Jan's Introspection

me and my latest - whether they be plans, insightful thoughts, ideas or realities.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Monday Madness !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Otto put up some questions about words.

Most commonly mispronounced ? In my world? I try to only hang out with people who speak properly, but it is difficult in our ever growing laziness with the English language. Since our country is so big and it is supposedly a "melting" pot, it is difficult to say if a word is mispronounced or is it just a different pronounciation.

2. Words used improperly. This is the one that bugs me the most! I ! I is the subject! I am... , it is for me - this one bugs me so much that I don't even want to write down examples of how people use it incorrectly. Just remember, "I" is the subject of the sentence! objects (me, him, her, us, them) generally come after prepositions; that is why it is called the object of the preposition.

3. Words most often misspelled. I don't know. If I'm not sure on the spelling of a word, I look it up in the good ol' dictionary.

4. Words or phrases that you feel are over-used. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm I don't know.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Monday Madness! On Sunday night!

1. When is the last time you moved? I believe it was May 2003.

2. How many times in your life have you moved? I am not exaggerating - more than I can recall; I moved many times just during the six years I was in Florida, I moved 3 times in Georgia (including the initial move,) I moved temporarily a few times and now I'm in California.

3. In your opinion, what is the worst thing about moving? Packing!

4. What is the most exciting thing about moving? New, new , new - I do like change.

5. If you've lived in the same place all your life, do you plan to move in the future? although I have moved more times than I've enjoyed, I'm sure it's better than never moving. I can't imagine that. (nothing against those who haven't)

6. Do you WANT to move somewhere else; if so, where? I would enjoy moving back to Georgia or so far, the only other place I feel I would really be happy calling home, is possibly Oregon where some friends live - available land exists there also; unlike here.

Now, for last weeks MM........
1. I've always been afraid of.......... heights I guess, but going down is easier than going up. I wasn't afraid to jump out of a plane for example, but climbing a mountain would probably creep me out.

2. People should not talk on cell phones ...... if they cannot speak softly; there is no reason to yell into the phone unless the other person is deaf.

3. The one thing I look forward to every day is .... ... living it to the fullest extent. I don't always succeed in that though.

4.My first meal of the day usually consists of ............lunch type food even if it is nine or ten in the morning.

5. Cleaning IS a never ending job; it doesn't just seem like it.

6. The last time I painted a room in my house/apartment was .........in florida a long long time ago when I used to move a bunch.

7. The next time I paint, I'd like to paint my house ( which I don't own yet.)