Thursday, July 26, 2012

I Know Why Padded Cells Exist. Truly. I Do.

...it's because people have been driven bat shit crazy by seeing too many signs with plurals formed by adding apostrophes.
(Maybe I should clarify. ONE, period, is too many.)

Walmart put up some lovely new signs over their apparel departments.
Girl's.
Boy's.
Junior's.

Uh...yup.

The signs are BEAUTIFUL. The colors are great. They're obviously rather new, well-coordinated with the store, etc. Except...every time I look at them, my teeth grind.

And these things are all around us.
And we wonder why the stress levels in today's society are so high?

This is basic English, folks. Yanno. What you should have learned in school, oh, about third grade or so. This isn't just being "picky" because I'm a writer. This is WRONG. EVERY SINGLE TIME.
THERE IS NEVER AN EXCEPTION.

Oh, well. Maybe with all that teeth-grinding going on, it keeps dentists happy.

Or maybe I should say it keeps DENTIST'S happy?

Agonizedly yours,
Janny

Monday, July 09, 2012

In Praise of the 24-Hour Vacation

Proof that you don't have to have a lot of TIME to have a great getaway...

Sunday afternoon, we left the house at about 1 PM and drove on up to here.  Had a picnic, went out on a paddle boat, spent quality time in the woods. 

Then, about 4 PM, pulled in here, where we had a king-sized whirlpool room.  The rest, as they say, is history.

By the time we were checking out this morning, we both felt like we'd been away a week. 

I highly recommend a similar getaway for those of you who *think* you can't afford a vacation. 
You may not be able to afford a week...but I suspect you can afford 24 hours. :-)

Just remember to leave the TV off--and get a room like we had, with NO CLOCK in it. :-)
Looking forward to the next one!

Janny