Wednesday, May 28, 2008


I just discovered that my "About Me" page, which I haven't revisited in nearly two years, had a misspelled word on it. I used the word hear instead of here. There's really no worse sin for a writer. What a dufus I am. The 20-month-old crisis has been averted. You can all rest easy tonight.

Now I've got to work on updating my photo. Can someone meet me at the gymnastics center this week and snap a picture of me doing a modified (for the 30-and-up crowd) hurkey on the trampoline?

I'm going to die a little inside when I part with that photo. I loves it so.


  1. After reading about your usage error, I decided to read your bio! Not to be a grammar Nazi, but you used "me" instead of "I" after "than" in your bio:
    "I hope you find comfort in the fact that you are, in all likelihood, a better parent than me. " (I am)
    I constantly correct Anne, Kate, & Will on this rule, so I suspect some universal gap in the teaching of grammar.

  2. What are you doing hanging me out to dry with my grammatical errors? ;)
    Changing it now...

  3. I loves the picture too.
    I hate grammatical errors as well but remember you're writing a BLOG, I think we're allowed them here - it's a rule or something. Besides this is the place were we put the brain in gear so that we can get on with the real writing. Be kind to yourself, it's okay. :)
    Um, but if you want to check my site for errors and let me know about them I'd be good with that too. ;)

  4. I am fearful of revisiting my "About" page for this very reason. Consequently, I haven't read it for almost a year. If I should breakdown in a moment of courage, I'm sure I'd have to rewrite the whole thing. So I think I'll keep my distance.
    I do admire your one line bio, and the brilliant use of the adjective "breezy." You really made your point!

  5. Sorry, Julianne, but when you said you were humiliated by the hear/here switch, I thought you might sink into clinical depression over this one! My pre-retirement English teacher self rose from the ashes when I spotted one of those (for me) "nails on a chalkboard" mistakes. I concede, however, that grown-up writers can and do break grammar are allowed.