Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Je t'aime: A prelude to Valentine's Day



I know I'm jumping the gun, folks, and I also know that there are observances much more important than the one I'm about to mention. But today I was reminded that in just a little over a month it will be Valentine's Day.

A friend of mine who works for the Bellagio here in Vegas, told me last night that their wedding chapel was going to get hit with a storm of would-be married couples that week, and that the amount of flowers that will be distributed across the properties to guests was unthinkable. Naturally, I happened to have my mom with me at the time we were having this discussion and the first question that came out of her mouth was, "Thomas, what are you waiting for?" Basically, when am I going to take the plunge and make her a grandmother? My dear mother will never accept the fact that her son DOESN'T want to get married. I'm not saying that I've completely ruled out that possibility, I'm simply stating that at this point in my life I don't have that inclination. Could that change by tomorrow morning? Absolutely. But until that natural and unforced change freely comes along this is where I feel most at peace. I think my mom has forgotten that I have to find the right woman for that type of commitment; and I can tell you that the ones I've gone out with recently were not marriage material for this bachelor.

Well, we must let history take its coarse and let things unfold as they should. HotTaMolly is the opposite of me. She wants to get married but realizes that timing plays a factor. For now, I will do the unoriginal act of adding to my sidebar what I feel are some of the nicest love songs that I know. The list is incomplete, so if your song isn't there I apologize.

12 comments:

Cathy_of_Alex said...

Tom: For a guy who's not ready, you sure have romantic music playing today! Is that Diana Krall?

Tom in Vegas said...

Cath-

The first one is Alison Moyet. Love the classic "What Are You Doing the..."

HotTaMolly2405 said...

Thanks for all your man-sided advice! Most guys I know won't even talk, it's like they can't even PRONOUNCE marraige/wedding/anything related to a serious commitment. I know why I want to get married, but you can kinda tell that from my blog.... hah! Thanks for posting! btw To China and Back is my cousin! lol

Tracy said...

Oh Tom, ya got my favorite... when a man loves a woman... and Percy Sledge.. it has to be sung by him or it is just not the same!!!

Adrienne said...

You tell Mom that no one but Auntie Adrienne will do and she is already married. Sigh....

Terry Nelson said...

After reading this post, I think I know where Cathy is. Oh! Tom - watch out!

Terry Nelson said...

wow - your play list is good - 2 of my all time favorites - The Look of Love and Funny Valentine. You are actually Wayne Newton, aren't you! LOL!

Terry Nelson said...

"whispering standards like “My Funny Valentine” at tempos so languid that the songs kind of swirl and hover in the air like cigarette smoke until they finally just drift away." - from a review.

Isn't that such a cool description of the way Chet sang the song?

Tom in Vegas said...

Hottomally-

Thanks for stopping by!


Tracy-

When a Man Loves a Woman reminds me of a girl I knew in high school that I had a tremendous crush on. Don't know what became of her.


Auntie Adrienne-

Not only will it not happen because you are already married, but, for goodness sakes, I'm your blogger-nephew!! LOL!


Terry, my friend, thanks for stopping by. I need someone as classy as Cathy in my life. So if she's here in Vegas I'll have to convince her to stay. LOL!

I like your “smoke” review.

Katie Alender said...

I think everything comes in its own time. My husband and I dated for six years before we got married. I think that's necessary when you're younger... but once you're older and have a sense of who you are, someone could pop out of the woodwork and things could move much faster.

Tell your mother not to worry!

Tom in Vegas said...

Good point, Katie. I've got to think more about this. While the marriage thing at this point somewhat repels me, I wouldn't mind the companionship some of my friends experience with their wives/ girlfriends. And, for the record, despite my uneasiness with marriage, I like kids and whole-heartedly describe myself as a family man.

I'm full of contradictions. Time to go see Dr. Phil. LOL!!

Jaimie said...

I like the new love songs Tom. Tell mom not to worry. Timing is everything and everyone has their own path.