Tuesday, August 22, 2006


"People that meet their spouse in college should have to pay money into a fund for those of us that do not."

I love this quote. I read it in a book earlier this spring (the name of which has eluded me) but the fact of the matter is: It's so true! For a while I thought the "fund" was intended for us single people to go out and have fun, but now I understand the underlying and true meaning of the fund.

I have been overwhelmed lately with setting up house. NOW I GET why people LOVE to get married right out of college - your secret's out, married people! You don't have to buy crap for your house! Everyone gives you brand new stuff that YOU get to pick out! This is brilliant. I've had an inkling to go start my own registry for upcoming holidays (Christmas, birthday... I guess neither of those are really 'upcoming' but oh well). That way, instead of me going out and buying a pots or pans or wine glasses, YOU PEOPLE (er... my mom and dad) can get them for me, saving me the money and the time! This is not as zany as it sounds. One of my sorority sisters actually did this. At the time I thought she was being funny but now I see that she was being PRACTICAL. I should have jumped on the bandwagon sooner because I just bought sheets and a down comforter and I know for a fact that people register for those and throw showers JUST for brides and grooms to receive those. See, if I'd registered, for graduation or my birthday I could've gotten people to get that kind of stuff for me. Maybe I'll just throw myself a housewarming party. Bring me something! Or a "Pounding" party where everyone brings me a pound of something that I need. I still need more towels, if anyone is feeling generous. For now, I will just continue to use my family's hand-me-downs as well as all of the pink and purple and lime crap that I bought for my dorm room because I thought those colors were awesome but turns out they SCREAM adolescence. I wish someone had told me that before I raced out and bought pink and purple and lime and yellow EVERYTHING - plates, cups, curtains, trashcan, mousepad, lamp, sheets... my dorm room in college looked like a Crayola box threw up on it.

On a totally unrelated subject - well not really, since I was kind of talking about people getting married while they are young - am I the only one who was hoping Jessica and Nick would win Female/Male "Hotties" (I hate that word) of the Year at the Teen Choice Awards, so they would have had to get on stage at the same time and give dual acceptance speeches? That would have been hilarious. Oh well. There's always next year.


  1. i totally agree. i mean... i could use a full place setting and a some 450 thread count sheets for free.

    oh wait, i'm sorry. i'm not getting married so i don't deserve to be bought anything. how stupid of me to forget!

  2. Well unmarried people, the married people will eventually furnish you with the same gifts, so who would pay the fund? I think it's a sound idea, but maybe the fund should come from somewhere else. From big oil profits perhaps?


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