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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Feel free to take a moment to jot down your thankful-ness today.

I am thankful for my mother who kept the princess this weekend.

I am thankful for Amanda and Kristen who bought a new house and let me come stay in it for a few days.

I am thankful for color pens. They make my notes at work a little more festive.

I am thankful for Val and Jordan and that they are having a birthday party this weekend. Can't wait to see my pals!

I am thankful that I no longer live in Texas. All the events coming up in October would make me very sad if I couldn't be there.

I am thankful that in a few short weeks I'll get to meet my new niece or nephew.

I am thankful for Kristen (again) for knowing the medical anti-dote for anaphalatic shock. She kept me alive after consuming foods that don't like me.

I am thankful for side-walk chalk. The princess still tries to eat it sometimes, but she also scribbles on the concrete and gets really excited when it leaves a big blue mark behind.

I am thankful for my bike and trailer. Haven't been very good the last couple weeks and feeling pretty blah. Can't wait to get back on the bike today and sweat out some gross-ness.

Lastly, I am thankful for Smuckers Uncrustables in Strawberry. They are fun to eat and keep me fuller longer during my day.

Peace Out!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The over use of the exclamation point.

Okay humans, some of you need a lesson on the proper use of the exclamation point. Please note the following excerpt:

An exclamation mark, exclamation point, or bang (!) is a punctuation mark usually used after an interjection or exclamation to indicate strong feelings or high volume, and often marks the end of a sentence. Example: "Watch out!"

It should go without saying that one (1) exclamation point is enough to convey your sense of excitement (or other strong feelings). However, it has become acceptable to place multiple (and by multiple, I mean over five) exclamation points behind a statement.

This is getting ridiculous!

*** See how I used one and still got my point across.

A sentence written like this means I'm really excited!

This sentence means I got a huge promotion and my boyfriend asked me to marry him!!!

A sentence written like this means I had 16 red bulls for breakfast and a shot of cocaine for lunch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And I'm on a sugar high!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Or, a ninja attacked me in a dark alley and now my broken finger won't get off the keyboard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Another over-use of the exclamation point:

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! U crzy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG ROLFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Seriously? Those aren't real words people.

Some things do require an exclamation point. For those of you who have seen "The Sniffing Account" episode of Seinfeld, you should know that I agree with Elaine. There is certainly a need for this punctuation mark, I just relish the overuse of it.

You may now return to your regularly scheduled Monday.