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gloves and the decline of civility

Sep. 24th, 2010 | 09:14 pm

I have been thinking about gloves lately. I recently purchased several pair on a whim after watching Marie Antoinette one too many times, and I am very much looking forward to wearing them. As I am also something of an etiquette fanatic, I decided to research the finer points of public glove wearing. (there are several quite excellent sites on the subject should you care to look) In the process of reading, I found myself appalled by the number of people on some of these sites who found the, in my opinion, very common sense rules to be complicated and difficult to remember. I would like to see a return to a more elegant way of being, but I fear the worst if remembering when to remove one's gloves is a difficult matter. What has happened to our society when etiquette is seen as genteel frippery rather than primarily common sense? I think I shall console myself with some vintage educational films and my 1960's edition of Emily Post.

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Further updates to come...

Sep. 22nd, 2010 | 07:14 am

I have updated my profile, as you may or may not have noticed, to better reflect my tastes and lifestyle as a Lolita. I intend to post a new picture soon as well since the current one, while nice, is a bit old. (For one thing, I have about twelve inches more hair than I did then.)
Additionally, since I can access my journal from my CrackBerry, I may actually post occasionally, being that I can do so when I have something to say rather than later when I've forgotten what I was thinking about.

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a thought that crossed my mind...

Apr. 9th, 2008 | 04:13 pm
location: who cares
mood: listless listless
music: endless rain- (X)

  When a child is bitten by a dog and grows up to dislike dogs, that is considered normal.  When a child is treated badly by the people around them and grows up to dislike other people, that is considered inappropriate and cause for concern. 

What's wrong with the world...

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