Today I talked to Don for a whole 10 minutes without one of us becoming frustrated at the other.
I also found out that he’s a published poet. His most recent poem is called Happy Hour. I need to find this poem.
“You don’t want to turn the lights on in your office?”
“Oh! I wondered why it was so dark.”
“the past year” (the past year was not the “last” year because we are already in the present or current year and there are hopefully also more future years to come).
Elly and I just spent 30 minutes convincing Don to use Google Docs.
Jesus take the wheel
I’m being asked to change “hyphens” into dashes. Except it’s already a dash. Here’s what’s going to happen -I’ll point out that it is in fact a dash, he’ll tell me to change it to an m-dash, then he’ll say it’s not correct and have me change it back, thus repeating the cycle.
And we’re back to our semi annual em-dash,en-dash, hypen argument. I have the entire internet backing up my side. Don has years of editorial experience and whatever demon spawn that’s been feasting on his soul backing him up.
You DO NOT use spaces with em-dashes and en-dashes are only used for spans of times and combining words.
I’m going to win this time.
Playing the classic game of Spot the Change.
Even if you automatically delete all Fulbright emails, Donald Andrew knows where to find you.
Sorry. That was me. He gives me a list of specific places to place the posters and then he checks to make sure I actually did it and if I don’t I get yelled at.
“Water preservation arena”
Don just called a girl out for chewing gum and made her spit it out on stage.
One girl jut bailed from the meeting because she found it too boring. Get out while you still can.