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The chronicles of Amelia's post road trip adventures

Monday, September 1, 2008

half a tree down, half to go 

Broken tree limbs
I lost power around 12:30pm, and tried to sleep through the worst of the storm. When I woke up, there was only half a tree in my backyard.
see all the yellow? that's bad...I'm faring better than others, though. Jeff has lost his patio roof and Justin's garage door caved in on his cars. Angie says she thinks this is worse than Katrina for Baton Rouge.

See all the yellow? That's bad...


I'm waiting out Gustav, and starting to get bored, bored, bored. I've managed to entertain myself all morning, but it's becoming a challenge. I haven't lost power yet, thank goodness.
...research the etymology of hunker, as in hunker down...
...drink some hot chocolate...
...watch the news...
...email friends who are in other parts of the state and swap videos of what it's like where you are...
...drink more hot chocolate...
...watch Geraldo get an adrenaline high in 70 mph winds...
...take a shower, in case the hot water disappears...
..blog for the first time in years...and stress about getting back on the bike...

Friday, January 6, 2006

<sigh> you're really making me explain it... 

I love you guys. Really, I do. And I'm sorry that I haven't shown it in the last four months, but it doesn't give you an excuse to be idiots.

Let's take, for example, my post from August 27th. I've gotten several text messages gleefully pointing out that I've made a grammatical or spelling mistake in this post where I complain about grammatical and spelling mistakes. Now, I'm not immune from making mistakes, and I've even made one or two before (shhh, don't tell anyone), but THIS IS NOT ONE OF THOSE TIMES!

Maybe if you'll more carefully read the last paragraph in that post you'll find that I didn't just use the word "irregardless" or spell "definitely" wrong, but also included more than 10 instances of mangled proper English. It's packed full.


Happy New Year, everyone. I hope that you're keeping your resolutions.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Katrina missed me and mine.

Saturday, August 27, 2005

it's a common mistake 

The phrase is "it doesn't faze me," not "it doesn't phase me."
It's sepArated, not sepErated.
a lot, not alot.

However therefore I would like to reiterate again that irregardless of how quickly you've perused my site, you may still be surprised by the shear irreverance of it all. If your paying attention and sticking to your principals, then one day ya'll will write English as good as I.
Very unique?

To the Star Wars fan whose blog partially inspired this entry: Thank you, and don't let your feelings get hurt if you ever find out I was making fun of you. Your tiny mistakes were inspiration to this imperious grammarian (read: self-righteous bitch) and my readers owe you one, because it actually got me to write.

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