Tuesday, January 02, 2007

At least my friends aren't knocked-up yet.

I've finally reached the age where my friends are getting married. And that's great, I suppose, for my friends, but it freaks the hell out of me. It's not because the idea of marriage is scary; on the contrary, I want to get married and committment isn't all that terrifying. It's just more frustrating that I'm sitting here, technically single, and everyone's pairing off and planning to breed.

I've gotten emails that read like press releases. There have been MySpace bulletins and Facebook news thread items. There's at least one wedding invitation I'm expecting this year, and another friend getting hitched this fall. I'm expecting other couples I know to get engaged before the year is up. And really, all of this would be fine if everyone didn't get engaged around Christmas time. That just means all of us non-engaged, single folks are bombarded with the good news all at once. Please, people: spread out the proposals!

Seeing friends celebrate engagements makes me wish I wasn't single, but then I realize that I can't honestly wish for a mature relationship with anyone considering last night I ate half a bag of oyster crackers and an entire loaf of French bread.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

well, what does it mean when tons of your freinds are getting married and knock-up? or knocked-up and then married? or just knocked-up? or worse, when your younger sister got married and is planning to get knocked-up? i hate pathetic reminders of my age and egg dying status...

Anonymous said...

Technically single? Does that mean there's someone special in your life?

Troll said...

Look Tyler. I can read right through this facade. Yes "technically" you are single because we are roommates Okay? We've talked and talked about this and no matter how much you beg and plead and make me mix tape after mix tape I'm never going to have those type of feelings for you. I'm sorry.

Love, (but not LOVE love)

Nicole

5 of 9er said...

The grass is always greener on the other side. Ouch Nicole!

Stella said...

Just for the record, you can be in a LTR and still gag at each wedding invitation that comes through the door... Trust me. Although, I guess I'm only gagging because all those people are not me. Le sigh...

Jamie said...

I've been dating the same guy for almost 4 years, and I still vom a little over all the schmaltzy wedding invites that we both get. His friends, my friends, it doesn't matter. Weddings make me laugh because I'm always entertained by what different people find "classy."

And if it makes you feel any better, I had crackers and dip for dinner last night. Oh, and 3 beers. Talk about classy.

nicole said...

Hahaha I just noticed someone left a comment in my name! Isn't that illegal or something, Christina??? Although, that is exactly how I feel, I just didn't want to be a bitch and say it... so thanks!

Love,
the real Nicole/Troll

Sara said...

No worries about dinner choices. I fully intend to eat leftover delivery breadsticks for dinner, even though I'm married and therefore should be eating 3 courses at a candle-lit table.