The Best Facebook Page!

First off, I must apologize for missing last Saturday!! Because it was Memorial Day weekend and I had a few extra days to myself, I lost track of time as well as the days of the week!!!

Second, congratulations are in order for A! This past week she accomplished a huge life milestone and I know I speak for all of us when I say we wish her all the best in her future endeavors and look forward to seeing what she does next!

Now, I’ll get down to the meat and bones of my post for today….

Recently I came across an amazing Facebook page that shares everything macabre and beautiful. It’s called “The Macabre and the Beautifully Grotesque”.

They do a wonderful job of constantly updating with interesting photographs and posts from many aspects of every corner of art. From taxidermy to modeling and paintings, their posts will add a new taste to your everyday Facebook browsing!

Here are some of my favorite photographs they have posted:

Five Tips For Husband Hunting

Taxidermy isn’t the only thing people hunt for…husband hunting takes up a major portion of most girls lives. Of course a shinning personality and good character are the most obvious ways to secure yourself an amazing husband, but what about some more specific guidelines? Some of us get lucky, but others need a bit more guidance. Here, I’m going to share some of my favorite pieces of advice that I’ve gotten over the years from everyone under the sun…

 

1. Know how to make a good loaf of bread

I cannot remember where I heard this from, but it is undeniably true. The fastest way to a man’s heart IS through his stomach, and there is nothing better than bread to demonstrate your abilities with!

 

2. Don’t slack off on appearance…ever

 Now I’m not saying that you need to have every hair in place and a fully made face every day,   but please look presentable. No man wants to hang out with a rats nest and raccoon eyes. Even though he will love you no matter what you look like, it never hurts to look your best.

 

3. Don’t be too hard on him.

Did he forget to take out the trash or mow the lawn? Let him know, but let it go. Holding agrudge is never attractive.

 

4. Be able to walk away from technology.

Many girls that I know always have a phone in their hands and a reality show on the television. Being able to spend some time away from the technology and doing something tangiable is not only productive, but also dazzling.

 

5. Share his interests…only if to amuse him.

Even if you’re not always interested in the same things as him, and even if he knows it, just dropping the slightest bit of attention onto them will make him feel important. Which is also important to you =)

(very random pic…hehe)

Good Luck!!!!!

-C

Photos:

http://findmyaccident.com/fmablog/2011/12/01/loaf-of-bread-credited-with-saving-life-of-woman-in-crash-near-glasgow/

http://jpmdesign.blogspot.com/2010/12/make-up-vanities.html

http://www.ilchi.com/tag/dopamine/

http://www.hcbe.net/technology.aspx

http://blog.sifteo.com/2012/04/sometimes-more-is-more-fun-we%E2%80%99re-giving-away-100-free-cubes/

Quirky Victorian Etiquette

First off, my technological problems are solved!! Yippie! Not having a computer for a few days really made me realize how dependant I am on it (even though I like to think I scarcely use it). As always, this thought led me back to thinking about the “olden days” before computers and cell-phones, which led me to thinking once more about one of my favorite topics – Victorian Etiquette (yay for trains of thought!).

Victorian Etiquette has become a modern fixation through movies and books. We are quite familiar with it, but there are also many quirky rules that have captured my attention. Today I’m going to share some of those with you. (Some of these are from the Edwardian Era too…)

Do not beat “the devil’s tattoo” by drumming with your fingers on a table; it cannot fail to annoy everyone within hearing, and it is an index of a vacant mind. (Hill)

As the [married] couple pass out of the front door it is customary for the guests to throw after them, for luck, rice, rose leaves, flowers, old shows, ect. (Green)

A bride does not usually dance at her own wedding, but she may join in a square dance I she chooses (Hall)

It is evident, therefore, that although a man may be ugly, there is no necessity for his being shocking. (Gentlemen)

If you have any defect, so shocking and so ridiculous as to procure you a nickname, then indeed there is but one remedy – to renounce society. (Gentlemen)

No lady worthy any gentleman’s regard will say “no” twice to a suit which she intends ultimately to receive with favor. (Young)

It lies with drivers to keep clear of pedestrians. All persons have a right to walk on the highways at their own pace. Dogs, chickens, and other domestic animals at large on the highway are not pedestrians, and if one is driving at a regulation speed, or under, one is not responsible for their untimely end. (Levitt)

Be careful not to be over-nice, or you will impress people with the idea that your life began in vulgarity, and you are now trying so hard to get away from it, that you rush to the opposite extreme. (Gentleman 2)

Some people prefer children to dogs, principally because a license is not required for the former (Graham)

The skin should be cut off [a banana] with a knife, peeling from the top down, while holding in the hand. Small pieces should be cut or broken off, and taken in the fingers, or they may be cut up and eaten with a fork. (Green)

-C

Bibliography:

Hints on Etiquette and the Usages of Society by Charles William Day (1843)

A Dictionary of Etiquette by Walter Cox Green (1904)

Social Customs by Florence Howe Hall (1887)

Laws of Etiquette, or Short Rules and Reflections For Conduct in Society by a Gentleman (1836)

Our Deportment by John H. Young (1882)

The Woman and the Car by Dorothy Levitt (1909)

The Perfect Gentleman by A Gentleman (1860)

The Bolster Book by Harry Graham (1910)

A Dictionary of Etiquette by Walter Cox Green (1904)

Photo Credits:

http://mistercrew.com/blog/2010/09/29/victorian-era-style-1872/

http://abedofroses.com/tag/bb-etiquette/

http://www.victoriana.com/bridal/prints/bridalprints.htm

http://www.victoriana.com/Mens-Clothing/mens-clothing-1868.html

http://cottageinthemaking.blogspot.com/2008/11/victorian-childrens-etiquette.html