Down time

I need a week off. My house is messy (never did get to dusting or cleaning the kitchen). I did laundry and got groceries, but I lifted the groceries wrong somehow and hurt my back yesterday. Still very sore and having trouble moving around without pain today. *sigh* I really didn’t need this. And I have no sick time or vacation time, so I’ll be at work tomorrow. Yuck.

A wistful afternoon. I intended to get work done on the website, to get more done on the house and only managed about a third of what I hoped to do. If I wasn’t in pain from my back, I could put in a 2 or 3 hour push and accomplish a ton, but I can hardly walk. I guess relaxing is an accomplishment too considering how little of that I’ve gotten to do in the last month.

Old advice re: mail in Netscape Communicator

If you read your mail in Netscape Communicator and you have a lot of messages, like, oh say, 6691 unread monkeyjunkies postings, and something bad happens and you can’t seem to look at that folder because the browser crashes when it tries to load the summary file, go into the message center and compress the folder. It might save your little monkey butt.


I must remember to tell [guy of the moment] of the inadvisability of putting his address on the back of a note reading: “[guy of the moment], is your friend’s drug deal still on? – Julia”.

That worries a bit, although [former boyfriend]’s more of a druggie than I thought. Oh well.


[in my school notebook]

1. etc.

2. Pronoun Agreement
We must remember to keep one's composure.

3. tense shift

4. its v.s. it's

5. their v.s. they're v.s. there

6. lie v.s. lay

7. dangling or misplaced modifiers

8. are v.s. our

9. could of

10. run-ons
a) ; b) . c) coord. conjunt.

11. to, too, two
"It was just to much when too of them entered at the same time."

12. underline titles of books and long plays. titles of poems + short stories are surrounded by quote marks. underline movie titles?

13. No Fragments!!!

14. sub/verb ageement
"verbs has to agree w/ their subjects"

15. Proof read carefully to see if you any words out. [ 😀 ]

16. Your/you're

17. Split infinitives

18. apostrophes

19. Introductory Participial Phrases
1) followed by a comma
2) never more than 2 in a row (consecutive sentences)

20. "depressing thinking about them getting old" … gerunds ("getting") are verbal nouns and thus are introduced in this case by possessive pronouns.