1. If you’ve wondered what comes after “host of archangels” and “coven of witches,” check the Index of Supernatural Collective Nouns.
2. I was reading an old J. Peterman catalog last night, from 1994 (what, of course I kept some of them) and here’s part of the description for a silk taffeta ball skirt: “Is there just too much elegance, too much barely containable romance in your life? Of course not. Read on.”
Oh, 1994 was a simpler time, when I believed ball skirts would lead to balls and J. Peterman could sell something called the “Afghan Rebel Hat.”