I had written a better post (how defensive is that?) a little while ago, and it disappeared into the ether. So this post may be inferior. You’ve been warned.
Regarding New Year’s Resolutions. This year I experienced my personal best, and didn’t break a resolution until January 6th. I feel pretty good about that.
I want to show you my favorite photograph of the month (I say “show” not “share.”) I posted this on my twitter account @LisaBirnbach and on the True Prep page on Facebook, so if you’re not
sick of them already familiar with either of those, here it is for your enjoyment.
Yes, it’s cold for us chickens (when it’s not unseasonably warm).
In any case, a few housekeeping notes. Very very soon, this blog is going to undergo a serious upgrade. In fact, you could say it’s going into rehab, (the preppiest kind of time-out). I hope you will like the new and improved Trueprep.com.
Speaking of all things preppy — including rehab — look what I read today online at the Los Angeles Times’ dot com. This is a paper that takes its real estate reporting seriously. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s house in Baltimore is for sale.
Tempted? Baltimore is an interesting city, not to mention the home of crabs, the worldwide center of Lacrosse, and the residence of living artists like Anne Tyler and John Waters.
Finally, in the End Of Civilization As We Know It Dept.: I wanted to look up Emily Dickinson, to make sure her last name wasn’t spelled with an ‘e’. When one Googles Emily, I shudder to say, the first one that comes up is someone called “Emily Maynard,” a former contestant on “The Bachelor” or “The Bachelorette.” Or maybe both.
Emily Dickinson, poet
(December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886)
Emily Maynard, Professional um…Bachelorette
(February 1, 1986 - )
Probably has not read any poetry.
Am I a snob? I think so.