Friday, March 19, 2010

My life gets VERY weird

Or at least, some people I'm close to are getting strange.

Christopher's godparents are getting a divorce- and she's cracking up, been diagnosed with a whole host of mental illness problems.

Our pastor at St. Clare's has decided at 57 that he no longer wants to be alone the rest of his life- at least he's doing the right thing by resigning from the priesthood instead of causing a scandal by breaking his vow of celibacy. I admire his integrity in this choice, but what timing! He'll be lucky to have a job again in less than six months- right now the average unemployment period in Oregon for *anybody* is more like a year or two. Six applicants for every job. OTOH, for his direct problem of loneliness attached to his vow of celibacy- he's the man, he's the man, he's the man- who doesn't exist. Moral, upright, never been divorced because he's never been married, and over 50, an age where single women outnumber single men 2:1. I suspect he'll have a girlfriend or six within a week of saying his last mass on Sunday.

Deadlines at work this week mean I have no time to process the above, and whammo- my car died on the commute this morning. Spent an extra $45 for a rental car for today- but I fully intend to return it this evening. Luckily next week is spring break- Shannon can help ferry me around somewhat, and Trimet can take care of the rest.

4 comments:

Eiko Onoda said...

>Moral, upright, never been divorced because he's never been married, and over 50, an age where single women outnumber single men 2:1.

Was I one of the rarest people who marry a woman whose age is 50?..not over 50 though...

Kinda weird? example from even overseas?

Ted Seeber said...

Might be different in different cultures, but in America women as a rule have a longer average lifespan than men do. By 50, all the idiots are either divorced, in jail, or dead; leaving the man who isn't a *rare catch* for the widows left behind (for the widest possible meaning of the word "widow").

rootvg said...

Ted, women used to live much longer than men in this country but that's no longer the case. Job stress, smoking, alcohol consumption, drug abuse and obesity appear to be the culprits.

Ted Seeber said...

Yes, among GenX and GenY. But in the 50+ crowd of Baby Boomers, there's a definite and very pronounced sex ratio. That's why Cougars happened.

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