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My first shout out goes to the Grammar Diva’s www.grammardivas.com. The URWA hosted a grammar workshop this past Saturday in lovely SLC. Just so you know, I hate grammar. I do. I suck at it. (And why, yes. I do have a BA in English, but that doesn’t make me no grammar expert. I still hate it. I barely passed. But I have the degree and there’s no take-backs).
Want to know about comma usage? Ask the Grammar Diva’s. Need to know what the heck a misplaced modifier is? Ask the Grammar Divas. Showing vs. telling? The Grammar Diva’s will “show” you how (see my nicely placed pun?). The class was free (paid for by the URWA) and I walked away with a packet (well over a hundred pages) with examples of grammar mistakes and ways in which to fix them for grammar dummies such as myself.
Grammar isn’t fun. It just isn’t. “Let’s learn grammar!” Yeah, no one’s going to that party. But I’ll tell ya, the Grammar Diva’s were not only smart and well versed in all things grammar related, but they were funny to boot. Check them out for any and all grammar related questions. If you need to know where to stick your comma, contact them and they'll give you the answer you're looking for. (They know EVERYTHING).
My second shout out is to Josh Weed and his blog cleverly titled The Weed www.joshweed.com. I mean, just read his subtitle and tell me you don’t think this is good stuff: “A Mormon father who isn’t afraid to talk about vibrators, drugs, sex and feces. (But who is afraid to swear. Usually.)”
He is a writer, a father, a Mormon, has ADHA, and works in mental health counseling. That's good stuff right there.
I read his current blog entry and I was literally laughing out loud. I know people type lol all the time and they’re really NOT loling at all. More like IAMARN (I am mildly amused right now). But really, in all seriousness, I was laughing so hard I was not only crying but I almost peed a little too. Oh, and make sure you check out his “Body Deformities” tab at the top too. Don’t miss that for anything. You will be so happy that you did.
Seriously, if you need a good laugh, check him out. You will not be disappointed.
Thirdly, and if not more importantly, zombies make everything better. I’m a GLEEK (Lover of all things GLEE). I know. I know. But I really like that stupid show for reasons unknown to even myself. But last night’s episode, shown after the Super Bowl (way to go guys in the green pants, what were their names again? Ha, I know they were they the Seattle Seahawks. I’m not stupid), was AWE-SOME! I mean, if you want to make something good (GLEE) and make it even better, just toss in some zombies. Dancing zombies that don’t bite, but who sing super well, are the best kind of zombies around (ever see Thriller, baby?).
So I say if you want to make something great even better, such as movies, songs, novels, recipes, toss in a zombie or two. That’s what I did. A Young Adult Western Romance isn’t much to brag about, but I threw in some zombies and WAH-LA—it’s better.
Thank you Glee for making your show even better just for me.