Friday, November 17, 2006

Yeah Jim is a nice guy; that's why I got his desk

I can't even bring myself to watch this episode again. Uber sadness.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Grammar Police

I have always, as long as I have known myself, been a stickler for grammar and its correct usage. When my husband tells someone that he is doing "good" I remind him that you can't "do good" unless you are giving money to the poor. So naturally when I saw this I HAD to post it. I may print it out and post around the office.

Grammar Rules and Other Random Thoughts...
1. Don't use no double negatives.
2. Don't never use no triple negatives.
3. No sentence fragments
Corollary: Complete sentences: important.
4. Avoid cliches like the plague.
ex.#1: She used cliches like there was no tommorrow.
ex.#2: He used cliches like they were going out of style.
5. Always good syntax use.
6. Don't put the emPHAsis on the wrong syLABle.
7. Do'nt mispel wurds.
8. Avoid those run on sentences that just go on and on and on and never stop and they have no ending and you really wish the person would just shut up but no they just continue to babble incessently never stopping and these sentences they just keep going and they last until the end of time if you know what I mean or get my drift or something like that... do you?
9. Don't be terse.
10. Never be redundant and repeat youself and say the same things over and over agian.
11. Never use silly purposeless, useless, ridiculous, bomabastic, pointless adjectives
12. Never contradict yourself always.
13. All generalisations are bad
Corollary: All statements must be specific.
14. Avoid at all costs those abominable, outrageously repellent exaggerations.
Everyone should be a non-conformist.
People who insult others are jerks.
Nobody has a right to his opinion.
15. Don't f***ing curse.
16. Remember to end each sentence with a period
17. Don't use question marks inappropriately?
18. I could be wrong but in all likelihood it probably wouldn't be an all around good idea to use unnecessary qualifiers.
19. You should never use the second person.
20. The passive voice should never be used.
21. Take care that your verb and subject is in agreement.
22. Don't obfuscate your communications with extraneous verbiage.
23. Don't use very good, quite nice, trite adjectives.
24. Keep your ear to the grindstone, your nose to the ground, take the bull by the horns of a dilemma, and stop mixing your metaphors.
25. Don't be vague and stuff like that.
26. Long ago, when everybody will use good grammar, nobody misuses verb tenses.
27. Join clauses good like a conjunction should.
28. When dangling, watch your participles.
29. Make each pronoun agree with their antecedent.
30. Don't use commas, which aren't necessary.
31. Try not ever to split infinitives.
32. Its important that you use your apostrophe's correctly.
33. A preposition is a bad thing to end a sentence with.
34. Down with categorical imperitives.
35. Always be decisive. Well, maybe you shouldn't be decisive...on the other hand, maybe you should be......actually maybe not....
36. Never compromise, or at least not too often.
37. Stop calling me immature or I'll tell on you.
38. Death to intolerance.
39. We will fight to the death for our pacifist aims.
40. Always be sincere, even if you don't mean it.
41. Always be punctilious, puntual, punishing, and pungent, punt on fourth and ten and expunge bad puns from your writing.
42. Never cut off the end of a
43. I really hate it when people complain.
44. Never go of on tangents or lose your train... train... train... I have this great story about this railway trip I took...
45. Never listen to advice.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Pink Party

I know the pink party has been done before, but when Mackenzie said she wanted a Barbie cake and nothing else for her 5th birthday what choice did I have?

Pictures of the food and very unprofessional cake on Flickr.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Color Quiz

Mine was actually pretty spot on! Really interesting.

ColorQuiz.com took the free personality test!

"Over-imaginative and given to fantasy or day-dream..."

Click here to read the rest of the results.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Dwight: A hero kills people - people that wish him harm. A hero is part human, and part supernatural. A hero is born out of a childhood trauma

You can buy the Dwight Schrute Bobblehead on the NBC site!!!!

(I already ordered one for Gregg, but don't tell!)

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Where have you been?!

Right. I could go on and on about how we had family in town, I work full time, I am trying to raise a toddler, a pet that is not doing so well and depression is currently kicking my butt. This blog is going to have to take a backseat to real life for the time being. It just seems like too much work to deal with everything that needs to be done and then go back and retrace everthing that I have done that might be interesting (here's a hint: not much! we live in Sticksville). We are still planning to move and resumes are being given the final touch. Add moving our whole lives half way across this country to the list of things to do.

I'm just trying to survive and make it through each day. Call it self preservation.

So, until I have something interesting to say or an update I won't be blogging as much. I will still keep up with pictures in Flickr. I will try post about anything major that happens, but I just can't handle another thing that actually is starting to feel like a homework assignment. I've got my degree, I don't want to do that again!

I hope you all are well and I am still reading other blogs and will stay in touch with comments.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Sorry for the lengthy absence

My sister, two nieces and a great niece are coming into town tonight. Like, late tonight. Their plane lands at 10 pm and it's over an hour to our house. I still have a ton to do at home during my lunch hour and after work. (Thanks honey for really stepping up and helping out!).

I took off all next week to drag them around to all the DC/Maryland/Virginia sites. We're also having a very small birthday party for Grace. I probably won't post much next week, but there should be a lot of pictures.


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