Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Glossary of a BLOW OFF: The State of the Union Address

State of the Union Address
Function: proper noun
Origin: since the beginning of time

1. A discussion held between two people who are dating to establish the status and/or future of their current relationship.
("It all went downhill after we had the state of the union address.")

This glossary term is in honor of Obama's first state of the union address, but the kind of state of the union we're talking about is much more dangerous and much more closely scrutinized--- and you don't even have congress there to applaud you through it.

Props to my friend AC for first introducing me to this term a couple months ago. Despite never hearing it before, I've had plenty of state of the union conversations. In fact, I've had about three with my boyfriend in the last week, but that's another blog post entirely.

State of the Union Addresses are the worst. They bring up hard truths that are often met with uncomfortable silences. But you can't avoid them (talking to you, dudes), they're a fact of life. That said, when it comes to a new relationship, I think us girls need to hold off as long as humanly possible before having a SOTUA. Boys just can't handle them. And the truth is, when things are going swimmingly, there really is no need to discuss the state of the union, is there?

2 comments:

  1. Three in the past week, damn girl. I definitely do not like state of the union addresses, so unecessarily necessary. Shoot, I don't even care about the president's one. I'll just read the recap the day after.

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  2. "State of the Union Addresses are the worst. They bring up hard truths that are often met with uncomfortable silences. But you can't avoid them (talking to you, dudes), they're a fact of life. That said, when it comes to a new relationship, I think us girls need to hold off as long as humanly possible before having a SOTUA. Boys just can't handle them. And the truth is, when things are going swimmingly, there really is no need to discuss the state of the union, is there?"

    A state of the union was responsible for my last break-up. Things were fine, but she wanted to an official review of where we were. I knew there wasn't much of a future, but I also was having a good time (and no, not at her expense, I acted like would have even if it had been a serious relationship, I just didn't want to commit to it having been one because I didn't feel it had the necessary long-term ingredients). Needless to say, the talk morphed into a break-up that really didn't need to have come --at least not so soon.

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