As a general rule, do not use the serial/Oxford comma: so write ‘a, b and c’ not ‘a, b, and c’.
This topic came up on a conference call today and I screamed, “VICTORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Yes, I vocally used that many exclamation points.
It’s so funny to see everyone’s strong opinions about the Oxford comma. Personally, I used to use it all the time writing high school and early college papers. When I started writing for The Review in Fall 2009, the Oxford comma was a strict no, no and I got so used to leaving it out that it was completely banished from all other writing I’ve done since.
1. Always carry cash. Whenever I go to brunch with my friendz, everybody pulls out 3,000 of their finest credit cards and chucks them at the table. Somebody will figure it out, we all battle cry. Then we burp at the check, stare at each other while blinking, and see if we can stiff each other a…
I was a tad confused whether you wrote this or reblogged, but either way this is a list to live by.
I finally made it to the Harry Potter Exhibition in Times Square today. [More info: here] If you are at all a fan, I recommend heading over before they close up shop on September 5. Before they let you into the exhibition, which includes actual costumes and props from the movies, they bring a small group into a room to welcome us to Hogwarts and sort a few members of the group into their houses. When the guy asked for volunteers I couldn’t resist shooting my hand up. Did I mention they had the actual hat (well, it was probably more like a really close replica, but let’s pretend). The man in the black robes clearly loved my enthusiasm and chose me to come up to the small stage and sit on the wooden stool while he placed the hat on my head. Sure enough, that memorable voice could be heard over a loudspeaker and the hat ;) started to think about where to place me. After a few moments of thinking out loud, I was officially sorted into Gryffindor!
Sadly, I don’t have a photo of this magical moment as THEY DON’T FREAKING ALLOW ANY PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE EXHIBIT, but I did manage to ninja a couple of quick shots for your (my) viewing pleasure.
I found this gem in a case with props from the Triwizard Tournament. Eat your heart out, Edward Cullen.
All kidding aside, the exhibition really was a cool way to spend an hour and a half. Check it out if you have the time! (and the patience to maneuver Times Square :| )
1. My new Marc Jacobs wallet. Thanks for the great graduation present, little bro!
2. Spice World is on TV.
3. This post by the oh so fabulous Kate Spencer. I’ve never actually been touched on the subway or on the street (to my knowledge), but every summer I spend working in the city, I hear the obnoxious cat calls and comments from men on the street. I always ignore them and walk away, but 1000 points to Kate for actually doing something about it.
4. This video I found on Hello Giggles. I don’t want anyone else to be there when I (eventually, I hope) get proposed to, so I have no desire to see anyone else get proposed to either, but this video brought a smile to my face and tears to my eyes. Even if you are not remotely the romantic type, trust me, just watch it. It’s even better the second time.