Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Happy 4th!

I expect everyone to go out, spend time with friends and family, eat good food, and get rip roaring drunk. :) Ok, everyone except those that have to drive - you have lemonade.

Last night I went to the Methuen fireworks. They had a couple of bands - Beatlejuice and Velvet Elvis. They were both good... I just don't like a lot of Elvis stuff. Don't know why, but I couldn't get into the King, or whatever he was called.

Anyway, I met Jason there and finally got to meet his girlfriend, Susan and his sister, Marcie. We just sat there, hung out, listened to music, talked, watched fireworks - very low key. I wanted to get back to the house to check on the dogs so I left when it was over. This was Tweak's first time hearing fireworks and I wanted to make sure she wasn't a basket case. She wasn't. :)

It was a good thing I came home when I did because I forgot that I had to do evaluations of everyone else's poems for class - they were due by midnight. I turned a couple of them a little past midnight but I should be fine. There's one girl in class who, admittedly, is the worst speller. I find it hard to take her seriously in her writing because of it. I am pretty good at spelling, but I still spellcheck just about everything, just about every time. Just in case. She, does not and I can't figure out why. Does she not know how? Does she forget? Does she just not give a damn? I don't know and probably never will. But in the meantime, it's very difficult giving an evaluation of her work because of simple, preventable spelling mistakes.

Today I'm heading over to Paul & Adam's to partake in some BBQ and drinking festivities. I'm going to hit that Italian bakery on my way and pick up some dessert. I might get a fruit platter too, we'll see. Oh, and definitely beer - I have to stop for beer. I keep lamenting about the lack of good liquor stores up here. Not everyone drinks Bud Light people! I'll stop at the store in North Reading that has a vast amount of variety. Variety is the spice of life after all.

Happy 4th of July! And Happy Birthday my sister! You are more dear to me than you know...

D

1 comment:

eastcoastdweller said...

It might comfort You to know, Dawn, that spelling proficiency is not necessarily connected to intelligence.

Good book on the subject by Marilyn Vos Savant, The Art of Spelling.