The Juicy Lucca Burger: Serves one hungry independent woman.
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!
Being the only single -- and oldest -- woman at a fancy bachelorette bash freaked me out.
As I boarded the plane to Las Vegas, I vowed to keep the judgment to a minimum and the laughter to a maximum. I can endure anything for one weekend, I reasoned, taking comfort in the thought that there was no way my cousin’s bachelorette weekend could be as bad as the one in the film "Bridesmaids," as long as I refrained from mixing pills and booze. I reminded myself why I was there: to celebrate the love in my cousin’s life.
I went stag to a bar, but going out without my better half is something we're both completely fine with. We trust each other implicitly, and if my man wants to stay home on a Friday night because his brain is absolutely pooped while I'm amped to pay a visit to the local watering hole, then we should be able to. In fact, we are able to.
Fight off codependence with these 20 solo activities to do even when you're coupled up.
We love our partners. We really do. I mean, that's why we promised not to canoodle with anyone else while we seeing each other. (Talk about sacrifice.) But there's only so many nights we can stand hanging out with our "couple friends," sipping wine and sampling cheeses. We don't want to be one of those people who starts dating someone only to morph into a two-person unit, while our single friends disappear one by one. To fight off codependence, we've compiled a list of 20 things to do without your significant other. Things that will make you feel good and, most likely, improve your couple time, too.
Women are choosing to have kids later, but studies show puberty is starting earlier.
Many women today embrace the notion of being an independent woman. Women everywhere are saying "screw you" to society’s once norm idea of being a spinster if you aren't married in your 20s, and instead aren't walking down the aisle until they are good and ready.
Falling in love changes a woman's political views.
Politics makes for strange bedfellows indeed. My husband and I have been married for 21 argumentative years. Technically 10 argumentative years, until I switched my political party affiliations. We had never seen eye to eye on anything, and we rarely had the same opinion on politics. When we first met, we had rousing arguments about who should be President of the United States. We had different opinions on why past politicians did lousy jobs as president or vice president. The only issue on which we agreed was that President Ronald Reagan's trickle down theory of economics was benefiting people who were already rich.