Click the “Upcoming Performances” tab for details. Come hear some vocal and instrumental music by yours truly on the evening of Thursday, Nov. 8. Presented by Gamma Psi Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon.
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.]
I’m thinking that, if the presidential debates are all about “appearing presidential,” for the next election someone ought to don a powdered wig and wooden teeth. I mean, nobody looks more presidential than George Washington.
- 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.
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?
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.
Subcategory: Oohs. Nominee: “Uptight (Everything’s Alright)” by Stevie Wonder
Subcategory: Aahs. Nominee: “Deacon Blues” by Steely Dan
Others from the floor?
…do it yourself, it’s said. I’ve spent rather a lot of time working with this site in the last couple of days, between classes, General Studies office, dental appointment, and the like.
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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.