Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
M.B. and I were out for ice cream and we encountered a tour bus filled with friendly Canadians. We were behind Cleve and his wife Jill from Ottowa. Cleve shared with us his newest business venture "Out With a Bang." We had to visit his site: outwithabang.com...
"Ever wonder what to do with Uncle Ed's ashes or indeed yours when the Grim Reaper comes for you? Ever think about going "Out With A Bang"? What's the "Bang"? How about Fireworks!"Let me be clear... I don't want that. How rude to blow up your loved ones.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
How rude of Cindy McCain to copy recipes from the Food Network and Rachael Ray and pass them off as her own on the John McCain 2008 website! The campaign said that an intern was responsible for the incident. Regardless, a lady should always monitor the "About Cindy" section of the site. If she was going to plagiarize the recipes, she should have at least selected something better than 'Passion Fruit Mousse." The recipes have since been removed from the site, according to the Guardian and, the intern was reprimanded.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
NPR just posted this great little etiquette guide for everyone to keep on hand in the event that you meet the Pope. A couple of things to note:
- If the Pope approaches you, don't just stand there - genuflect
- You can kiss the ring if you are Catholic. If not, just shake his hand
- Let him lead the conversation and speak up!
- Stand up when he enters and leaves the room
- Wear your Sunday best
This is great for everyone in NY who does not want to be rude. You never know where you could run into the Popemobile. I really appreciate NPR's attention to etiquette.
Monday, April 14, 2008
I'm not even sure what to say about this gem of a site sent to me by my co-worker. It really brightened my afternoon (that or it was the allergy medicine). Anyway, 'I Love Dogs Diamonds' is, "dedicated to providing your dog with the best of the best." Somewhere in Torrence, CA they have carefully created the 'world's most expensive dog collars' for your dog (and veterinary approved vitamins. Obviously). This little guy is modeling the 'Jeune Chéri.' I have to say that it is rude enough to subject your dogs to fugly sweaters and raincoats. This is another level of rudeness. Pets do not want to wear diamonds (though I will admit that this guy looks pretty stunning).
Sunday, April 13, 2008
For some reason I've installed the latest Yahoo! toolbar on my browser which includes Yahoo! Personals. It opened as my homepage this afternoon. Hoping that my browser doesn't know something that I don't, I found myself clicking on "10 Tips for Approaching Women - Most guys get caught up in guessing what to say; here's what they really should do." I would imagine that #9 is the most helpful:
9. Lighten your tone of voice . The tone of your voice is a very powerful tool. Approaching her in a light and playful tone is one of the best ways to start. You could also begin in a serious tone, accusing her of something like "I hope you saved some turkey for me," followed by a quick smile to let her know you are joking. Practice playing with your vocal tone with your friends -- notice the different reactions you get when you say the exact same thing using varied tones and fluctuations.Note to the gentleman: you should not say that to a lady. Also, if you are in a setting where she could be eating too much turkey, you shouldn't practice your vocal fluctuations until after dessert.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
M.B. came home with a horrific tale from his subway ride home tonight. A man kept his bag on the seat during the crowded, rush-hour commute. No, that's not the worst offense. A lady boarded the train and asked the, dare I say, gentleman to remove his bag from the seat so that she may sit. He refused. Now this is clearly RUDE. From Mrs. Humphry's guide to riding the omnibus (applies towards all public transport)...
True courtesy, for instance, will prevent a man from infringing the rights of his neighbours on either side by occupying more than his own allotted space
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Now you can keep your beloved dog or cat next to you at all times. Simply groom them and send the extra hair to Catty Shack Creations where they will create a truly custom handbag.
The one pictured here is called "Champ".
I don't even know what to say... We just hope that one doesn't sit next to the lady on the subway. How rude.