Apr 13th 2010 12:32AM The concept of fine dining in Tampa is as hilarious as this post.
Mar 23rd 2010 3:00PM Margarita MIX? Seriously?
Why would anyone take advice on stocking a home bar from someone who makes margaritas from a mix?
Nov 30th 2009 12:40AM Please also keep your lighters in your pocket and refrain from singing along.
Nov 23rd 2009 3:05PM Perhaps you should link the correct video.
May 26th 2009 8:20PM That is not to say, of course, that no one should perceive a snub if someone close to them is not so full of joy at the occasion that they give a congratulatory gift.
But that is a separate question, and has nothing to do with the false "invitation = present" equation Chio is making.
But if my business were helping people shop (and I didn't know better), I'd probably tell them they needed to shop at every possible occasion as well.
May 26th 2009 8:15PM Judith Martin is the final word.
"... the innovations that are most widely followed, even by those who resent them, are vulgar, impractical or nonsensical -- and almost always expensive. Here are some that Miss Manners refuses to sanction:
. . . .
That the wedding couple is not only entitled but obligated to think up their own presents, and that guests are bound to buy them as directed. Worse, that guests are supposed to bring goods equivalent in value to the cost of the food and drink they receive. And that the couple has a year after the wedding in which to send their thanks.
Getting married does not endow people with the privilege of levying taxes or charging admission. It does give them the obligation of expressing their gratitude in writing immediately, and to refrain from complaining about what a burden it is to be the recipient of so many people's generosity. Presents are voluntary, and should be selected by the giver, but never brought along to the wedding, where collecting them causes no end of trouble."
May 26th 2009 12:33PM An invitation is a request for the pleasure of someone's company, not an invoice.
To say otherwise is to be just plain wrong.
And gift registries are vulgar.
May 18th 2009 1:37PM Why are they "more than likely half-wit"?
Mar 27th 2009 5:03PM Using "IV" rather than "IIII" has become common only in modern times, and for some reason (there are competing theories), it remains traditional to use the "IIII" form on clocks and watches.
Mar 19th 2009 4:17PM I am so ashamed to own Tiffany jewelry when I see this. Ugh.