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11:52 pm - Have I mentioned that my head hurts?
My head hurts. A lot.

My head has hurt all day. In fact, I should go to bed. If I did that I'd fall asleep fast and I'd be more awake in the morning, but I like you so much that I'm posting to my livejournal instead. No, don't trouble yourself -- I felt like posting, and this will be short since I don't have much to discuss right now.

My life has been reasonably quiet and uneventful of late, which unfortunately doesn't make for interesting reading. Oh, I guess I could complain about that lady who deliberately and repeatedly swerved into my lane to cut me off on the way to Ellen's tonight, but something like that can be summarized in a single sentence: "People are jerks and they can't drive." There you go.

Anyway, Ellen had devianttouch, wendybyrd and me over for dinner tonight. Eggplant parmesan. Delicious stuff. Of course, I wound up being late, thanks to a train which took a good ten minutes to cross East Washington Ave. and then Blair St. I suppose somebody wiser might have realized that the route I was taking crossed paths with the train twice, but my head hurt. A lot. Did I mention that? Oh. Good. Uh, the company was pleasant, though, and I managed to forget that my head hurt for most of the night. Not sure why it started again, actually, but getting to bed will help. I'm going to do that momentarily.

Last night I got together with my friend Thea. She's working on a webcomic, and we'll be collaborating on a... well, the less said the better until it's ready. The Thing That I Won't Talk About will premier on her website, which I'll link to once we're comfortble with our work.

I've also been working on September's MP3 of the Month. I didn't mention this month's MP3 because the process of packing and moving didn't give me much chance to put anything together. Next month's piece, however, is one that started out as a throwaway track, but which I'm liking more and more as I work on it. I'll point it out when it's finished.
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From:renny1780
Date:August 26th, 2005 05:27 am (UTC)
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There's always a night of Ed Wood movies to look forward to :)
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From:sacredspud
Date:August 26th, 2005 02:37 pm (UTC)
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See... I have this very realistic fear that most of the people interested in this Ed Wood movie night would get very bored with it very fast. Seriously Renee, I just don't think it would go over very well. And I'm considering doing two Ed Wood parties because I'd planned to do one with Keith and Tom, but now Jim's interested too. Keith and Jim won't get together, and Jim didn't sound like he'd be too broken up if we turned off the movies prematurely, so I'm thinking maybe one party with just Keith and Tom (who would sit through it all), and one with everybody else.
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From:agaysexicon
Date:August 26th, 2005 03:54 pm (UTC)
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Oh sure, so now I'm "everyone else". COme on, baby, I can do the hardcore! I can be a contender!
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From:theenigma42
Date:August 27th, 2005 01:31 am (UTC)
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Are you saying that Tom and I are boring? Oh. That's fair.
-KEiTH
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From:sacredspud
Date:August 27th, 2005 01:34 am (UTC)
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I'm saying that you and Tom can take boring better than... well, Linsday.
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From:tlhinganhom
Date:August 26th, 2005 05:30 am (UTC)
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GRAMMAR POLICE!!!

"Ellen had rockyhorror42, wendybyrd and I over..."

Ellen had rockyhorror42, wendybyrd and me over...

It's accusative!
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From:sacredspud
Date:August 26th, 2005 05:32 am (UTC)
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Y'know, I wasn't comfortable with that one, so I ran it through Word and Word didn't have a problem with it.

But now I'm gonna change it anyway.
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From:sacredspud
Date:August 26th, 2005 05:33 am (UTC)
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And now Word says it's wrong, but Dr. Language says it's right. Whatever.
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From:tlhinganhom
Date:August 26th, 2005 05:45 am (UTC)
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Word has funny ideas of grammar. I don't trust it.
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From:agaysexicon
Date:August 27th, 2005 04:21 am (UTC)
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I keep word to its most formal setting for all my work. This has the advantage of correcting certain things, or making me think about my grammar. It's overruled 90% of the time, but I appreciate the 10% that it helps. Ok, so that might be exaggerated, and it's overruled 99% of the time, but still. Gets me thinking, and that's usually not bad. Right?
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From:agaysexicon
Date:August 26th, 2005 07:04 am (UTC)
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Hal is indeed correct, but I'm wayyy too tired to notice it. Didn't even get the part that someone had you over. Nor that that someone was Ellen. Oooh, and I just used one of my own pet peeves. That should tell you I'm really tired, if I haven't already mentioned it. (though not tired enough to forget the lj tags. Odd.)
From:renny1780
Date:August 26th, 2005 05:38 am (UTC)
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Sad part about all of this is that I'm a teacher and I didn't even flinch at that...maybe that's why no one will hire me :(
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From:lord_alucard
Date:August 26th, 2005 07:43 am (UTC)
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I went through this phase where I corrected everyones grammar but it's just to much for one man. Do you want to be an english teacher?
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From:tlhinganhom
Date:August 26th, 2005 08:02 am (UTC)
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I did the same thing. It was just weird to see such a grammatical faux pas associated with Colin.
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From:sacredspud
Date:August 26th, 2005 02:22 pm (UTC)
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Not to mention the fact that most of the grammar rules I hear you quote are (no offense) totally erroneous. Usually they're the ones you learned from Mr. Johnson, and while not actually wrong, they tend to blatantly violate AP style (which, admittedly, governs journalism, not fiction). If you want proof, I can probably produce it for you. During one of the more frustrating Hitchhiker's editing sessions you and Keith had a heated discussion about grammar. I wrote down the rules you mentioned which I didn't agree with, took them home, and highlighted the relevant passages of my English textbook exposing them as being either your own personal preference or (in a couple of cases) actually wrong.

After a good night's sleep I felt better about the whole thing and decided against showing it to you, but I still have the textbook.
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From:theenigma42
Date:August 27th, 2005 01:29 am (UTC)
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Go Colin! I wanna (<--bad grammar) see it.
-KEiTH
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From:lord_alucard
Date:August 27th, 2005 07:33 am (UTC)
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Get out of the car. Seriously though the english langauge is one one the most complicated langauges in the world from a grammarical standpoint. To be fair each country has their own standards as do organizations such as Colledge vs. AP styles, Formal Vs. Conversational. In the end there is alot of intepretation because there is no universal standard as there is for other langauges such as french. Also I never claimed to be the best and am always learning new grammarical faux pas that I sometimes commit. Please don't judge my grammar on my LJ posts I do them at 3am right before going to bed.
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From:sacredspud
Date:August 27th, 2005 07:44 am (UTC)
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In the interest of not starting a fight, I never claimed that you claimed to have impeccable grammar. In the end, many grammatical rules are pretty arbitrary, and anybody who disagrees with that statement has obviously never been knocked down a letter grade because "'toward' is a real word, but 'towards' is a colloquialism." That happened to me (Mr. Stokes, junior year), and, incidentally it isn't a colloquialism.
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From:r3507
Date:August 26th, 2005 01:52 pm (UTC)
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But, but...he was adhering to Mister Language Person's first rule of grammar:

1. "Me" is ALWAYS wrong.
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From:agaysexicon
Date:August 26th, 2005 03:56 pm (UTC)
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... so you'd have certain phrases go like this: "Give it to I,!"?
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From:r3507
Date:August 26th, 2005 07:20 pm (UTC)
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No, I just think this may be the first incident in the history of the English language where someone has used "I" when they should have used "me," rather than vice versa.
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From:sacredspud
Date:August 26th, 2005 07:35 pm (UTC)
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Google reports "about 577" occurences of this exact error: "and I over for dinner"
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From:r3507
Date:August 26th, 2005 08:13 pm (UTC)
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Good lord, sarcasm just does not transmit in a written medium.
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From:sacredspud
Date:August 26th, 2005 08:17 pm (UTC)
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No, I caught the sarcasm. I'm just being a jerk.
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From:nocturne152
Date:August 26th, 2005 08:42 pm (UTC)
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You're also a complete kneebiter, but that's irrelevant.
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From:agaysexicon
Date:August 26th, 2005 08:48 pm (UTC)
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No, it doesn't, but if it makes you feel better, I did think your first post was not entirely sincere in its contents.

Granted, I could tell you of all the times I've heavily offended people via AIM through sarcasm, but I'd just rather not.
Have I mentioned that my head hurts? - Garmonbozia for the soul.

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