Monday, January 5, 2009

A Review or Something like That.

I saw this on Beck's blog and I am shamelessly stealing it. I do not feel terribly bad for the whole stealing thing because she stole it too. But I will put in a plug. I just recently discovered Beck (apparently I am the last person on the Internet to do so), but if you are clueless like me and don't read Frog and Toad are Still Friends you really ought to. Her writing is beautiful, she's thoughtful and she's Canadian. What more could one possibly ask for? (Other than a Chinook, a Chinook would be nice right about now.)

Anyway. I am going to recap with the first sentence from the first post of every month. Because boring you just once isn't good enough.

January:
When taking a straw sippy cup on the plane, be aware that it may pressurize, thus when someone, (oh, say your husband) goes to open it, water will shoot up the straw much like a firehose.

I'd forgotten about that. And now I get to laugh all over again.

Yep, still laughing.

February:
As promised, here is installment two of things you never wanted to know so didn't bother to ask.

March:

Hello again.

Wow, this is thrilling even me. (For those of you new here, sarcasm is my favorite literary device. It's about the only one I use properly.)

April:
I thought about trying to play a practical joke on y'all today, but I can write about the funny, I cannot do the funny.

There really has never been a truer sentence written.

May:
The best way to start your weekend?

I'm awesome. I started a blog post with a question. Not just any question but one that has those who love grammar still shivering. Maybe my New Year's Resolution should be to actually read Eats, Shoots, and Leaves. Because I've done so well with resolutions in the past.

June:
Way Cooler and I are taking a holiday this week.

And it was so terribly fun. We really should go wild and do that again some time. Maybe another seven years or so.

July:
Shannon at Rocks in my Dryer is hosting a themed WFMW.

Wow. The birthday of my country and I'm off doing a WFMW. Good to know I've got my priorities straight.

August:
I may have mentioned once or twice (or 652 billion times) that my sister has organizational issues.

This reminds me, another story from the OCD files coming soon. Because one can never read enough about someone elses neuroses.

September:
Sprout was a colicky baby.

Which is the understatement of the century.

October:
I'm shamelessly stealing this meme from the fantabulous Janet's blog.

Yep, the rumours are true, this blog is simply a collection of stolen memes.

November:
My house is full of company.

And yet I was blogging. Hostess of the year anyone?

December:
Hey, have y'all seen this around?

It's beginning to frighten me how much I use y'all. I'm CANADIAN. I really have got to stop.

Can't wait to see what this year will bring!

6 comments:

a Tonggu Momma said...

You. Crack. Me. Up. And I totally picture the strawed cup thing on the airplane, although I see the husband's face rather than Way Cooler's face.

As to your use of the word y'all... I can only assume that I am rubbing off on you. My defense is that my state was a Yankee state due to martial law.

And Beck is fabulous!

Heather of the EO said...

Your funniness is hilariously great. How's that for bad grammar? But it's true and it makes perfect sense to me so I'm leaving it.

Carrie said...

We've lived the straw thing before. You know. Back when liquids were allowed on planes!!!

Janet said...

Well, I, for one, am looking forward to reading your blog this year......

Life In Progress said...

Oh, this was fabulous. I especially loved your self-deprecating commentary. You are so funny.

I also find myself wanting to use "ya'll" when I write. I think it's all the Southern bloggers I read rubbing off on me. I'm glad to know I'm not alone in my desire to break free of my regional speech chains!

Debbie said...

This is funny. And I have noticed my grammar seems to be slipping faster than the skin on my neck. What is up with that?