The Twelve Rules, Annotated

I have been asked to talk a little bit more about the now-infamous 2010 Christmas Pageant song “The Twelve Rules of Christmas” (Click here to watch on YouTube). Rule#1: No Decorating the Tree I believe this rule originated the first year we moved into the giant house in North Springs…so I was about ten and Soteria was eight. We…

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Eleventh Night

Due to…well…life, the Kontis Clan didn’t get to have Christmas until this week. We were all too excited to wait until Three King’s Day (today), so we opened the massive amount of presents (pics to come) and had a lobster feast before playing Cranium so loudly we kept the neighbors up (payback for their annoying dog). Once upon a…

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Clearly Not a Fan

Things will be sporadic on the blog here this week — my holiday season’s not over yet! On Wednesday I’m flying to Florida for Christmas with my parents and sister. And next week is PRINCESS ALETHEA’S BIG BIRTHDAY TIARA SPECTACULAR! (Do you have your tiara ready yet?) In the meantime I wanted to share with you this humbling Christmas…

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Monday Night Football Princess

While I sit here and sort-of-watch Monday Night Football with the Fairy GodBoyfriend (FGB), I am reminiscing on the game from last night, notably the Redskins &  Cowboys game in which the Cowboys lost in the last three seconds by simultaneously scoring a touchdown and a holding penalty. Yes, really. I don’t wish I was their coach last night….

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Move Over, Fairy

My little sister gets her conversational ideas from the Sedaris family. This might concern anyone who has heard, read, or seen anything by David or Amy Sedaris. (Not counting the personal thank you note Soteria has framed by her door; the family photos are relegated to refrigerator magnets.) This would concern me, if a.) we weren’t half Greek and…

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Spoleto Events

Every year when I come down for Spoleto’s kickoff, I try and make it to at least one of the events that Soteria and Charles are ushering. In doing so I’ve seen some amazing things–from the Alvin Ailey dance troupe to some very interesting performance art about a rabbit. This year I have tickets to two events: Les Ballets…

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Only A Sister

If you have a sister (or similar close-in-age sibling with whom you spent your formative years in the trenches), you will recognize this scenario. ********************************************************* INT. NIGHT, HOME OF SOTERIA & CHARLES It is late Saturday night. ALETHEA has just arrived in Charleston after a not-so-grueling-but-still-eight-hour drive down the Eastern Seaboard. SOTERIA and CHARLES have offered her a seat…

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Return of The Ladies

Back in December, right after Christmas, my little sister sat me down with a paintbrush and a piece of gessoed masonite and said, “Paint me one of your ladies.” It was a lot of fun, and reminded me of something I should be doing…that I *haven’t* been doing. Not because I haven’t wanted to or needed to or had…

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Made in Carolina

Soteria and Charles were recently featured in Skirt Magazine because they are Charleston’s Cutest Couple. Look at this picture and tell me I’m wrong: There’s a snippet of the article here. Bonus points to Charles for using “acci-purposely.” Kontis Sister assimilation is what that is. 🙂

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