Friday, March 20, 2009
Capitalize Mother, Dad, and other titles if you can insert the person's name and titles like Grandma and Major when they appear with a formal name.
If you can replace the "mother/mom" or "father/dad" with the person's formal name, "Mother/Mom" or "Father/Dad" should be capitalized.
Example: Mother is really my best friend.
Example: Donna is really my best friend.
If you cannot replace the "mother/mom" or "father/dad" with the person's formal name, then "mother/mom" or "father/dad" should not be capitalized.
Example: My father is really nice.
Example: Fred is really nice.
In the above example when the father's name--"Fred"--replaces the name "father," the sentence does not make sensesuggesting that "father" is a general term, not a formal name and should not be capitalized.
from the nice people at Paradise Valley Community College, Phoenix, AZ
Thursday, March 19, 2009
What I meant by that was that when you read a contemporary novel you bring to bear sensibility honed from years of reading, an understanding of the shape of the novel, much like the way you develop as a cook."
I first came across Nigella when I was cooking for one of the workers at L'Abri and had to wait for something to simmer or something. The worker had one of Nigella's cookbooks in her kitchen so I took it down and started reading. Her writing is fabulous. I bought How to Eat and just enjoy sitting and reading it. Sadly, her recipes are a little too English for me (odd tastes thrown together) and I don't end up loveing many of the recipes. But, oh, the writing!
I DVR her shows on Food Network and gain lessons in femininity. She is unabashedly passionate about food and her descriptive words are deliciously x-rated. My counselor told me awhile back that I should find a group of women that I want to be like. Nigella is near the top of the list. She's brilliant, passionate, talented, and hot.
One recipe I'm looking forward to trying: Pollo alla Cacciatora
Monday, March 16, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
- enjoy getting coffee without paparazzi and photos with the headline "celebrities: they're just like us!"
Lying in bed this morning, trying to wake up for the second time, I started thinking...what if I don't like nature that much because it is in the process of being redeemed? It is not to its fullest glory yet, it too was affected by the fall (as seen in our pollution of it). However, many people find God through nature, so it still packs some punch.
It's probably just because it's the midwest.
These guys in my yard gave me some hope today. The yellow-ish stuff was growing under a cement block (used for questionable purposes - it's right next to an old dog-run leash). Way to go, guys!
Friday, March 6, 2009
I heard about stereogum from somewhere because they had a bunch of good free mp3s. Then I was like, "what's videogum?" and hopped on over there. This is when my love was born. Gabe is a writer for Videogum and writes scathing reviews of current TV shows (LOST, Gossip Girl are my faves).
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
So one of the freshmen in my bible study does Color Guard (like high school marching band color guard - the flag throwers). So I went to see her compete in a color guard competition. It was a cross-cultural experience. Many of the performances were video-game/anime themed. It was fantastic.