Sweater Thursday!

Welcome back to Sweater Thursday! Last week I was late. I’ll try not to let that happen again. FOR SHAME!

I got a new sweater this week, just for sweater Thursday. I’m really excited about it. It’s got pretty gnarly ribs, and a sweet zipper turtleneck thing going on with superfluous buttons… which in addition to style are there in case the zipper breaks I guess?

I was hoping to get it in green because I already have a multitude of brown sweaters, but I think my brown sweaters are a bit worn so this will be the start of the MIKE D SWEATER REVOLUTION. Oh man. Look out. Unfortunately, my camera broke on my trip to Ukraine (you’ll read about this later), so this photo was taken with my new webcam. Not an amazingly high quality shot, but I think you can appreciate the amazingly high quality sweater.


Everybody? Meet Rob. Rob? Meet everybody.
Rob’s wearing a sweet oatmeal colored sweater while partaking in a Black Forest milkshake, a pepper bacon burger, and yukon gold fries. Oh man. That sounds good.


Sarah brings on the color with a light yellow sweater. Nice sweater Sarah!


It’s a duo of sweater! Jocelyn and Tim! Look out!! also, Tim – nice hat.


Here’s Nicole! she actually wrote “remember sweater Thursday” on her hand so she’d remember to snap a picture this morning. Oh the dedication!


And here’s Ben! Is he naturally chipper, or is it the caffeine.


Are you wearing a sweater today? If so, snap a picture and send it over to me at MikeDiDonato AT gmail D0T com.

13 thoughts on “Sweater Thursday!

  • 1/15/2009 at 10:18 am

    Sarah, your pupils are huge! Did you just go to the eye doctor or something??

  • 1/15/2009 at 12:21 pm

    Clearly that’s from the flash.

  • 1/15/2009 at 12:23 pm

    Mike, the pic’s not bad but the lighting sucks. You look jaundiced.

    Rob’s meal does in fact sound great. But one does not partake “in.” One partakes “of.” (the Grammar Goddess has returned mwa-ha-ha-ha)

    Sarah’s sweater is quite nice. Yellow is the new green.

  • 1/15/2009 at 12:34 pm

    Nope, I just have eyes that are frequently more dilated than they should be. Even the eye doctor marvels, and I once had a doctor I was sitting next to on a plane inquire about whether I’d had a traumatic brain injury.

  • 1/15/2009 at 2:59 pm

    Dear self-proclaimed Grammar Goddess,

    I’m afraid you’re going to have to cite your source on this one. I checked with numerous online grammar websites and found references to both types of usage.

    This first link mentions “partake in” specifically.

    This next link has a number of usage examples of the word “partake” organized by the following preposition. According to this website, I also did no wrong. In fact, the author makes reference to partaking in beverages specifically. Also, from this website I’d guess that there are all sorts of words that can follow the word ‘partake.’

    These two links define the phrase “partake in.”

    Finally, this is a good website too.

    Mike D.

  • 1/15/2009 at 3:25 pm

    Dear Mike D,

    Actually Patrick gave me that nickname. Also seasonally I am the Grammar Grinch.

    Based on those links, it seems that consensus has yet to be reached. The first link says that both are technically correct per usage, but does not refute that “partake in” sounds weird. The second link suggests that “partake in” refers to activity in general whereas “partake of” refers to the consumption of food. The third and fourth links further complicate the matter by making the meaning per your usage that Rob was active in a Black Forest milkshake, or was sharing it. Admittedly he may have been sharing it, but the picture does not indicate this.

    Your final link, which I’ve seen before, presents no problem as I made no errors in my initial corrective post. I did, however, use the wrong form of the word “to/too” elsewhere on this site. As students of mythology will tell you, goddesses may be immortal and prone to otherworldly gorgeousness, but they are not immune to making mistakes.

  • 1/15/2009 at 3:57 pm

    I reckon your brain is traumatized every time you play the flute.

  • 1/15/2009 at 4:35 pm

    I have a comment sweater, no camera today. I’m wearing a black v-neck. (Also is it obvious by my prolific commenting recently that I don’t have anything to do yet at my new job?!)

  • 1/15/2009 at 5:20 pm

    I’m actually wearing a sweater today too! I guess comment-sweaters are okay? This one is gray and shirt-shaped, and that seems to be all I need to say. Okay!

  • 1/15/2009 at 9:37 pm

    Huh. I wore a sweater today too, and normally I don’t participate in Sweater Thursday on principle.

  • 1/16/2009 at 11:03 am

    Somewhere around here I have a sweater vest. That would sort of count. I may or may not wear it on a Thursday.

  • 1/16/2009 at 6:04 pm

    If only I had a nickle for every ounce of truth in that statement.


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