Today's post has nothing to do with the quote -- it was just the featured quote on ThinkExist and I'm just sort of drifting this morning, so that's what you get :-)
Nothing deep to share today, so I thought I'd look to the stars...
Your personal power is strong today. You may find yourself starting a new endeavor, or engaging n a new pursuit that is based in self-expression or spirituality. You're connected with the world today, and it may be a good idea to jot it all down on paper.I jot everything down on paper. If I don't, I forget it in a matter of minutes.
If you can avoid being a little too picky or fussy then the day has great potential. Getting lost in too much detail is the only thing that will hold you back. Relax a little and you should enjoy a certain amount of satisfaction regardless of someone’s obstructive or unsupportive attitude!Who's being obstructive or unsupportive?? Who? 'fess up? Seriously, I've taken on yet another endeavor recently, and my DH is very excited for me. He told me last night that not everyone gets the chance to pursue their dream, or to do something they love. Lately, he's been really vocally supportive of my writing and other endeavors. I suppose he's always been fairly quiet in his support, mostly because he's a quiet guy, but it's been nice to have him say something for a change.
And finally, the most important one! My Humorscope:
You'll find a penny when you are out for a walk. Surprisingly, it will be the key to a wonderful change in your life. The trick is just to figure out what you can do with a penny, these days.That's one more penny toward my daughter's college education. Only ten more years to save -- even if it's one penny at a time.
I worked on writing yesterday. Only a teeny tiny bit, but it was something. DD didn't have school, so she didn't have quiet time for her seatwork, so my ability to work in the afternoon was cut way down. I also got a call from my neighbor who was stranded on the side of the road asking if I'd pick up her daughter from the bus stop. So, honestly, it's amazing that I got anything done at all.
Oh! And I also got what were hopefully the final edits on my story "Pregnancy Cravings" and cleaned that up. I don't even have a cover for it yet -- nor is it showing up on the "coming soon" page, but I have high hopes that it'll be released soon. I really enjoyed writing that one.
I learned something from those edits as well (I love my editor, I do, I do -- waves at Roseann) -- the difference between "like" and "as".
I wrote a phrase that said: ...like he'd run sandpaper across his vocal chords...".
Here is what I learned and am committing to memory, with any luck:
Like is not a conjunction.
From Capital Community College:
Strictly speaking, the word like is a preposition, not a conjunction. It can, therefore, be used to introduce a prepositional phrase ("My brother is tall like my father"), but it should not be used to introduce a clause ("My brother can't play the pianoAnd from Grammar Book:
likeas he did before the accident" or "It looks likeas if basketball is quickly overtaking baseball as America's national sport."). To introduce a clause, it's a good idea to use as, as though, or as if, instead.
However, when you are listing things that have similarities, such as is probably more suitable:
The college has several highly regarded neighbors,
likesuch as the Mark Twain House, St. Francis Hospital, the Connecticut Historical Society, and the UConn Law School.
The word like, when used to show comparison, is a preposition, meaning that it should be followed by an object of the preposition but not by a subject and verb. Use the connectors (also called conjunctions) as or as if when following a comparison with a subject and verb.And there you have it, one and all, your grammar lesson for the day.
You look so much like your mother.
Mother is the object of the preposition like.
You look as if you are angry.
As if is connecting two pairs of subjects and verbs.
|Your Career Personality: Brainy, Logical, and Efficient|
Your Ideal Careers:
Huh... I don't see "writer" in there...
|Star Wars Horoscope for Capricorn|
You have a ton of ambition and inexhaustible desire to reach your goals.
You are very loyal, going to great lengths to help someone out.
You are a very social unit, winning the hearts of many with your cute personality.
Star wars character you are most like: R2D2
I LOVED R2D2... he was always the one you could count on. Sheesh... Leia trusted the entire galaxy to the little guy.
What about you?