Well well well… would ya take a look at that. It’s Wednesday evening already. 8PM EST, to be exact. Yep, that’s what happens when… well, you’ll see in a second. So yeah, other than teaching our inbox a hell of a lesson today, guess what we’ve been occupied with for MOST OF THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON?
↑ Sharrdy Christmas Ornament of Death | Sweet Baby Bambino McPuppyPants ↑
Yup. That’s what’s left of a Christmas ornament on the left. Mmmhmm, you’re right it’s July. And yes again, that’s Bamela on the right, looking very GQ you might say on the outside. But on the inside? Turns out, french bulldogs and sharrdy ornaments don’t mix well, but on the other fate-tempting hand they DO make fast friends if someone decides to shatter an ornament on your front stoop and leave every bit of the mess for your puppy and other peoples’ puppies to lick up. SIIIIIIIGH, nyc. SIIIIIIIGH.
Fortunately, I have what I believe is solidly conclusive news that he didn’t ingest anything. But. OH. MY. BEJEEZUS. you guys. I don’t even want to IMAGINE what could have been. And it’s ok… we can laugh about it now. He’s fine, thank goodness. But yeah, welcome to my Wednesday morning and afternoon.
Ok. Moving on, rapidly. … into another unrelated story… yeah, go me!
So, you guys remember how I put out a call for stellar planking photos for an Amazeballs Planking Photos: Wedding Edition post (I just made that name up, but I think it’s good, it works) in the imaginary near future? Well, as I indicated on Le Twit earlier today, Katy Perry decided to ruin it for me. Yay! Kidding, boo. Hiss. This is just like the time she ruined that SNL episode for me, and all those awards shows and most songs. Her only redeeming attribute at this point is the heavenly parade of melodic beauty we all know as Teenage Dream. Because, I mean, come on. You have to admit, that song is pretty wonderballs.
Ok, so like I said, Katy Perry has nothing to do with this post. Zilch. Because Katy Perry is, by all accounts, experiencing the bliss of a happy, loving relationship. And that’s awesome, because it turns out that it’s actually not the easiest thing in the world to have a successful relationship. Whoa! Am I blowing your mind? I know. ;) And when you add *being a star* to the mix, well, things can get hairy. Yeah, that’s how it’s spelled – ‘hairy.’ Surprising, right? It surprised me, too. I had to look it up real quick-like to make sure, because it felt like I was saying stardom causes accelerated hair growth when mixed with loving, committed relationships. Anywhooooo I mention all of this relationshippy stuff because – and you might have heard this already, especially since I tweeted it the other day when the news broke… but for those who haven’t yet heard, everyone’s favorite reality tv star (you guys I’m completely joking; I HATED. HER.) Kristin Cavallari and her fiance, Jay Cutler, broke up.
Here’s the kicker: the wedding was set to happen in like a couple of seconds from now. No, really.
And the guy called it off.
Ok, most of us have already heard this. But here’s the thing: putting aside, for the sake of discussion, our less than positive feelings about this The Hills meangirl, this whole thing really got to me.
I decided to write about it today because I was planning to write on the topic anyhow, and then the lovely ladies of Life & Style shot me some lovely exclusive pics from their shoot with Kristin during which she TRIED ON WEDDING DRESSES (poor girl), so I figured today was the right day to address this topic… here, check her out:
Gown by Anne Bowen
Gown by Mon Cheri bridals
… But mind you, this post is hardly just about pretty pictures of Kristin in the wedding dresses she’ll never wear. Not. at. all.
This post is about relationships. About how so many people miss the signs… LONG PARENTHETICAL OFFSHOOT APPROACHING… (Case in point: I will never understand why Taylor Swift was pissed off enough at John Mayer for dumping her to go ahead and write a song about. Why do I feel that way? Because John Mayer had her duet with him on his “Half Of My Heart” song. Yes, I love that song. It’s excellent. I hate myself for loving it, since Taylor’s right, John Mayer’s guilty of several counts of douchebaggery… but. This song just feeeeeels like a sign for those involved. Am I wrong? I feel right, but then again, I feel right A LOT. So set me straight if I need setting.) YOU HAVE NOW REACHED THE END OF YOUR LONG PARENTHETICAL OFFSHOOT. REMEMBER TO TAKE ALL OF YOUR BELONGINGS WITH YOU, AND ENJOY YOUR STAY. … About how wedding planning, something that’s so incredibly fun and exciting and makes you feel on top of the world (when it isn’t beating the s*** out of you) is only half the battle when it comes to getting married. You guys are seriously intelligent creatures, so I know you know exactly what I’m talking about. Wait, you know what I’m talking about, right? Today’s been a crazy day – my dog almost died, y’all – so I’m barely holding on to what I know about syntax and punctuation right now.
Ok, here’s what L&S shared:
Just two days before Kristin Cavallari’s fiancé, Jay Cutler, broke off their engagement, she was glowing with excitement while trying on a series of wedding dresses at her exclusive Life & Style photo shoot. The reality star looked dazzling in gowns by Anne Bowen and Mon Cheri Bridals as she gushed about her plans for a traditional wedding and her vision of walking down the aisle in a strapless gown. “I want a romantic, mystical wedding, with lots of flowers,” she shared with Life & Style during the shoot at LA’s Mondrian Hotel on July 21.
An insider close to Kristin reveals that the real trouble began the very next day – on July 22 – when Jay asked her to fly back to Chicago with him the following morning. “Kristin said she didn’t want to because she’s working on a new TV project and had a full day of shooting scheduled for Tuesday [July 26],” the insider explains. But Jay was angry about it and the argument escalated. “He told her that she needed to commit to him, and to move to Chicago,” the insider continues. When it became clear that Kristin had no intention of giving up her career in entertainment, Jay broke up with her — returning to Chicago alone on July 23. Starting a family was also an issue between the couple, who began dating last September. “Jay’s family was pushing Kristin to get pregnant immediately,” says the insider. “Kristin knows she’s too young for kids right now.” Still, a friend close to Kristin tells Life & Style she was stunned and heartbroken after Jay called things off. “Kristin really loved Jay. She is devastated.”
I’m going to assume that’s actually what went down. I’m not focusing on that. What I’m curious about is what you guys think of what’s behind closed doors when someone jilts his bride or her groom? Do you think it really can be something that just *comes up* and is non-negotiable? Or do you think it’s nearly always the case that, in plain terms, there were things bubbling up under the surface, and no one was willing to focus on or address those things… in time…?
It’s such a shame when issues that exist between couples get pushed to the back burner, or worse, not even recognized as worthy of addressing. Planning a wedding, getting married and being married are not mutually exclusive. Everything worthwhile takes attention. Takes work.
Ok, that’s enough. I’m dismounting from off of my soapbox now and passing it over to you. Lemme know your thoughts. Really, whatever you’re thinking or feel like saying. You can even say, SHUT. UP. Alison. But then of course I’ll just think you’re Ashley Herrrberrrrre and, well, that just won’t go that well. I simply have too much ammo. Anyways, let’s talk.
xoxo! – Alison
Images provided to The Knotty Bride by Life & Style Magazine
P.S. – We love you so much it HURTS INSIDE, Bambi. *kissin’ ya face*