Thursday, April 4, 2013

Sentence Structure Is Important

We know grammar is important.  Commas save lives.  Consider the difference between "Let's eat, Grandma" and "Let's eat Grandma."  Or the story of the koala who goes into a restaurant and orders a nice meal.  At the end, when presented with the bill he pulls out a gun and shot the waiter and proceeded to walk out.  The maitre d' stopped him and asked him to explain himself.  The koala handed him a sheet describing koalas as "a small marsupial who eats, shoots, and leaves."

My sentence structure  example is not as life-or-death as those examples, but I was going to title this

In Reality, Meg Is Grounded

which is true.   But I also considered

Meg Is Grounded In Reality

which is not so honest.

My friend Kim, of Frugal Fashionista fame, is having a trunk show this weekend.  This is something new for her and it sounds like a lot of fun.  She wrote:

Let's meet up and have a trunk show~ This is not a clothing swap -it's a show so that local businesses can get tables to show and sell their wares! Half of the money collected for vendor space will be donated to RAINN (Rape Abuse Incest National Network. Vendors will be raffling off goods throughout the show!
There are other things going on: the game group is having a ladies' brunch (I was thinking about it), for instance.

But Meg is staying home.  It's tax season here in the states and I have decided that it's more important to use those five hours I'd spend getting dressed, going out, getting back to "normal" for getting my financial house in order.  I have a side business; my wife has her own business; my son earned serious (to the government) money.  I don't have a lot of savings, but it's scattered around so I have a stack of forms that need to be processed.

Meg is staying home.

But that doesn't mean I can't wear a comfortable top and skirt while I'm working.  And appropriate underthings.  And maybe a longer wig so I can get comfortable having that much hair, so I can expand my options.  And some shoes I'd like to break in.  And maybe earrings that I'm unsure about ~ I still haven't finished seeing which are comfortable and which are medieval torture devices.  And maybe a different shade of lipstick.

But I'm definitely staying home.  I have a lot of work to do.  And there is a reward: if I finish this weekend I can go out NEXT weekend.  If I don't, well it's still before t (alas, for tax)-day.

1 comment:

  1. I never thought I would live to appreciate UK's on line self certification system, but it sounds better than yours. Can I suggest an appropriate business suit and inappropriate underthings ;-)


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