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#WeddingHashtags

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Wedding hashtags in a nutshell:  they’re cliché, rarely as clever as you think, and honestly your guests are probably embarrassed to use them. And yet somehow this trend continues to trend to the point that the majority of couples getting married these days have one.

Most people have seen their fair share of cringe-worthy wedding hashtags, either being overused, only making sense to the bride and groom, or not quite hitting the mark of a successful pun.

This whole situation is inciting real concern in young adults as Grace Randles tweeted this summer: “what if my future husband’s last name doesn’t make a cute pun for our wedding hashtag……like this is the stuff that keeps me up at night.”

Steven Kleinschmidt responded by tweeting “I want to apologize now to my future wife”.

BuzzFeed featured this Twitter debacle and showed a few of the many outpouring of responses that Kleinschmidt received. The Twitter-sphere came together to help poor Steven find a wedding hashtag that wouldn’t leave him lonely. A few of the suggestions were:

Love is patient, #LoveIsKleinschmidt – Noah Cook

#HolyKleinschmidtWereGettingMarried – Landon Wade

#GetLitWithKleinschmidt – Emily Schrecengost

No need to worry if you’ve had similar issues coming up with the right wedding hashtag, as there are countless wedding hashtag generators that you can utilize.

As ridiculous and borderline sarcastic as wedding hashtags seem, there is one valuable trait that may just be enough to salvage their existence altogether. Wedding hashtags really are a huge gift to the happy couple, allowing them to follow the hashtag and share in all of the memories that were made during their special day.

So, next time you’re considering not including a wedding hashtag in your post, consider it a gift to the happy couple and swallow your pride.

Beyond Luxury – and Beyond Class?

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Have you ever quaffed Dom Pérignon in a double-suite bedroom at 36,000 feet over Europe? If not, you haven’t lived – or at least that’s what Singapore Airlines would like us to believe. For the princely sum of $18,400 (or an unthinkable number of air miles), anyone can purchase a ticket to luxuriate in these cabins designed by French yacht designer Jean-Jacques Coste, sit in hand-stitched leather furniture from Italian master craftsmen Poltrona Frau, and spread out like a starfish in a double bed in the sky.

There’s luxury, and then there’s another realm where the ostentatious nature of what’s on offer is borderline uncomfortable. It was hard not to feel a similar twinge when seeing the spectacle of George Clooney’s long weekend wedding in Venice, reported to cost $13 million. Between the ring, the dress(es), the venues, transportation, champagne, and lunch for everyone at the Hotel Cipriani after the service, $13 million doesn’t go very far. (Don’t worry, traditionalists: It’s reported that Clooney’s bride’s family picked up the bill for everything.)

People should definitely be free to indulge as they wish and treat themselves to every pleasure and privilege they can afford, no matter how decadent. But to mere observers – and to be sure, making an impression on us is a key component of this sort of uber-luxury – it’s hard not to wonder: What are you trying to prove? This is especially true in the case of those who claim to want privacy from prying eyes. (Nothing contradicts that like leading a flotilla of paparazzi boats through the canals of Venice for days on end.)

Perhaps the answer is: I’m trying to prove I can do this, and I just did. In which case, congratulations. Money can’t buy class, but it can buy some exquisite experiences. Here’s hoping regular first class flying isn’t a letdown to those who can’t always nab the double-suite treatment, and that the leading man and his bride don’t have trouble readjusting to standard Hollywood glamour in the absence of Italy’s old world charm.

Ann Keeling is traveling. Her commentary will return next week.