Monday, January 25, 2010

22/365, 23/365 and 24/365

Contrary to what I keep telling myself, and you, dear reader, I keep blogging in 3 day increments! I'm going to try my darndest to turn this around! Don't give up on me!!

SIDEBAR: I've recently learned that Latter Day Grammar Rangers now find it necessary to shorten the number of spaces between sentences from two to one. This is something I find infuriating. Not because I disagree with the idea necessarily, but because I find myself CONSTANTLY deleting the afore-necessitated space. Like just now I had to delete my extra space. And now. Also, I believe it was probably established as a new rule by a frequent twitterer. MUST MAXIMIZE CHARACTER UTILIZATION! TWEET! But that has nothing to do with this post. It's just that every time I'm writing a blog, I think about it because of the constant space-delete space-delete that will inevitably occur, and the unfair judgment it might bring upon me if any of the self-proclaimed enforcers of this new rule (read: Monica Hopkins) notice that I missed one.

Anybuns, on to the photos!

For 22/365, I went to go see Dallas Theater Center's Give It Up at the Wyly, then afterward we met up with Julesdwit who was in town from her homestead in NYC and headed to Vickery for some late night tacos with some late night friends.


For 23/365, I chose one of my favorite brunch locations, Garden Cafe, which I believe I've mentioned in a post before. I met Jro, Jules & Candie there for a delicious brunch after I got my hair cut. (space-delete)We sat outside to start until it started raining. It was one of those gray, but really bright days. (space-delete)I love those days!


For 24/365, I decided to take my photo at home. (space-delete)After church, I came home, plopped on the couch and turned on NPR to listen to the rest of the This American Life that came on while I was in the car on the way home. I. Love. That. Program. Now they are in the middle of their winter pledge drive, so there were some interruptions, but I loved it nontheless. I love listening to that show in my living room. There's something that feels very old school about it until I remember that I'm listening to it on my DVD/mp3/TV/Radio stereo system, on top of which is our DVR. The only thing old school about the picture is the only game system we own, the original Nintendo. I'll Dr. YOUR Mario!

"this american life"



Monica Hopkins said...

ONE SPACE! ONE SPACE! CONSERVE PAPER and space on the internet!

it's not just a rule i made up. reference grammar books! it's in all of them! trust me!

also thanks for the shout out. i feel cool.

becki said...

Gurr, I know you didn't make it up. You're just a very verbal enforcer. Which is one of the "many" reasons we're friends. :)

Jenni said...

Want to know the story behind the two to one space after a period? The U.S. government actually instituted it via their editors (they write lots of long documents) and it was a way for them to save paper. Seriously. I learned that when I worked on a government account back in 2005 or 2006. One trick I learned is to just do a find/replace for two spaces. Especially if a lot of people touch the document before it becomes final.

dietcokebabe said...

go ira, go's your birthday, go ira.