JASON’S PICK - WINNER
Let's hear it for Agnes McKee! The 105-year-old California resident was asked to throw out the first pitch at the San Diego Padres game over the weekend, making her the oldest person to ever throw out a major league pitch. Agnes isn't much of a baseball fan herself, but she did it in loving memory of her baseball-loving and playing late husband. When it comes to Ms. Mckee's leisure time, she prefers to spend it focused on art, bridge games, dancing, and martinis. Now THIS is a woman we want to hang out with! (Jezebel)
CHASTITY FOR CHARITY
It's one thing to abstain from sex. It's another to do it in order to earn money for charity. That's what Australian Peter Lynagh did when his friend bet him $2,000 that he couldn't go a year without having sex. Lynagh decided that if he won, he'd give his winnings to the charity Free To Shine, which helps keep Cambodian girls out of the sex trade industry. This bet eventually went viral and others started contributing to the cause. Lynah ended up winning the bet and, with support from the online community, was able to donate a whopping $50,000 to the charity. He says that remaining chaste for a year was a real "journey of self-discovery" and "really humbling," but that he'd rather not be abstinent for another year. (Elite Daily)
Trend Alert: Shadow Weddings
Imagine wearing rags to your wedding, carrying a bouquet of thorns instead of roses, and getting dead leaves thrown at you instead of rice. Then instead of lofty wedding vows, you admit your most troubling worries about married life. These so-called 'shadow weddings' allow couples to confront their fears about marriage before taking on the more traditional vows in front of family and friends. Marriage therapist Jessica Benson thinks it's a good idea for those who can handle the strange ceremony. She tells ABC News, "We really are here to help people become closer, not fling mud at each other." Her husband, Jim Benson, a sex and relationship coach, agrees with the process. In fact, the two of them did their own shadow wedding when they were getting married. The purpose of it is to make sure you're in love with a person's darkest side before you commit to their best parts. Jim adds, "It's a form of premarital counseling. It's not like you show up for this ritual and pay us 5-thousand dollars and we'll get rid of your shadows."