Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Thirteenth Day of Christmas Break


The good news is I don't have to labor all day preparing a turkey dinner.

The bad news is we had to throw the turkey out. The turkey did not stay cold enough overnight while it was in the brine in my big canning pot in the garage. This morning the turkey was 48 degrees. Too warm to be safe according to our Internet research. So the turkey now resides in the garbage. So sad. But at least we know we will all live through the night, right?

More bad news: Ethan's birthday present, the Eye Clops Mini Projector has broken after less than 2 hours of use. That was enough to put him into a mild depression, but this morning, his new BB gun also appears to be faulty. He paid about $50 for it, so it clearly wasn't the best weapon his money could buy, and it was his money.

While we are on the subject (and Ethan is on the subject a lot this morning), the iPod dock that he won a couple months ago from selling cookie dough for the school fundraiser has broken. The HD digital video camera he bought on Black Friday, that he got up at 3am to stand in line for, was defective and had to be returned the same day. And furthermore, everything he has will one day break. Everything breaks and it's not fair.

My new year's resolution this year is to only type one space in between sentences. It's a hard thing for me as my middle school and high school teachers drilled the two-space thing into my head and fingers for years and it's something I don't even think about until after I've done it. (I just did it again and had to backspace!)

My other resolution is to write more. I want to set a time goal but I'm afraid. I will have to think about it a bit more, but I think I could do a graduated time goal so that by the end of the year I'm writing more and more each day.

Happy 2011!

*Update*
Robert and I saw The Tourist tonight with Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie. Wore my Frosty Forest parka. Only had to take one call from the babysitter about misbehaving kids. A fun movie.

4 comments:

Senia said...

Love the single-space resolution! Sorry to hear about your turkey. Did you still get to enjoy some delicious sides (since that's the best part anyway)?

I-Shüan Warr said...

I agree. Who really likes turkey anyway? That is sad that you had to throw it out though.

Here is an interesting article to help you in your quest to be a single-spacer. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sentence_spacing

One space looks SO much better!

a said...

I too leave two spaces between sentences in my typing because my typing teacher said too. I was a conformist. She held the ability to grade me and I wanted a good grade. I worked very hard for my good grade. Now "They" tell me I must only leave one space between sentences. I don't feel like being a conformist anymore!!! I don't feel like conforming anymore!!! I am not going to conform anymore.
Look out spaces, here I come!

a said...

Stupid blog editor edited my spaces!