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Green Room - Week 7 - Day 3

On my way to pick up my marriage license!

What have you been up to - other than being out protesting that we will be letting Second Chancers into our borders at some point this season?

The topic is here: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/974915.html#

and please take advantage of having a Mentor in the Work Room: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/975211.html

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adoptedwriter
Jan. 30th, 2017 12:51 pm (UTC)
Happy Marriage License Day, Gary! (1st!!!)
murielle
Jan. 30th, 2017 12:58 pm (UTC)
Yay, Gary! That is so cool!
mac_arthur_park
Jan. 30th, 2017 02:56 pm (UTC)
Yay, marriage license!

When the spousebeast and I filled out the form (almost exactly seven years ago. We got married February 16), there was actually a question "Are you no nearer kin than first cousins?"

That's when it hit me that I was getting married in the south. To this day, I wonder what finally pushed the state of NC to put that on a federal form.
theun4givables
Jan. 30th, 2017 02:58 pm (UTC)
It's funny that you mention that, because when my ex and I were getting ours, the same question was present -- on a DE marriage license.

Who are these people who are getting married to their cousins??
swirlsofblue
Jan. 30th, 2017 05:26 pm (UTC)
It still happens often in some countries. Sri Lanka is one of them.

My parents actually suggested arranging a marriage between me and one of my first cousins. I was all: nope, nope, nope. They didn't really understand why I had a problem with it. It was a weird conversation.
theun4givables
Jan. 30th, 2017 06:11 pm (UTC)
I do get that it happens elsewhere and in parts of the 'States. And yeah, I knew it wasn't uncommon with arranged marriages, either -- it just.. feels weird to me, I guess. But that also depends on where you're from. :)
kathrynrose
Jan. 30th, 2017 05:50 pm (UTC)
I actually had a friend in college who married her first cousin. They had their civil ceremony in TX because it's legal there, and then had a church wedding and reception here.
theun4givables
Jan. 30th, 2017 06:31 pm (UTC)
I would probably have asked her a thousand questions but hey, if it works for her, the more power to her, I guess? I knew there were still states where marrying your first cousin was legal, though. Not necessarily surprised Texas is one of them, either. :)
kathrynrose
Jan. 30th, 2017 07:58 pm (UTC)
They didn't grow up together. Met at a family reunion or holiday of some kind (it was a long time ago) and took it from there.

She was a character, for sure.

My favorite story about her was her mom's birthday was late December, and one day she marched into the family room with a calendar and told everyone she was tired of sharing her birthday with the holidays and the baby Jesus, so she opened it and put her finger on a date and announced her new birthday to the group. :)
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messygorgeous
Jan. 30th, 2017 06:30 pm (UTC)
Who are these folks? People with hot cousins! (Says the girl from Georgia...LOLOLOL!)

Edited at 2017-01-30 06:31 pm (UTC)
theun4givables
Jan. 30th, 2017 06:32 pm (UTC)
See, I love my cousins but one of them is literally two weeks younger than my son. xD So for me, that's such a weird concept, anyway. xD
ryl
Jan. 30th, 2017 08:31 pm (UTC)
It's legal in Viginia. I learned that from watching Irish People Watch My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding.
adoptedwriter
Jan. 30th, 2017 03:43 pm (UTC)

Adopted people might never know this! That's why I searched.

my_name_is_jenn
Jan. 30th, 2017 04:57 pm (UTC)
I really thought I was going to have my entry written on Sunday, but it didn't happen. So I had to take my first bye.

I work 8am-9pm on Mondays, but I HAVE A JOB INTERVIEW at 2:00 today, so I'm taking a 2ish-hour break from work to go to the interview. This, of course, means I'm working until about 11:00 tonight.

*sigh*

But right now, I'm trying to mentally prepare for this interview. The job description was basically General Office Duties and Interact with the Public on a Daily Basis.

Whatever that means...

YAY for the marriage license!!!!!
bleodswean
Jan. 30th, 2017 05:21 pm (UTC)
Good luck!!!
my_name_is_jenn
Jan. 31st, 2017 08:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I think it went well. I'll find out soon enough, one way or another. :)
swirlsofblue
Jan. 30th, 2017 05:35 pm (UTC)
*Good luck*
my_name_is_jenn
Jan. 31st, 2017 08:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I think it went well. I'll find out soon enough, one way or another. :)
ryl
Jan. 30th, 2017 08:32 pm (UTC)
Good luck!
swirlsofblue
Jan. 30th, 2017 05:28 pm (UTC)
Yay marriage license!
my_name_is_jenn
Jan. 31st, 2017 08:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I think it went well. I'll find out soon enough, one way or another. :)
xo_kizzy_xo
Jan. 30th, 2017 06:54 pm (UTC)
drive-by
I apologize for not being around lately. Who knew that getting one's kitchen floor repaired would result in managed chaos? The contractor initially said things should be finished this week, and I'm like, seriously? Ohkaaaay...

Maybe I'll be surprisingly shocked?

YAY MARRIAGE LICENSE! I don't remember seeing a question about cousins on ours. Then again I don't live in the South but maybe it's a standard question in all 50 states? I honestly don't remember but maybe it was on ours...?

Gotta run to pay the contractor! Later, lovelies!
:blows kisses:

ryl
Jan. 30th, 2017 08:33 pm (UTC)
Happy License Day!

Would anyone be interested in beta reading for me? I just wrote something but it's kind of long. Like 1200 words long. Not sure if I should cut it down or not.
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kathrynrose
Jan. 31st, 2017 02:57 am (UTC)
My completely unofficial understanding is we all received two at the beginning of the season. The folks who posted during the optional week received another (with different restrictions I don't remember).
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kathrynrose
Jan. 31st, 2017 03:41 am (UTC)
I think there was a conversation in a green room a few weeks ago where someone was confused about what the List of Shame meant. If someone viewed that thread at the right/wrong point and didn't follow it past that, it could be confusing.

That's the only reference I can think of.
clauderainsrm
Jan. 31st, 2017 03:46 pm (UTC)
The official answer:

Every contestant starts out with 2.

The people who completed the break received an extra.

Patrons of a certain level also have an extra bye that they can give to someone else.
uselesstinrelic
Jan. 31st, 2017 06:49 am (UTC)
Congrats on your marriage : D (And your marriage license.)

I started a new job. Kind of. It's an externship that will lead to me finishing my certification so then I can get a new job. But it's still 40 hours a week. I ran lots of blood tests today. And there was pee. So much pee and so much blood. My life, folks. This is my life now.
amenquohi
Feb. 3rd, 2017 06:42 am (UTC)
I am a terrible mentor - this week is just slamming me, sorry. But I do want to say Happy Marriage License Day!
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