Archive | July, 2009

On the Edge

2 Jul

The Ledge at the Sears Tower in Chicago officially opens today.

I totally want to go and check it out.

I mean, when you’ve gone skydiving and taken a trapeze lesson, how scary can it be to stand in a 1.5-inch–thick glass box that’s extended out 4.3 feet from the Sears Tower’s 103rd floor, 1,353 feet off the ground?

If I get to do it, I’ll let you know the answer to that question. In the meantime, here’s a clip about the Ledge from yesterday’s Today Show.

I’ve Got Five Years Left

1 Jul

This is going to make my parents sooooo happy.

According to a new study by the National Center for Health Statistics, for most Americans, the probability of being married by age 40 is more than 80 percent.

In fact, for men, the likelihood of a first marriage by age 40 is 81 percent (for women, it’s 86 percent).

And to show that not everyone gets married so early, the study also found that men have only a 50 percent chance of being married for the first time by age 27, and just a 61 percent chance of being married for the first time by age 30.

So, despite the common thought that most everyone I know is already married, the opposite may actually be true.

It’s nice to know I have a lot of company out there, and that like the saying goes, there are still plenty of fish in the sea. Continue reading