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Circle of Life


RSVP
Moonrise
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Another unintentionally entertaining post I found on Yahoo:

Question:


How do I fill out a response card for a wedding invitation?

All it has on it is this: M_________________?

 
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker (really asker?! this answer?)
Properly speaking, you don't. An old-fashioned sophisticated gentleman would simply throw out the offensive little commercialized form, and write a proper response. Poor bride, to have fallen for this stationery-industry scam to get her to buy more product -- product that in fact violates the expectations of good manners!

A proper response is written in your best script on a piece of good quality white note-paper, folded in half, and reads
" Mr Matthew H (who?)
" accepts with pleasure the kind invitation of
" Miss Bride (Miss who?)
" for Saturday the thirty-first of April at five o'clock" (there isn't even an April 31st...)

Then you put it in a matching envelope (what if I only like un-matching envelopes, huh?), address it to the return address on the invitation, put your own stamp on it, and mail it.

What a *Bride* should do, if she is "just trying to make it easy for people to rsvp", is refrain from insulting them by suggesting they don't own writing paper and by treating them like applicants filling out a government form, and give them a phone-number and email address as well as her return address so that they can choose the means of replying that is most convenient for them.

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My response:

LOL. What century are we living in?! I think it would be easier to have an online invitation chart where people can RSVP and maybe even select seats (like for airplane tickets!)... alas, I prefer to to be practical. Don't get me wrong, I like formalities sometimes (for example, I like that in Asia, people show respect to those who are older than them by giving them a title)... but not when it defeats the purpose. I'm pretty sure the purpose of RSVP cards with prepaid envelopes is to increase the response rate. And for good reason - you can't expect many people in today's world to RSVP properly on their own even when everything is done for them... haha. How silly to expect people to bust out their quills and parchment and write out some elaborate letter (although that would be really cool, but that's the Harry Potter stan in me speaking). In reality, you can't even expect people to press a "reply" button anymore. I suppose that's the responders point... that the world has lost its manners. I guess I sort of have to agree, but I think being overly formal can be really annoying. I think it would be more respectful as a guest if you just did what the host asked you to do - fill out the RSVP card... rather than give a speech about what a gentleman in the 19th century would deem appropriate. Perhaps the ultimate lesson is, as always, be flexible, be moderate, be simple.

To Thanksgiving & Beyond!
Chopsticks
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Happy Thanksgiving and post-Thanksgiving coma / leftovers to everyone!


The dinner table awaits...Collapse )

- lionfmd13 -

A day in food (Pre-Thanksgiving edition)
Chopsticks
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Hey ya'll (or y'all or you all or you folks or like such as you people),

Happy pre-thanksgiving! I'm writing from a rural small town in "the heartland" as it is locally called. You know what that means: foood! I thought I would illustrate a typical day through food pictures.

Enjoy!Collapse )

Best of luck to everyone in preparation for Thanksgiving!

Happy fooding,
lionfmd13

Food Blog Update: Fried Rice & Cookies
Chopsticks
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http://www.silverkitchen.tumblr.com

Fried rice with chicken, peppers, celery, onions, & eggs
&
Chocolate chip cookies


Fried rice with chicken, peppers, celery, onions, & eggs
&
Chocolate chip cookies

http://www.silverkitchen.tumblr.com


Words of Wisdom
Hogwarts
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"Sharing makes joy double and sorrow half."

- roughly translated

Cereal, Pakoras, & Ramen? (Hopefully not at the same time...)
Chopsticks
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So I hadn't updated my food blog in a while...guess I'm getting it out of my system all at once. I'm also making myself hungry...as if I really needed to increase my appetite any more...but after being sick last weekend and not feeling hungry, this is definitely an improvement.

http://www.silverkitchen.tumblr.com







http://www.silverkitchen.tumblr.com

Chicken Tikka Recipe (Food Blog Update)
Chopsticks
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http://www.silverkitchen.tumblr.com



http://www.silverkitchen.tumblr.com


New Food Blog!
Time Turner
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After much frustration, I've finally found a way to start a food blog that works for everyone. Since live journal is the preferred blogging method for many of you (obviously if you're reading this haha), I decided to try uploading food pics using a new public LJ blog...unfortunately, with my crappy internet connection and live journal's lack of a decent layout, the entire idea quickly became epic fail. Thankfully, I got some good advice from some good friends, who choose to put up with my OCDness (OCPD to be exact). So I decided to give tumblr a tumble...and soon realized that indeed it was the proper format. However, nothing is ever easy...because tumblr does not really provide a convenient way for friends to post comments, which is after all, one of the main reasons I wanted to food blog in the first place. That leads us to life lesson #1 for today: when all else fails, compromise. So I find myself somewhere in the middle- between LJ and tumblr. The idea is, I will publicly food blog on tumblr while privately posting updates on LJ - that way, I can post links of my tumblr updates within LJ entries. With the help of "print screen," I can even post previews of those aforementioned tumblr updates onto LJ. It all makes sense...that's why its called a "link"...I swear my neurons have not been linking properly lately...

Anyways, without further ado, the "link" to my new food blog: www.silverkitchen.tumblr.com

Below is a "print screen" preview...I think the reason it was taking me so long to upload pics onto LJ was because the pictures I took with my camera were too large / had too many pixels / were too many megabytes ...thankfully, these "print screen" pictures upload rather quickly!





And life lesson #2 for today, provided by our very own chef-in-training, Dr. Pill - "Don't get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life." Of course if taken in its proper context, this was supposed to encourage me to play with dangerous fireworks, but let's just pretend it was a (rare) moment of wisdom. =)

Happy 4th of July everyone! (Wow, I just realized it's been exactly 1 year since my last LJ entry...)

30 Days of Music - Day 3
Time Turner
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Day 01- A song that makes me happy
Day 02- A song that helps me clear my head
Day 03- A song that makes me laugh



Day 04- A song that reminds me of something
Day 05- A song that has a new meaning to me every time I hear it
Day 06- A song I can always relate to
Day 07- A song that is my guilty pleasure
Day 08- A song I liked when I was younger
Day 09- A song that makes me want to dance
Day 10- A song that makes me cry
Day 11- A song that reminds me of summer
Day 12- A song that reminds me of my best friend
Day 13- A song I sing to in the shower
Day 14- A song I like hearing live
Day 15- A song people wouldn’t expect me to like
Day 16- A song that holds a lot of meaning to me
Day 17- A song that annoys me
Day 18- A song I have as my ringtone
Day 19- A song I'm currently obsessed with
Day 20- A song from a new album I'm waiting for
Day 21- A song I want to dance to at my wedding
Day 22- A song that would be the theme song to a TV show about my life
Day 23- A song that makes me angry
Day 24- A cover song
Day 25- An acoustic song I love
Day 26- A song by my favorite band
Day 27- A song I make fun of
Day 28- A song that reminds me of my significant other
Day 29- A song currently stuck in my head
Day 30- A song I haven’t listened to in awhile



30 Days of Music - Day 2
Time Turner
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Day 01- A song that makes me happy
Day 02- A song that helps me clear my head



Day 03- A song that makes me laugh
Day 04- A song that reminds me of something
Day 05- A song that has a new meaning to me every time I hear it
Day 06- A song I can always relate to
Day 07- A song that is my guilty pleasure
Day 08- A song I liked when I was younger
Day 09- A song that makes me want to dance
Day 10- A song that makes me cry
Day 11- A song that reminds me of summer
Day 12- A song that reminds me of my best friend
Day 13- A song I sing to in the shower
Day 14- A song I like hearing live
Day 15- A song people wouldn’t expect me to like
Day 16- A song that holds a lot of meaning to me
Day 17- A song that annoys me
Day 18- A song I have as my ringtone
Day 19- A song I'm currently obsessed with
Day 20- A song from a new album I'm waiting for
Day 21- A song I want to dance to at my wedding
Day 22- A song that would be the theme song to a TV show about my life
Day 23- A song that makes me angry
Day 24- A cover song
Day 25- An acoustic song I love
Day 26- A song by my favorite band
Day 27- A song I make fun of
Day 28- A song that reminds me of my significant other
Day 29- A song currently stuck in my head
Day 30- A song I haven’t listened to in awhile

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