I’m no Countess, so I won’t dare to write a blog post in which I claim to know everything there is about class or manners.I come from people who wear fake mustaches to Christmas Eve dinner, so I really don’t have much basis for telling you anything. Except that fake mustaches make your upper lip sweat....more
Is it bad blog etiquette to change the theme of a blog once is it already established? I have decided that I don't really care for the theme I have chosen and will be changing it. I only have three people following the blog so it shouldn't be that big of a deal; however, I was just curious as to what people think about this subject. ...more
Chivalry Man In this day and age when women are working in roles that were once exclusive to men, men are just a little confused when it comes to such things as opening doors, standing when she enters a room or excuses herself from the table. Countless times I've had men express this confusion by saying something like, When I reached for the door she gave me a look that I took to mean, 'I'm not helpless. I'm a lawyer for God's sake. I think I can open a door all by myself.' Read more ...more
The holidays are meant to be a time filled with love, peace an understanding. But we all know that we still live in the real world and getting folks together can be challenging. There are bound to be differences in personalities, beliefs and lifestyles (especially with the stress of travel adding to things). While some holiday gatherings just involve a few hours over dinner, others last a few days. This can induce a whole host of fears and stress for many, so much so that feathers get ruffled and the holiday can be ruined....more
I don't think of etiquette as stifling -- I think it's the hallmark of civilized living. Boil down all the rules you can think of and you will find one simple truth that unites them: etiquette is about being considerate of other people. That's what it comes down to -– and it goes for women as much as it does for men.
It is really too bad there isn't an Emily Post book of blogging, but there is not. Sure, if you look hard enough and search Google long enough, you will find plenty of articles that tell you the etiquette of blogging. And, I am sure that what I am going to reveal in this post is nothing new, but I have noticed that so many bloggers have bad manners, so a reminder seems in order.Blogger Etiquette 101: A guide to blogging manners...more
Personal standards aand a sense of pride are the warp and weft in the moral fabric of our society. So imagine my horror when I was perusing the newspapers last week and found the following article:...more
His name is Brian. He lives in New York City and works as an intern at BBH. He's been tasked with making something famous -– anything. As it happens, Brian hasn't had much romance since moving to the Big Apple, so he decided to take the Jakob and Julia approach and kill both birds with one stone –- with a healthy dose of The Bachelor-style edge. Essentially, he's made a YouTube video explaining he is going to go on 30 dates in 30 days and made a site where women can drop their info for him to select from and schedule.