Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Commonly confused words

My mom, who I consider a vocab queen, has rubbed off on me. I'm noticing that people are using words in ways that don't fit their actual meaning. I'm not just talking about the abuse of the words "literally" and "unique" (when "literally unique" is abused, that's the best*), but those are good stereotypical examples of the problem.

Find out if you've been incorrectly understanding any of these other commonly confused words.

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*denotes sarcasm

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Our standard date night these days.

It's been just over a month apart now. Sometimes we just leave Skype on while we're hanging out, I'm working, she's shopping for baby stuff online, spending all my money, etc., so it's almost like she's here. Or I'm there. Kinda. Jaime's coming out to London for a week at the end of this week, which is really, (really) really, (really) great.

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Milk Carton Kids

I have Joey Ryan's albums where he initially recorded this tune as a solo record. This is a fantastic progression.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Fwd: Annie


The important email updates I get from back at the ranch, seven hours behind me. Dogs and pregnant women get to nap. Sometimes I'd like to be a dog. That's as far as I'll take that.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jaimebug
Date: Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 11:56 PM
Subject: Annie
To: Eric Forsyth

Nap time at the Forsyth home.

Sent from iJaime

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Pathetic confession time: Annie and Me


Things I do, although I shouldn't at the moment: Watch Marley and Me on TV when I miss my dog. The end of this movie makes me feel less of a man (no reason, don't ask), and more of a man at the same time ('best friend,' after all.). Jaime's home with Annie and she says Annie misses me too. Not sure how she knows that, but I'm going to believe her, since I know Annie's not hitting the neighborhood trails as hard as she does when I'm home.

I've said it before, but I connect to this movie (and book, which I read before the movie was released) quite a bit, since Jaime and I are following a similar path to the couple in the movie:
- I work in media. He a journalist/columnist, me in advertising.
- I married (and/or met) Jaime up north where it's cold, then immediately we moved to South Florida.
- We got our crazy lab dog in South Florida as newlyweds, just like them. Dog beach adventures, obedience school, etc.
- We moved to a hilly, region when we left Miami, like they did (And I've lived in Suburban Philadelphia (Bucks County), where they move to).
- We're starting a family now, but feel like we started our family with Annie a while ago, in a sense.

That's all. Don't mind me.

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