The other day, I was thinking how I haven't been noticing all these differences of my living in California like I did when I first moved. I figured that I must be getting used to it and just not noticing it all that much. Then, today, I went to my friend's wedding, and, well, I had to try and control my fits of laughter during the whole ceremony. It was terrible. I mean really, what sort of person laughs at a wedding. It's supposed to be a solemn ceremony...where two people begin their lives together, blahblahblah. And here I was crying from trying not to laugh!!!
It started when the pastor began "I'm just so stoked to be here..." (snort...giggle)
"And it's an awesome thing, just totally awesome, this union, I mean, it's beautiful. And today is beautiful, and this couple is awesome, and you all are awesome for being here to celebrate this beautiful union. God is beautiful, He's just so awesome from bringing us all here for this beautiful wedding....How cool. This is totally cool. The bride? She's just beautiful, and the groom? He's awesome. No wonder God brought them together. How radical is that?" (snort...repress the giggle..tears are forming...)
I don't think it helped that I was sitting with some friends and we were all trying not to laugh. D. had to stop looking at me or she would have lost it. Every time I looked at her, she had a grin on her face but kept concentrating on her hands on her lap. S. kept nudging me every time the pastor said cool or awesome, which was almost every sentence.
Then, it came time for the rings.
Pastor Dude: "J., do you have the ring? Wow, that's pretty. It's awesome! Can you all see the ring? It's perfect. Beautiful. And it's round. Cool." (granted, he tied that in to God's love being perfect and encircling us, but still...bwahahaha...)
This is so unlike any other ceremony I have ever been to...I can't say I subscribe to any religion even though I was raised as a Roman Catholic and attended Catholic school and their solemn services for years. All I could think is, "yep, I'm in California."