Cluster created with My Funny Valentine by EllenM Creations
I know I skipped Cyber-town for a week, what’s up with that? Well, last week was my first full week of therapy for my neck and upper back and really, it’s more exhausting than I thought it would be. I was tired and kinda uninspired creatively last week. I have a little more energy today, we’ll see if it lasts all week!
I didn’t miss Valentine’s Day, though! I took David out to Red Lobster for fish dinner last Wednesday and we did an at-home movie night on the actual day. The best find at Red Lobster was dessert! They have a trio sampler with caramel cheesecake and, wait for it…. Chocolate Brownie a la mode AND Key Lime Pie!
I did this scrapbook layout on that subject:
Credits: Chocolate Delight by Digi Scrap SA, El Mojito by
Twin Mom Scraps and Is This Love by Colie’s Corner
With the Trio Sampler, no more cheating on Chocolate…It’s a threesome, well, foursome with the cheesecake. They could really do a Duo Sampler for me, but the cheesecake was good, I won’t look a gift-dessert in the plate!
Back to a normal blog-week, I hope, I’m joining Heather at Acting Balanced and Wayne at Touristic for this week’s Monday Quiz.
1. Who was the last person you said “I love you” to?
Okay, new answer. David was reading over my shoulder and didn’t want the answer to be yesterday, so he said “I love you” to me and insisted I say it back so I had a better answer. So…
Just a couple minutes ago; just because.
2. What was the last non-kid friendly movie you saw?
We watched Red State on Valentine’s Day. Not really a Valentine’s Day type movie, but a good, kinda haunting movie. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0873886/
3. When was the last time you got angry about something that you felt silly about later?
I don’t get truly angry about things that aren’t important to me. I don’t really recall anything...
4. What is your favorite object at this moment?
It’s my favorite object at many moments except when I’m putting stuff in my Smash Book, then my Smash Book is my favorite object. Well, that and whichever coffee mug I’m drinking out of, so my coffee cup is my favorite object. Of course, my coffee cup really only works with my Keurig brewer, so my Nook, my Smash Book, my coffee mug and my Keurig Brewer and I don’t have any other favorite objects. Well, and my bracelets, I always love my bracelets. So, my Nook, my Smash Book, my coffee mug, my Keurig brewer and my bracelets, and that’s all. Oh and my lip balm! I gotta have my lip balm…
That and the movie question just threw me back a few movie years. Do you know what movie I paraphrased? :)
And don't forget to add a 5th Question on your own blog so we can answer as we hop around!
This week’s question five is courtesy of my personal blog red pen. David wants to know…
5. Does bad internet spelling and grammar bother you? Why or why not?
It depends. When I’m reading someone’s blog, and I really hope when they’re reading mine, I am forgiving about little mistakes because we all make them. I’m a little less forgiving for spelling and grammatical errors on professional sites. On a professional site or blog attention to the work should be the priority and the writers should be undistracted by crying kids, a whistling tea kettle or a dog that wants out like writers of personal blogs often are. Reading an article on a professional site should be as error-free as a text book, magazine or newspaper. A personal blog can be more relaxed like you’re sitting in someone’s living room having coffee. You won’t stop drinking coffee with someone because they make a grammatical mistake, but you might reconsider buying a product if a sales rep can’t speak the language correctly when making the pitch.
One thing that does drive me to the brink of my head exploding are mistakes that are repeated, signifying that the writer doesn’t know the correct spelling, grammar or even words. Even the smartest and most studied of us will occasionally make a he/him or their/there mistake. My personal biggest demon is using the apostrophe in the possessive of it; THAT one makes my husband’s head explode. But you won’t see me repeat that mistake in a comment because I know it’s wrong. When the same mistake is made consistently, it means the writer doesn’t know and it’s usually words or grammar that you should never get out of high school not knowing. That evidence of the “dumbing down of society” makes me sad.