Monday, October 10, 2005

Next weekend, Hal and I will be heading downeast again. Though the forecast isn't looking at all good this week, I do hope that it'll clear up a little bit for the wedding we're attending, at least.

As those of you who know me may already know, I'm not a fan of weddings. I understand that now, more than ever perhaps, a show of commitment is an important thing. I am just not into the ostentation that surrounds most of these events. Especially with a divorce rate currently standing at over 50%. Sometimes I think I might prefer funerals, as I'm dead certain that I'm not going to have to attend a second one of those for anybody.

4 comments:

nappy40 said...

I'm with you. I'm not crazy about the idea of being/getting married, but commitment is wonderful.

Nick said...

There of course is a much more scary statistic...

50% of marriages end in death!

Be said...

Nappy: Commitment certainly is a nice thing if you can find it. I'd rather be honestly committed to someone and live in sin than go through the whole cinderella dress/feeding a crowd and crate & barrel registry for the sake of being married, however.

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Nick: a sobering statistic indeed. All the more reason to stay single. Yeah. (snort)

nappy40 said...

I was never one of the girls who dreamed of marriage and read the wedding mags. I have a cousin who used to drool over those mags with the dresses and flowers, Ugh!

I once came close to getting married and he was the one who wanted all the pomp and circumstance. I wanted to ask a judge friend and have a fancy dinner at home with 10-12 close friends. He said no way. He wanted his white wedding complete with $30,000 tag. Had to impress the family, you see. Jerk.