Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A Dusting of Grammar: The Weekly Hodgepodge

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'In like a lion, out like a lamb'...does the first part of this saying describing March weather ring true where you live?

Does that answer your question?

March 4th is National Grammar Day. What common grammatical error bothers you the most? 
Adding apostrophe's where they dont belong grinds my nerve's.  See what I did there?
What bothers me is that people don't care about proper grammar and mechanics anymore.  Errors are going to happen.  Typos are going to happen.  However, to not care enough to correct them is inexcusable.  OK, cue the music.

William Arthur Ward says- 'The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.' Which one are you?
I work hard to be a realist/optimist.  Seeing the positive side is much healthier to the psyche than harping on the worse case scenario.  However, pessimist is my default setting and I'm working to change it.
What's something you need to 'march forth and conquer' this month?
Oh lawd, don't get me started.  I know that my blog is about my struggles in my journey to health, but I fear y'all are getting tired of hearing about struggles.  You're ready to hear about victories.  Quite frankly, so am I.
An ongoing debate around you dust first, then vacuum or vacuum first, then dust? Of the two routine household chores, which do you dislike the least? How's that for wording? 
I vacuum and dust when needed.  I usually need to vacuum more than dust.
According to, the ten most photographed sites in the U.S.A. are- Cinderella's Castle in Orlando, Southernmost House in Key West Florida, The Space Needle in Seattle, The Site of the Boston Massacre in Boston, The Bellagio Lake/fountains in Las Vegas, The Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, Coit Tower in San Fransisco, The Art Institute of Chicago, Niagara Falls, and snagging the number one spot-The Guggenheim Museum in New York City. How many on this list have you photographed? Which on the list would you most like to visit and photograph?

Out of all those listed, the Lincoln Memorial is the only one I've personally photographed.I took this photograph in 1990 on a band trip to DC.   I would really like to go back and take the DC tour again, plus I'd like to see Niagra Falls.  Other attractions not on the list I'd like to visit and photograph:  the Golden Gate Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Bryan-Denny Stadium...oh wait.
Fifty years ago Monday (March 2, 1965) The Sound of Music premiered at the Rivoli Theatre in NYC. Have you seen the film? Do you own a copy? On a scale of 1-10 how much do you love it (or not)? Ten=best movie ever. If you're a fan, what's your favorite scene or song from the movie? 
I've not viewed the entire movie.  I've tried several times to watch it, but never made it far enough to even know what the movie's plot.  Sorry, but I'm not very fond of musicals.  Quite frankly, I've never made it past "The hills are alive with sound of..."  *click*
Insert your own random thought here.
Yes, this is selfish, but I pray that the weather forecast for tomorrow is wrong.  Our community band is having their winter/spring concert Thursday night.  There is a slight chance of freezing precipitation.  Our part of the country freaks out when freezing-anything is mentioned.  I would like to have large attendance and a successful concert. 


  1. It's snowing like crazy here this morning. We had a small reprieve yesterday, and I heard a bird sing. I am ready for spring, but apprently spring isn't ready for us : ) The story of The Sound of Music is wonderful...course I love the music too, but the story is a good one too.

    1. Spring is trying to get here. It was in the 70's here yesterday. Now they are predicting sleet/snow for today. I say nay-nay!