Saturday, 19 February 2011

La Tante Est Dans La Maison

Cherubs, I`m in French Canada visiting my youngest nephew and niece, so no post from me today! Have a lovely weekend.

Meanwhile, if you`re wondering what Auntie Seraphic would write like if she were not a nice Catholic lady, check out this article in the Huffington Post. Be warned for language and general hard-talking broadery.

Thanks to Steve who sent it in. Steve sent in some Guy`s Eye View suggestions, which I will post in due time.

Update: Okay, Science Girl read the HuffPo piece more carefully than I did, so--yeah--definitely some serious differences between McMillan`s philosophy and mine. However, still an interesting read, if brutal.


sciencegirl said...

Really? The article is OK, not so different from "Les Rules," but it doesn't have much in the way of "seraphic." I thought these quotes contradict each other: "The good news is that I believe every woman who wants to can find a great partner" v. "Not every woman who wants to get married gets married." Also: "It's better to be single than to be married to the wrong man" vs. "I know everything there is to know about men after my 3 failed marriages/observing my 13 year-old son." Your philosophy is rooted in reality, while the other is rooted in wishful thinking. You also like & respect men more than this lady does. Men like to claim they are ever so simple, and no one likes angry people all that much, but anyone who has a good relationship with any man of any age knows they think about a lot more than sex, TV, and food.

Not to bash the article too much, because I think Tracy's doing a fairly good job explaining relationships & the difficulties of marriage. However, it falls way short, and I don't think it's just because she's not a good Catholic.

Seraphic said...

Point taken! And meanwhile, I`m glad you still like me better! :-D

Meredith said...

Seraphic, I did think that her thoughts on Kim Kardashian were remarkably similar to your own musings on Heidi Klum!

Anonymous-for-this-post said...

If I had married every time someone proposed, I could have wracked up a few divorces too. I wouldn't have to selfishly think about my career, then. I could live off the settlements.

Ginger said...

I liked some parts of this post, didn't like others, but I actually agree with, The good news is that I believe every woman who wants to can find a great partner.

If a woman tries hard enough to get married, I think it's perfectly reasonable to believe she will. Sure, it might not be THE ONE, and perhaps she would have been better suited to a single life, but she's just talking about getting married, not finding your soulmate. And that doesn't even mean someone who isn't her soulmate would be a bad partner. I know plenty of guys who would make wonderful husbands and with whom I think I could be perfectly happy seeing every day, if my only goal was to be married for the sake of marriage and nothing else.

Anonymous said...

Jessica Ravitz of CNN has commented on that article today, February 22, 2011. Take a look. "Why I'm not married (and it's not because I'm an angry slut)".