Thursday, July 16, 2009

20 Things Every Woman Should Do Before Marriage

I lifted this from Sara's Blog.
  1. Live by herself for at least a year. Done!
  2. Live with someone else for at least a year. Yep
  3. Recover from a broken heart. Done, done and done.
  4. Have a vacation fling. Oh, yeah. BTDT
  5. Take a road trip with a group of girlfriends. There was the trip to Mexico which resulted in me being held at the border for no ID. I'd left it in the hotel in the good ol' US of A.
  6. Relish sleeping in a queen sized bed by yourself. I still relish that, when I can get a nap alone. Otherwise I'm all for snuggle bunnying.
  7. Get her finances in order. Hmm. Did this with help. Thanks, Jaime!
  8. Learn to love her body. Finally do, jiggly bits and all.
  9. Have sex with at least one person she'd never want to marry (or introduce to mom). I plead the fifth.
  10. Find reliable birth control. Yeah, I have a surprise son.
  11. Pay off as much credit card debt and student loans as possible. Do you know how long it's been since I was in school?
  12. Spend way too much on something frivolous. I've done this way too many times.
  13. Exorcise all past relationship demons. It took a bushel of sage for smudging and several gallons of holy water but I've finally purged the ghosts of relationships past.
  14. Travel somewhere exotic. Does Cancun & Cozumel count? Or Yellowstone?
  15. Establish a strong circle of friends. My friends ROCK!!!
  16. Forgive her parents for not being perfect. Yes, I did.
  17. Have at least one night she can't quite remember. Just one?
  18. Experience some really bad first dates. Jaime+quesadillas=sour cream in moustache doesn't quite top the "warm from my balls" guy*.
  19. Find hobbies that fulfill her. Finding the time for my hobbies is the new quest.
  20. Celebrate her 25th birthday. Do they make you wait until 26 to get married now? I've done that and celebrated 30, 35 and 40...will be celebrating 42 on Sunday.

*Worst bad date ever involved a man who, while going into the movie theater, offered me a handful of starlight mints. I declined, and as he was stuffing them into his pockets he said "I know, you want one later, when they're warm from my balls." After throwing up a bit in my mouth, I politely replied "I didn't want to know you had balls." Never went out with him again.

1 comment:

alice said...

Great list and great blog!