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8 Oct

Marquis de Favras

“I see that you have made three spelling mistakes.” 

Those are the last words of Marquis de Favras after reading his death sentence before being hanged (1790)

It doesn’t get much more fab than that, my friends. 

Why was he hanged? Learn more about M. de Favras here.


Aaand, That’s a Wrap…

8 Dec




Season’s Greetings

22 Dec

Couldn’t Agree More

13 Sep

Ugh Boots

Badass of the Day

25 Jul

Tony Appleton, the town crier who announced the birth of the Prince of Cambridge outside St. Mary’s Hospital in London.

Best… news… ever: It turns out he was simply a great British eccentric acting all by himself. No royal seal of approval. He just rolled up in a cab, stood in front of the steps (because he didn’t think he’d be allowed on them) and cried away. I LOVE THIS SO MUCH. I might need to send him fan mail. This story makes me giddy with happiness! I love an eccentric more than many things. 

‘I’m a royalist. I love the royal family,’ he told the Daily Mail, but he acknowledged he had no official royal role. ‘I came unannounced.’

P.S. As a proud member of Team George, I’m royally pleased with the wee Prince’s name.

Credo x 3

20 Mar


“If your teeth are clenched and your fists are clenched, your lifespan is probably clenched.”
-Adabella Radici

“If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still have to say it.”
-George Burns

“When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard’, I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?'”
-Sydney Harris

Deep sigh. Deep, deeeeep, sigh. 

What a day. 

I was an absolute stress monster today, dahling. 

Everything was fine until—horror of horrors!—I misplaced my cell phone. 

I totally came unglued. It wasn’t cute.

It was all downhill from there. My ultrastressed ass couldn’t handle anything. I was a five-star mess. 

My sister put things in perspective after I screeched “F**k my liiiife!” in the Target parking lot. 

What’s the big deal?!” she said. “Things are good. You had some retail therapy, found cute clothes for the babies, and finished your errands. Why freak out?” 

Arrrrgharrgharrblebarrggh!!!” I replied. 

A few minutes after we got home, I found my phone. It was in a fairly obvious place. Big surprise. Woo. 

Pearl and I took a long nap. She woke up crabby. I feel better… embarrassed, but better. I don’t think I’ll stress so much next time something doesn’t go my way—especially if it’s something that ridiculously non-serious. There are far bigger and more serious things happening in this world. Stopping to smell the roses is a far better idea than stomping to tell-off the… something that rhymes with roses. 

A Roberta Flack song, “Compared to What”, has been stuck in my head throughout this post draft. I just realized it’s due to the third quote up there, by Sydney Harris (“When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard’, I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?'”). Let’s listen to the song and feel good. 

stress kit


15 Mar


Happy Ides of March, dahling.

It wasn’t so happy for Caesar, but it can be for you. Please do something that brings you joy. Thanks in advance. 

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