Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A sure sign my thoughts are disjointed: the handy list format.

1. If you are the praying type, please pray for my daughter, Deb. She is pregnant with our first grandbaby, Sticky Bean, and having some rather scary complications. Please pray.

2. I love my new book, Lapsing into a Comma by Bill Walsh. I actually put it to good use last night. I read the part about discrete items vs. measurable quantities needing plural vs. singular verbs respectively to Elijah and he fell right to sleep! I can't imagine why. I was thoroughly engaged, although I already knew the rule. I've been preaching that one to my kids for years. You know, as in less coffee but fewer coffee beans. But Bill takes it one step further and says, "101 Dalmatians were aboard the ship" but "101 dollars was paid to the captain." And to get even more persnickity, you would say, "101 barrels of oil were sold" but "101 gallons of oil was sold," because you would count the barrels, but measure the gallons. I just love hairsplitting.

3. I know I said I wasn't going to read any more political stuff, and technically this doesn't qualify as reading, but am I the only one who is bothered by the graph on Yahoo!'s homepage showing the number of electoral votes each candidate is projected to win? That's not news-reporting. That's election-steering. And the silly articles informing us of media bias - as if we didn't already see it - as if we're dumb enough to need to be told the media are biased against republicans. As long as there have been media, there has been left-leaning bias. But this is more than bias; they are actually trying now to influence the outcome, and will most likely be successful.
4. This is what happens when three college-age girls get together for the weekend:
They eat pizza (the three of them ate all but one piece),

Climb life-size statues of former presidents (guess which one was that short),

And eat at IHOP.

5. Don't forget to pray for Deb and Sticky Bean!

Be thankful ~



Deb said...

Wow, they are gorgeous!

Gwendolyn said...

Praying right now for Deb and sticky bean! As the Queen of Pregnancy Complications, I know how scary it is.

Joelle said...

will definitely pray for deb!

Catherine said...

Praying for Deb. Keep us posted.