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The Princess Diaries 5 -The Princess Diaries Give Me Five. Read more · Perfect Princess: A Princess Diaries Book (Princess Diaries) · Read more. A Princess Diaries Book BOOKS ABOUTPrincess Mia: THE PRINCESS DIARIEST H E P R I N C E S S D I A R I E S, VO L U. words are explained in the Glossary at the end of the book. Answer Keys Some of Meg Cabot's stories are: The Princess Diaries. (), The Princess Diaries.
All right, well, when did you become aware that your life without Mia was an empty page, a blank book, a flimsy tissue of lies? Otherwise, just say no, merci! It is important to practice proper telephone etiquette at all times. You know those plastic things that come around cans of soda when you buy a six-pack? For only if we learn to treat one another with civility can we begin to hope for fuller global understanding and better treatment by wait staff. Princes and princesses do not have to bow or curtsy to dukes and duchesses, dukes and duchesses do not have to bow or curtsy to earls and countesses, and so on.
Mia Thermopolis is pretty sure there's nothing worse than being a five-foot-nine, flat-chested freshman, who also happens to be flunking Algebra. Is she ever in for a surprise. First Mom announces that she's dating Mia's Algebra teacher.
Then Dad has to go and reveal that he is the crown prince of Genovia. And guess who still doesn't have a date for the Cultural Diversity Dance? The Princess Diaries is the first book in the beloved, bestselling series that inspired the feature film starring Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews. Meg Cabot was born in Bloomington, Indiana. In addition to her adult contemporary fiction, she is the author of the bestselling young adult fiction The Princess Diaries and The Mediator series.
Over 25 million copies of her novels for children and We want your feedback! We at Chez Paolo recommend plucking. Here is a quick guide to proper eyebrow-plucking technique: Purchase a pair of tweezers, available in any drugstore, no?
Stand a little back from mirror, so you can see your whole face in a well-lighted room. This is one case where less is NOT more. Do not overpluck! Remove only those hairs that extend past the inner corner of your eye, or which lie below the natural curve of the brow!
Tweeze unwanted hairs by pulling toward the ears direction eyebrow hairs grow , so hair comes out more easily. You are crying? The pain means it is working! Brush brows upward and outward in the direction hairs grow. Fill in mistakes and you will all make mistakes, as you are not Paolo with eyebrow pencil in color that matches your hair.
The perfect brow, courtesy of me, Paolo. Why not? Sometimes even princesses have imperfect teeth. While I myself do not have braces, I do have a retainer that I wear at night on account of the fact that I grind my teeth due to stress-related issues concerning my grades in a certain class.
Anyway, Paolo says the key to a beautiful smile while wearing braces is: The perfect smile with braces! A lot of it has to do with how you act. While knowing which fork to use may not seem very important, many an international incident has been prevented by good manners. Cab drivers honk without the least provocation, waiters can be so rude the fourth or fifth time you send back your Sidecar for refreshing.
Etiquette is not, after all, only for royalty. It is for all of us! For only if we learn to treat one another with civility can we begin to hope for fuller global understanding and better treatment by wait staff. Princesses never slouch. A princess stands tall at all times. Picture a string coming out from the top of your head and going to the ceiling. Imagine that someone is pulling that string, keeping your neck erect, your chin up. Shoulders should not be thrown back, however—you are a princess, not a fighter-jet pilot!
Your right foot should be forward, your left back and placed slightly behind the right. This will give your legs a slimmer appearance. Unless of course you are wearing slacks. But really, a princess should never wear slacks to a photo shoot, unless she has thick ankles. This is so that the populace gathered before you in the throne room does not catch a glimpse of your unmentionables!
Imagine that you are holding something very small between your knees—like a ten-carat sapphire ring from Tiffany, for instance. That is how closely they should be kept together. Your feet should be neatly crossed at the ankle, generally to one side, though directly beneath your chair is also correct.
In public, despite what my granddaughter might think, princesses never cross their legs; sit Indian style; rest their knees or feet on the chair in front of them; sit on one foot; sit with their knees spread apart except when directed to do so in an emergency landing of the palace jet, of course ; or sling their legs over an arm of their chair.
Hands should be folded demurely in the lap, unless you are doing needlepoint, signing documents of state, or unwrapping a well-deserved cadeau from an admirer. She strides confidently, with her head held high, her gaze straight ahead, and her arms relaxed at her sides except of course when she is holding a purse or small chien.
Again, imagine that there is a string coming out from the center of your head, pulling you toward the sky. This is how a princess walks. Miss Ms. Just so you know. When meeting royalty for the first time, commoners must bow or curtsy as they are introduced—particularly if they are residents of the country over which the person they are meeting is regent.
Everyone must bow or curtsy to a king or queen, but kings and queens do not have to bow or curtsy to people ranking below them, such as princes and princesses. Princes and princesses do not have to bow or curtsy to dukes and duchesses, dukes and duchesses do not have to bow or curtsy to earls and countesses, and so on. Americans do not have to bow or curtsy to anyone, because two hundred years or so ago they went to great trouble to disassociate themselves from the monarch who actually made their country possible.
Still, it is polite to bow or curtsy to emperors, kings and queens, and princes and princesses, whether they rule over you or not. A simple knee bend will do nicely, and you will have less of a chance of falling on your face. The Perfect Bow Keeping your shoulder and neck straight, bend forward at the waist, very briefly, then straighten up. So simple. It was the funniest thing I ever saw. You are a princess, not a wrestler. Current events, popular movies, television shows, and music all make excellent conversation starters.
You might also comment on the weather or the room in which you are standing. Weather is way boring. Do not monopolize conversations, even if you are the only blue-blood in the room. Allow others to speak as well. Even if you are caught up in your own cleverness, remember to stop and ask your acquaintance about his opinion or experiences.
Do not gossip: Do not swear: Princesses do not use curse words except under extreme provocation, such as the severing of a limb or the loss of a priceless piece of jewelry down the bidet. Even cheerleading. At some point you will be asked to a formal dinner. It is important that you familiarize yourself beforehand with the utensils that will be used.
Utensils are always positioned for use from the outside in on the left of the plate and the inside out on the right of the plate. The first fork one reaches for is the one farthest from the plate. The opposite goes for knives on the other side of the plate. The knife closest to the plate is the knife used first, and so on.
Always use the fork or knife closest to your left. This can be cleared up simply by forming your left thumb and index finger into the letter b and your right thumb and index finger into the letter d, as shown below.
The drinking glass to the right is also yours. In the European style, one cuts food by holding the knife in the right hand while securing the food with the fork in the left hand. Simply pick up the cut pieces of food with the fork still in the left hand, tines facing down. The American style is the same except that after cutting the food, lay the knife across the top edge of the plate and change the fork from the left to the right hand to eat, tines facing up. Either style is perfectly acceptable.
Just be sure to wipe your fingers on a napkin after each bite—do not lick them. Place your napkin on your chair. Thurston Howell III does this.
Cut off only what you intend to put into your mouth at that time. Long pasta should be twirled into small bite-size portions on the end of the fork, against the bowl of a spoon or the edge of your plate. No need to explain why, but if it is because of your staunch adherence to a vegan lifestyle, you may tell your hostess so, if you can do it without the whole table overhearing you.
Otherwise, just say no, merci! Not that this ever happened to me. Yes, soup. Between slurping and spoon-scraping, any number of disasters can ensue when soup is consumed incorrectly.
The secret of soup is simple: Always spoon soup away from your person! Then lift the spoon to your mouth as you lean from the waist over the bowl.
No hunching over the bowl like a doggie waiting for his kibble! Contrary to popular opinion, in no culture is slurping EVER welcome. Not by royalty, anyway. SIP from the side. When the soup in your bowl is at a level that you must tilt the bowl to reach it, tilt the bowl AWAY from you. Get it?
That way you will avoid causing a spill of Niagara Falls proportions into your lap. And no blowing on your soup! In some countries, the chef would rightly consider this the gravest of insults, and be justified in throwing you out of his dining room. People do not wish to have their appetites spoiled by listening to views that might differ radically from their own, no matter how much you may wish to enlighten them about the errors of their ways.
Save such lecturing for the cocktail hour, during which your victims might reasonably fortify themselves against such an onslaught. Whether you are hosting a ball or a small, informal tea, the duties of a hostess are always the same: A communist, for instance, should never be seated beside an anarchist during dinner. Unpleasantness is guaranteed to ensue. If you are the guest at a party: In order to keep from showing favoritism to any one hostess, plan on spending about an hour at each ball or soiree—enough time for a cocktail.
Dinner parties, however, are more difficult. Princesses should remain at a dinner party for at least one hour after a meal is served. Then it is polite to take your leave. Be sure to find your host or hostess before you go, to thank them for inviting you. If he or she asks you not to leave, or encourages you to stay, you may do so if you are so inclined and you feel the invitation is sincere. Every princess should have her own royal stationery, preferably monogrammed with her royal crest, upon which she can pen thoughtful missives to her many admirers.
Thank-you notes never go out of style, and are never unwelcome. But a late note is better than no note at all. The note should sound personal and sincere: Dear Mamaw and Papaw, I just love the adorable plaster lawn gnome you sent me!
Dear Mamaw and Papaw, Thank you for the gift. Always mention the gift in the body of the note plaster lawn gnome otherwise the giver might think you just photocopied the note and sent the same one to everyone who gave you something. If the gift arrived broken, or if you already have one exactly like it, do not mention this in your note. If the giver has sent you money, mention in your note what you plan to do with the funds: Thank you so much for helping me to save an orca.
A written thank-you note is obligatory: A thank-you note is necessary in this case, even if you have thanked your host in person. While it is no longer considered absolutely necessary to wear black at funerals, one should opt for muted colors, such as grays, browns, or beiges. Additionally, princesses always send a written note of sympathy to the bereaved.
Sympathy notes are much appreciated by people who have lost someone they love. Always handwritten, these notes should, if possible, contain an anecdote about the deceased that the reader can cherish: Dear Tante Simone, I was deeply saddened to hear of the sudden death of your beloved cat, Monsieur Pomplemousse.
Monsieur 48 Pomplemousse really was a cat among cats, and I know I will miss him terribly. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you.
Love, Mia Conversely, if someone close to you dies and you are the recipient of sympathy notes, you must acknowledge them in writing. The notes do not have to be long, but they must be sincere. A good example would be as follows: Cher Amelia, Your kind note about Monsieur Pomplemousse arrived at a time when I needed the support of my family and friends.
It is a great comfort to know that Monsieur Pomplemousse was so beloved, and I want to thank you for writing. It is important to practice proper telephone etiquette at all times. If you are the one being called: Furthermore, if the caller is not someone whose name or voice you recognize, you may inform him or her that the person they are trying to reach is busy and cannot come to the phone.
However, it is rude to keep anyone on hold for a long period of time. May I call you right back? If you are the caller: It is considered courteous and helpful to identify oneself immediately upon being greeted. Manners Matter!
Princesses have bodyguards to protect them.
You can protect yourself. Anyone can do it. Another excellent deterrent to physical attack is the use of the vocal cords. If someone whose motives appear suspicious approaches you, scream. Even if your adversary tells you to stop screaming, keep on screaming until help arrives. In general, screaming so confuses evil-doers, they flee the scene—like frightened little children. How you dress matters. Still, people will totally judge you by what you wear.
So you want to show your special uniqueness and own individual brand of style. If you go to a school where you have to wear a uniform, like me, your day-to-day wardrobe is not really that big of an issue.
Still, even if you are just going to school, you should try to look cool, while still being comfortable. Good for you! Plus, they get a lot of their clothes for free, no? Shop at the outs. Very good deals can be found at outs.
In this case, Bet means Better. Buy what you need. Mix and match! If they no like your outfits, they no like Sebastiano, no? All the truly great thinkers of the past century— Princess Grace of Monaco, Audrey Hepburn, and of course, Eva Gabor—were always impeccably dressed.
So put away your dungarees and tennis shoes and prepare to learn how to dress like a royal. Never, never, never wear a black bra with a white shirt. One black, for abovementioned dress. I suppose she means control-top panties. Although it is probably better just to wear a slip than to use Static Guard, due to the release of fluorocarbons contributing to our rapidly disintegrating ozone layer.
Um, hello. Never red, unless you want to look like Nancy Reagan. The perfect coverall from morning to night. Look for a box cut or flare cut to slip easily over skirts with crinolines. Oh, I almost forgot: No princess should be without one. They are the cutest, cuddliest animals you can imagine. Like chipmunks that got rolled in cotton candy.
Wearing a cape made out of hundreds of little dead chinchillas? Yeah, so not something this princess would ever do. Because sometimes, in spite of everything, it rains, even on princesses.
Shoes Loafers, preferably hand sewn, and from Italy. Yes, I am talking about combat boots! Plus combat boots make a statement. They say: I am just me, Mia Thermopolis, princess, Greenpeace-supporter and high school student!!!!
Accessories Simple strand of perfectly matched pearls for everyday wear. So really, if you wear pearls, there is a pile of dead oysters somewhere. This is something I have noticed they do not mention in those Diamonds Are Forever ads. When you are wearing white gloves no one can see how badly you bit your fingernails while you were watching Smallville.
From royal weddings to Wimbledon, she will always be dressed to perfection. And looking the part is, of course, key to being the part. But that is just my opinion.
There are many different types of sparkling head ornaments, from the decorative comb to the ermine-lined papal miter.
But perhaps the most recognizable archetype of princesshood is the tiara. Tiaras are correctly worn approximately two to three inches from the beginning of the hairline. Too close to the hairline gives one a slightly Neanderthalic look: A tiara may never be worn at breakfast.
Except that one time. This type of thing is called Character. They, like me, are striving to achieve self-actualization. How do you achieve self-actualization? Well, here are some tips that might help you along your way. Acceptance Contentment Health Joy Peace Creativity Purposefulness Fulfillment Self-motivation Happiness Jungian theory states that by developing the characteristics below, you will reap the awards above: Smile at people.
Say howdy. I saw that! Find another shy type. Can you tell me where the portfolio drop-off is? Remember, making friends is only part of it. How do you do this, you ask? This means not being a sore loser. Royals never throw temper tantrums on the playing field, accuse others of cheating, or throw their polo mallets when they lose. When a prince wins a game, he never gloats, does a special dance when he scores a goal, or sings rude songs about the losers. Whether skiing, sailing in a regatta, or merely playing a game of billiards in the palace game room, a prince always plays his best, is enthusiastic, and tries to have a good time—no matter how badly he might be losing.
This is NOT princess behavior. It is not even human behavior. When people gather together in a public place to enjoy a sporting event, movie, play, or concert, they have usually paid the price of a ticket for their entertainment.
A word to mouth breathers: So you have a deviated septum or have to wear a bionater. Still, do you HAVE to breathe out of your mouth? DO YOU??? Could you TRY putting your lips together and breathing out of your nose??? We all have to live on this planet. Make her wait a little! Remember, e-mail is a great way to communicate. Proceed with grave caution. Not that I want to be.
I just wanted to see if I could do it. And I did. I guess being popular is more about an attitude. So worrying about where you stand in the social hierarchy of your school is pretty silly. By following the simple steps below, you can help, in a small way, to make sure it does: Ride a bike. Or take public transportation, if they have it where you live. Save our vital natural resources.
You know those plastic things that come around cans of soda when you buy a six-pack? The cans go in a bag.