that i ought to update my blog a bit more often.
i can't promise anything.
this week i've been playing taxi driver and it's taken all the wit and spunk out of me. i have nothing clever to say.
this lack of inspiring banter led my little train of thought down the following track: i majored in english, heavy on the grammar; i minored in linguistics with a focus on computer language. i was fascinated with how we communicate. i used to be pretty good at grammar. but as time has gone by, i've gotten lazy, i'm taking freedoms with the language that i never would have dreamed of as a freshly graduated english major. i write like i talk, not too many complete sentences, lots of 'ands' and 'buts' at the beginning of sentences, inconsistent following of usage rules. i rarely capitalize, except when i email my dad, the english teacher that he is. he says it doesn't bother him, it just takes him a bit to get used to the e.e. cummings approach. my dad never criticizes me, he just finds a positive spin on my idiosyncrasies. :) but i digress off my original thought. the grammar bit, it got me to thinking, it's been a long time since i've read one of my favorite tomes on the subject. so i was googling it just now and found the whole thing ONLINE at bartley.com.
when i was in college, i wanted to be an editor. i took all the right classes, read all the right books. then i got married, had kids, and put my dreams of that profession on the back burner. but recently that back burner has been turned up a bit, i've been mulling over the idea of getting back to the whole writing thing. one of my goals is to write articles for a magazine someday. i'm sure all you who know me won't have too difficult a time guessing which magazine has peeked my interest since i've started scrapbooking. and while my casual style is fine for my blog and my journaling, i think a refresher by dr. strunk might be just what i need to further that dream. and now i find it online, so i leave you, my faithful reader. i'm off to read The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr. i know i have the little book somewhere in my bookshelves, but the fam's watching hawaii five-o and i really don't want to get pulled in, you know...
just know i can't promise i'll start capitalizing.
but i can tell you october afternoon products are out :) i'll try and have a layout for you tomorrow!