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On Ask a Fancy Person: Entry-Level Expensive, Unwanted Guests and the Gratefulness Feedback Loop

This relates to both TY notes and buying fancy things: social stationery. Owning a supply of engraved (and yes, they really ought to be engraved) note cards with your monogram is a small luxury that you'll enjoy, as will every recipient of your notes. And frankly, it makes writing thank you notes a treat in and of itself, as you think to yourself, "Well, I may live in a rent-controlled, slum-adjacent apartment and buy all my wine at Trader Joe's, but I also have fancy paper with my initials on it!"

Oh, and make sure the envelopes are lined. Seriously, no skimping.

Posted on June 9, 2014 at 4:19 pm 0

On The Engagement Phone Cover and The Wedding-Industrial Complex

"Mother-in-laws"? Oof...

Yes, I know - I am the worst. But I'll still be purchasing your book, if that's any consolation.

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 2:13 pm 2

On "When the female finally got dressed, she attempted to put a cheeseburger on her foot as if it were a sandal"

I'm particularly impressed by the original article's use of the subjunctive mood.

Posted on November 8, 2013 at 3:50 pm 0

On In Search of a Fair Fare

@olivebee: There is a huge drawback to this plan though - you will be flying Southwest.

Posted on November 14, 2012 at 7:28 pm 1

On In Search of a Fair Fare

@timesnewroman: Netscape.

Posted on November 14, 2012 at 7:26 pm 5

On Your 2012 Baby Name Guide: The 1947 Wellesley Bulletin Edition

@Ophelia: "No, no, no. Not like that, Judy. 'Blow' is just an expression..."

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 2:18 pm 0

On Assumptions

@KeLynn: In my family, none of us like to sit with our backs to windows, due to the danger of being shot by snipers.

Posted on November 7, 2012 at 6:09 pm 1

On Assumptions

@Countess Maritza: Are those two options different?

Posted on November 7, 2012 at 5:58 pm 0

On The Meatballs Do Help,Though

Bedroom? But my computer is in the living room. Other than that, just need a chair and some tissues...

Posted on October 24, 2012 at 1:00 pm 2

On Brief Interview With a Tiger

"You better bite it."

"Oh, it's already been bitten!"

Posted on September 24, 2012 at 3:26 pm 0