Sorry for my scarcity yesterday. And apologies in advance to whoever might encounter me later in the day. Feel free to wrestle the dagger or hanging rope out of my hands; reader, I will be doing my taxes. Good thing it’s St. Patrick’s Day; I suspect I’ll need a drink before the day is over.

So it seems as good a time as ever to mop up some puddles.

Dorothy, I got the quarter. Yours will be en route by end of business today.

After a year here, I’m still finding gems about this place, and I suspect I’ll be doing so for years to come. And while I’ve exited I-75 at Big Beaver Road dozens of times — it’s home to the region’s hoit-to-the-toitiest mall — I never noticed the exit number. Of course, others have. And have made an entrepreneurial enterprise out of it. That’s good, because soon there won’t be any other jobs here.

Generation X enters its Franklin Mint Period.

J.C., who taught me the Internet, learns one of its earliest lessons: Never correct another person’s grammar.

Finally, thanks to Amy for finding the winners of the Israeli Anti-Semitic Cartoons Contest. I recommend the slide show. Let the rioting begin!

I may be checking back in today. And now, to screw my courage to the sticking place…

Posted at 9:19 am in Same ol' same ol' |

11 responses to “Clean-up.”

  1. alex said on March 17, 2006 at 9:45 am

    Like your Big Beaver, Nance. It’s right up there with my fave park in Wisconsin, the Bong Recreation Area.

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  2. brian stouder said on March 17, 2006 at 10:20 am

    The grumpy grammar galoot got me giggling when he said

    “so I won’t even begin to lecture you on the nuisances of postmodern/poststructuralist linguistic theory specific to your trite comment on my blog today – I’m fairly certain you wouldn’t understand.”

    I cannot decide if he really means “nuisances” or if he really meant “nuances”….which points to a fatal problem with his silly argument that grammar is pointless.

    Attempting to use good grammar is nothing more (or less) than attempting to comunicate clearly; inattentiveness to grammar (leaving aside actual HOSTILITY to good grammar!) is the same thing as irrational ranting……which has its place, certainly –

    but not everywhere and all the time!

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  3. 4dbirds said on March 17, 2006 at 11:43 am

    Consider this an open invitation to correct my grammar. I spent too much time indulging in sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll instead of paying attention in English class. Constructive criticism won’t hurt my feelings. You won’t want to hurt the feeling of many of the people in this article.

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  4. mary said on March 17, 2006 at 2:54 pm

    Love the action figure. I bet Kurt would have loved it too. I remember when he tried to off himself/accidentally OD in a hotel in Rome. The ex repped that hotel, and we never could decide if it was a good thing Kurt didn’t die or a bad thing. It could have become a shrine like Jim Morrison’s grave in Paris. Except Kurt had talent.

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  5. brian stouder said on March 17, 2006 at 3:26 pm

    “Except Kurt had talent.”

    agreed about Kurt – (I belatedly see!) – but Morrison definitely had some juice, too. Granted, a bad Doors song is comprehensively BAD…but the good ones reach right out and catch one’s ear.

    Too bad he lead his life in such a fouled up way. Some people are simply too self centered, or too hopelessly modern, or too relentlessly self destructive to age gracefully (the aim is to do it ‘gracefully’, anyway!).

    By way of distancing myself from the profoundly WRONGHEADED sentiment that “only the good die young”. (lots of idiots – including talented idiots – die young, too)

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  6. Dorothy said on March 17, 2006 at 9:45 pm

    Drat, the link to the grammar stuff isn’t working. I’ll be sure to check back another time to see if it’s fixed because I have the nasty habit of doing that (correcting people’s grammar.) I try to be as polite and gentle as possible, but I know I can be a real pain in the ass about it, too.

    Glad the quarter made it. The same lady who gave it to me said “Do you need a Nevada because we have a bunch!” But I knew you’d be sending it.

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  7. yellojkt said on March 18, 2006 at 9:57 am

    Adverbs are the bane of the grammarians. They are almost always used badincorrectly.

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  8. yellojkt said on March 18, 2006 at 9:59 am

    The Cobain doll should come with a shotgun instead of a guitar. Did I say that out loud?

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  9. jcburns said on March 18, 2006 at 10:19 am

    When in Kentucky, visit Big Bone Lick State Park.

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  10. Hoosier said on March 18, 2006 at 7:59 pm

    Hey, I looked up your name on Wikipedia, and this is what it came back with:

    Olympic medalists in swimming (women)
    Relevancy: 4.6% – –
    I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!
    Relevancy: 3.7% – –
    List of Registered Historic Places in Kentucky
    Relevancy: 1.5% – –

    I would have gone further, but the relevancy was too low.

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  11. John said on March 20, 2006 at 9:32 am

    Hoosier…FYI: Our Nancy and Nadia Anita Louise Nall (the Olympian swimmer) are 8th cousins.

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