Yesterday morning, the Casey Anthony trial took a stunning turn when the jury declared her "not guilty" of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee Anthony. While the case had more to do with motherhood and domestic dysfunction than relationships, per se, Anthony's late-night excursions with her boyfriend have contributed to the nationwide outrage over what is perceived to be a faulty verdict. Several readers online say that she should be charged with neglect, at the very least. What kind of mother shacks up with a man while her child is missing?
Dr. Neil Clark Warren, clinical psychologist and founder of the online dating site eHarmony, posted some interesting advice for lovers on Huffington Post today in an article, On Second Thought, Don't Get Married: "More than 2 million couples will get married in the United States this year alone. Several hundred thousand of these couples should reconsider, postpone their weddings or not get married," he says.
This week we learned that you should never date a guy with bad teeth whose ring finger is the same length as his index finger, especially if you have a thin upper lip.
With each new sex scandal splashed across headlines, it's become impossible to hide from the realities of marriage, i.e., monogamy is hard. And with so many high-profile persons seemingly shirking fidelity, it's easier for couples unsatisfied in their relationship to start wondering if these cheating politicians just may have the right idea. It's these concerns and questions that The New York Times Magazine took on when reaching out to leading sex-advice columnist, Dan Savage for their recent exploration of monogamy and marriage.
Honey Davenport was in character, performing his usual set at a Manhattan drag bar. Clad in a rainbow leotard and platform heels, he took a swig of his drink and ripped off his wig—sweaty and exhausted from the hourlong performance. Suddenly cheers erupted: New York's state legislature had legalized same-sex marriage, and on the eve of gay-pride weekend. Davenport's boyfriend made his way to the stage and got down on one knee. "Will you marry me?" he asked.
Who knew that online dating got its start in the 1960s on New York's Upper East Side? Project TACT, the first-ever computer matchmaking system, was designed by New York accountant Lewis Altfest and his friend Robert Ross. The two were inspired by the Parker Pen Pavilion they came across at New York's World Fair in 1964, where a giant computer selected pen pals for anyone who wanted one. All they had to do was "fill out a questionnaire, feed it into the machine, and almost instantly received a card with the name and address of a like-minded participant in some far-flung locale—your ideal match." Sound familiar?
It seems like everything that we moms do is subject to intense scrutiny and judged by the "good-mom-eter." If we dare stray from the straight and narrow we are automatically cast aside as evil women who are neglectful at best, abusive for sure and likely to end up having to pay for years of therapy.
Every relationship comes to a crossroads when both people have to decide what type of commitment they want, if at all. Some of us have clear rules and don't waste time playing around any longer than three months; while, others hang on for years. But, there is no need to squander precious time with someone who isn't ready to step up.
Really, this burger recipe is my take on the Juicy Lucy which is what a burger stuffed with cheese is commonly called. I've added a little heat with the inclusion of jalapenos and cayenne into the meat, opted for an English Muffin instead of the usual bun, and topped it off simply with a slice of ripe tomato. So, now it's the Juicy Lucca, although she wasn't allowed to have any because it has onions in it. Obviously, you can adjust this recipe so that it's for as many people as you want, but in true Random Single Gal Recipe style—and considering it's Independence Day—the following is if you're just cooking for one. (Also, as I live in an apartment with no outdoor space, it's also tailored to a stovetop griddle pan.) Happy 4th of July!
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