What Happened Last Week

I’m sorry for last week—for getting you all excited about my return to “regular” posting only to leaving you hanging with a single, solitary, charming-but-rather-daft post about shower curtains.

The thing is I have this friend. And three months ago she met this guy on the internet (Plenty of Fish of all places…) and now they’re talking about spending the rest of their lives together.

We keep telling her she’s crazy—sure, he’s a great guy, and no, there aren’t any obvious red flags, but isn’t this all a bit premature?

Granted, he has yet to officially ask, and she has yet to officially say “yes,” and they’re having all sorts of sensible discussions about the logistics (the pros and cons of premarital cohabitation, the financial ramifications, the legal) in addition to the implications of “putting a ring on it” (isn’t the whole practice just a bit anti-feminist? A bit Wedding Industrial Complex?) but we’re still rather concerned on her behalf.

Especially because on Thursday morning, after one such discussion (which was less logistical and more romantic than the rest) she accidentally ran a red light on her way to the hardware store.

(She also nearly drove the wrong way down a one way street, at which time it became clear to her that it would be best to avoid driving anywhere for the rest of the day. As such, she proceeded to walk the mile and half to her accountant’s office only to confess upon her arrival—after about 27 blocks of composing poetry in her head and wondering if the sky really was a brighter blue than usual— that she was missing at least 3 of the necessary tax return forms and had failed to even begin calculating her 2014 business expenses.)

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(This, mind you, is what tipped us off. Traffic violations happen, sure—cars have been her “thing”— but an organizational oversight? A mistake of the paperwork variety? Something was definitely up.)

I guess what I’m trying to say is that you’ll have to forgive me for last week. And you’ll have to continue forgiving me for the next few weeks… months… years… because something big is happening.

19 Responses to “What Happened Last Week”

  1. Jerseyite Lurker

    LOL You young people aren’t doing everything in a hurry, now, are you?

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  2. David Quinly

    Sounds like your friend has her head in the clouds… and just maybe, some clouds in her head.

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  3. terrible poker face

    Good God. Please keep us posted as this unfolds. Part of me hopes the best for her and part of me is just cringing for the first shit day they have.

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    • Kat Richter

      Oh they’ve had one, and they had another last night. They’re still both hoping for a few more just to be sure but they’ve lived to tell the tale so far!

      Reply
  4. Apache

    Always remember Katrina!!!!
    The Apache Wedding Blessing (long version)

    Now you will feel no storms, for each of you will be shelter to the other. Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth to the other. Now there is no loneliness, for each of you is companion to the other, You are two persons, but there is one life before you, and one home. Turn together to look at the road you traveled, to reach this—the hour of your happiness. It stretches behind you into the past. Look to the future that lies ahead. A long and winding, adventure-filled road, whose every turn means discovery, new hopes, new joys, new laughter, and a few shared tears. May happiness be your companion, May beauty surround you both in the journey ahead; And through all the years to come. Go this day to your dwelling place and enter into your days together. May your days be good and long upon the earth. Your adventure has just begun!

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  5. Apache

    The Apache Wedding Blessing (long version)

    Now you will feel no storms, for each of you will be shelter to the other. Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth to the other. Now there is no loneliness, for each of you is companion to the other, You are two persons, but there is one life before you, and one home. Turn together to look at the road you traveled, to reach this—the hour of your happiness. It stretches behind you into the past. Look to the future that lies ahead. A long and winding, adventure-filled road, whose every turn means discovery, new hopes, new joys, new laughter, and a few shared tears. May happiness be your companion, May beauty surround you both in the journey ahead; And through all the years to come. Go this day to your dwelling place and enter into your days together. May your days be good and long upon the earth. Your adventure has just begun!

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  6. kayloudee

    I met my partner on Plenty of Fish…granted I only went on it, as a friend had joined it and found it hilarious what some really rude guys were saying, so I went on it to see how ‘bad’ it actually was and to take my mind off the misery I felt being single after a 2 year relationship. I went on dates with 3 different guys, who were awful, then I met my now boyfriend last year in April and we live together now 🙂 good luck to your friend, be more supportive, shes probably just as worried.

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    • Kat Richter

      Wow! Glad to hear that success is indeed possible with POF. I’d always been quite skeptical (was more of a Match.com girl myself…) but I’m becoming quite the believer 🙂

      Reply

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