Sunday, December 28, 2008

I'm back. You know you missed me.

Holy crap. It's been forever since I posted. I don't think I've gone this long without looking at my blog since like, September.

Hello blog. I've missed you.

Okay. I hope everybody's Christmas was really fun (and if by chance, some random person who doesn't actually celebrate Christmas is reading this...sorry I've probably offended you...I didn't mean it). I know mine was really relaxing and nice.

I was watching Sense and Sensibility the other day, and I started thinking about how, back then, the whole "status" thing really played into who you ended up with (romantically speaking). Elinor and Edward are obviously falling in love in the beginning of the movie, and Edward's sister makes it perfectly clear to Elinor's mom that he has expectations in life about who he's supposed to marry and all that jazz. I thought about it and how sad it is that they had to deal with that. I thought, what if life was still like that? What if people were only allowed to marry someone because of their rank in life? Blah. How bad that would suck.

That'd be kind of sad, too. I had this random thought the other day that maybe I'd end up marrying someone that I settled for. Really, it was a ridiculous thought, but I kind of convinced myself for a little while that that was going to be the case. I convinced myself that really, I was going to end up settling for someone. Like some arranged marriage. Maybe I'd love the guy like, 20 years after the fact.

Now, I realize, that was a completely ridiculous thing to think, so I'm glad that whole rank thing doesn't play a huge part (if it plays a part at all) in our society.

4 comments:

E.m.K. said...

Don't worry, Kayleigh. You're going to choose your own wonderful stunning and studly husband in the future. :) I don't know if you're still up at this point, but I hope all is well! If you need to talk, um, text me first cause my phone is still messed up, but I'm here if you need to talk. Happy New Year!

The Boob Nazi said...

pssssh people still tell me I'll have to settle one day because of unrealistic expectations. I say, screw them!

Kristina P. said...

You know, I really don't know anyone who has settled. And frankly, I think that expectations sort of change when you fall in love.

Adam never went to college. I always thought I would marry someone who graduated from college, but I didn't. However, he is the hardest working man I know, and is a good man. To me, that completely outweighs how much book smarts he has. And he is a smart guy, but he doesn't have a degree behind it. Who cares?

Whitney Leigh said...

Parker's rank in society would be a Baron. I'm sure of it.