mavis pities the adolescent

i just mailed this package off to my little brother. with this neat vintage book i found on male hygiene. i hope he gets the point.


and these are a swank little set of bow ties i dug up for 10 cents. which he will actually wear, mind you. because my brother is cool. if cool can be defined by only one person, and i could do the world a favor, you know. first by setting the record straight; ass crack is not cool and neither is messed up hair that took as long to style as my mother’s (with, if conceivable, even more hairspray). if you are going to try that hard, at least try to be different. not like every other, half-skinned monkey, stuffed into size 2 pants not accommodating of the human posterior.


and it is true, there is nothing like the sight of the culturally immune, gentleman who holds to proven standards of dress and taste, who can really make a girl look twice. but, if you have got to the point where veritable road-kill does turn you on, i can only say, i am quite sorry. (stay tuned for pictures of my husband which i’m putting up later this week and i will try hard to explain – he’s a red haired half-skinned monkey, i couldn’t help it).


i think if a boy dressed like the fellow above with an unconcerned ease, not trying to be different so much as trying to be reasonable. and if he went about the rest of his life equally as purposeful and unmoved by the backwards thrashings of the world, then that boy would say a thousand words and a thousand charms, just walking down the street. words and charms only heeded by the right kind of girl, of course. in which case, he had better be prepared to do a lot of walking, but i’m sure it’s good for you.

by the way, if you want to know where i get it, check this post on my dad’s blog. the apple doesn’t fall that far from the tree, as the saying goes.


2 Responses to “mavis pities the adolescent”

  1. 1 Grandma Gayla November 5, 2007 at 3:08 pm

    One of my students wears a t-shirt that says, “Dare to be different…just like everybody else.”

  2. 2 heather November 6, 2007 at 6:15 pm

    thank you for participating in my giveaway and helping me find your blog!

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