-A mostly true journey of a girl, her man, and their three kids; all trying to live harmoniously in cities somewhere in Utah. Names and exact locations may be changed in order to protect the grouchy.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Conjunction Junction...

What's your function? Hooking up words and phrases and clauses...... Oh how I loved Schoolhouse Rock! Who would have imagined that small children could learn about grammar, math and science while holding a big bowl of Cookie Crisp and watching Saturday morning cartoons? I learned how America came to be a big melting pot, how 3 is a magic number AND how a bill becomes a law. I accomplished all of this before the ripe age of 6. Educational gold, people.

But I digress. Back to "hooking up words and phrases and clauses"...

After writing my first post, I found myself questioning the overwhelming amount of grammatical errors. Should I have inserted a comma here? Should I rephrase that sentence and start a new paragraph here? I know a sentence should NEVER start with the word "and"..... Now, it's not that I don't appreciate the beauty of the American Language. I do. I've been known to take a red pen to our local newspaper or letters that come home from school on more than one occasion. Oh yeah, I'm one of those girls. Don't worry though. I don't give them back. Well, not usually....

The problem is that I really wanted this blog to have a voice. My voice. I do not speak correctly all the time. Especially around friends and family. Hopefully, those will be the only people who read this blog anyway, right? My dilemma arose when I went to publish the post. You actually have to hit a button that says "publish". Suddenly all the years of handing in papers, writing reports and giving speeches came rushing back. I started to sweat, because that is what I do when I realize outsiders will be judging my words. So what now?

Let's make a deal. I will post my blog as if I'm speaking with you....over a cup of tea. Or a glass of wine, depending on which friend you are :) I will try to be as real as I can, sharing my world so you'll have something to smile about or laugh at each time you read it. Your part of the deal is to take me as I am. Easy enough, eh?

Okay. If you've realized already that I'm nine kinds of crazy AND you're still reading my words- well then, we're going to have a fantastic time together. Dangling participles, and all.


  1. Shellybean! Fabulous post! One of my very favorite shows!-- Brings me even closer to home ;) thanks.!--
    John Doe

  2. I won't take a red pen to yours, if you don't take a red pen to mine! I love it already!

  3. I bet dollars to donuts that you've written SO much more than I have lately :)


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