April 6th, 2008

*gen - tiffany

At least the flowers are pretty.

Yup, it's pollen season here in Atlanta. The stuff's so thick that you can actually see yellow tire tracks on the asphalt. My knitting group sat outside today, and it got all over my yarn. My eyes are burning so badly that I should probably just skip wearing contacts for the next week. On the plus side, the wisteria is blooming! (Should take a photo tomorrow -- yay for spring break!)

An update to my reusable shopping bag crusade: Target now has some adorable little bags that fold into a zippered pouch about the size of a checkbook. They're not very sturdy, but they're great for keeping in your purse. I also bought two more bags at IKEA today -- theirs are definitely the best! This one is $1.49 and almost 18" square, and it folds small enough to carry around with me. My favorite, though, is this crocheted bag, which I'm using as a purse.

That reminds me -- have the Usage Gods changed the rules for using conjunctions in compound sentences? This is from the page for that last bag: "Sorry, this product is not for sale on our website, check if it is available in your local store." Shouldn't that sentence either be split in two or have a conjunction between "website" and "check"? I'd chalk it up to a typo, except I see it more and more often in all sorts of places, including posts here on LJ. The prevalence has me wondering if this has become standard usage, and I'm just out of the grammatical loop.

Anyway! A few links:

-- Broadsheet is curious about the dearth of women (and positive portrayals of them) in the gaming industry.

-- Flight of the Conchords is going on tour! Here are the dates. Of course they're not coming to Atlanta. *sigh*

-- The NY Times has an interesting article on sheep shearing classes. They also interview Kenneth the Page!

-- Slate asks whether you really need to drink eight glasses of water a day.

-- Funny video time: The Hawks mascot loses a dance-off.