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"Just remember, we switch back before we get to town."
"I will always cheer you on, but I will never 'Woo-hoo!' you."
Tags:soccer mom, soccer moms, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, bad parent, bad parents, bad parenting, cheering on, cheer, cheering, support, supporting, supporters, supporters, enthusiasm, unenthusiastic, soccer, football, child, kid, kids, childhood, draw the line, drawing the line, unsupportive, keeping up appearances, disappoint, disappointment, disappointments, woo hoo, modern life
"I don't want to seem to want to talk about it."
Tags:keep up appearances, keeping up appearances, bar, bars, friend, friends, friendship, friendships, complain, complains, complaining, complaint, complaints, talk, talks, talking, keep up appearances, keeping up appearances, carefree, facade, facades, relaxed, cool, calm, dispassionate, problem, problems, talk, talks, talking, communication, communicate, communicates, communicating, communication problem, communication problems, masculine, masculinity, toxic masculinity
"If we don't go, do you suppose anyone is going to assume we weren't invited?"
Tags:invite, invites, invitation, invitations, party, parties, dinner party, dinner parties, social party, social event, social events, party guest, party guests, popularity, popularity contest, socializing, socialising, socialise, socializes, unpopular, unpopularity, keeping up appearances, keep up appearances, snob, snobs, elitism, elitist, elitists, social circle, social circles
"But everything seems so neat and orderly we'd never guess that your lives are falling apart."
Tags:modern life, modern lives, appearance, appearances, keep up appearances, keeping up appearances, superficial, superficiality, happy, happiness, financial ruin, gilded, gilding, gilded age, gilded ages, design, designs, designer, designers, interior design, interior designs, interior designer, interior designers, house, houses, housing, home, homes, homeowner, homeowners, mask, masks, masking, cover up, covers up, covering up, dysfunction, dysfunctional, dysfunctionality
"You may not want to read this book but you'll certainly want others to think you've read it."
Tags:book, books, novel, novels, literacy, literature, cultured, civilised, civilized, show off, show-off, keeping up appearances, popular, trendy, trend, trends, fad, fads, fake, false, pretend, pretending, pretentious, bookstore, bookstores, book store, book stores, bookshop, bookshops, book shop, book shops, bookseller, booksellers, library, libraries, librarian, librarians, reading, reader, readers, recommendation, recommendations, recommend, recommending, suggest, suggestion, suggestions, suggesting, modern life
"I understand the house is a mess inside."
"Everybody thinks I'm in rehab."
Tags:prison, prisoners, prisons, jail, jailed, jails, criminal, criminals, criminal, rehab, rehabilitation, rehabilitate, appearances, keeping up appearances, convict, convicted, convicts, drug, drug addiction, drug addict, drug addicts, addict, addiction, addictions, addicted, shared, share, sharing, cell mate, cell-mate, woes, woe, complain, complaint, complaining
Tags:suburban, suburban life, suburbia, season, seasons, autumn, fall, autumn leaves, fall leaves, window dressing, pretentious, pretension, pretentiousness, contractors, contractors, decorating, decoration, hipster, hipsters, leaf blowing, leaf blower, gardening, gardener, gardeners, deciduous tree, deciduous plant, uniform, uniformity, monotony, monotonous, nonconformist, image, self image, false image, self presentation, appearances, keeping up appearances
"No! How would it look if I listed a CAT as a friend on my social media page?"
Tags:social media, social network, social networks, profile, profiles, friend, friends, cat, cats, dog, dogs, natural enemies, disloyal, disloyalty, friendship, friendships, cats versus dogs, dogs versus cats, cats vs dogs, dogs vs cats, embarrassment, embarrassments, shame, ashamed, prejudice, prejudices, keeping up appearances
'I was bored silly in there.'
Tags:couple, couples, friendship, bored, boredom, bored silly, silly, clown, clown, dress up, husband and wife, friends, invitation, dinner, invite, invited over, invited, eating with friends, keeping up appearances, obvious, obviously bored, dinner party, dinner parties, dinner guest, dinner guests
Truth in Christmas letters
Tags:christmas, christmas tradition, christmas traditions, christmas letter, christmas letters, spin, spins, front, putting on a front, lie, lies, lying, white lies, keeping up appearances, truth, truthful, life difficulties, real life, being real, perfect family, perfect families, happy family, happy families
Tags:suburban, suburbia, the suburbs, doorman, doormen, door person, door people, middle class, middle class life, butler, butlers, real estate, home, homes, awning, awning, welcome, welcomes, welcoming, entrance, entrances, impression, making an impression, keeping up appearances, show off, showing off, show-off
"Not until you've arranged your pillows."
Tags:interior design, interior designer, interior designers, pillow, pillows, throw cushion, throw cushions, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, keeping up appearances, following trends, too many pillows, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, growing up, child rearing, kid, kids, child, household rule, household rules, bad parent, bad parents, bad parenting, mother and daughter, mothers and daughters
'Despite appreances, there is a gray area...'
"Oh, that sounds awful. I can only imagine how you must be feeling."
Tags:phony, phonies, lie, lying, fake, fakes, two face, two-faced, two-face, contradict, contradictory, empathy, sympathy, sympathetic, empathetic, console, consolation, consolations, pity, pitying, patronise, patronising, lip service, lip-service, all talk, keeping up appearances, box, boxing, punch, punched, punching, beat, beating, hurt, passive aggressive, passive-aggressive, sorry, apologetic, apologies, apology, genuine, genuine article, disingenuous
"Stop looking so married!"
"What type of Line are you using?"
Tags:boating, banking, credit, money, mortgages, finance, spending, conspicuous consumption, bankrupt, bankruptcy, bankrupted, living beyond your means, buying spree, fishing, envy, debt, liabilities, credit line, credit lines, rich, wealthy, looking rich, fishermen, fisherman, appearances, yacht, yachts, keeping up appearances, fishing line, fishing lines
"And so, due to the appearance of wrongdoing, I've decided to simulate my resignation."
Tags:politician, politicians, half truth, half truths, liar, liars, lying, resign, resigning, resignation, resignations, political resignation, political resignations, washington, media appearance, media appearance, simulate, simulation, simulations, public face, keeping up appearances, appearance, appearance, deceive, deceiving, deceptive, deception, deceptions
"How am I supposed to redo my landscaping and fight an authoritarian regime?"
Tags:authoritarian government, authoritarian governments, authoritarian regime, authoritarian regimes, trump, donald trump, first world problems, landscaping, garden landscaping, house proud, keeping up with the joneses, keeping up appearances, rich person, rich people, the one percent, the 1 percent, wealth divide, wealth gap, priorities, wrong priorities, bad priorities
'I've always actually hated grapes, but you know, image is everything.'
"Sorry I'm late. I had to do my own make-up this morning."
Tags:makeup, make-up, make ups, makeups, make-ups, cosmetic, cosmetics, make up artist, make-up artist, make up artists, make-up artists, beauty, model, models, vain, vanity, self esteem, self esteems, self-esteem, self-esteems, tardy, tardiness, appearance, appearances, keeping up appearances, fashionista, fashionistas
'You'll have to put away your man cave, dear, the Fenwicks are coming over for dinner!'
'You've got to hand it to Fred. He doesn't worry about appearances.'
"I know we're friends, and in the privacy of the house, it's OK to show it, but not in public: I have a reputation to uphold in the neighbourhood..."