November 23, 2006

Second time's a charm

We thought we'd escaped the furious stress of getting married, since we had our nuptials in January 2005. At a family dinner, you see, with a grand total of 10 people in the building. Thus, when our recent visit to Nadia's homeland evolved from "Hey, let's throw a party or something for your friends and family in Mexico!" to, "Holy crap, this dress, cake, hall, dinner, booze and photographer are expensive!" we were shellshocked, to say the least.

The stress -- mostly Nadia's, to be honest -- aside, it was worth it. Things went well, we had a damned good time, and when all is said and done, who doesn't like a Mexican wedding? I mean, we were serenaded by mariachis, for goodness' sake!

Renewing vows in Monterrey

We're thinking that now we only have one more NAFTA country left in which to get married. Look out Vegas, we've got our eyes on you!

November 20, 2006

The Angel of Tequila

Yay, me!

I recently lived out a dream that would make even the guysiest of guys proud.

After renewing vows in Monterrey, the hometown of my lovely Mexican bride Nadia, we were lucky enough to travel to, among other sites, the dusty tourist town of Tequila. There, in full witness of Nadia and our Guadalajara-based galpal Karina, I walked off the beaten path into a seven-square metre watering hole for the locals, sidled up to the bar and ordered me a good, stiff drink en español.

Hola señor. Traigame la mejor tequila que tiene, por favor.

That's right: I drank tequila. In a cantina. In Tequila.

Angel of Tequila