Don’t get me started. Oops, too late.

Why do people

  • Use the word “myself” when they should use the word “I?” “Jane, George, and myself worked together to come up with an awkward sentence.” Ugh.
  • Use the word “I” when they should use the word “me?” “My father always told my brother and I to be subjective.” Double ugh.
  • Mix up “saw” and “seen?” “You might have saw this in the woodshed.” “Yes, I seen it yesterday.” OMG.
  • USE APOSTROPHES IN POSSESSIVE PRONOUNS? Especially “its.” I saw this mistake in a booklet from the Foundation for Critical Thinking. Sigh. I have saw this so many times its enough to drive myself  and I crazy. [Feel free to comment, and yes, I left the apostrophe out of “it’s” in that last sentence on purpose.]

Nobody’s perfect, but…

  • I heard a fellow on the radio this morning say we have a “fiscal cliff staring at us right around the corner.” I’m not arguing with his outlook so much as I’m just amused by the mix of metaphors.
  • How can anyone not know the difference between “loose” and “lose?” Signed, Moose Allison.
  • I almost purchased a song by Ne-Yo. I heard the end of it last night while randomly pushing buttons on my XM car radio and I thought the last minute was great. I went to YouTube to see the video (but mostly to hear the whole song). Like most pop music, it’s about sex, but maybe I’m just too freakin’ old. (I didn’t even like “The Lemon Song” by Led Zeppelin, and I wasn’t old then!) I think I’ll purchase a Kristin Hersh album instead. F-bombs I can handle.

What to do; what to do?

There are many things I want to “go public” with regarding developments at a particular college that I care very much about, but I don’t know whether doing that would help anything or anyone. I’ve been so angry for so long that anyone who knows me knows what I think–I think. Sometimes it seems as though I’ve worn out a particular subject, and then I find out that others had no idea I felt that way. On the other hand, I definitely don’t want to be written off as jaded, bitter, and out-of-it. What to do?

Great music. Close to home.

It was great to hear the Terre Haute Symphony last night. Especially cool was the fact that I was able to talk with several SMWC students and alumnae. S/O to Jessica Zogbi, Nicole Gilberti, Cathleen Flynn, Jacci Martin, Nora Dalipi, Laura Kempton, and Aimee Conard.

September 23, 2012

I’ve never kept a diary or journal, at least not for long. I’m experimenting with my website and thought I’d try saying something somewhat regularly here. Some things will come from the world of Dr. Augmento, others from other related personalities. Talk to you later; in the meantime, remember never to use an apostrophe in a possessive pronoun.

Composer, Arranger, Teacher

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