According to the Merriam-Webster definition of the word, irony is â€œincongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result.â€
In the most ironic turn of events since a volcano erupting in Iceland, Mother Nature put a damper on her own celebration Thursday, literally.
The skies opened up and Gaia wept in the form of pouring rain, causing the university to cancel all Earth Day celebrations.
Maybe it was because Earth Day turned 40 years old this year and sheâ€™s feeling a bit, well, old.
Maybe it was a desperate cry for attention because as environmental awareness improves, thereâ€™s nothing to fix with Mother Earth. And that just makes her more needy.
Whatever reason it was, though, weâ€™re a little put off.
If youâ€™re going to rain on our parade, maybe weâ€™ll rain on yours, Mrs. Earth. Maybe weâ€™ll gather up all the Styrofoam in the world and burn it.
Weâ€™ll bathe in smog. And not separate our recycling â€¦
Well, we donâ€™t really mean it Mother Earth. We donâ€™t want to come off bitter.
Maybe weâ€™re just growing apart. Maybe we need to take a break, start seeing other planets.
Some day things might work out between us, but at least weâ€™ll stay friends forever, right?
Oh, in other news, â€œMan bites dog.â€