I never dreamed that Iâ€™d find a guy who would want to join me for weekly manicures and pedicures; that was a chick ritual best kept for me and my friend Michelle. No husbands allowed â€“ or desired, for that matter. I always assumed, however, that the man Iâ€™d choose to spend the rest of my life with would be interested in spending cozy weeknights curled up with me on the sofa. Weâ€™d fire up the Tivo, going rock-paper-scissors over which program weâ€™d watch first: How I Met Your Mother or Project Runway. Keep reading »
People claims Beyonce and Jay-Z took out a marriage license in Scarsdale, NY. The license is valid for sixty days, which means starting from this very second up until…umm…May 29th, Jay and “B” could get hitched. Edge. Of. Our. Seats. [People] Keep reading »
“I guess you’ll do.” Are most relationships this…boring? I hope not. But in any case, check out this funny/depressing comic sketch by Cleveland comedian Mike Polk. As an engaged person, none of this resonates with me, aside from the fact that I got engaged on New Years and am getting married in a year and a half. Also, I want several dogs. And M. is from Orlando. Umm, weird. Thankfully, we hate camping. We’re saved! [YouTube via Boinkology] Keep reading »
Do you remember that Sex and the City episode where Samantha’s doctor tells her she might have developed breast cancer because of her “lifestyle choices” (being single and childless). Well, now there’s a study that says happily married adults have lower blood pressure than single people. Don’t take this as an edict to get married, though, because the unhappily married had even worse blood pressure than singles. And if you’re blood pressure’s that much of a problem, have your doc prescribe you something. [Reuters] Keep reading »
A couple who had their first date at a Menards home improvement store in Kearney, NE, got married there on Friday in a kitchen display. Gaylan Whitwer and Francine Brickner-Whitwer remodel homes as a hobby and spend all of their spare time and money at Menards, so they felt it was the perfect place for them to get married. The couple kept the ceremony a secret from family and friends — but a bunch of random people probably walked by as they shopped for pressure-treated pine lumber and the like. [AP] Keep reading »
This week everyone is talking about leap year day and women proposing. The March 10th issue of Us Weekly discusses female celebrities who proposed to their men — though they didn’t necessarily wait for a leap year to do it. Halle Berry proposed to David Justice in 1992. Britney Spears proposed to Kevin Federline in 2004. Pink proposed to Carey Hart in 2005. Are ya seeing a pattern? Keep reading »
There was a new player on the NBA court, but her game isnâ€™t basketball. During halftime at a Rocketâ€™s game, her man got on bended knee to propose. As he tried to score his lady mid-court, even the announcers joked that she just had to say yes while theyâ€™re in public and could then change her mind after. But unfortunately, she must not have heard them because she totally blocked his pass. As she ran off the court to the sound of the stadium booing her, he kissed his beer. Poor guy! Whereâ€™s the ref when you need to call a foul?! [You Tube: NBA Marriage Proposal]
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Here’s how I thought being engaged would make me feel: OLD. Here’s how being engaged really makes me feel: like I’m in on the funniest inside joke ever. Two of the most opposite people on the planet, at least on the surface, are in it for the long haul. Who would have thunk it?
I’m not going to go into the details of my engagement because I don’t think it matters, and, besides, wouldn’t that be a bit braggy? The truth is, as elated as I am to be taking the next step in my relationship and as spring chicken-like as I still feel, thank God, I wasn’t always so convinced that marriage was for me.
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