Posted by Sara Harris at 4:44 PM
Scarlet loves it when you come up to her slowly, lumbering from side to side, in a sort of "gotcha!" crouch. So, sorry this video is blurry, but it was focused on her from a certain distance and when you're walking back and forth to her, that focus obviously gets messed up. But we get some great Scarlet giggles when we play this game with her.
Posted by Sara Harris at 4:46 PM
- I blew my nose and apparently my sinuses are so full that...some came out of the corner of my eye. Ahh! Too much information, I know, but...wow. We've decided it must be some new deadly disease. There's no other explanation.
- I blew my nose and lost all hearing in my left ear for 2 hours and kept falling sideways. Luckily Scarlet was napping during this time.
- Jeremy's all better. Scarlet and I are still coughing and sniffling like crazy. He's like Teflon Man.
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"Webster's New International Dictionary (2nd. Ed. Unabridged, 1934) described the word as an erroneous or humorous form of regardless, and attributed it to the United States. Irregardless is an informal term commonly used in place of regardless or irrespective, which has caused controversy since it first appeared in the early twentieth century. Most dictionaries list it as "nonstandard" or "incorrect"."
Supposed to: Do not omit the d. Suppose to is incorrect.
Used to: Same as above. Do not write use to.
Toward: There is no s at the end of the word.
Anyway: Also has no ending s. Anyways is nonstandard.
For all intents and purposes: Not intensive purposes. Actual meaning is "under usual circumstances" or "in practical situations."
Enormity: Means "extreme evil." It is not a synonym for "enormous." For example, saying "I cannot believe the enormity of the situation" is actually saying something along the lines of, "I cannot believe how evil this situation is." Most people who use this word believe they are saying something akin to, "This situation is so enormous, I am overwhelmed." Those people would be wrong.
Taken for Granite: Correct usage is "taken for granted."
Did a 360: Correct usage is "did a 180" as a 360 is perfect circle and would bring you back to where you started and that would be pointless and a waste of time.
Escape Goat: Correct usage is "a scape goat" or just "scape goat." A "scape goat" is an individual made to bear the blame of others. The origin comes from the Bible, when Aaron confessed all the sins of the children of Israel over the head of a live goat on the Day of Atonement and released it into the wilderness to carry the sins of Israel away from their camp. (Sara's note: does anyone else find the misuse of this word hilarious? I would like an escape goat. I think an escape goat might be as fun as a fainting goat.)
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