.
Number of duststorms: LV: 1 EDM: 0
Number of snowstorms: LV: 0 EDM: 1