Twenty Two: Part Two.

Guys, I know I already posted today, but I'm doing it again. I have to be honest...I wrote this rant last week and then took it down yesterday, because I didn't want to hear the backlash. While the issue I discussed in my first rant really does annoy me, there's something that annoys me even more:


Shut the fuck up. Shut the fuck up. Shut the fuck up.

I used to think I was the only one who cringed at that word, then I discovered the My Friends are Married tumblr and my life changed forever. All of the things that are running through my head when someone is talking about their engagement/wedding/pregnancy are expressed via this amazing corner of the Internet.

About a month ago I was out to eat with a group of friends and I was the only single person at the table. Everyone else was either married, engaged, or pregnant. It was rough, but thankfully we were at Chili's and the waitress/bartender know to keep my CL Smooths topped off.

Before anyone gets pissy - let me say this - I'm truly happy for anyone who is getting married. I am. In fact, I am always happy for a friend when something good happens to them - be it a new job, a rock on their finger, or a seed planted...I'm happy. I am.

But I don't want to hear about it 24/7. I don't want to talk about it 24/7. Or at all, if I'm being honest.

I understand that it's your special day, but that's just it's your special day. And while I'd love to share in it in any way that I can (mostly in the form of open bar, which typically leads to the dance floor) I don't don't need a play by play of your meeting with the caterer. I just don't.

But there's really no escaping it, is there? Even if I stopped blogging, deleted my Pinterest account - don't get me started on Pinterest and their new private boards aka boards for single women who want to pin all things wedding with no shame - ANYWAY, even without that, I would still have IRL friends who are getting married. That's just how life is, right? It reminds me of a Sex & the City quote:

"Think about it...if you are single, after graduation there isn't one occasion where people celebrate you. Hallmark doesn't make a, 'Congratulations, you didn't marry the wrong guy' card. And where's the flatware for going on vacation alone?"

I've made jokes before that my goal in life is to never be in a wedding, not even my own. I mean it. Even when I was in a long-term, committed relationship...on the cusp of "the ask" ...I didn't want a wedding. There's a huge part of me that just can't get on board with them.

So, if I ever find myself with a new piece of jewelry on my left hand, I will do what considerate people do...I will elope. You're welcome.

End rant.