the day of mothras.

in honor of mothers day, i thought i’d post this little blurb, written by ana marie cox (she’s a writer for time magazine).

i think numbers 2 and 7 are pretty good. oh, and you bet i’ll be trying out number 14.

my mother’s 15 simple rules
(by ana marie cox)

1. the legs are the last thing to go.
2. when you’re sad, don’t fight it–accessorize it.
3. knowing hot to roast red peppers will impress more people than you think.
4. it’s OK to read at the table.
5. it’s never OK to watch television at the table.
6. you can always substitute white wine for vermouth in a martini.
7. everything tastes better if it’s served by candlelight.
8. if nothing matches, no matter. that’s just another reason for candlelight.
9. do not try to order in french at a french restaurant unless you are french.
10. unexpected gifts are most appreciated.
11. at work, find the people who can fix things and be very nice to them.
12. the cheap caviar is still quite good.
13. there are five things that will always make you happy if you have them in your home: flowers, a lovely place to eat a meal, a chilled bottle of white wine, goldfish crackers and a cat.
14. if you must leave a party and you don’t have a good excuse, spill something on yourself.
15. the proper way to end a conversation is ‘i’m sorry to let you go.’

2 thoughts on “the day of mothras.

  1. Please tell me where I may find the article where this appears. I have a page torn from a magazine which contains the “rules” but there is a full article on Cox’s mother of which I only have a piece. Would love to see the whole thing.

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