In response to 30 Things To Do As An Old Lady
So I happen to be blogging you right now because Learningsuite is down, and I can’t find out what any of my readings for today are. Not that I wouldn’t have blogged you today, but I would have done it later. Like after I’d had a chance to think about what I was going to blog about. It wasn’t until i actually clicked the new post button and was staring at the blank title area that I realized i had no clue what I wanted to write about. It’s sort of a new problem because before I was in Europe and had all sorts of interesting stuff to write about, so I didn’t really have to think about it.
Now I’m back in Provo and I’m a boring college student. I mean npot entirely boring, because there are lots of cute boys here. And I talk to them. But I’m not going to post about that on the internet where anybody can see! (I’ll call you later with any interesting deets.) So in terms of things to write about that mostly leaves the schoolwork. Lots of reading. Lots of writing. Lots of editing.
And occaisionally we get some interesting things while we’re editing. Of course dangling modifiers are my favorite. Like this one I found in Mike’s paper last night:
“So we grabbed our bag and off to the hospital we went in a rush expecting the baby to come any minute.”
Silly Mike. The rush wasn’t expecting the baby to come any minute.
But there are other fun things in the editing world. There are plenty of cringe worthy sentences to go around.
“A certain window obliterates 20% of the light passing through it.” Because windows obliterate light? Can light be obliterated?
“Police report a rice in crime.” Rice, the most terrifying of all the grains.
“I finally found an editation!” No. You need an editation.
“I looked down at my luminous feet.” There are many ways to describe a foot, and luminous isn’t usually one of them.
“The students brought food to give food to the food bank to give food to families who couldn’t aford to feed their families food.”
Then there was this time the girl forgot an s on the end of assess, but we’ll try not get too into that because I try to keep this blog pretty clean.
So yeah. Even copyediting has it’s funny moments.
Hope school is going well.
Love from the good ole BYU,
P.S. Actually, hot pink is my crazy hair color of choice.