Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The First Day of Spring!


Wow! What a whirlwind lately!

Winter storms one right after another, a meteor hits the earth, Pope Benedict hits the road, Lent begins without him, Regina gave us a scare by spending a few days in a London hospital, a new Pope pops up, and daylight savings time is still kicking out behinds.

But todays' the first day of spring, and welcome it is, right?

In my crazy world as butler to a billionaire, right about now rich people all over the globe are returning home from their mysterious deep-winter retreats to Switzerland -- not just for skiing, mind you, but for their annual nips and tucks . 

And with their new face lifts and tummy tucks, they're ready to face the grueling spring social season, already in full swing.

Due to the divorce I told you about earlier in the year, I'm not really sure how much this house will be participating.

There's a few small cocktail parties scheduled, but no big events or galas. (Which seems proper in my opinion.)

Apparently around here we're still in the process of figuring out who's on whose side, and who are still our friends. 

Anyone who's ever gone through a divorce has had to face this same thing. Former friends of the married couple are suddenly faced with choosing sides as to which one they'll stick with.

In the world of the rich, however, it's been my observation that most people just step back and wait for the dust to settle. Which ever party winds up with the majority of the fortune intact gives them a better idea as to whom they should align themselves.

And there's some logic in this, by the way, in that the courts will decide for them who's in the wrong, if anyone, or if the split was amicable and everyone can go on happily about their business. All said and done, the rich stick together -- and the losers slip by the wayside.

It's just the way things are in their world.

As always, thanks for visiting tonight.

And Happy Spring!


  1. By "Regina" are you referring to "Her Majesty Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas, Queen and Defender of the Faith"?

    1. Yes, that's her. Hope you don't mind. But who's got time to write out a long name and title like that?

      Shakespeare seemed to think Rex and Regina were entirely respectful when referring to the King or Queen. (Well, except for that one time when he called Elizabeth Rex instead of Regina. Ha! What was that all about?)

      Thanks for stopping by, Clayton.

    2. Clayton in WalesThursday, 21 March, 2013

      If I may correct you Andrew, while Shakespeare may have been a character in the play 'Elizabeth Rex', it was written by a Canadian, Timothy Findley, in recent times. And yes, he did the gender switch by labeling Elizabeth the First as Rex, to demonstrate the harsh masculine role she had to play in her life. It was a brilliant play, no doubt, but not Shakespeare.

    3. I stand corrected. And thank you for that, Clayton.

      Apparently I need to brush up on my Shakespeare.

      Or Timothy Findley.

  2. Andrew, I think the question in everyone's head is "Did he get a prenup?"

    Even here in normal land, those are commonplace.

    1. Yes, Justin, there's definitely a prenup in place. But prenups are not set in stone.

      There's some high-dollar attorneys in this world who specialize in busting prenups, based on any number of provable extenuating circumstances. Which can drag on for years. I really dread this if that's the case around here, and I think it might be. But I'm not kept in the loop, so we'll just have to wait and see.

  3. My Dear Andrew,
    You always write such a delightful story which I have enjoyed for a long time .... This one is another to enjoy !! Thanks for an interesting read. KEK

  4. Hey Andrew I forgot to ask who gets the dogs ??KEK

    1. Hi KEK. Thanks for your comments, and the nice compliment. As for the "puppies" as we call them, they're staying here with the house, the Mister and me. I've grown to love them, so I'm glad about that.