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Scott Francis Baker

July 31st, 2002

The main job of a doctor is to look Mother Nature in the eye and spit in her face @ 11:29 pm

So I just got done writing an LJ reply and I realized something. I've been under the impression that contractions were shortened ways of writing longer phrases... Can't = can not, wasn't = was not, etc. Well consider the following example: "Isn't drinking draino bad for you?" Which would translate to, "In not drinking draino bad for you." Which I guess is functionally correct just not gramatically. Just an observation.

I had something interesting to post 10 minutes ago but I lost it. Burned some more Futurama to VCD, watched part of Swimming with the Sharks, cleaned up a bit, and then Angie came over. This whole writing a "todo" list thing is really working out pretty well for me. The more little things I write down the more I get done. Without the list it's like I don't acknowledge that things really need to get done. As soon as they're on paper there is no more ignoring them.
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Date:August 1st, 2002 07:51 am (UTC)
i can set you up with a planning system that will help you become personally and professionally more effective. it's like to-do list heaven!
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Date:August 2nd, 2002 08:04 am (UTC)
Oooooooh now you're talking... too bad my birthday isn't coming up :(
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Date:August 1st, 2002 01:17 pm (UTC)


Victorians (here and in Europe) used to talk that way! My Great Aunts and my Great Grandmother wrote letters to each other in which they say things like "I have seen Grace B's young daughter, whom you have seen recently, I understand. Is she not the loveliest child? How like she is to her dear departed father. Realize it one can not!"

Scott Francis Baker