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Brides’ Quiz

There is a fun quiz over on Brides.com that is worth taking.  You can find out “what kind of bride you are”.

According to Brides.com, I am a glamour Bride.

GlamourBride

Me thinks they are correct.  I guess I need to buy that fur stole I’ve been thinking about…

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I’m a Fox

No – I don’t mean that I’m super hot. I’m actually comparing myself to the fox of the ancient Greek Parable by Archilochus. Here is some background.

I was doing an internet search for marriage advice and came across several sites that mentioned this parable. It goes like this, “The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.” An essay by Isaiah Berlin breaks it down even further. Berlin states, “There exists a great chasm between those, on one side, who relate everything to a single central vision… and, on the other side, those who pursue many ends, often unrelated and even contradictory… The first kind of intellectual and artistic personality belongs to the hedgehogs, the second to the foxes.” I get it and I think I’m a fox. FH is more of a hedgehog.

Marriage Coach Mort Fertel explains, “Hedgehogs are not simpleminded. On the contrary, their understanding of the world is so profound that they’re able to identify the most fundamental elements. You know, simple but not simplistic.” I do not think in simple terms. I’m constantly worried about this and that. I try to set goals but as soon as I do, I think of another goal I have to set in order to reach the first one, and so on. I often feel better when I pray and realize, “it’s not that complicated”.  FH is so laid back and chill. I’m a bit jealous of that aspect of his personality. I think being with him will certainly help me think more like a hedgehog, which I agree is a less stressful way to get through life and should definitely help with marriage issues or problems that arise.

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I decided to try and track down a funny prenup for Mister to sign. For my 28th birthday, he made me sign a girlfriend contract that was so outrageous and funny. It had me agree to things like letting him go out whenever he wanted and if I ran into an ex, to say things like, my new boyfriend is smarter than you… I signed it but wrote the expiration date for one day later. lol

I only found a few funny ones, but here are the links to them.  It’s a good laugh.  Links below are old so they have been removed.

Bubba’s Handy Dandy Prenuptial Agreement

A humorous prenuptial agreement

Wifely Expectations Contract (this one is just crazy)

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I love Martha Stewart but I find it a tad hypocritical of the Today Show to post the following “Eligibility Requirement” for their Today Throws a Martha Stewart Wedding contest:

Each applicant must be of good moral character, must have never been convicted of a crime of any nature (other than moving violations of a misdemeanor type that did not involve personal injury, drugs or alcohol), and must have nothing in their background that would be an embarrassment to NBC News or TODAY (as determined by TODAY, in its sole discretion);

Pretty ironic, huh?

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Wedding Abbreviations

I was clueless as to what most of the abbreviations I keep seeing on wedding sites mean. I knew, MOH and FIL but FI? I didn’t know where that came from. So, I looked it up and found a list of helpful abbreviations and their meanings via ConstantChatter.com.

BM-Bridesmaid or Best Man (depending on the context it’s in)
BTB-Bride to Be
FG – Flower Girl
FOB-Father of the Bride
FOG-Father if the Groom
GM-Groomsman/Groomsmen
MOB-Mother of the Bride
MOG-Mother of the Groom
MOH-Maid of Honor/Matron of Honor (“Maid” for single “Matron” if married)
RB-Ring Bearer
RD-Rehearsal Dinner
BIL-Brother In Law
DIL-Daughter In Law
FBIL-Future Brother In Law
FFIL-Future Father In Law
FH-Future husband
FI-Future In-law/Fiance
FIL-Father in Law
FMIL-Future Mother In Law
FSIL-Future Sister in law
IL-Inlaws
MIL-Mother In Law
SC-Stepchild
SD-Stepdaughter
SIL-Sister In Law/Son In Law
SO-Significant Other
SS-Stepson
EPic-Engagement Pictures
ERing-Engagement Ring

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FH: You know, I’m proud of you.
Me: What did I do?
FH: You’re just so tenacious.
Me: And you are proud of me for that?
FH: Well, yes.
Me: Weirdo! But thanx, babe.

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