Friday, January 29, 2010

"a" vs."an"

Eureka! It's makes sense. I just didn't really think about it.

In the words "unique" and "usual", the "u" is treated as a y...a consonant (yoo-nique and yoo-sual.) So we just say "a" before them because...well, I don't know why we do it. Because we think the U is a consonant? Maybe it just sounds right to us. Or maybe English is such a messed up, confusing language that nobody knows why.


an eye in a mug

Found this in my tea this morning. Doesn't it look like an eye? I think I'll use this as a reference for a unique self portrait. Yes, I like milk in tea, and that's why it's a weird color.
Note: What is correct? "A unique" or "An unique" ???? Because I just typed "a unique" without thinking about it...then I realized that that I didn't put "an"....I'll look it up.

Two Things

Since my last post things in my life have changed.
1) I'm not taking the driving test today on account of the snow. I know, it's a sissy thing to do, but we don't know if they're even giving tests in this weather.
2) A couple months ago A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeline L'Engle, was bumped from my favorite book to my second favorite book, and The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald took it's place. A few nights ago I started rereading A Wrinkle in Time, and last night I decided that both of these lovely books are my favorites, and that they should share that title. So, my favorite books are...


A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle (You should read this book!) AND The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

terrified little me

I won't beat around the bush: I'm taking the driving test to get my license tomorrow morning.
I'm scared.
I know that there isn't any reason for me to be nervous. Alas....I am.
Tons of people have passed this test. I can do it.

I can do it!! I will!!

I just hope I'll be able to parallel park.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Fat Sally

Puppies on the way, possibly? :) Methinks so. I haven't ever seen her this large before. She was rather chubby when we lived in town, but since we've moved back she's been consistantly thin.

Meredith, Bingley, Sally and Leia

Monday, January 18, 2010

Confession of the Day

I can't open a banana from the "correct" end. Most people open bananas from the stem end. If I try to open it like that I end up squishing up half of the banana before I get it open. I open bananas from the bottom, by simply squeezing the black thing at the end until it opens.

God just didn't give me the gift of being able to open bananas from the "right" end, I guess.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Happiness runneth over

For the last three weeks I have been searching for a lost dvd. I looked in my room. I looked in the basement. I looked in the office. I looked other places that it was not.

I was getting a little frustrated with the sneaky little booger, hiding somewhere and not telling us where he was. So tonight, I told Clarissa (we're babysitting M&M) that after dinner, we were not going to do anything else until we had searched every single room in our house and found the dvd. I decided to start with the basement. On my way down, I stopped to look through the small piles of....things.....that are almost constantly occupying several of the steps. And surprise surprise, right underneath "It's a Wonderful Life" was our lost dvd. I'm happy:)

Not a very profound story.
Not a funny story, an inspiring story, or a sweet story, or a cute picture of a puppy.
But it made me very, very happy.
And I have nothing better to post at this moment:)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A Letter to Mr. Darcy

When the ladies book club group was reading Pride and Prejudice last, one of our assignments was to write a letter of response to Mr. Darcy's proposal. I found the letter that I wrote today, and seeing as we are all in a Pride and Prejudice mood, I thought it would be appropriate to post it.

Dear Mr. Darcy,
First, I would like to thank you in regards of your thoughtfulness towards me in asking for my hand. I don't forgive you, however, when it comes to your insulting my family, and I will not accept your proposals...yet. I feel that needed to be said, even though I told you "no" last night. So far, the count is yes - 0, no - 2. You're losing.

But please, hear me out. I will give you one "yes" point because you are very handsome and another point because you are a good dancer. So the tally is yes - 2, no -2. Because you are so handsome, I am willing to give you another chance to win my affection. One, apologize to my family for the way you insulted them behind their backs. Two, spend a day waiting on my mother hand and foot, Mrs. Bennet, and listening to everything she says. Next, pay for an extravagant wedding Mr. Bingley and my beloved sister, Jane. Fourth, send Lydia to boarding school in Switzerland so she won't get into any trouble with the militia. Also pay for Mary to have some voice lessons. You must also buy several nice dresses for Kitty, the silly thing that she is. Although I don't consider it a requirement, sending Caroline Bingley to boarding school wouldn't be a bad idea either.

If you do all of those things, then I will add another point to the "yes" tallies and the outcome will be in your favor. I will marry you.
Thanks for your time.