“Those of us who choose not to settle in hopes of finding a soul mate later are almost like teenagers who believe they’re invulnerable to dying in a drunk-driving accident. We lose sight of our mortality. We forget that we, too, will age and become less alluring. And even if some men do find us engaging, and they’re ready to have a family, they’ll likely decide to marry someone younger with whom they can have their own biological children. Which is all the more reason to settle before settling is no longer an option.”—
I think this is AWFUL and un-true. The kinds of men who bullshit around until they are older (ie, George Clooney) will ALWAYS marry someone younger. I think those men aren’t the types that those of us who don’t and WON’T EVER feel the pressure to settle down, aren’t the type of men we’d want anyways.
Hmm. thats exactly what I wanted to read while at my computer planning my own wedding to a slightly older man (a year and a half, big whoop). I could pretend to be depressed, but I wont. Not all men are like this (thank god), but I do agree with the tumblina above, men who bullshit around will always go for the younger woman. Those of us who dont feel the pressure to settle down will look at that kind of man (and their ever present arm candy) and mark that one down as one to avoid. Contrary to what most men believe, women arent creators of drama (well most of the time) and we’ll avoid the kind of men that will bring it into our lives. (via katysaidso)
I think I mentioned this earlier, but my boyfriend proposed to me so now we’re engaged. I honestly couldnt have been happier until we actually sat down and wrote out a list of everything that had to be done and paid for. It was really pretty staggering to be honest. When my brother and my sister-in-law were married, their wedding was so simple and beautiful that I hadnt really thought about all the planning that went on “backstage”. How the hell they managed to keep it under $5,000, I have no idea but whatever trick they used…I want to know. They should really market it or something, make a little money saving parents from bankruptcy everywhere… Anyway…He and I bit the bullet and decided that we should start to plan this sucker if we want to get on with it. It’s not that he and I are looking forward to a wedding with dread or anything, we’ve just been together for so long that it feels like we’re already married. We dont want to spend thousands of dollars just to validate what we feel we already have. So, I think we’re leading more towards a wedding in July. Something casual but nice, kind of bohemian/beachy. Or atleast thats what I see in my head when I think of our wedding. I dont know about him…he’d probably show up in jeans and a nice shirt if he had his way. Eh, maybe that’s not so bad, more money for the honeymoon…haha ; )
I suppose it’s my own fault for checking and not making sure but…
Maybe I should rewind and explain. I have a portfolio due tomorrow for my Modern Furniture and Architecture class and I have no ink in my printer for me to print everything out on. I put everything together on Word so its ready to be printed and everything but, I have no ink. Did I mention it’s due tomorrow morning?
“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone elses opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”—Oscar Wilde. This is probably one of my most favorite quotes…It reminds me that trying to be like someone else isnt necessarily a bad thing, but you lose yourself in the process. For me, the cost is too much to bear.
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There’s a total lunar eclipse tonight for all us western hemispherians! The “Main Event” begins tonight at 9:01 CT which translates to 8:01 p.m. MT,7:01 p.m. PT, and 10:01 ET.
Also! This eclipse comes with a very rare bonus feature. During tonight’s eclipse you’ll be able to see the planet Saturn and that very bright bluish star Regulus. These three cosmic objects will form a broad triangle in the night sky, with Saturn positioned just above and to the left of the moon’s center and Regulus sitting just above and to the right. Tonight’s cosmic events are appearing in rare form tonight so be on the look out because, honestly, what human isnt utterly fascinated with the stars?
…I’ve been really out of it these past couple days. I havent had much of an inclination to write or blog or photograph or paint. I havent had the drive to do much of anything recent, since I was sick actually. I’ve just been truckin’ along working on my portfolio (which is no where near done by any means).
I decided this past summer that I want to go into design, specifically Interior Design. I’ve made a friend on my stylefeeder who’s an interior designer out of New York who’s been giving me tips and information. Hell, she even gave me scholarship information and offered to let me use her as a recommendation. Anyway, I’ve been looking at this school called Columbus College of Art & Design. Apparently its pretty darn good, right up there with FIT in New York and FIDM in California…and a lot less expensive too. Which is always a good thing since I dont want to be in debt until I’m 80 because my college education was more expensive than it really should have been.
I requested a few days ago to have more information sent to me, so we’ll see how that goes. In the meantime I’ve been working on my project for the FIDM admission process. Its really time consuming, finding the right fabric, the right paint, the right wood, the right funiture. Then actually drawing the floor plan and 3D perspective.
I’m definately not looking forward to Valentines Day this year. It makes me want to pop a prozac (if I had any in the first place) and go cloister myself in some dark, dank room away from all the nauseatingly pepto-bismol pink hearts and candies.
So then you all say, “But why are so you so down about V-Day Kate-ums? You have a boyfriend.” and then I say, “Because last year said boyfriend sent his best friend 2 dozen white roses (her fave) to her class so she’d get them infront of everyone… and I didnt even get a measly ’Happy Valentines’. I’m still a bit bitter about it and I’m anticipating a repeat of last year.”
All the girls are talking in class about how their boyfriends did or are doing something super romantic and special for them on V-Day and it makes me want to stab my eyes repeatedly with a dull, rusty spork.
I’ve been down for the count for the past two days, complete and total KO. Today’s been the first day that my fever’s been under 102 (its currently 101.5). I’ve had no energy whatsoever to do anything…and yet I still managed to drag my sorry butt out of bed to take my first test in my Renaissance to Modern Art class. My sister-in-law, who works at my college, was sweet enough to drive out of her way to chauffer me around. Then my brother used up his lunch break to take me home…
I cant guarantee I passed, but…its a good thing we have our lowest test grade taken off. Pretty sweet deal huh? Lucky me.
The answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything is...
I’m having a weird kind of day. Its one of those where you doubt the decisions you’ve made over the past couple months (or years) and think about what kind of life you might have had had you done one thing instead of another or said “yes” instead of “no” (or vice versa). Typically I’m a “live in the moment” kind of girl, but sometimes, just sometimes I stress about things I know I shouldnt (since its not like I can rewind time and make different choices). I wish the ultimate question to life, the universe, and everything could simply be 42, but it isnt. I think, in a way, its managing to live with what you have and be happy that its not as bad as it could be. Some people just cant do it and I dont blame them. When you’re a dreamer like myself, its hard to be content with what you have, always wanting more, looking for the “bigger and better” out of life, and wishing you had the means to get where you want to go.
If only I could say exactly what I wanted to say when I wanted to say it. If only I could get enough sleep to actually feel refreshed during the week. If only I could keep up with my homework. If only I could teleport. If only I could have exactly the type of food I was craving when I was craving it If only I could fly. If only I could have unlimited funds to shop for everything I wanted. If only I could not have night classes. If only I could stretch out the day when I needed to and shorten it whenI needed to. If only I could know EXACTLY what I should do at all times. If only I had enough wisdom to be strong and confidant in all my decisions. If only…
Yeah, I have alot of “If onlys” too…I bet someone would make millions by writing a self-help book to knock off atleast some of them. I’d definately read it…
I would really like to start a low-pressure, Tumblr-based book club (with an invitation extended to any non-Tumblr friends that you might want to ask to join). We would pick a book and meet up in New York for coffee once a month to talk about it. If you don’t live in New York but would like to take part, perhaps we start a group Tumblelog to provide a conversation spot for the book at hand.
Anyone game? If so email me, or reblog this and let me know!
YES! I would love to start a sort of book club! I have a lot of good books up in the ol noggin and on my shelf that I have to get through. Count me in. This is such a good idea. UPDATE: via tumblr, of course. I’m not NYC-based.
- I love this idea…I’d be in. - claudiacatalina
i have wanted to be in a book club for the longest time. great idea…via tumblr, of course, since i’m in DC.
This sounds like such a great idea! I have always wanted to be in a book club and this would be very convenient. I love to read and discussing them makes the reading so much more worthwhile. I would also have to do it via tumblr since I also live in D.C. I can’t wait!
im down for a book club! im addicted to reading and im alwasys on tumblr.