Thursday, December 27, 2012

Wedded Bliss or Wedded Mess?

Only optimists choose to have home births.

This has been my long held opinion. I have even gone so far as saying that people who opt for home births are the most optimistic people on the planet. I'm amending my statement. The most optimistic people on the planet are:
a. people who choose to have home births, and
b. Kate Winslet.

I'm choosing to see Winslet's choice to marry for the third time in less than fifteen years -- to a man named Ned RocknRoll -- as optimistic. Not naive. Not foolhardy. Not setting oneself up for failure. Not suffering-from-Elizabeth-Taylor-syndrome.

I'm being very charitable.

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  1. Ned RocknRoll? Will she be taking his last name, d'ya think?

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  2. In related news, our optimistic Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire will be going on a space trip! A star trek, if you will. Her heart will surely be broken, but perhaps that hurts less at zero g.

    It's kind of like having a home birth but also having gobs and gobs of money to build a hospital around your home.

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    1. After carefully considering your comment I have decided that I would change my name to Nan RocknRoll in exchange for a trip on Richard Branson's rocket ship. And lets just be 100% clear: THAT IS NOT A METAPHOR. But yes, in exchange for a trip into space I would give myself a silly last name like Mr Branson's nephew. But I would NOT marry three times. Not to different men, anyway.

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  3. I missed that bit of news. Optimistic indeed.

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    1. Evidently Leonardo DiCaprio gave her away AND they didn't tell any of their family for several weeks. I think that last bit is the strangest bit of all. But maybe her family operates on a quota system & she's maxed out the amount of marital good will her family has to offer.

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  4. A dear friend of mine is pregnant. And all about natural birth home birth and thinking getting drugged up at a hospital is a totally evil way to go. And I think she's nuts. I *may* have enjoyed my epidural a little too much......

    As far as wedding bliss, I'm thinking a marriage per decade is a good way to go. I already had my marriage in my 20's, therefore I can't even THINK about doing it again for another 3 years. Thank god that's settled and I can now be guilt-free in my ignoring the sometimes less than subtle family hints about how I should be 'dating' and other such bullshit.

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    1. With my 2nd son I asked for some pain relief (a small country hospital so all they had on hand was a narcotic) and the doctor said I didn't need it because I was doing well with the pain. So I said, "In that case I want an IOU for when this kid hits puberty and I need some escapism. Otherwise you could give it to me now. I'm bored and only 6 cm dilated and being trippy would help pass the time." The doctor was not amused.

      What gets me about Winslet's wedding/marriage/divorce time table is that in the span of her three marriages: I've had one.

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