Friday, January 18, 2008

"It's better to be thought a fool, then open your mouth and remove all doubt" -unknown (famously quoted by Mr. McGuire, my choir teacher)

So maybe I should have done this earlier, but I have a few warnings for everyone about my blog.


So I realize I have a little bit of college under my belt, but I haven't taken an English class since high school and I really didn't pay as much attention to the grammar and punctuation portion as I should have, so sometimes those things are not quite up to par. . . .mainly because I'm trying to get my blog done before my breaks over, so I don't double check! I'm also not a perfectionist, so sometimes I really don't care. Unless I know your most likely judging me and wondering why I have the writing skills of a 6th grader, then it worries me! I don't want you to think, I think I'm stupid, but sometimes I'm not as wise as a girl my age should be.

I also tend to not use or spell words correctly, for example. . . . . . . .

One semester at BYUI I had a roommate that used the word approximately a lot. One night we where discussing it, and I found out I'd been using it incorrectly. I was sure approximate meant exactly, so to save my pride I asked as many people as I could what they thought the definition of approximately was. . . . .everyone knew. . . but me!

Then there's the times that Angie and Lynette catch me on things like Lady Marmalade. I was saying marmalide (with an I sound) I guess that "a" at the end wasn't enough of a clue. Then yesterday Angie was kind enough to inform me that "Hopeycock" is not a word, but Poppycock is! Also in my text messages I was always having to spell out awkward and I was so mad because I was like was isn't this word in there!!!! It would have helped if I didn't spell it a-c-k-w-a-r-d!

These are just a few examples, I don't even wanna start on my there's and where's, or my need to capitalize everything or random commas where they don't belong. I'm not sure why I am the way I am, I mean I still have to really think about which way is left and which is right. . . . .I'm 24 years old and I'm considering getting a big R and L tattooed on my hands to signify which is which. It's pretty obvious I have issues, but hey at least I can tie my own shoes!

So I guess to sum things up, I'm aware of the mistakes I make, and I really hope it doesn't make you think less of me. Maybe someday I'll get these lazy bones in gear, but for now I wanna say thank you for not terrorizing me too much.

Happy Three Day Weekend!!!

Peace Out!

2 comments:

Tiffany said...

You are funny! don't feel bad though, I have a college degree and well, I do the same thing, ALL the time! David laughs at me sometimes!! Oh well, I think you are perfect the way you are!!

Nina said...

No worries, it makes you fun and shows that you are not all caught up in being miss proper, but rather just enjoy being you and living life. People like real people :O)

BTW, got your blog from Angie's.