And the bride wore green

Right now I have one of the worst headaches I’ve ever had in my life.  If I move, it’s excruciating and nauseating.   So I’m sitting at my computer, trying to stay as still as possible, reading some news.

Unfortunately this plan severely backfired.  My headache that, as of 1 hour ago, seemed like it could not possibly get worse, just did.

Apparently, over in India right now, marriages are being performed.  They’re arranged marriages of sorts, in an attempt to bring rain.  It seems pretty much ridiculous on it’s own, but why don’t you watch this video (after the fold) to find out why my head asplode.

A note to the happy couples:  Parisian honeymoon=bad idea.

A note to Masala_Skeptic:  The skeptical community does not blame you.  We know you had your hands full of Deepak this weekend.

A note to me:  now would be a good time to take hubby up on that Vicodin offer.


Elyse MoFo Anders is the bad ass behind forming the Women Thinking, inc and the superhero who launched the Hug Me! I'm Vaccinated campaign as well as podcaster emeritus, writer, slacktivist extraordinaire, cancer survivor and sometimes runs marathons for charity. You probably think she's awesome so you follow her on twitter.

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  1. Elyse: Best of luck with the headache – I had a similar experience years ago, set off by (of all things) the vinegar sauce at a well-known fish fast food chain. It ruined a Chet Atkins concert for me and my father.

    As far as the frog nuptuals are concerned – didn’t the Governor of Georgia call for prayers for rain last year during the drought? It looks like some Indians are “hopping” on the woo-woo bandwagon – it is toadally ridiculous!

    Hope you feel better soon…

  2. If this persists, please have it looked at. I believe that “worst headache of my life” is a phrase that makes ER personnel stop and take notice.

  3. thanks for the concern… fortunately I put a little HeadOn directly on my forehead and it went away.

    no, that’s a lie… prescription strength ibuprofen and time made it go away.

    And ER personnel may stop when I say “worst headache of my life”… but then they’ll probably keep going when I add “made worse by watching frogs get married on the internet”

  4. …maybe the ER people’s concern might ease up a bit, but the nice gentlemen in the white coats from the psych ward upstairs just may become significantly more interested in you…

  5. Rystefn

    The guys in the white jackets have been itching to get their hands on me for years.


    You’re not a tumor.

  6. You are probably just claiming to have a headache to avoid having sex with your husband because that might cause it to rain.

  7. Elyse, thanks for keeping up with the whacked out Indian crap while I was out of town. And also thanks for not blaming me. :(

    A note to the happy couples: Parisian honeymoon=bad idea.

    This made me fall over laughing.

  8. There is just something really wrong with having to be tied down by the ankle to get married …

    (I’m glad the headache cleared up, by the way. I’ve had one all day, and they SUCK.)

  9. Did anyone else note in the early shots while they were preparing the “couple” that they had umbrellas up already and looked quite wet? And then it finishes saying that it worked? Well, I guess we can definitely conclude that marrying frogs doesn’t STOP it raining. All those poor drought ridden countries need fear no more and can continue their amphibian nuptuals in peace.

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