Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Spent the weekend in the Bay Area.

Had a wonderful time.

Drank some fabulous wine.

Visited some beautiful places.

Caught up with some old friends.

Got a firsthand look - up close - at some truly gifted photography.

Rode BART, a lot.

Experienced CalTrain.

Felt rain for the first time in months.

Ate delicious food.

Slept in one day and woke before dawn the rest.

Missed my kids.

Saw the ocean.

Was asked a couple hard questions.

Thought a lot.

Cried a little.

Came home.

Want to go back.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Grammar Peeves

When did the accepted spelling of "awww" (meaning, "isn't that sweet) and "ah" (as in, "oos and ahs" become "awe"?

Last I checked, the definition of awe was: an overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration, fear, etc., produced by that which is grand, sublime, extremely powerful, or the like (

I know it's a silly thing to pick at, but things like this drive me batty. So many blog entries, Facebook posts, and other online writings are followed by comments with this misuse. I don't recall it being such a common misspelling in the past.

It makes me crazy when I see a photo of a friend's adorable newborn followed by comments like, "Awe, she is so cute!" or a Facebook post at the end of a stressful week like, "Awe, so good to put my feet up and relax with a cold one."

Nitpicking, I know. Where's my wine?