Category Archives: Quickthoughts

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AMERICA!

This morning America slapped me in the face with freedom. First as I drove to work a Bald Eagle swooped over the highway leaving behind jet trails of liberty. And then when I got to work? Boxes of free Sun Chips for all the employees.

Nothing says America like soaring eagles and free Sun Chips.

Deck Staining!

Before and After! Boom!

Deck

Aside: Do not underestimate a staining event. This took the two of us 4.5hrs to complete. The spindles felt like a marathon.

Please note: Not only did we stain the deck, we spray painted our grass a gross yellow color. Awesome!

Language Pet Peeve.

You know what irritates me to no end?

The use of the word Appreciate without the preceding pronoun; The assumed “I”.

Person A: “Appreciate your coming in today!”
Person B: “I finished that report for you.”
Person A: “Appreciate it.”

This is not a phrase of thanks, it’s a command. YOU BETTER APPRECIATE THE RIGHT TO COME IN TODAY! YOU BETTER APPRECIATE THIS WORK!

Ugh!

Here’s the kicker: I do this all the time. And EVERY single time I do it, I hate myself.

Anyone else have self-loathing due to a poor grammatical habit?