Thursday, November 21, 2013

Say No to Drug

It’s so embarrassing, but I have always been such a goody two-shoes. I repeatedly received Citizen of the Month awards throughout elementary school, I only ditched class once in high school, and only missed on class in college because I was sick. I’ve never shoplifted. I’ve never had a meltdown that resulted in a shaved head.  I’ve never even twerked (but that’s really because my tush can’t move like that). I also never got into drugs— and for that, I have to credit Francine Pascal, the author of the Sweet Valley High books.

It was book #40. Regina Morrow was devastated by a break-up and started to hang around with the wrong crowd. She went to a party and did coke for the first time. And guess what happened? She died of an overdose. That’s right … she DIED!


So, you know, I say no to drugs.

And that’s why I don’t feel like a hypocrite when I tell all of you to say not to “drug.” It is not the past tense of “drag.” “Dragged” is the past tense of “drag.” 

 Stay away from "drug"!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Whose Day Is It?

What are you guys doing on Monday? I know what I am NOT doing. I am not going to the bank, receiving mail or going to work. But why?  

A. Am I celebrating a day that belongs to only one veteran?

B. Am I celebrating a day that belongs to more than one veteran?

C. Am I celebrating a day that doesn’t technically “belong” to veterans?

According to a government website, the answer is C. And this is why: 

“Veterans Day does not include an apostrophe but does include an ‘s’ at the end of ‘veterans’ because it is not a day that ‘belongs’ to veterans, it is a day for honoring all veterans.”
I like the government’s explanation. I believe the country should honor all its veterans. (I also believe there should be a semicolon between “veterans” and “it is” instead of a comma.) 

However, now all I can think about is that apostrophe in Saint Valentine’s Day. Anyone know where I can get a name change form? And how I can become a saint?