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briefly noted [May. 31st, 2007|03:21 pm]
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Easily the best thing about wedding planning so far, besides registering for china glazed with melted-down flawed Baccarat crystal: the discovery of Miss Manners, now my heroine and ginormous girlcrush. I need some stationary monogrammed with my initials so I can write courteous, properly worded notes in flowing script (note to self: cultivate flowing script) formally inviting people to dinner and then thanking them for coming. In the meantime, I might actually copy people's physical addresses into an address book. Or at least start wearing matching socks. For serious.

A little relatedly: bridesmaids' dresses are happening tonight or they are not happening AT ALL. I will go on this one shopping expedition and then (beyond forbidding the wearing of either white or black, which represent respectively Competing With the Bride and Mourning On A Day Of Celebration, per Miss Manners, whom I trust with my life) I completely wash my hands of the whole affair. I think Miss Manners would approve of my charmingly self-effacing attitude towards the whole proceedings-- though I also think I'm going to have to rephrase "Mom, I honestly don't care" as "Mother dearest, you have such flawless taste; I place myself entirely in your capable and gracious hands." And "I wash my hands of the whole affair" as "So long as, on the day of this most momentous ceremony, I am surrounded with the smiling faces of my dearest and most cherished friends and my only and beloved sister, what could it possibly matter to me how you are dressed? In any case, you are all always clad in the best possible taste and look exquisite in anything."

See how nice courtesy is? Excuse me, I have to go build myself an escritoire now.

[User Picture]From: ariiadne
2007-05-31 07:52 pm (UTC)
Miss Manners is my heroine, too. I spent many years thinking she was just some stuffy advice columnist, not realizing that she's amazingly witty and all around brilliant. I love it.
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[User Picture]From: incidentist
2007-06-01 03:40 am (UTC)
Interesting. So, if guys learned to talk like that, we could sort of ditch the (accurate) stereotype of not giving a shit about wedding plans.
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[User Picture]From: polyhymnia
2007-06-01 05:21 am (UTC)
If you like Miss Manners, I bet you would love Cheryl Mendelson, author of Home Comforts.
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[User Picture]From: lonesomepioneer
2007-06-05 03:07 am (UTC)
Ooh! I definitely need that book! Thanks! :)

By the way-- happy birthday!!!
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[User Picture]From: polyhymnia
2007-06-05 03:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :-) You'll be pleased to hear that courtesy of my boss I will finally be joining the knitting cult, since she gave me knitting stuff for my birthday.
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[User Picture]From: ashfae
2007-06-01 12:24 pm (UTC)
Miss Manners is faaaaaaaabulous.

That said I still vote for your long-ago plan of having cutouts of Zhang Ziyi and James Marsters. ;)
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From: mcausland
2007-06-03 12:52 pm (UTC)
I'm right keen to fuck a girl who talks like this, so we can play on the contrast thing. To date, I have only vaguely managed a few southern accented posh ones, [though the doctor thing is close! unfortunately Natalie is too down to earth and used to talking to idiot patients to sound that posh] - Laura (girl I liked and was too foolish/young/angry to keep around, though she made life very easy for me when she could have made life very hard) yeah, Laura used to... raise her eyebrows at me and say, "Michael..." in the most queen's english way imaginable, and I would instantly take all of her clothes off.
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