Thursday, July 26, 2012

A Tolerance for Chilly

Cape Cod,  February, 1973 (Photo from TDP archives)
It is always entertaining to see the search terms people use.  Here are a handful:

"Muffy Aldrich Old Looking"

"Muffy Aldrich Age"

"Muffy Aldrich Annoying"

"Muffy Aldrich Old Money"

"Muffy Aldrich College"

"Muffy Aldrich Graduate School"

"Muffy Aldrich Family"

"Muffy Aldrich Phony"

"Muffy Aldrich Real Name" 

"Muffy Aldrich Blue Blood"

The refreshingly self-aware: "Muffy Aldrich Other Stalkers" 

"Muffy Aldrich is a Fake Prep"

(and the more economical) "Muffy Aldrich Fake"

"Muffy Aldrich Snob" (I get this one a lot.)

"Muffy Aldrich Income"

And the one that Bing conveniently auto-fills: "Muffy Aldrich Haters"

88 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think you are just great. Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Ditto !!

Anonymous said...

These are a riot! Thanks for sharing.

Chris from New Hampshire said...

I am still smiling from that list. Very funny! And the picture is fabulous.

Mags said...

Ironically on the heels of your Made In America post. SMH. Sometimes I wonder if tolerance doesn't secretly breed hate behind closed doors, like apathy being the glove into which evil slips its hand. Keep posting!

Greenfield said...

Our country is rife with a bland, faux "sweetness" pretending to be the norm, while masking hostility and envy for anyone who dares to rise above the low common denominator. Please continue to show us beautiful visions of New England culture, Muffy; better to be found "annoying" than "boring" any day!

Other places online I cause a bit of discomfort, for tipping sanctimonious applecarts by daring to question the origin of some of the carefully packaged treacle "everyone" supposedly thinks--some find this unseemly.

When you start taking flak, you're directly over the target! Nothing makes me seasick faster than the Outraged! whingeing of false populists. ;)

Kionon said...

Ha! Mine are so much more mundane.

Most are looking for various prep staples. Some are looking for me.

I imagine many a tourist is annoyed at searching for "Kyoto Maiko" as in... Maiko in Kyoto's Gion district and finding that I don't report on Maiko or Gion at all!

Yankee-Whisky-Papa said...

I'll share some of mine as well, but in an email to you. I'm too embarrassed to print them.

Paul Connors said...

On the one hand, I think many of these comments come from those on the Left who believe that standards, traditional values and belief in core values should be eliminated from the public discourse. They also represent a need by certain people to denigrate all that is good in a values based system, one that relies on standards of integrity, honesty and character.

In the military, where standards MUST be met and integrity is prized (and demanded), quality also matters. Equipment, like clothing must serve and meet a function. The lifestyle, which is often monastic, is a culture all to its own (much like prepdom).

At the end of the day, our preferences for preppy clothing and the lifetsyle may leave us subject to finger pointing and ridicule. I, on the other hand, prefer to select quality over quantity, tradition over trendiness and true substance over trendy styles that for the most part, would not look good one me anyway.

Muffy, IGNORE all of the negative comments. Retain all that you have been loyal to and enhance it: it is, after all that very quality that makes you and this blog so thoroughly delightful and enjoyable.

Paul Connors

Anonymous said...

Dear Muffy:

I am by far not religious under any terms or guise but this quote, albeit a bit harsh given the context, is my proverbial ( no pun) reminder to you, that I am certain needs no source citation:

" ...do not throw your pearls to swine. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces."

your diligent reader,

w.g.

p.s. One day you will tell us where to buy a book of your father's photos, no?

Kionon said...

... "muffy aldrich income" just showed up as one of my search terms.

As if you publish such information, and much less than I would have it!

Erika said...

I am FIRMLY on the left and I think you and your blog are great!!!

Kionon said...

Paul,

I don't delve deeply into politics in the blogosphere, but I am on the left. The very far left. Do not judge a book by its cover, nor judge a prep by her clothes. Her views may surprise you, if you inquire (politely, of course).

I find your comment moving towards a divisiveness which I believe is not appropriate for Muffy's blog, although she is, of course, the final arbiter. And that's all I'll say on the matter of political ideology.

I don't believe there is anything at work here other than envy. Those that sit around and question why others have experiences and material goods that they themselves do not have without any consideration for how they might obtain it. You can find these people of all stripes, in all classes, with all backgrounds.

I've had to "make" prep in Japan. All of the elements are present, but it has been up to me to find them and put them together into the life that those of us here are used to, aspire to, or dream about. Money is the least of my concerns. I am a public school teacher. I do not make that much, but I am always up for exploration and adventure, it is not money one needs to spend, but rather time and effort.

Courtney said...

How bizarre. And just for the record, when I learned that you are a few months older than I, when you posted about turning 50, I thought, "NO FAIR! She looks way to young to be my age."

Hadilly said...

i am so sorry to read those terms. Not what I would use at all in coming here!

Kathie Truitt said...

Well, count me on the 'Muffy Aldrich Fans'. I really like reading your blog and seeing what you're up to.

Kathie Truitt said...

Well, count me on the 'Muffy Aldrich Fans'. I really like reading your blog and seeing what you're up to.

binker said...

OMG, Muffy ...I am so sorry you have to endure such mean-spirited people. Don't they have anything better to do? Many thanks and lots of {{{hugs}}}!!

Anonymous said...

I love and respect the tradition and heritage of New England culture.

Thank you for sharing it with us,
Krystle

Michael Rowe said...

I read you assiduously because I enjoy your writing very much, both subject and style, and your pictures are transportive, both figuratively and emotionally. Keep it up, Mrs. A.!

Darrin William Phipps said...

Muffy Aldrich: wonderful, real, informed, passionate and who's blog is a pleasure and a delight to read. So there.

Anonymous said...

you're great, except for the fact you dont respond to emails.

Michael said...

Dear Muffy,

Your cheerful posting of these unkind search terms shows the grace which draws us to your blog. Your attitude towards the envious and peevish--rise above them--is just right. You have far more admirers than detractors.

Michael

Dawn said...

I'm not sure what's more offensive to me -- that so many people seem to misunderstand and think the worst of you, or that some of your commenters seem to presume the political leanings of your loyal fans.

BlueTrain said...

Well, I am pleased that you are here and allow posts from such very non-preps (and Southern to boot) as myself. I did work on a tobacco farm in Amherst one summer, however, so I have been exposed to New England, if not New England culture.

Anyhow, have you ever met Judith Martin?

Ben said...

@Greenfield - Your comment is brilliant, well worth studying and unpacking for the layers of great thoughts contained within. And, I learned a new word - treacle!

Oxford Cloth Button Down said...

Muffy,

Those phrases are too funny! I am so glad that you have a sense of humor about it. I on the other hand use nothing but kind words when describing you and your blog. Have a great weekend!

Samantha said...

Another Leftie here, and a Canadian one, no less (I'll give you my publicly-funded healthcare when you pry it from my cold, dead hands). I don't feel it has any effect on my enjoyment of this blog. If there is something here I can't relate to or might not agree with, and a comment to that effect is not warranted, then I simply move on.

Anonymous said...

Half of those terms are compliments anyway, aren't they?

WrySmile said...

Paul I just want to inform you that I am on the left as are many of the other readers. However, I find Muffy's blog wonderful as her values are shared by people on both sides of the "aisle". Buy good quality, consume less, build wealth (not necessarily meaning a big bank account), treat people decently at the very least, and in education - the "one size fits all model" well it doesn't.....

Squeeze said...

Say what they will, you light up the sky.

John said...

Don't let the haters hate on you baby. When you put yourself out there they show up soon after...

By the way, I turned 50 a couple of weeks before you so you look fresh as a new born deer to me...jb

HHH said...

There is a woman who writes for our local newspaper in northwest CT. She is politically very conservative but writes about many of the issues you address--good clean gardening and cooking, responsible behavior towards ones belongings and community--so she's gotten hate mail accusing her of "biased left-wing reporting." It never ceases to amaze me how much we all are inclined to pigeon-hole people. Keep up the good work, old girl. We'd all miss you so much if the riff-raff pushed you over the edge.

Barbara said...

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis said,
“I want to live my life, not record it.” Luckily for us you do both with a great deal of discretion. And we your readers are grateful.

Anonymous said...

Tell them all to GO TO HELL!

Laurie said...

Really Muffy? Don't these folks have anything better to do? I love your blog and enjoy following you around our beloved New England. BTW, 50 is not old!!!

Anonymous said...

Well, when it comes to politics I am firmly midde of the road. I am a devout Catholic. Raised on the west coast. I love hair metal. Oh, and I love your blog Muffy! You are the real deal. Nice, educated, thoughtful and concerned. Sometimes people hate what they don't understand, sometimes they hate others for having what they do not have but want, sometimes people are just miserable and hate for no good reason. Sometimes one should just never google themselves. Hehe. Keep up the good work. I never gave Maine much of a thought until I found your blog and now it is firmly on my "bucket list".

Chris from New Hampshire said...

Ha! Muffy, I think your attempt to change the subject away from you by putting up the Jackie post has not worked! :)

Bob Gall said...

Water off your back. I don't comment much, but enjoy your writing.

Joyce N said...

Dear Muffy,
There are lots of us who believe you are very special, and we are here!

On another point, please put together a book of your father's wonderful photographs! I can't wait!

Colby said...

Haters gonna hate...and wear crappy shoes.

Anonymous said...

To echo Kionen's response to Paul Connors:
Left leanings and Muffy's blog content are not mutually exclusive (especially during a time of enforced solidarity for republicans and of burgeoning right-side splinter groups). One might argue that many of Muffy's values align with the liberal stereotype (fresh food, outdoor exercise, environmental consciousness). It also shouldn't need to be said that the "liberal" stereotype is based on an educated, privileged group.

Income is a divisive issue right now, but I think it may be an extrapolation to assume that people who take issue with high income and solid products are "leftists" -- whatever that means in the current political climate.

Anonymous said...

No, Paul, the military "lifestyle" is not "much like prepdom". Your comment is an insult to everyone who has served in the armed forces (the're called "armed" for a reason).

WRJ said...

Hilarious! I take this to mean you have a sense of humor about it all. You're fortunate to have a distinctive and prominent voice. Evoking negative responses is just a necessary side effect.

Anonymous said...

Well... the only "issue" pertaining to this blog about which I have felt conflicted, and with which I have wrestled, has been the issue of consumerism. Muffy is all for sustainability, authenticity (as it relates to an old New England style of living) and simplicity (in many ways.) But she sure shops a lot! :-)

"Consumerism" is a HUGE area of study right now. At Phillips Exeter Academy, it is woven into courses in many academic subjects, always portrayed as an "evil." I could see someone of much means themselves take issue with the "materialistic" or "consumerist" elements of this blog, and even see it as a form of hypocrisy, given the other values espoused.

So, I don't think all criticisms (expressed or revealed through search terms) come down to jealousy over income and lifestyle.

(For the record... I should say this issue is one I wrestle with within myself... I love new things but also feel like maybe I'm too much of a "consumer." This should explain why I do still come to this blog, even though I have inklings of doubt over the consumerist aspects.)

Patsy said...

I wonder if the new search term will be "Paul Connors hatin' on the Left"? FYI, Paul, there are plenty o'preppies on the Left - maybe you need to venture out of your comfort zone?

Muffy - was that photo taken in Ptown? From the water or a longer pier? It's awesome!

Anonymous said...

Just because someone types in "Muffy Aldrich Haters" does not mean they are a Muffy Aldrich Hater. Maybe it means something different. Maybe they meant to find the people who supply Muffy with garments for her head, and then just forgot the second "T".

Lola said...

As my midwestern mother used to say, "Oh Honey, they're just jealous."


My dearest friend just told me about your site this week. I am so happy you've shared your experience and expertise! Thank you.

Minnie Waterfalls said...

Ironically, many of the criticisms are, for me, your assets and why I read your blog in t,he first place. I found your blog because I was searching for preppy style advice from "the real thing." An "older" and wiser, New England "blue blood," who comes from a background of people with good taste and ivy league educations is exactly the sort of person from whom I wanted to seek advice. So, Muffy -- you're perfect! ;)

I started my search because I have 2 young children, a boy and a girl, to clothe. I was trying to stay between the two extremes of "streetwise" and "redneck," which are both big influences where I live and shop. I was dressing my kids in what I considered to be "tasteful & neutral" clothes, when my sister-in-law said they looked so preppy. To me, preppy meant the extreme '80's prep. Now, through you, I've learned that it's also the things I already liked and that I'm not weird to be anti-bling, etc. Finally, I'm a stay-home mom on a limited budget, so I have to plan carefully when I make clothing purchases -- another thing you encourage.

Thank you for being exactly who you are and for your strong, informed opinions.

Anonymous said...

I think people in general, of all political stripes, have a tendency to place others into little boxes, politically speaking. But most people who aren't political activists don't fall completely in line with the stereotypes.

I am a registered Republican and some of my views (particularly fiscal) are quite conservative. But, I am pro-gay marriage, pro-choice, love other cultures, and critique American culture. I consider each issue separately. If you're not extremely religious, the issues don't seem to have much in common, so there is no reason why your views on each would be the same. (If you are religious (Christian), then that element of what the bible says comes into play and can influence views on otherwise disparate topics. That's not to say that all religious people hold the same views because, say, compassion can trump judgments over "sinful" lifestyles. I just mean that religion is one thing which can guide views on what otherwise are totally unrelated topics.)

Paul said...

I think your opinions are spot on.
Great blog.

Paul- Delaware

SD James said...

I am fairly new to your readership, but the things I have read here, I have loved. In this blog, I have found a wonderful example of the idealistic best of Yankee, Puritan heritage - sustainability, thriftiness, frugality, local support, modesty, optimism, continuity, sustained and excellent work, and good health and physical well-being. These are values we all could benefit from practicing in our lives.

I've read things in other blogs about you - things that baffle me in their bigotry against middle-aged women, against a lack of conspicuous consumption, etc. These comments have all been frivolous nonsense and vanity.

As for consumerism, I have found that this blog supports a sensible approach to buying stuff - something we all have to do from time to time. Your emphasis on buying local, or at least local to our country, and on buying quality items that will endure an active life and changing fashions with endless style is far more sustainable than supporting slave labor practices at a Walmart by buying something that won't last a season, or buying the latest trend that will look ridiculous in a few months. Your posts are useful, helpful, and relevant. Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Wow... I couldn't ever imagine or describe any of the above. Your blog tops my favorites, and I wish I lived in New England and had you as a neighbor!

Barbara

MZ said...

I'm a fairly new reader and I love your blog. I don't particularly understand how anyone can have a problem with the principles you so eloquently promote here. Consuming with thoughtfulness and restraint, authenticity, stewardship - these just seem like logical lifestyle choices to me. I think of the "preppy" lifestyle as a "back to basics" utilitarian approach to life with an emphasis on quality, not quantity. We have seen firsthand in this country where gross consumerism and trendiness has lead us. To approach life with the principles you stand for just seems logical to me.... although logic does seem to be in short supply these days!

chris said...

awww. i enjoy your blog. the photos are lovely and you are generally an upbeat girl. substitute ocean for lake, and you have minnesota, where i hail from. please carry on and ignore the dissenters. when i don't prefer something, i don't peruse it. i don't insult it, i simply don't peruse. that is what they should do as well if they like.

have a great weekend!

chris said...

oh arg. lake for ocean, i meant...

Anonymous said...

How do you spell RELIEF? M-U-F-F-Y's D-A-I-L-Y P-R-E-P. I have been sitting with a dear family member throughout their hospital stay for the past few days. When not administering ice chips, I turn to the archives of this brilliant blog and it makes me feel like there is still order, beauty, humor and joy in the world. My Google search would have to be "Muffy life saver". Bless you, Muffy~ that's what you have been for me during this time. Write on!

Anonymous said...

I get a pick-me-up from your blog and I thank you for it. I'm not sure if "Muffy Aldrich" is your true name, or something concocted. But I'm pleased with Daily Prep. It's a nice, light thing in a heavy world.

Also, I genuinely get great pleasure from seeing your father's photos.

Farrah said...

I think that it's so weird that people spend their time making mean spirited/narrow minded comments. One of my good blog friends has people making forums about her blog. I don't get spending time out of your lives instead of reading a good book, writing a friend a letter, or calling a grandparent they go on blogs just to debate and find fault on someone that is taking time out of their lives to share their interests, opinions, and pictures of their daily lives. If you don't like something then move on to another blog...

Have a nice weekend Muffy! :)

Brenton said...

I love your blog, and read it often. I may not agree with everything posted here, but I respect you and the work you do. Keep up the good work, and tell the haters to go to you know where!

Mr. Conners, I - very liberal registered Democrat - respect tradition, values, integrity, and honesty just as much as I believe you do. But I don't respect ignorance, which your comments embody by stereotyping those of us on the "Left" are somehow devoid of values. I have the utmost respect for your views, but suggest you not cast aspersions on me and lessen me as a person.

- All the best from one very liberal left-wing crusty New Englander (whose family has been here for 365 years), and proud of it!

Greenfield said...

Everyone here who is either vexed or confused by various commenters' assumptions of political or religious leanings based on "preppy" values, would do well to read this doorstop-sized book:

"ALBION'S SEED: Four British Folkways In America" by David Hackett-Fisher, Oxford University Press, 1989. Readily available inexpensively on Amazon.

It's a remarkable study of the four major original strands of American culture; Puritan, Quaker, Cavalier, and Backcountry, and the surprising degree to which they influence regional thought today. Each group's disparate views of virtue, God, freedom, and personal responsibility are a real eye-opener.

If everyone in American could read it, the better to understand where each other are truly "coming from," we might be able to find enough common ground to finally stop fighting the Culture War sometime this century!

Homessick for New England said...

I consider you a great freind, whom I have never met personally. I admire your kindness, thougtfulness,and sharing. Why are some so hateful and jealous? Please don't ever change. I love your blog, it's focus and all that I have learned along the way. I think I speak for all us New England lovers, please carry on! We'd miss you freind.

Bitsy said...

What interesting comments this post generated! I often reread older posts, just as I would reread a favorite book. Sometimes I want to revist the lovely scenery of places visited and sometimes I just want to enjoy the dog photos! But there is such variety in what is included in The Daily Prep (including the many comments), and I think that is part of why I enjoy it so much.

Also, thanks to Greenfield for the book recommendation -- I will look for it this weekend!

Billsburg said...

Those search terms just reinforce the theory that the internet is making us a dumber and meaner society.

TropicalSunbird said...

Hello Muffy,

I am also one of those people who enjoys your blog a lot. (I don't comment very much, but I come back often to read and look at the gorgeous pictures.)

Most of society today is too rude, crude, entitled and angry for me... I've noticed with myself the less I talk, when I move with a purpose and stick to what I believe in, the more hostile (insecure) people become.

I am not preppy at all... (I'm very tropical, beachy). LOL I'm not quite sure what I really am. I do know that I am drawn to peacefulness, beauty, simplicity, intelligence, "realness"... class.

I greatly appreciate your blog because it's quiet, elegant, informative, warm and friendly!

Scott said...

I think you are fabulous & appreciate your blog terribly! Thank you for all that you share with us! Please keep it coming!

John said...

I'm a little late getting to this post, so I can't contribute much that hasn't been said already. But the fact that you would post this reinforces what so many of us who follow you already sense about the depth of your character. I won't wade too deeply into the political aspect of the argument. But to paraphrase a well-known figure on the opposite end of the spectrum, not only do you wear their scorn as a badge of honor, but you wear it so very well.

Ian from Downunder said...

Muffy,
The large number of replies must reinforce one thing for you - YOU ARE MUCH LOVED!!
And if you're a fake, then let's raise our glasses and toast 'fakedom', long may it continue.

PS - Re my comments when you turned 50. I meant what I wrote - to me you look in your 30s. Perhaps you unleashed a few green-eyed monsters. LOL

Zenas313 said...

Muffy:

I had a clean and pack day and a travel day and missed this post, but my take on this informal reader poll is that we wish you and your family only the best and PLEASE do not change anything you are doing.

LPC said...

You take a stance. It's genuine. As a result, some will object. I say keep on keeping on. Do you like Newsroom? Somehow Jeff Daniel's character resonates.

Marie said...

All of you people attacking Mr. Paul Connors, describe yourselves as people from the "left". However, none of you besides Kionon, have any respect for the ideas and beliefs expressed by people who are not on the "left". You guys have no tolerance for people that are different from you! I believe Mr. Connors was just expressing his opinion, you guys took it WAY too seriously...

That being said, Muffy, apparently you have a lot of impact! I could've never imagined anyone would think something negative about you! But then again, that is human nature - not everyone agrees! I believe that the people who have positive views on you outweigh the others, and remember, you also have loyal followers who admire your pursuit for quality and a well-lived life. Thankyou for showing us such beauty with every post!

Jim said...

I love your blog and have been a regular reader for at least a couple of years.

Jim from Honolulu

Michael Rowe said...

Marie, forgive me, but the only thing sillier than Mr. Connors politicizing Mrs. Aldrich's blog--something our hostess has had every opportunity in the world to do herself but has chosen not to for reasons that are abundantly clear to anyone who understands the aesthetic she represents--is you continuing Mr. Connors' inexplicable categorizations. This sort of thing is much more appropriate to a political brawl on AOL, or a Huffington Post thread, than it is Mrs. Aldrich's blog.

With respect, some of us would like to enjoy what The Daily Prep represents, without the Fox TV-level impolitesse your categorizations and Mr. Connors' bring to the discussion. There are so many other places for crude political divisiveness. If you could leave us this one forum to enjoy, it would be so appreciated.

Samantha said...

@Marie: And what was I doing, if not expressing my opinion? I am barely into my thirties, but I learned long ago the folly in assuming things about other people based on their political beliefs, which is precisely what rubbed me the wrong way about Mr Connors' comments. May I also remind you that you do not personally know me (and most likely most of the commenters here), and so are in no position to make claims as to what we have tolerance for.

I don't believe anyone was attacking him (as I am not attacking you now). Muffy's comment section is a place where people can debate and discuss in a mature fashion, something that is quite rare on the internet these days - for example: have you ever read comments on your local newspaper's or news station's website? That's another thing I learned long ago not to do!

Catherine Hathaway said...

hah! oh man these were a laugh! i like the attitude you took with this though-its better to laugh at "haters" than to get worked up. why let someone else effect your mood/how you feel about yourself.

Anonymous said...

Hello Muffy!

I am also a new reader but I am very grateful that I came across this site. After a long search for blogs written by adults on meaningful topics, your posts and photos are refreshing indeed.

While we share some similarities, I am also a married woman with a college degree living in the northeast, our backgrounds are largely dissimilar, I am a left-leaning progressive without children and I'm African-American.

Still, I value your practical approach and look forward to your blog posts as I find your good sense perspective/advice to be comfortingly solid and always well intentioned.

I suspect that those who take offense to the ideas you put forth simply don't share your perspective. While others who vocalize their criticism do so to validate their own beliefs. Yet, this act only highlights their insecurity about those beliefs while your writing is reflective of the happiness in your life, that you generously share with the online community.

I thank you for sharing with your readers and hope you continue to do so for a long time.

randc said...

I'm surprised "Muffy well-written blog" was not included as a search term...regardless of whether anyone agrees with ALL your opinions, Muffy, I think we can all agree you are an excellent and tasteful read.

Greenfield said...

There seems to be a lot of push-and-pull going on here about "Muffy's Opinions" which I just don't understand. While I'm sure Muffy has opinions about a great many things, as we all do, she has shown the utmost restraint in not thrusting them upon her readership. In fact, the lone "opinion" I can recall that could remotely be construed as "political" is her preference for clothing made in the USA--which based on the currently running poll is an opinion nearly her entire readership seems to share.

The danger of the "Comments" section I think is that it can quickly become less about the blog, and more about each other.

So please ask yourself one question: If we were all at a party having drinks together, say on the piazza of Ocean House, would we be saying these same things, and baiting each other by bringing up divisive subjects? I doubt it, so let's BEHAVE and not disappoint Muffy who hosts our gathering so graciously!

Anonymous said...

Brilliance recognizes genius, but mediocrity knows only itself. Don't change a thing.

R. Rafael said...

You certainly look genuine.

Anonymous said...

I am young and decidedly left of center, and I think you and your blog are wonderful. Those who use the search terms you posted ought to take a page from your book interns of grace and good humor.

ABG said...

Muffy - Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Fulton J. Sheen
I love your blog please keep up the good work.
ABG

ABG said...

P.S. I know we agreed to drop it per Greenfield's excellent suggestion but for the record, I'm often on the Left on a number of issues too.
ABG

Chens said...

"Christian Chensvold gay" is Google's #5 autofill.

Not sure if it's haters or guys wondering if they could hook up with me.

Jack Stub said...

Muffy Aldrich - I like her.

That's my search string for you. I love your blog and read it frequently.

Thank you for your work on The Daily Prep. It is appreciated indeed.

Susan R said...

Isn't there a Muffy Aldrich Classic or a Muffy Aldrich Traditional in there anywhere?
You're a sport Muffy and I would be flattered at all of the names because afterall, one could type Muffy Aldrich in a search engine and find no results and that might be worse than the aforementioned. It must be nice to have such a diverse following.
I think they're all envious anyway.

Anonymous said...

That's hilarious! Don't let the haters get you down! I should have such problems! :) XX @BollywoodBlonde

Anonymous said...

I am not a preppy, however I have a great amount of respect for the heritage of preppy New England culture. Being a conservative and Roman Catholic of working class background, I believe that certain traditions are very important to maintain. I admire that you help maintain them during a time when modern popular culture no longer values such traditions.
(Besides I think your hot).
Keep up the good work.