This is my attempt at blogging. I'm still learning about the blogging world, and this is my own personal study hall.

Monday, February 21, 2005

About My Blog

I've taken some criticism about my blog, particularly regarding my usage of commas. I told someone that I would review it and edit it, but having re-read some of it, I've determined that I do not overuse commas. I use them very deliberately and carefully. I use more commas than most people, because I am Mahmir on English Diqduq. That means that I am very old school. I'm not talking about Early-Mid-20th Century. I'm talking about 18th Century. If it were up to me, we'd be capitalizing all nouns.

If you read anything from before the establishment of the United States of America, and even a little after its founding, you will see a lot more commas in writings from that era than in my blog. Even my first post.

So, people whose last names rhyme with their attitudes, need to stop, take a step back, look around, take in their surroundings, smell the roses, and enjoy a good book. How about one of the classics - or, perhaps, may I suggest, Eats, Shoots and Leaves. It's a great book, and it contains quite a lot of history of the English language and grammar.

I'll post again sometime soon.

Until next time,


Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Catching Up

So apparently my blog sucks. Or so I've been told. I haven't really had much time to update it regularly, and to my regular readers, I apologize. Although, to be perfectly honest, if reading my blog is a primary source of entertainment for you, you ought to really assess your life. I'm just kidding! Of course my blog should be a primary source of entertainment for all! I sincerely apologize for working over 40 hours per week (including going home early on Fridays for Shabbos), without pay, spending an hour a night learning, and fitting my wife into my remaining free time, such that I haven't had the time or the energy to really post as often as I might like to. Clearly it is my fault, and I shall endeavor, from now on, to post more frequently.

Just for the record, I signed on one night last week to post, sat at the computer for about 20 minutes, and could think of nothing to say.

Anyway, on to the news:

I got a job. Well, it's a part time job. I'm going to be working as the fill-in Program Coordinator of the OU's IPA internship program. That's right, my name is now Sussman. If you don't know what that means, don't worry about it. It's an inside joke among IPA alumni (and their spouses). As of now, I will still be interning on the Hill in the same office (Eric Cantor) as before. It just means that I'll be working fewer hours as an intern, and getting paid on the side from the OU. Yay, money! Thank G-d!

In other news:

Our car broke down a couple of weeks ago, but is now working. A few days prior to it breaking down, a woman backed into me as I was pulling out of a parking space at the Kosher supermarket. She was not Jewish - she was Asian. The Kosher supermarket is right next door to an Asian market, in case you were wondering. Anyway, I checked the car for outside damage, and I saw none. I was content with that, but the woman wanted to give me her phone number in case anything was wrong. I felt that was unnecessary, but very noble. I took her number, and she then asked me for mine. This made me nervous. Fortunately, however, there were two men who witnessed the whole thing, and one of them even told me, after I had given the woman my number, that I should not have done so, and offered me his number in case I needed a witness. She has not called, and I am not complaining!

Well, I don't really know what else to post here. I was thinking about something, but I cannot remember now what it was. I guess it will just have to wait until I post again, in about 3 weeks or so.

Until next time,