Pop Culture Compromises

When the boy told me that Star Wars: Episode 1 was the best Star Wars movie during our first date, I thought, whoa. This is never going to work.*

Luckily I decided to ditch the High Fidelity advice I heard lurking in the back of my head (the key to compatibility is not what you are like, it’s what you like) and found that even though he had no clue that before Sting there was The Police, or that the beginning of Ice Ice Baby was actually from Under Pressure,  I could look past that. And I’m glad I did, because despite having to fight each other every time we choose a movie, we share similar temperaments and idealistic outlooks on life, and it works.

So why am I talking about this? Because we had this conversation last night while I was typing up songs for our playlist.

“What are you working on?”

“Oh…um…I’m just typing a list of songs for the wedding, just started.”

“There are 85 songs on the list.”

“Oh yeah, well, y’know, I’ve been thinking about it a lot. They aren’t organized into different segments yet.”

“Uh-huh. And at one point were you going to ask me what I wanted on the playlist?”

“Um…oh…now? What would you like me to add.”

“Celine Dion.”**

If there was ever a moment of “bridezilla” in the planning, this was it. Except I truly don’t think this has anything to do with being a bride, I’d probably react the same way if I wasn’t a bride. This was just me unleashing my pop culture snobbery. After a couple of minutes of  “Whaaaaaaat? Whyyyyyyy?” he very calmly said “I’m sorry, I didn’t realize you were getting married to yourself.” Le sigh.

I just looked at him and said, “Ok. Fine.” I knew that I was being difficult. So I decided to shut up, and turned back to the computer and started typing again. “C…e…l…”

What compromises have you made with your partner in regards to wedding planning? Do you like the same music/movies/books/tv shows as your significant other?

*Very sorry to those who think Episode 1 was the best one. I’m a fan of Episodes 5 and 6.

**Also sorry to Celine Dion fans. I think she has some lovely songs, the boy just wanted to dance to one I do not like coupled with bad memories from junior high dances.