Lazy Monday Poll

Good morning my sweet corn niblets, how was your weekend? Mine was eh, it rained and rained and rainedandrainedandrained which is good for my hair but no so great for my backyard which now has weeds that are literally –and I mean literally– higher than my privacy fence.   I emailed my lawn people a week ago saying the grounds of stately Château Gâteau were looking a little more Meth Lab than I personally find ideal, but it’s raining so whaddya gonna do?

I’ll tell you what I miss: the teenager who spoke like three words of English and would cater to my every lawn maintenance whim for five dollars and a lemonade Popsicle.  Good times.

Mmm popsicles

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Last Lazy Monday Janey was pondering buying some new delicates, Frances and I had a chat about how to wear a short-brimmed vintage hat without it looking costumey, Marya wrote a lovely comment on her springtime bud watch, Genvieve touted the wisdom of knowing a very good cobbler, a bunch of us helped Tropical Chrome find a sandal for a baseball game, our soon-to-be-wed Sara A. had a pre-wedding existential crisis and there was much moaning and gnashing of teeth re: nothing-to-wear from the delightfully-named Petunia Chowder.

This week we’re going to feature Five Great Finishing School Lessons plus some other bits of loveliness here and there.

So what’s been going on with you? On the hunt for anything in particular? Do anything fun this weekend, or do you have something glammy going on this week? Let me know!

55 Responses to “Lazy Monday Poll”

  1. Plumcake April 21, 2010 at 10:34 am #

    @Whitney, you know, I just can’t make it through all the bad bad copy from BPAL.

    @Jeni: Just for fun it’s technically peon, not pee-on (although if you’re peeing on your peons, that’s…well, that’s NOT something you learn in finishing school). Walking down stairs is Advanced Walking, and the key is to side step. Sometimes I descend a grand staircase (which is pretty often since pals and I spend a lot of time in hotel bars) I make them go to the bottom of the stairs while I walk down. Keep working on it; you’ll get it!

    @Twistie: I love John Cleese’s walk too. God, the physical discipline that man had.

  2. Angela April 21, 2010 at 12:54 pm #

    HeeHee Only Plummy could make “privacy fence” sound dirty.

  3. Maria April 21, 2010 at 1:09 pm #

    @lucylang: I cheat when I go to the opera by reading up a little on the plot and characters beforehand. This lets me concentrate on the music, sets, and overall grandeur of the opera whist avoiding that “Why is everyone dead and the curtain closing? Did I miss something?” feeling to which I am rather prone.

  4. lucylang April 21, 2010 at 6:05 pm #

    @Maria: Thanks for the tip! I was definitely planning on doing some prep work, which feels odd because I would never read up on a stage performance or a movie before I saw it. But, you’re right, it is better to cheat a little rather than endure the “Did I miss something?” feeling.

  5. dcsurfergirl April 22, 2010 at 10:34 am #

    @Plumcake-the cherry blossoms were peaking around Easter. The Tidal Basin trees were so pretty!

    Well, I tried Talbots but plus size dresses weren’t available there-only online. Some may come in later. Oh well.

    @All the ladies that love perfume-check out L’Artesan Parfumeur fragrances. They are pricey but lovely. I have the Tea for Two one (reminds me of chai).

    @Anyone looking for handbags-Laudi Vidni is another fabulous choice. Go to the website, design a bag (the directions are clear:) ) and in a few weeks it’s sent to you! I have a Poco wristlet. The prices are also comparable to Coach.

    Have a great day!