Queen of the Grammar Rodeo rides again!
Okay...I know I've come up with some random, stupid spellings/phrasing in my life...who hasn't?
But the most depressing lesson I have learned at law school/here/the Journal all year is that, apparently, there is an inverse correlation between the prestigiousness of your legal career and your ability to write coherently. This may be applicable to professionals in general. I find this frustrating beyond belief. I mean, law is all about logical analysis, right? How can you perform or present an analysis if you can't communicate your way out of a wet paper bag? Rewarding people with such a gap in their skill sets with partnerships, judicial appointments, and tenure is like appointing a brilliant physicist head of NASA even though he's been in a persistant vegetative state for a decade...sure, maybe he knows more stuff than the average joe, but he can't tell you any of it!
Now, don't get me wrong...most of the people I work with are pretty good. You can point things out to them and they see their error and sign off on your correction and all is well. But sometimes I run up against the "she's just a secretary, and a student to boot" attitude where people insist on retaining the terrible grammar/syntax they originally wrote in. It's a morale killer. Maybe I'll post some of the worst examples.
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I went into Sephora yesterday looking for light-gold nailpolish. Why does no one make it? WHY? They do have a good selection of other stuff, but who can afford $33 eyeshadow? Guess I'll just have to wait until I'm retardedly rich to become a regular. In the meanwhile, I heart Shoppers.
I need green eyeshadow...hmm....
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In coffee-hunt news, Starbucks Komodo is quite good though a little dark for my tastes. It smells burnt, but it doesn't taste burnt, so that's a plus. Seattle's Best Creme Brulee is good too, but it was over-cooked and I had to use aspartame with it, so it was a little acrid. Worth another try under better circumstances.
Starbucks Guatemala Antigua is le yum.