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A sweet Facebook friend of mine got me boiling mad with a post he made this week. At his recent wedding to the man of his dreams, his sister gave him the above card. He notes:
“Every other card was gender-neutral or mentioned two grooms. What's worse is that it came from a family member. I am insulted.”
He is certain she did not innocently choose the first card she saw. He says the two had not spoken in two years, but he felt pressured to invite her and her adult children (two of which did not even RSVP, let alone attend):
“I was told I had to invite family—all of them—by my parents. This was a complete slap in the face to my husband and me. Even my 18-year-old niece was able to find a gender-neutral card. And yet, my sister asked my mother via text (during the wedding service, I might add) if she had to bring a gift.”
Got that? Texting during the service if a gift was necessary.
What would you do in this case? Would you have invited your disapproving sister in the first place? Once she did this, would you confront her?
I feel for my friend. We don't all deserve the family we get—and they don't always deserve us!
To benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, performer Mark MacKillop—who took a slew of artful iPhone selfies while on tour internationally with West Side Story as Riff—is releasing a coffee-table book called Rm. XIV.
“Surprisingly, traveling with 30 cast members and a 30-piece orchestra left me feeling, at times, incredibly isolated and lonely. So I started this photo series as a way for me to connect with friends and family, and give an intimate look at living on the road.”
The book, which recently raised $11,000 (!) and was successfully funded via Kickstarter, will have an into by Billy Porter and a foreword by artist Robert W. Richards.
You can pre-order yours here.