Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Laughing Out Loud

Why? Why do I literally feel like having a good old chuckle?

I have more to do than time to do it. I have boxes to pack. Bathrooms to clean. Things to wrap up in bubble wrap. Mattresses to wrap up in mattress wrap. Laundry. Random items that are awaiting a decision of "throw away" or "keep." Lots of stuff to do. And yet, these words are proof that at this moment, I am not doing any of those things.

Isn't that hilarious to anyone else? Is it just me?

And speaking of laughing out loud, I think modern communication is ruining the English language. I'm going to be that nerd that fights it. YOU instead of u. ARE instead of r. GREAT instead of gr8. I wake up in a cold sweat sometimes because I think that punctuation might disappear all together because of texting. I wake up pawing at the sheets, "Where is that period? What that a question?!? I'll never know!!" and who capitalizes anymore? is not capitalizing trendy or are our pinky's becoming weaker? All languages evolve. I'm sure there was some 15th century nerd girl that said at one point,

"Me doth protest the increasing manor in which many acquaintances and fine people I know of upstanding reputations and caliber have been replacing the word "ye" with "yoo." It gives me the distinct impression that one is attempting to turn me into a sheep."

Also - in my scenario, I'd like to imagine this 'nerdy' girl was prohibited from learning how to read. You know, 'man smarter than woman,' 'woman make lye soap while smart man drink ale and barter,' mentality of way back then. She is secretly smart. Then one day her father's landlord discovers she can read and punishes her by placing her in the stocks and everyone throws lettuce at her. She takes the humiliation. Doesn't cower. Even when her own father is forced to throw a rotten tomato at his own daughter or else he and his family (six kids, wife died giving birth to the youngest) will be dismissed from their home by the mean landlord. She becomes emboldened and inspired and decides to teach other young girls how to read. "They cannot place every one of us in the stocks!" She becomes a mythical hero and is mentioned one day on 'Reading Rainbow.' YOU DON'T HAVE TO TAKE MY WORD FOR IT...

What in the world? What was that? What is wrong with me? I'm stepping away from the computer. Back to work. L8r.


The DiStefano Family said...

Haha I also don't like it when people do that. I never even know what half of it means. Anyway I have decided to change our blog to private so if you want me to add you to our list please email me yours at Thanks!

David and Brooke Gallagher said...

u r gr8! So glad to know that when I get a text from you it will be done in good old plain english! Hope your having a happy moving day!

Shauna said...

2QT 2B 4GTN, Did I do that right, just remember to never change, call me, and have a way cool summer! Best Friends 4 Ever!

Allysha said...

Kara, I laughed out loud. You are a funny girl, and I love you for it.

{Also, a darn good writer and protector of the language}