Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Grammar Correction of the Day


It's quite the common and understandable error to make, especially while typing, but it stumps me that I never see anyone mistake "desert" and "dessert". We take our after dinner snacks seriously, I suppose.
The difference between "lose" and "loose" is that "to lose" is a verb, while "loose" is an adjective. To lose an item means that is cannot be found, is misplaced, or out of sight. And item can be loose when it is over-sized, ill-fitting and not tight. One way to remember the difference is the extra "o" in loose; think of it as being too much, like too much fabric in a loose fitting shirt.
It would be a good idea to get fit, but don't lose too much weight or your clothes will be too loose!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


  • Is Indie dead?. I hope so, and I hope that they take the skinny jeans with 'em.
  • Want to know more about your favorite artists? New file format will include more information than just songs.
  • Does a lack of control in your life make you more paranoid?. Studies say YES.
  • Wanna read a good book? Read the first chapter of Hear no Evil by Mark Paul Turner (and you can buy the book here)
  • Monday, January 25, 2010

    Set the ray to Jerry

    My love for actors named Zac runs so deep: he's the best one yet.

  • How good is your processed food? A short video on how the processed foods are costing us more, and not in the pocketbook.
  • Conversely, big business wants you to stay away from healthy. Oranic coffee growers are being forced out of business.
  • Yes, the sarcasm font is in production. If you were like me and thought it was a rumor, then you were wrong.
  • Is Facebook selling your privacy?. Facebook founder says that people view privacy differently than they used to, and Facebook is adapting to those changes. This article will help you protect your privacy.
  • In the vein of Tupac, Jimi Hendrix is set to release a new album
  • Director of '500 days of summer', Marc Webb, is signed on to direct the next Spider Man movie. While '500 Days' was great, this non-Tobey Spiderman world is at high risk...
  • Funny animal photobombs. Make sure to watch the video at the end.
  • Yes, we met online. There seems to be an explosion of online dating as more adults feel the pressure to mate up.
  • Girls are NOT math incapable. Teachers may be influencing young girls to believe that they are gender biased to be bad at math when they are not. Article includes a link to a podcast study that shows that girls are just as good at math as boys are.
  • Being bilingual can help make better problem solvers
  • Pregnancy brain is real. Men, take note. Your girlfriends and wives aren't crazy; their brains have rewired to make them the best mothers and protectors that they can be.
  • This ain't no BoyzIIMen covers album. It could be the best covers album we'll ever hear.
  • Ain't it cool? Ten songs inspired by Virgina Woolf.
  • Friday, January 15, 2010

    Grammar Correction of the Day


    Somewhere our brains lost track of not only the grammar rules but what looks correct. People have a tendency to throw apostrophes all over the place but the rules of useage are not hard.
    Apostrophes are NEVER used to pluralize words; only, in fact, to replace a letter that has been omitted, as in a contraction like "doesn't", which omits the "o" in "not", or to show possession as in "Mary's dog", which expresses that they dog belongs to Mary. If you're not sure, figure out if you are talking about more than one thing or relating that object to something else. "The other CHAIRS are in the garage, but this CHAIR'S cushions need to be cleaned!"

    There are some great tips that I refer to here at the Grammar Girl's website, and quite the funny picture description here:

    Saturday, January 2, 2010

    Welcome to the New Year-How to keep your resolutions

    New Year, new decade, new you. Most people approach a new year as a chance to make changes in themselves and their lives, which is a great way to make change. However, the notion of making resolutions often leaves a loophole and a way to leaving those aspirations behind. I believe that resetting goals is the real way to see change, but for those that have decided on their New Year's resolutions, here is an article to help stick to those new year/new decade resolutions.

    Zen Habits:sticking to your resolutions. These are all really great steps to turn a resolution into an achievable goal.

    Welcome to the new year!