Grammar Time!

Grammar question, guys!

When making a decently long list, should commas or semicolons be used?

Seven distinct social groups were derived from participant data: families of origin; romantic/sexual partners; children; friends; medical professionals; support groups; and community groups.

Seven distinct social groups were derived from participant data: families of origin, romantic/sexual partners, children, friends, medical professionals, support groups, and community groups.
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Poem Sharing Group

Since there was a little bit of interest in the idea of having a poetry club, I hereby start it!

I give you the new community! - weekly_poetry

(I propose) The guidelines will be thus:
Length - any
Subject - any (though it might be fun to have designated weekly subjects/themes later)
Rating - any
Posting day - Wednesday (since Wednesday's child is full of woe, and the great Mr. Eliot was born on a Wednesday)

If you can't post every week, no worries.

What qualifies as a poem? It MUST rhyme!!! Pretty much anything. Blatant prose might get some narrowing eyes, but if it's pretty, I don't care, and I don't imagine anybody else will either.

It might be interesting to include a tiny bit on why we chose the poem we shared, but I know that the reason isn't always clear or shareable so this can be optional if we want to do it at all.

I also (also) propose that we have the first posting date next Wednesday, the 15th, to give everyone a week to choose for a poem. If you know people who might be interested in joining, tell them - the more the merrier!

Questions? Comments? That's what the "Leave a Comment" button is for!

ETA: Oh, um, another really important question - is this legal? I mean, to have them in a community. If yes, we can just do this in our own journals.
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Mr. Darcy

A Squee

Holy. Crap.

In a week Hugh Jackman The Gorgeous and Awesome will be within if-there-was-a-fire-nearby-we-would-both-see-it distance from me!!!

Because the Cine Capri in Tempe was voted on to host the World Premiere of the X-men Origins movie! I know, right?! Crazy times. Personally, I think we can thank our local Atomic Comics establishments - they did a LOT of advertising and promoting to get people to vote. Okay, enough fangirling; back to serious business....or whatever... ;)

Go Celebrate Lupercalia for Goodness Sake!

Your Valentine's Day Personality is Practical

As far as you're concerned, Valentine's Day is simply a commercial holiday.

You don't place any real meaning on it. You don't think it deserves too much celebration.

For you, Valentine's Day is just the day you avoid restaurants and candy stores.

If you love someone, you already show it. You don't need to go all out for a silly holiday to prove your love.

Wow. That's...amazingly accurate. Like, spot on accurate. Cool.

It's True. I'm A Discovery Channel Nerd.

I feel like it's time for a re-post of this.

I hope everyone has a lovely holiday, whatever holiday you happen to be celebrating this winter. And to my fellow Christians I'd like to wish a Merry Christmas! I hope that everyone finds this season with food in their tummies, a little money in their pockets, and, most importantly, happiness in their hearts. Remember what what's-her-name from Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman says on the new Kay commercials - "If you keep your heart open, love will find its way in."

<3 <3 <3

Happy List! I

So, Kat tagged me in this game:

The rules are that for 8 days you have to post something that made you happy that day. Tag 8 people to do the same.

Here's my happy things!

-- Getting an A on my test

-- Hanging Christmas lights at the apartment (all by myself!)

-- Receiving neighborly kindness in the forms of stepladder, praise, and cookies

-- Having time to go to the grocery store

-- Feeling full of peace and love

I won't tag anybody, but I'd like to see this one go around! May you all have things to fill your lists, even if you don't post them!


Mostly Sarcastic But Somewhat Not Post

Omg you guys, best thing ever.

If you buy a "hand-crafted beverage" from Starbucks on World AIDS Day (12/1) they will give a whole 5 cents to the Global Fund for AIDS relief (in Africa).

Starbucks - you are truly a martyr.


(Okay so you should still do it, even though they're a bunch of cheap bastards. 5 cents is better than no cents, after all, and even though I hate coffee and don't like Starbucks in general, I'll probably still get something that day. "Better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick!" as my family would say. And you wonder that I turned out the way I did, lol.)

ETA: BWAHAHA I'm not the only one who thinks Starbucks is being ridiculous!!! - Go join this Facebook group if you like!

You Didn't Have Anyone With the Slightest Medical Training On Hand?


I just watched the tail end of a show in which someone's heart was restarted by the administration of CPR.


Not only was the CPR very improperly performed, but unless you have some super special electroshock fingers, you cannot restore electrical activity to the heart with CPR. It doesn't magically generate electricity, lol, that's what defibrillators are for. The purpose of CPR is to mimic the pumping action of the heart to keep blood circulating around the body, allowing gas exchange in the lungs and delivery of oxygen etc. to the cells.

They need a medical consultant on that show. Stat.

Don't Worry, Be Happy

I've been tagged twice for this meme, so I guess I should do it, lol.

The rules are easy, just post 10 things that recently made you happy! Then tag 10 people and force them to post this meme on their LJs. Because it is good. Everyone needs a little happiness once in a while.

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