Pop Culture, HOPE for the Onelys August 13, 2009Posted by Onely in Pop Culture: HOPE for the Onelys, Secret Lives of the Happily Single, single and happy, Singles Resource.
Tags: juice, lea lane, movies at 3am, scrabble, solo activities, sololady, why i'm alone
Since last Friday I depressed you all with this post, I am happy to say that all is not lost for us single people and singles advocates, at least in pop/internet culture! A friend of mine sent me a link to this excellent article (cross-posted on Salon.com and Huffington Post), which is written by Lea Lane, author of Sololady.
In “Why I’m Alone,” Lane enumerates a long list of reasons why she’s not married. She’s refreshingly candid. Some of my favorites include:
- I ‘m now used to getting up when I want and drinking from the juice bottles and not shaving my legs and leaving dishes from the night before on my bed and getting up at 3am and seeing a movie and going back to bed at 5am and not hearing a word of scorn, and not that many people can deal with that kind of thing.
- I have friends who laugh and go out to concerts and play Scrabble and keep me occupied when I want to go out and we seem to laugh more than our married friends and we even look happier, even if we aren’t, but I suspect we might be, at least more so than many.
- … my friends don’t introduce me to anyone anymore because they know that unlike some women my age who settle, I want a bit more than “mammal” on my wish list.
- I’m satisfied that I’ve sowed enough oats to make oatmeal for the New York Yankees and still have some left over to feed the waitstaff at Tavern on the Green, with a few spoonfuls to spare.
Go on, Lea, with your bad self! (and thanks to Vanessa for sending me the link 🙂 )
Copious Readers, I know we’re constantly celebrating the perks of being alone here at Onely, but it never hurts to add a few more — what do you appreciate most TODAY about being alone?