Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Merry Christmas

First I would like to say Merry belated Christmas! I hope everyone had an excellent holiday and got everything they wanted. I was so busy working and with family I did not get to make this post earlier.

The best present I received this year was Milo. He is a large, older cat Brad got from a family friend. She found him roaming on the streets one night and rescued him. Brad knew I wanted a cat and Milo is an absolute sweetheart. And my kittens, D'Artagnan and Leonidas, are still in Delaware. My mother is reluctant to give me any of them. Do not worry. He was given shots and checkout before he was given to me.


In between work I went to a family dinner party. Brad's brother is a chef and likes to cook during holidays. The holiday decorations were so beautiful I took some pictures.

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The lovely decorated walkway back to the cars. It was flurrying throughout the meal.
Lovely tree.
Small village decorations.

The table settings.




Everyone got a confetti popper to open. Inside was a joke, a paper crown, and a small joke toy. I got a pink plastic heart ring for my toy.

My joke:
What was Ms. Claus' maiden name?
Mary Christmas.

You can click on the images to see a larger image. My flickr account also has a few more pictures and some individual decoration images.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Challenge digest

There have been a few lolita secrets lately about missing Princess Portal. Which reminded me that I have missed the old blog too. I do not so much miss the articles, but the monthly challenges. I really enjoyed having an inspirational goal or task to do each month. So I thought I would like to attempt monthly challenge posts myself.

I have been debating about how I was going to go about this. I finally decided that I would take a quote per month and work around that. I think I will make multiple posts throughout the month rather than just one. It is too late this month to start so I will start next year. I am in no way as articulate or creative as Princess Skye, but I will enjoy having monthly incentives to fulfill.

image from: hsn

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Prince or bust

Pet peeve #5: Lolita seeking prince

Sweet lolita searching for a tall, handsome prince to save me from the dragon that is platitudinous fashion. Looking for a prince that is romantic, will pamper me, and knows the difference between Venetian and raschel lace. I am looking for someone that go shopping with me, drink tea, read fictional literature, and will dress to the nines upon my command! He must use his own make-up and adore lolita fashion! Already having an aristocratic or kodono wardrobe is a plus.

I have seen many lolita secrets and forum topics about girls wanting a prince that will dress up with them. I have even come across a forum post about a lolita that was thinking of breaking up with her boyfriend because he would not dress up with her! Yes, you read that correctly. She was planning to leave a perfectly good relationship because of clothing. I find that utterly ridiculous.

Most lolita seem to dislike when people tell them to dress normal. Why would you annoy your partner or leave a relationship because the guy would not change how he dresses? No one has the right to dictate how someone else dresses, except parents who buy clothing for their children, school systems, and supervisors. Just as you are expressing yourself in lolita or gyaru clothing your partner is expressing himself. I feel that someone dictating what I can and cannot wear oppresses a small part of who I am. (However, work dress codes are necessary and do not bother me.) Your partner might feel the same way as well.

I have never seen the girls that make these types of posts take into account that their partners might feel uncomfortable dressing up. I would rather have my fiance be comfortable in jeans and a super hero T-shirt than uncomfortable and self conscious in a suit.

I believe girls should like a guy based on his attitude and personality, not a shallow thing such as the clothes he wears. Remember fashion tastes change as we age. I would rather have a guy that acts princely than one that dresses princely. Just as I feel girls should not use pets or babies as fashion accessories, they also should not use their boyfriends, partners, or husbands as one either.

image from: CartoonStock