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September 10, 2007

Female Nuptialian Behavior

The steady march towards full rights for women has certainly reached the domain of marriage ritual. Bachelor parties - a long-time staple for the groom and his cohorts - have given rise to the bachelorette parties (originally dubbed "hen" parties), where the bride gets to, well, go nuts and embarrass herself as much as her future husband.

I'm not sure how this ritual plays out in other parts of the country, but, here in the Queen City, it has become de rigueur for the bride and her pals to eventually wind up downtown carousing the bars and clubs.

These bachelorette posses are immediately identifiable amid the hubbub of a weekend night crowd:  they are the ones whooping it up on the street, arms in the air, dancing and yelling like maniacs. The matron-of-honor is generally the organizer and instigator-in-chief, leading the pack from club to club. But the women of the evening is, of course, the bride-to-be, and she is identifiable by the tiara and veil. (The demure and oh-so-dainty accoutrement of a giant inflatable penis has also become a popular carry-along.)

A beautiful and giddy bride graciously agreed to a photo by an anonymous cabbie this past weekend. Please rise in your seats - here comes the bride:



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This lady looks too happy and deserves at least another tip of the hat to her future. My friends all tell me "I believe as an institution, marriage has failed" and my heart felt retort is "I believe in marriage because the institutions have failed." Cheers to her and best of luck camper!

Posted by: smeghead | Sep 13, 2007 8:21:01 AM

I can sympathize with the cynical (realistic?) outlook of your friends, smeghead. But, don't many (though not all) of us homo sapiens seem to need a life partner with whom to share the joys and woes of the journey? Whether we dub it "marriage" or something else, the inclination to bond deeply and fully with another seems to be hard-wired into the human pysche.

Of course, there's also the viewpoint of Cher who said, "Marriage is a wonderful institution. But who wants to live in an institution?"

I got you, Babe . . .

Posted by: Jernigan Pontiac | Sep 13, 2007 11:40:29 AM


It would be absolutely awesome if you and Mistress Mave would trade places for a week. You'd blog about sex and write her advice column for the week.

She couldn't blog about driving a taxi ... but she could, perhaps ride in a taxi every day and write about it ... or something. Yea ... that part's pretty lame.

But I'd love to see you penetrate the world of a sex columnist for a week. I'm sure 7Days would errupt in delight.

-Try it!

Posted by: Try It | Sep 13, 2007 4:07:17 PM

Jeez Louise. Thanks for the vote of confidence, Try It, but what makes you think I know anything about sex?

Posted by: Jernigan Pontiac | Sep 13, 2007 11:23:28 PM

"The only true knowledge is knowing you know nothing" I'm sorry man, I just got done watching Bill and Ted's excellent adventure yet again and started to chuckle at the connection of your post and my favorite line...(That's us dude!)

Posted by: smeghead | Sep 14, 2007 7:36:17 AM

sleep deprevation is great fun, brushing my teeth I bust a gut laughing out loud..."Iron Maiden!?, Excellent!" must...get...shuteye...

Good luck at the reading good sir!

Posted by: smeghead | Sep 14, 2007 8:16:15 AM

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