3 Weddings to Attend in 2007

Not including my own. This is the year of weddings. X and I attended a wedding in Baltimore this past February. Our next weddings will be in Salt Lake City and Portland - in June 07. We just had brunch with friends at Microsoft who have set their date for Aug. 18 and they will be getting married in Edmonds, WA. X and mine's is set for Sep. 1 and I need to send a Save the Date email soon.


Is He The One?

Engagement 101 will help you decide at this late-stage. I found out about the existence of this magazine from Dan Savage who has the complete quiz on the slog. I had to feature the cover though - the cover groom and bride are sporting looks from the International Male and Chadwick's of Boston catalogues. Mind you, this is the premiere issue - things can only get worse.


Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield

Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten ,yeah

I think this theme song for The Hills is a perfect intro for the series. Just as with the opening music to the OC, though, the anticipation built from the theme is better than the episode that follows.

Wedding Date

X and I are thinking of September 1 for the wedding date. But, my father wants to consult a Hindu priest to vet the date. The propitiousness of the date will be determined by X and mine's birthdays (i.e. astrology). Apparently, the most popular date for most couples this year though is 7/7/07:
That's because that date -- the almost numerically perfect 7/7/07 -- is being sought after by couples around the country as the ideal day for a wedding. More than 31,000 couples have already signed up with theknot.com, a wedding-planning Web site, saying they plan to marry that day, a figure that is roughly triple the number for any other Saturday that month -- and nearly 20,000 more than the number of couples who got married on the corresponding weekend a year earlier.
From "A Date with Destiny" in the 3/2 edition of the New York Times.


Love and Marriage

Love and marriage, love and marriage
Go together like a horse and carriage

I remember these lyrics from the theme song to the old Fox sitcom, "Married With Children". According to a recent Washington Post article(via the Seattle Times) though, married couples with children occupy fewer than 1 in 4 households. An interesting corollary is that, "the culture is shifting, and marriage has almost become a luxury item, one that only the well educated and well paid are interested in."


For Whom the Bells Toll

Though it's receiving lukewarm reviews for a David Kelley show premiering after "American Idol", I will definitely check out the premiere episode of "The Wedding Bells" and decide for myself whether it's worth space on our DVR.


Knickers in a Twist No More

One of my favorite columns over the past couple of years has been Knickers in a Twist in The Stranger, an alternative weekly here in Seattle. It documents the relationship between Lippy and his longtime girlfriend Mizzi. Lippy did a great job of writing about the humdrum of life in a twosome. A week ago he penned his last column. I'll miss it.