There was a "what's this about you getting married?" during the trip as well. Apparently the sandcastle thing hasn't replaced it, only been added to the mix. And as a final note, Brezsny:
'I predict that 2003 will be a year full of interjections and exclamations. You'll unleash comments like "aha!" and "hey!" and "wow!" and "huh?!" with uncanny frequency. Of the many interruptions that will arrive to make your life interesting, some will be fun and others frustrating. The proportion of fun to frustrating will depend on your ability to be adaptable without being a pushover. To work yourself into prime condition for the quick-change artistry you'll be invited to perfect, intone the following mantra a thousand times: "viva bravo whoopee ooooooh eureka hallelujah." '