St. Patty's Day, 3 engagements and an anniversary
Friend Stac called last week to tell me that her and boyfriend Jay got engaged over last weekend. (No plans for the date--some time next year). I was very happy for her, etc. Then this weekend upon seeing my friend A.E., I learned that she and her boyfriend George had also just gotten engaged. (This wedding is scheduled for December!) Both girls are part of a group of college friends that we all call the 7 North Ladies since we met while all living on the 7th floor of the same dorm. I was a junior and the other 4 girls were freshman. Justine, another of the 7 North girls is getting married in July--so for those of you keeping track that is 3 engaged, two not. Of the not's, myself and Beck, Beck is in year 2 of a relationship...You do the math--I am going to be the last one to tie the proverbial knot, if I ever choose to do so.
As if I wasn't feeling old enough already and hearing the tick tock of my ovary clocks, I received an email this morning from my friend CatholicLand announcing his engagement to his girlfriend. HOLY CATS! This is what I get for saying to myself the other day, "hmm, man, I haven't been to a wedding in so long."
It is in all this feeling old-edness that I forgot that I celebrated my one year anniversary for my Blog. My first entries were posted 3/16/2007, my first ever being "The Frankie Avalon Question." And, so, for those handful of faithful readers--THANKS!
So, celebrating a holiday that allows for drunkeness and people "dressed" like Leprachauns, and with all these engagements on my mind, I thought I would find a funny quote from one of my favs: "Four Weddings and a Funeral," which includes a Scotsman (close to Irishman...?) and weddings.
Mrs. Beaumont: Are you married?
Mrs. Beaumont: Are you a lesbian?
Fiona: Good lord! What makes you ask that?
Mrs. Beaumont: Well, it is one of the possibilites for unmarried girls nowadays, and it's rather more interesting than saying, "Oh dear, never met the right chap," eh?
Fiona: Quite right. Why be dull?
Mrs. Beaumont: Thank you. [pause]
Fiona: The truth is... well, the truth is, I have met the right person, and he's not in love with me, and until I stop loving him, no one else really has a chance.
Mrs. Beaumont: Oh, what a shame.
Fiona: Yes, isn't it? [another pause] I was a lesbian once at school, but only for about fifteen minutes.
~Four Weddings and a Funeral