Log Date

Silly stereotypes about Wasps and their ilk. By Susan MacTavish Best. Mostly. Inspired by Janet Kornblum (who doesn't have a waspy bone in her).

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    Naughty spaniel. Contemplating her ill-deed having broken into the garbage.

    Naughty spaniel. Contemplating her ill-deed having broken into the garbage.

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    A topiary whale, Fishers Island
Dreaming of summer. Again. 

    A topiary whale, Fishers Island

    Dreaming of summer. Again. 

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    Dear Susan,
    You once wrote me a letter in which you wished me “hpe esdr”. This is phonetically correct if orthographically incorrect but I loved the greeting and hasten to return it.
    Love,
    BB

    — Godmother  (Loving & Erudite)

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    Dreaming of summer. 

    Dreaming of summer. 

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    Gin & Manure .. within spitting distance of the Merritt Parkway. You’re either into it or not as a Wasp. Sniff! (English dress, obviously .. though what Wasp doesn’t love a bit of Western once on the far side of the Mississippi?).

    Gin & Manure .. within spitting distance of the Merritt Parkway. You’re either into it or not as a Wasp. Sniff! (English dress, obviously .. though what Wasp doesn’t love a bit of Western once on the far side of the Mississippi?).

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    Ordering In

    Janet ordered the food. Susan brought the cocktails.

    Wasps do not order in food. 

    Jews do however. And when they do, they order for 14 starving humans, not 3 slightly tipsy adults. (Cocktails provided by Wasp).

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    No shades of grey

    There is very little grey in the Wasp world. Black and white. You’re all in or you’re not. No faffing around with uncertainty. That’s left to the lily-livered. Loyal. Not loyal. There’s no in between. (Or as Mummy would say, you’re never sort of pregnant.)

    That doesn’t mean that a Wasp doesn’t enjoy being proven wrong. Indeed, far from it. A Wasp enjoys nothing more than being told why they are wrong when told so by a most articulate person. Drinks on the Wasp!

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    There is safety in books. 

    There is safety in books

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    Me: The WSJ is dumbing down these days.
    Godfather: Yes, agreed.
    Me: It’s more digestable.
    Godfather: No. When I say it’s getting dumbed down I mean it’s more liberal.
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    Cross

    Wasps rarely get visibly angry. All is always under control. (Who knows what lurks beneath the surface.)

    However, there are those rare occasions at 2am well onto cocktail #5 that a Wasp may have an outburst of emotion.

    This is regretted the next morning. As is the hangover. Opera is turned on and all returns to normal. 

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    Great Great Granddaddy

    Capitalist

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    Back to the old adage noted previously, “A history, not a past.”
Here we have some fine family members from the Main Line.

    Back to the old adage noted previously, “A history, not a past.”

    Here we have some fine family members from the Main Line.

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    One can get through any situation with hardware. It is, indeed, one’s artillery.

    One can get through any situation with hardware. It is, indeed, one’s artillery.

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    A history. Not a past.

    — Mummy’s wise words. You want the former, not the latter. 

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    Fishers Island Ferry, New London. Note old Euro car driven by kid. 

    Fishers Island Ferry, New London. Note old Euro car driven by kid

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