Thursday, February 12, 2009

Television Night!

Tonight is television night, where I go to Timothy's and we watch the Office and Lost. I usually have to see about 10 minutes worth of commercials a week on this schedule, and I would like to make an official statement: Commercials are horrid. I can't believe anyone can stand watching more than 10 minutes of them a week. As it is, I barely survive. Ahem.

I recently discovered swap-bot! IT'S THE COOLEST THING EVER. I have to drag myself away from the site to do anything else with my life. Please take notice of it, but try not to become too addicted. And note that international swaps can be expensive - it was $16 to mail a package to Finland the other day, and it couldn't have been more than about 4 lb.

On a completely different note, can anyone give me a simplified explanation as to when one would use the word "like" and when one would use the word "as"? I know what these words are, I know where to use them, I know I know I know. But when I was helping Imane (of Morocco) study for the TOEFL, she was asking about that and I couldn't think of a way to explain - I could only think of example sentences.

While I was brushing my teeth last night (at 1:30 AM, ugh), it finally dawned on me - the difference between people who don't care about spoilers and those who want to kill you if you let anything slip. I hate someone spoiling the end of something for me because all I care about is the storyline. But people like my dad and Timothy don't care, because they're watching/reading for quality. Does this make sense to you guys? Which type are you?

The swarmer termites are back at work again! Needless to say, I'm disgusted. Come on, guys. At least I'm leaving in a few minutes for lunch with darling Mom.

Very truly yours,
Sarah

2 comments:

be said...

Maybe this will help with the like/as issue: http://www.agriculture.purdue.edu/agcomm/ontarget/0612/grammer_trap.htm

telephone snow said...

Thanks! I'll do my best to relate that this Saturday.