Monday, November 26, 2012

Let's Do It for Our Country

When I hear the name George W. Bush, it reminds me just how grammatically corrupt DC can be. But it’s not just Bush: Back in 1992, Dan Quayle famously misspelled “potato” as "potatoe." Believe it or not, Harvard grad Barack Obama used “their” when he should have used “there” during an online discussion. And one of Mitt Romney’s campaign signs promised “A Better Amercia.”

Therefore, in order to do my duty as an American citizen, I will embrace these words of John F. Kennedy: “Ask not what you’re country can due for you, but what you can due for you’re country!”

Accordingly, I will be holding not one but two book readings in the DC area for my grammar book. George, Dan, Barack, and Mitt, you are all cordially invited. 

Here’s the info: 

December 15 @ 2pm
11 Dupont Cir NW
(at Connecticut Ave. NW) 
Washington, DC 20036 

December 17 @ 6pm
Busboys and Poets
4251 South Campbell Avenue
Arlington, VA 22206

And, blogger friends, if you are in the area, I would love it if you would come too!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Life of Pie

It’s that time of year when we reflect on what we’re thankful for, and I certainly have a lot to be thankful for this year: I wasn’t summoned for jury duty, the girl whose car I rear-ended never reported it, and I found these amazing Yves St. Laurent wedges at a thrift store for $12. And something I saw today made me realize two other things I am grateful for. 

I pass a movie theater every day on the way to work, and because it’s Wednesday, a few new movie titles had been added to the marquee. One such title was Life of Pie.

This made me realize how grateful I am for timely typos. How awesome is it that Pi was mistakenly expressed as Pie the day before the year’s biggest pie day.

(Anyone going to see Beaking Dawn?)

It also made me grateful for pie. I love pumpkin pie so much that I refrain from eating it all year just so it can be special at Thanksgiving. I can’t wait until tomorrow. Thank you, pie. 

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I am also grateful for you!

Friday, November 2, 2012

I Need a Semicolon

A period would be too much of a break. A comma wouldn’t be enough.

With all the book stuff, blogging, grammar article writing and grading, I need to take a break from thinking about grammar for a semicolon period of time: I’m thinking about a week.

4 the next weak Im gonna right like this.

Itll give me, time to catch up on UR blogs!!!!!

And their R so many movies i want too see. I just rented Jeff Who Lives at Home, witch i highly recommend.  

Any movie recommendations from U 4 my grammar vacation????