6.03.2006

Plants!


I bought a plant today. I'm not sure why I'm so exited by this, but I am. Especially since I don't actually have to pay for it. I got permission from my landlord to deduct the price of it from my rent check. I got a red Passiflora vine. It's also known as a passion flower. I got to see a purple one, and thinking on it, I'm not really sure why I didn't buy the purple one, except I wanted something brighter. I think the picture to the left is the one I got, but I'll know better when it flowers.



So we're going to go see X3 tonight. Jessica isn't so excited about it, but I am. I really enjoyed the first 2 and am looking forward to this one. We're going to do dinner, but I'm not sure what or where. We'll figure it out eventually.



Jessica just read me the headline to a story about Bush backing an Amendment to the Constitution defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman. That immensely saddens me. I usually don't get all political etc. with my blog, but I have to rant a little on this. The fact that the US Government is trying to nullify the fact that two people (regardless of their sex) love each other and want to spend the rest of their lives together. If they're going to abolish that part of marriage, then they may as well abolish all marriage. It's not as if it ever actually lasts anymore. I'm jaded I know. Something like 70% of marriages end in divorce, and to me that's just completely sad. People don't make the effort anymore, they expect to be handed everything on a silver platter and when you have two people like that, a relationship doesn't work unless they both learn to give and take. The only marriages that last anymore are throwbacks to the older generation. People in their 60s and 70s. People who are almost married out of habit. Plus it's not like this country has any good examples to follow. The news either reports stuff on politics or who's getting married and divorced in Hollywood (or who's having a baby). It's sad because Hollywood relationships almost never last and that's the example that the rest of the nation follows. People look up to movie and sports stars and they're constantly cheating and fooling around and getting divorced. Or at least that's what the news and tabloids would have us believe. Will Smith is still happily married to Jada Pinkett Smith. Tom Hanks is considered a family man, but do we hear about them and their families in the tabloids? No, of course not. There's no scandal there. There's nothing interesting there to publish.



Question of the Day: What's your marital status? Single? Married? Divorced? Separated? Living with Someone?

2 comments:

Meridith said...

I am happily married. I met Jay about 5 years ago, and we've been married for 4 1/2 of that. I told Jay I'll never divorce him, if I hate him enough to do that, I'll stay and make his life miserable. LOL!

BlueCoder said...

Please don't get me started on the whole intellectual concept of marriage. If two people commit to each other, either they do or they don't. A piece of paper has no say in what is in a persons heart.

How does it go... I'd rather stay and be miserable with you, than happy and without you. Why? Because I love you!