Jan. 11th, 2010

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Stop talking incessantly about your wedding, Engaged Friends. Yes, we all realize it's a very important event in your life. But The Wedding has suddenly become your life. Every phone call, every text message, every status update is about The Wedding. Place settings, favor choices, wedding "colors", who on your guest list is allowed to bring a date ("Only other engaged friends and people in REALLY SERIOUS relationships!"), and who isn't ("Everyone else!"). I mean, Christ, I even got a Christmas card this year that was a lot of garble about The Wedding, and then had a teeny tiny "Merry Christmas!" tacked at the bottom.

Engaged Friends, it does not have to be this way. Why, I have several friends who are engaged and are still perfectly capable of, you know, having a life separate of The Wedding. We can go to a bar and talk for hours and have The Wedding not even come up. Some of these people are even on this blogroll. Let them be an example to you, Engaged Friends, of how it is COMPLETELY POSSIBLE to talk about things like white dresses and reception locations while ALSO talking about things like grad school, awesome new recipes you've tried, and the crazy life one can live in this great city of ours.

Maybe I'm overly sensitive to all this stuff because I've reached my mid-to-late 20's and suddenly this is all everyone is doing, pairing up, and so this is what everyone wants to talk about, and I'm simply burnt out on it. Please understand, Engaged Friends; I care about you, we were friends before you decided to be a Legal Pairing, and we will be friends after. But if we're still talking about The Wedding by this time in 2011, I'm going to unfriend you, unfollow you, and make sure to leave your spouse's name off of our yearly Christmas card. I want you to be happy. I just want to talk about something else (ANYthing else) for a while.

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