Wednesday, May 07, 2008

I'm starting this cliche out backwards.

Chick flicks teach us that there are two categories of responses for single women when faced with a wedding: jump in almost to the point of obsession, or bitch--again to the point of obsession. The origin of these actions is, of course, the fact that the woman is tired of being single.



I've tried both approaches. When L got engaged, my family assumed that I'd choose option B (B for bitching), and so I was left alone in glorious single bitterness. Now that Sven is engaged, they've somehow forgotten the lessons learned only a few years ago--keep this editorgirl away from all wedding details, and everything will work out fine. Oddly enough, my grumpiness is no longer chalked up to being single. I have to keep reminding the family (okay, my parents) that I like Sven's betrothed. Who apparently needs a 'nym. She's not Mary Poppins (sigh of relief). She's more. . . should we stick with Disney? Hmm. Actually (moment of inspiration), the girl is reportedly a fan of Audrey Hepburn, so for now she's Miss Doolittle. (There's that thrill of a very complicated inside joke there, which maybe one day I'll share.)



So Sven and Miss Doolittle are getting married at the end of July. And I bounce back and forth between participation and annoyance. But the scales are tipping as not one, but two of my best friends from high school are also taking the marital plunge this summer. I would like to point out, these are my last two high school best (girl) friends who are single with me. And for them, I am putting on the happy face. Hell, for them, I am putting on bridal showers. But I don't know how much of this I can deal with before I crack.



I want the wedding. The wedding, which will hopefully come with a marriage, a boy, and, yes, one hell of a dress. In the meantime, I'm just going to keep watching 27 Dresses because not only is it my life, but James Marsden is adorable (if you're into smart, cynical, indoor guys--which I am). And then I'll watch a whole bunch of action films because there is nothing like a few dozen explosions to clear this wedding crap from my mind.

6 comments:

Mr. Fob said...

I recommend Iron Man.

Special K said...

I suggest "Ronin" (Care of RG)

Anna B said...

and I think James M. is so hot too. there's something about guys named james.

mlh said...

I'm thinking anything with an M-16.




Call me.

mlh said...

Almost every male actor in Knight's Tale is hot.

Ginsberg said...

If it helps at all, e.g., I just became the only unmarried member of my immediate family earlier this month when my little sister (age 22) got married. I understand that you want a wedding, I just hope that you want a boy (maybe you should be looking for a MAN, actually), a marriage, and a dress in that order. . .

I just watched Sky Captain the World of Tomorrow staring Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow. It was pretty great, as escapism goes.

 

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