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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Writing to the Nines

In the Hollywood era from the 1930's to the 1950's many a celebrity would be seen posed in elegant evening dress that just oozed sophistication as can be seen in this photo of Loretta Young in her flowing chiffon evening dress. Now rarely a movie shows style and elegance rather they deal with shock value in either lack of dress, language or dead body count. But before I digress too far into the lack of entertainment available on the silver screen today, let me get to the topic at hand.

The photo is dealing with dressing to the nines. According to wiki.answers the phrase is meant to be simply a reference of scale as "on a scale of one to ten; you are dressed to the nines" Since perfection can never be attained, nine would be the absolute best. Of course in the movie This is Spinal Tap the musicians could play past 10 to 11 -- a feat that is not musically possible unless you are stoned out of your mind.

What does this have to do with my blog post title? It is my way of promoting this month's blog chain tour which you can see to the right of this post. The topic this month is simply NINE. Each blogger will write on the topic to their liking whether it be their top 9 favorite things, pet peeves, blessings or even unique things about them or their writing. It should be a interesting month of blogging. I encourage you to check out each blog daily or whenever you have the time. I know I will be reading each and every one -- just not always on the day posted.

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