i am reading a fabulous book called "SEARCHING FOR GOD KNOWS WHAT" by donald miller. tenelle gave it to me about 10 days ago...and i have not put it down since*.
and in case some of the commentators of my "god movie" blog are dissecting the wording of this entry, too,.......... ("I'm going to assume that your statement about taking 27 hours to read your post was sarcasm, or do fundies generally have 4th grade reading levels?")....... I have included a disclaimer at the bottom, and will strive to do so anytime I use an exaggeration in the future. I will no longer ask anyone to "assume" when I am or am not employing the device of sarcasm. (<------sarcasm)
i watched the movie Gattaca with Jason this afternoon. It seems like the guy in the wheelchair could have chosen a much more suitable way to end his suffering. (<-----not sarcasm, I'm serious about this one)
I also went to the Lake of the Ozarks this weekend, which is where I read a lot of the forementioned book, and then put it down, and then later read some more. I don't know if everyone is like this, but I really need time to just be totally alone.** I suspect that not everyone is wired this way, but I definitely am. I feel recharged.
tobe and I often discuss frequently misspelled words. not because we're nerds or because we are stuffy, or because we don't make REDiculous*** mistakes ourselves, but because we just think it's something that should be out in the open. for instance: the word DEFINITELY. often spelled DEFINATELY.
also, tenelle and I are on this "a word a day" definitions email list, and each week they have themes and one week the theme was words that have been so-widely misspelled, that they have become a part of culture. and now the misspelled version is available in some dictionaries as an alternate spelling. The most misspelled words they listed were minuscule, millenium, embarrassment, occurence, accommodate, perseverance, supersede...
I challenge you to use these words in a sentence today. all of them. one sentence. correct spelling. (<----not kidding here either, you actually have to do this.)
you can tell it is a slow sunday-ish-but-not-really-sunday type of day when you are blogging about grammar. i don't even have that great of grammar. i just like words.
and may I say a quick, but heartfelt, thank you, to MR. MLK! for all your important work. (and for the day off, too)
* I did, on some occasions, put the book down.
**When I say totally alone, I should confess that Wilbur was with me. So as not to offend/confuse/frustrate people.
***I know that this is not the correct spelling of the word "ridiculous"