The Bachelor TV Recap: Jason and Molly's Wet Wedding

Last night marked the reality TV wedding event some of you really wanted to miss but couldn’t take your eyeballs off of: The nuptialization of Molly Malaney and ‘Bachelor’ Jason Mesnick! Could this be a testament that the show can work? ABC wants to make a believer out of you, people! Do you believe?...more

Cheers to you, my "anyway friend"

Sometimes, those little television shows stacked up in my DVR queue actually teach me a life lesson. To those people who say TV fries the brain, well, with all due respect – you are wrong. Big time. Case in point: Maya’s wedding scene on Private Practice. Season 3, Episode 15. Sam, Maya’s father, makes this toast at the reception: ...more

I did bawl watching Sam, and I also bawled while typing this blog post. And again when I ...more

Size Does Matter

Since the dawn of time, women have been telling men that size doesn’t matter but, oh, how times have changed. Size does matter, at least when it comes to your benefits package. These days, as you stroll out into the single scene, you just might want to dangle your group health insurance card as a tantalizing offering to the opposite sex. For maximum appeal, make sure the side with the co-pay amount is clearly visible....more

Need an answered prayer?

JMJ Do you have a prayer request? A special need?  Well, I spent all night placing a live webcam to Lourdes, France on my website, including a little mailbox to their prayer request email.  All kinds of weird computer problems kept cropping up, and I kept offering them up as a prayer, which did help to keep me from being annoyed.  Then... This morning I got an email from a friend who told me that today is OUR LADY OF LOURDES FEAST DAY!  Wow.  I had no idea!  That is just so cool... ...more

What Matters Most About My Wedding

Choices I make generally always come down to price and unfortunately my wedding is no exception. I've had to pick and choose what matters most to me focusing on those and letting the others go. For me that is venue and photographer. Our venue is a newly renovated hotel ballroom for the reception. It has a gorgeous garden area outside for the ceremony. I felt that if I could find a venue that was pretty on its own it would save me on additional decorating costs later. Generic maybe, but the price fit....more

Confused about getting married

Marriage.  What a loaded word,  and concept.  Little girls are raised to think it is the ultimate goal in life.  My High School "Life and Society" class was based mostly on a final project of planning your wedding by cutting pictures out of magazines of the perfect dress, perfect place, perfect tux, etc.  I was raised that one stays a virgin until one becomes married.  Too bad for everyone around me that it didn't seem to take.  In my first long term relationship (6 yrs) I thought we would be married at some point.  I am very thankful I came to my sen...more

Please Help Tell the Story of Our Sex Lives

Many of us remember the day we first ran across Our Bodies, Ourselves, as something of a revelation; perhaps you even picked up the more recent edition of the same book focused on menopause. But have you wished your voice was in there too?...more

Love....Bah Humbug!

 I realized that I've spent the last year or so in a state of virtual nonexistence. To be perfectly honest, I can without hesitation say that the individual formerly known as Gina is no longer on this earth....more

Counting it Down

The clock is ticking.  Time is moving really quickly.  And there’s still so much left to do. One of my plans for tonite, aside from making dinner and doing laundry is going to be wedding stuff.  I have to give my dad a dollar amount that I think would cover things.  This is difficult for me because I don’t want to ask for too much.  I actually don’t want to ask for anything at all, but he offered, and I am his only daughter, and this will be my only wedding. ANYway, there is still so much to do. ...more

Introduction to the American Baby Plan in London

Today is the first of November 2009. In exactly four days, on November 5th, I will turn 29 years old. This blog will begin then, with the premise that in one year's time, on my 30th birthday, I will be pregnant for the first time in my life. That's not hard, you might think, but if you actually begin to think of all the things that need to be in place in order to have what we all ultimately all want in life: to do one better than our parents - then you really do need to stop and consider all the small items and steps that need to go into the Baby Plan....more