November 22, 2014

Mea Culpa



Marquess of Queensberry whose rules govern blog etiquette

Have you ever felt like the skunk at a garden party? Me neither.  But GSL has been known to put a hostess on edge from time to time. My dear dear friend, the 'Queen B' aka Chicago's most charming hostess, can always sense when I'm about to get a little naughty and let my hair down but sometimes my timing isn't as Cartier Tank Watch perfect as you might suspect so she occasionally shoots me an arched eyebrow plea for clemency with a subtext of: "Oh no,... not yet...wait til I clear my good China..."

Here is the Marquess of Queensberry in the flesh. He doesn't look pleased does he?
real name is John Douglas and he's the one who brought down Oscar Wilde due to
his anger over Wilde's relationship with his son

Apparently GSL ran afoul of Queensberry rules at his most fav blog and has been shown the door! I have assembled a crack defense team and will mount an appeal and don't bet against me either.
My infraction??? Well GSL rather callously brought in a little seasonal bonhomie into a post of sober reflection.  The post's subject:

What was I thinking getting all in a giggle in a post about this killjoy?!?!
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I guess I'd better fess up and tell you the awful thing I said and it was a momentary lapse of judgement I deeply regret even though the blog's theme is "humorous or witty conversation".  My memory is rather foggy but in getting a little carried away in the yuletide spirit of the moment I rather incomprehensibly mentioned I'd like a "Christmas smooch under the mistletoe" with our long adored hostess. How could I say such a thing?!?! We all make mistakes and I'll do what I can to make amends. After all, I don't want one of these in my stocking:

Loretta Lynn's father used to procure these for Santa's misbegotten.

Whatever you do please don't breathe a word to this lady.


If she knew that boy she's holding grew up to be such a
scoundrel it would break her heart.

Wish me luck on getting back in my adored hostess's good graces and put in a good word if you can.




Of course Greyfriers Bobby is still here! He's not going anywhere until Bebe safely returns home  from abroad.


27 comments:

  1. Darling what a shame! Unfortunately, the rules are clear - no seconds allowed and a man hanging on the ropes in a hopeless state shall be considered down. You are down and out.

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    1. GSL was up at a count of 7 if a bit wobbly and has a cast iron jaw, an enormous capacity for punishment, and the stage presence to win the crowd....he'll continue.

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  2. I am glad Greyfriers Bobby is holding vigil awaiting Bebe's return. I'm a big fan.

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    1. Estella, I know you're getting antsy for your closeup...all in due time my dear. The Den adores Bebe and Bobby won't move a muscle for at least 14 years if need be.

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  3. Bloody hell! What on earth have I missed?!

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    1. We think the hostess likely went into raptures at the prospect of a GSL Xmas Mistletoe smooch and in her rush to book a 'session' tried activating breathy whisper font and hit delete by mistake...expect an intern getting thrown under bus.

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    2. Heck yes, same as Ruth I've missed this one too! Gosh you go away for four weeks and what happens...

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    3. Jody, you've missed all the fun...

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  4. Oh dear me...sounds like you need to send some flowers, a note and perhaps some chocolates.
    I had a similar experience with a blogger when I got a wee bit curious as to where she lived...me being nosy and her as it turns out is very private so I apologized profusely for my error but feel that it damaged our friendship.
    It is too bad that we humans are mere mortals and make mistakes....good luck repairing/mending your fences.

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    1. Thank you Hostess! All will be well.

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  5. well now my curiosity is piqued… I always seem to be the last to know what is going on!
    Perhaps the excuse of too much eggnog being consumed might sway the unimpressed hostess? Good luck … we all make mistakes and it can be hard to judge tone in a short written comment that can cross cultures, humour, personal boundaries and all sorts of other things in this international world we live in.

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    1. I'm out and about all day and owe her an explanatory email but now it all makes sense. She thought I responded to an earlier comment regarding a Mission House with a highly inappropriate reference to Missionary Position when in fact I was making reference to Mission (ary) Style Architecture with the far less objectionable double entendre as secondary meaning as only a general observation not directed towards anyone.. if one isnt immediately familiar with Mission Style Architecture/Furniture then it does sound far more inappropriate.

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  6. Hmmm. All you can do is ask for forgiveness. Best of luck with this one. Any sense of humor and she should forgive and forget.

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    1. T, this post was just to give me a giggle. Forgiveness need not be asked or given; just a misunderstanding which will be remedied sooner or later.

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  7. Oh, dear G, me thinks you have known the 'rules' with your muse all along! Given that you carry your tongue in your cheek most often than not, I think it best for you to bite your tongue and let this go! You can't do anything to change it or her, so move on and temper your comments over at her place!

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    1. Darling T, this post was an overwrought exercise just to give me a giggle; there was a misunderstanding that will be rectified. No villains or victims here.

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  8. Oh. My. There's them that would chide and chuck your chin, and them what go right smart quick and cross you off the Christmas-card list. I so hope you've got yourself a chider, there, and that the words were worth only a quick pout and shrive.

    The above-mentioned flowers would be quite the thing---even the ethereal "virtual" ones if you're not on a corporeal basis, and if you feel the slight grave enough, real ones, sans thorns, would be the thing.

    And in a case of blot on your escutcheon and exile from THE LIST---well, at least ONE of those roses better have something sparkly and expensive threaded up the stem. (none of this from personal experience, of course, but I read a lot).

    It's just hard to imagine you amongst the offending---charm and character should assuage almost any slip.

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    1. Just a simple misunderstanding my dear Rachel and this post an exercise to add a giggle to an early Saturday evening. Right will be done!

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  9. A sincere explanation should do. And grovelling. I too have made quick comments and realise things can get misconstrued. I hope it all gets ironed out!

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    1. I can do sincere explanation but not grovel despite indications to the contrary above...Naomi,all will be well...as you say internet a highly imperfect medium and misunderstandings aplenty.

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  10. Oh please, where's the harm in a Christmas smooch?!? Do feel free to bring your mistletoe and come to Brooklyn. I will wait for you on my stoop!

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    1. I'll meet you on that front stoop Jill.

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  11. Oh dear, I'm away for a few days and everything has gone to pieces for the Den's keeper. I do hope fences are mended soon and that you'll be back on Santa's good side, eschewing the inevitable bad boy lump.

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    1. Oh CD I don't have to tell you how ridiculous women can sometimes be....well, I can stay one step ahead of them in that category too! Every woman I've ever known (or will know) spends a good bit of time with an urge to strangle me. This old dog knows all the tricks to get out of the house.
      Santa has never forsaken GSL !!!

      **Absolutely loved your charming Thanksgiving post I just read only moments ago!!!

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  12. GSL, If only every man could so charmingly apologize! How could she not forgive you? Sounds like a minor infraction.

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    1. Welcome Kim!
      No worries. This post was just a little stunt for a giggle.

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  13. Oh, Hon!

    re: your LAWN TEA visit---a lot of those lil' ol' womenfolk would leave that kitchen at a dead run, beat you to the recliner, and cheer on Ole Miss or Mississippi State with greater fervor, more rabid enthusiasm and exponentially more decibels than most any Bears fan with a big bet on the line.

    After they've brought home the bacon and cooked it up in a pan, of course. Hope you LOVED Miss Bessie's Dumplin's!

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