The Lohans have had a big week. First the reality show (Living Lohan) premiered. Then Michael Lohan said some dumb stuff. Then Lindsay got engaged to Samantha Ronson. Then Michael Lohan said some dumb stuff. We can't wait for a family reunion. MTV, E!, and VH1, open your pocket books.
Think Miranda in Sex and the City, for example, who wore black to her garden wedding in the show's sixth season, not caring to promote a false sense of virginal purity with her son and seasons of bed partners in tow. Color has slowly been working its way onto wedding dresses, in the form of sashes or trim. Ever the trend setter, Gwen Stefani wore a white-and-rose-colored Galliano gown for her 2002 wedding to fellow rocker Gavin Rossdale (pictured above, courtesy of wedlog.instablogs.com). Now, brides are making statements with entire gowns--and websites devoted to them--in red.
A couple of different cases of dangerous aphrodisiacs in New York City. First, a dude died from ingesting toad venom for it's purported sexual powers. And second, the FDA has discovered that some of the pills on the convenience store counter may actually work. Maybe too well.
Is traditional marriage really on its last legs these days? Hell, I don't know. But I do know this: Ideas and suggestions for couples interested in an alternative to life-long monogamy seem to be all around us in the 21st century. I think that's a good thing, and I think it's an honest way to begin a life-long partnership.
As a modern working girl, I feared dependency on a man. I assumed my romantic affairs would verge on pathetic before the perfect match showed up to accept my neurotic tendencies. I'd also learned from my screen heroes, who all dated for sport, that I'd be searching until at least the next decade to find Mr. Big. Even after I'd met Zach I refused to turn into Charlotte. Her goody two-shoes ways and lack of career ambition aggravated me, but I was no longer Samantha with a different guy every night. And that was OK. Just like the women in the upcoming Sex and the City movie, who developed throughout the six seasons we watched them, I had to balance my love of independence with my need for monogamy.