Do you ever feel like you miss all the important social trends? Kind of like getting your sticker album when everyone else is already on to Lisa Frank stationery. Or getting Facebook when everyone is already Twittering. Or hearing that it’s “girl season” and you’ve had a boy. More to the point, like when people say things like:
It seems that a wave of engagements is sweeping the blogosphere.
Wow, it seems like shidduch-related bloggers are dropping like flies from navigating the airspace of dating woes and landing on the road to the chuppah in the bliss of newly-engaged-ness.
It would appear that many of our blogging brethren have recently been infected by an engagement malady that has been spreading virulently throughout the blogosphere (may it continue to spread further… an engagement pandemic perhaps?
~ SiBaW (because he asked)
And you’re a blogger who isn’t engaged.
Oh, it happens. Other, older, bloggers have cynically noted the crop of morose Shidduch Bloggers that pops up a few months after seminary ends and is regularly harvested, never to be read again, shortly thereafter. I’ve blogrolled more than a few in the course of my tenure here. And it is a tenure. It’s several years now that I’ve consistently failed to make like a fly and drop. Gosh, I’m practically the hoary old-timer roundabouts.
Honestly, it makes me feel a little like a social klutz. Getting engaged is the Thing to be Doing now, like going to seminary after high school, and Touro after seminary, and getting a little job on the side to finance winter break in Miami or Israel… And I’m not doing it. Oops. Did I miss the memo? Was there an article on the latest trends that I didn’t read? Why is everyone getting engaged but me? Help!
Maybe I need a lifestyle coach. Someone in a crisp suit and stiff coiffure who will meet with me once a week holding a yellow legal pad and read off, “This season everyone is going to be wearing round toes, talking about sustainable lifestyles, drinking boutique lemonade, and getting engaged.” Then I could ask all the important questions, like “Where can I find a lemonade boutique?” (Between Starbucks and your local gelato bar), “What will happen if I wear pointy?” (The fashion police will give you a ticket), and “How do I go about getting engaged?” (If I knew I wouldn’t be writing this post). I could jot these answers down in my own pad and systematically go about being on the cusp of waves that knock people out of the air like flies.
But I guess it’s my fate. Just like getting that sticker album too late and not wintering in Miami, once again, Bad4 is just behind the crowd.
On the bright side, I did get that sticker album eventually, and I was in Miami for a marathon, so maybe, just maybe, I’ll get to this engagement thing the same way – a little late and in a roundabout way.