And those last two sentences were fragments. Tsk, tsk. But it's okay to use sentence fragments when being conversational. This isn't an essay, duh.
Apparently I've been thinking about grammar a lot. That reminds me!
"...XXX and I..."
I've been having problems with this construction lately. I remember years ago, there were a lot of jokes made about how people would get corrected when they'd say, "Me and my friend are going to..." So now it seems it's happened so much that people say "My friend and I" even when they and their friend are the object of the sentence. Like, "They gave the books to my friend and I." You wouldn't say, "They gave the books to I." You'd say, "They gave the books to me," so it should be, "They gave the books to my friend and me." But since I think there are a lot of grammar savvy people on our friends list, most people reading this probably already know all that.
The problem! is that I've gotten so much into the habit of correcting that when I hear it (I've heard it a few times in Scrubs; I would have thought Dr. Cox would know better) that sometimes I'll correct it even when it was being used properly! These are the dangers of being a grammar Nazi. Sometimes you just go too far. But, as they say, admitting you have a problem is the first step to correcting it, so now that I've admitted it, hopefully I can fix it.
And that just goes to show that if you sit down and write something, more will come. Tadah!
Today I'm thankful for being able to come up with things to write about, the word "tadah," fuzzy kitties, our Japanese history class, and language. Athena points out how interesting it is that you can just string a bunch of sounds together and a bunch of people understand what you're trying to say.