Wow, look at that. John and I made it through two years of marriage without cheating on each other. Someone should probably give us a medal.
But seriously, doesn’t everything about Ashley Madison make marriage sound awful?
As a married person, I can’t help but be interested in the Ashley Madison scandal (even if I find the privacy invasion more than a little disconcerting). It’s heartbreaking to hear stories of spouses who have been betrayed by their significant other, and also fascinating to read various reasons why some individuals digitally invest in finding an affair. It’s also made me furious to read about Christian leaders who thought they could pull the “I’m forgiven, therefore there are no consequences” card when their Ashley Madison accounts were revealed.
If you based your opinion about marriage on what you hear in the news then you might think that it’s a pretty terrible deal. That’s why, for this post, I’m giving you 4 reasons why marriage is da bomb.
1) Someone always has your back
I have a lot of examples of this in our short marriage. John has served as my excuse to get out of lame events, and he has come along with me when there was no way out. We tag team in social conversations. We help each other out with jobs and homework and balancing life in between it all.
Today especially, I was reminded how lucky I am.
For the past few months I’ve been running a summer kids program. Today was our wrap-up party and John agreed to come help by leading some field games. As I was struggling to check in nearly 200 kids (while also coordinating food and drinks) I looked up and saw this.
Even with their faces censored out this photo makes me laugh!
Seeing a mob of children chase my husband made me smile, not just because it was hilarious, but also because they were having so much fun. John is so great with kids, and today he saved my butt. He made a mediocre party into a party they will all remember. I mean, how often do you get to chase a guy around a field trying to stomp on a piñata? Continue reading
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GORDON: The GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAL of today’s topic is to discuss sports, ladies and gentlemen- which I thought appropriate, considering the devastating defeat of Brazil at the hands of Germany.
KAT: Yeah, it was a real blitzkrieg.
Are you a sports guy Gordon?
GORDON: Classy, Kat. Bring up the darkest and most shameful elements of German history on this, their proudest day.
But to answer the question, no, not at all. I’ve always been an adherent of the belief that if you’re not playing it, it’s probably not all that interesting.
KAT: My apologies to all my fellow Germans out there.
And yes, I think you are really on to something there. The only sport I’ve enjoyed watching at all is soccer and that’s just because I’ve played it (terribly, but I did play) so I understand (most of) the rules.
So, did you actually watch any of the games in the World Cup?
GORDON: None whatsoever.
I did follow it a little bit, but only to gauge the reactions of average Americans to the comparative success of the team. This has probably been the most invested the American public has been in the sport.
Or anything, really.
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Today is an exciting day for fans of the Toronto Blue Jays. Not only does it mark their first game of the season, it marks the first game of a season predicted to be one that gives the team a shot at World Series. As a Torontonian [and someone who watches a fair amount of Major League Baseball when my granddad has it on after dinner] this should be nothing but good news.
Until I saw a commercial for today’s game.
See, the Blue Jays will be playing the Cleveland Indians. On the right is their team logo.
Now, I have seen and been offended by a lot of racist things, but the fact that Cleveland’s Major League Baseball team chooses to represent themselves with a grinning Native American caricature named, I kid you not, “Chief Wahoo” ranks very high up there. Continue reading
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