Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Purchased wallets and sentence fragments...

School is out for Thanksgiving break (and guess what a month from today is? Yay!)! I am so relieved. To celebrate, I'm getting ready to watch "Summer Stock," staring Gene Kelly and Judy Garland, in my pajamas while I eat a chicken salad sandwich and a lot of chocolate. I know it's not a Christmas movie, and I should be focusing all my attentions on Christmas movies right now, but this movie came in the mail today and I'm so excited about seeing a Gene Kelly movie that I've never seen before!

In other news, I saw this in Target the other day. "You make wallets," I reminded myself. "It would be wrong to buy one." Then myself argued back, "But you don't make owl wallets! And look at how cute he is! You can't make a wallet with a metal frame." That side of me won, and I ended up buying this adorable wallet.

It is pretty small, but that means less bulky stuff to shift through in my huge pocketbook. Speaking of my huge pocketbook, I don't think that I ever posted any pictures of it! I must do that.

A few NaNoWriMo thoughts: I refuse to use contractions in my story, because for every "it's" I use, that could be two words instead of one. I think I have one in my whole story, and that's because it sounded completely awkward any other way I tried to put it. I am used to doing that now that I was typing something completely different a minute ago and found myself erasing "haven't" and writing "have not." Good grief. And you know what bugs me to death? That little green grammar squiggly line that pops up under stuff when I'm typing. I cannot keep typing with that green line staring at me, so I always hit the "check spelling and grammar." You know what it says 9 times out of 10? "Sentence fragment (consider revising.)" Seriously? People talk in fragments all the time, and so do my characters. I bet I have hit that "Ignore once" button a million times. I know I could change it not to do that, but on certain things (like English papers), I want it to show me grammar issues. I could stop being obsessive and just let the little green squiggle stay there, but I'm not that strong.

Until next time,
Kristin (missvintagegirl)

1 comment:

  1. That is the cutest thing ever. I think I might have to make a trip to target. :)


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