Today is the first day of May for 2011 and there is a lot of ground to cover.
To begin with, if anyone has noticed Google's interactive logo on their home page, today marks the 160th anniversary of the very first World's Fair.
Looks like it was a lot of fun back then. Wish I could go to one now, but my 'owners' won't let me go anywhere without a collar and a leash. They're afraid of getting lost and I'm the only one that can lead them safely home again.
Anyway, a lot of European countries celebrate May First as International Workers Day. Others either hold some religious significance to the day or else party to enjoy the fact that Spring finally arrived as a way to get back to nature.
I have to wonder though why do you people need to get BACK to nature? I never left it. Why did you?
In any event, while all of this is going on, others are celebrating the marriage of Prince William to Catherine Middleton.
It was a real story book wedding: the commoner (Middleton) found her Prince Charming (William) and now they will hopefully live happily ever after.
It's the stuff that every girl is taught to dream about, but let's face it ladies, how often does that actually come true?
Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty...
The Disney conglomerate has made a fortune off them, but they're all fairy tales!
Unfortunately the real world is totally different.
Don't get me wrong, true love is out there, but sometimes you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find a suitable Prince for yourself.
I do wish Will and Kate all the best, but whenever I get married, my wedding is going to be different.
For one thing, I can understand the solemnness of the occasion, but at times such ceremonies can get a bit TOO solemn. Weddings ARE supposed to be one of the happiest days of the couple's joint life together.
How about some wedding vows ala Doctor Seuss, like:
"Will you take her as your wife? Will you love her all your life?"
Or maybe quote movie lines.
Imagine the minister asking if you take your future mate, and the response is "You had me at 'Hello'."
Okay... maybe that last one is stretching things a tad, but you get the idea.
I may have rambled on a bit here, but before I go, there is one thing I would like everyone to remember, combining the wise words of Nicolas Chamfort and William Shakespeare:
"The most wasted days within your life are the ones in which you have neither laughed nor loved; for the light heart lives longer."
Have a great week everyone and come back next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!-AtP.
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