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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    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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    I’m often wrong. But seldom indifferent.

    — Fred Brewster, said with conviction.

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    The Importance of Cocktail Hour - Mummy’s home. (please note the earthquake proofing in the background, fish string. 

    The Importance of Cocktail Hour - Mummy’s home. (please note the earthquake proofing in the background, fish string. 

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    I designed and Mummy needlepointed (note: verb). 

    I designed and Mummy needlepointed (note: verb). 

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    Your grandmother’s letters should go in the Smithsonian. For historical purposes.

    — Sayeth @sydell over oysters and vodka at Zuni in San Francisco recollecting a fine note I found from grandmother.

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    livingmactavish:

Sticky morning run, Fishers Island Yacht Club

    livingmactavish:

    Sticky morning run, Fishers Island Yacht Club

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