Yesterday, I received in email from a Mole reminding me to check out a mailbag from this past July. In it, a reader named Max asked for my prediction on how long Christina Fallin and Eric Smith's marriage would last. I guessed 18-months. Max, on the other hand, let's just say we're changing his name to Molestradamus:
Ok well Christina Fallin was married and divorced in 11 months the first time. You guys got an over/under on how long this one will last? I say 7 months, she finally comes out as a lesbian, and is married to a woman August of next year.
Let's all give it up to Molestradamus. Sure, he was off by a couple of months, but I think you should get a two month margin of error when trying to forecast a failed marriage.
I, on the other hand, pulled Regular Jim Traber and totally bombed on my prediction. Throw some Jimmy's Egg on my face, please. Here was my reply:
Let’s be fair. She didn’t get divorced. Her marriage was annulled. Therefore, Christina’s first marriage never really counted.
Okay, now we can stop being fair. I’d give this marriage at least 18 months. It’s Christina’s second marriage and Eric the Sushi Chef’s third, so they’ll feel some pressure to make it work for a while. In fact, if Eric can keep Christina away from his AA sponsor, it may just last a little longer.
Yeah, my bad, I had way too much confidence in this couple. Picking Christina Fallin to stay married for more than a year is like picking Bob Stoops to win a big bowl game.
Anyway, one spot where Molestradamus was incorrect was the prediction about Christina becoming a lesbian. It could still happen by August, but according to the Ogle Mole Network, Christina is stalking singers of 1990's cover bands. Granted, she could be looking for a new singer for Milk on Milk, but I doubt that's the case.