the most important part is that i tried

July 26, 2010 - 10:36 pm 9 Comments

ok, i promise.

i spent about the last four or five minutes trying to construct an entry using capitalization, but it’s so hard! i would have rather been doing calculus than writing a blog that followed grammatical convention. and i’m talking limits here. limits to infinity.

but probably not those shitty limits that take a whole piece of notebook paper though because yo, that’s such a waste.

calculus is not eco-friendly.

anyway, back to my problem. i mean, there i was, ready to do what i haven’t been able to do in the last seven years. i was going to begin my sentences with a capital letter! and in this post, i was going on about how capitals on the internet are as much part of my life now as going to the bathroom (very much, my friends. very much), but seeing such properness in my entries was just wrong. in a way, it makes me sad that i’m seemingly incapable of constructing an entry as most of my peers do, and instead, most of my entries still look like the same twelve year old babble i used to write (looks in this case, however, are probably not deceiving).

in the end though, i’m happy this is the way i am. as weird as you have probably guessed i am by now (it’s ok, i’ve already dealed), this is comforting to me. i have changed so much in the last year – out of force and winds from anything but my own will – but it’s amazing that this stayed. here, i’m still not as mature as i once thought – i’m still silly and childish, and i still prattle about stuff that couldn’t possibly be conveyed when written with capitals.

(do you really think someone could write a post about trying to write in capitals, failing, but being relieved because it means she doesn’t feel that old anymore IN CAPITALS?)

(yeah, don’t even pretend like what i just wrote didn’t make 100% sense)

not capitalizing, to me, means immaturity and rebellion, a crest of my fleeting youth.

wow, man.

i’m so weird.

for any new visitors: i’m connie, and grabaduck.com was created in 2005, abandoned in 2008, and decomposing so much in 2009 it was almost certainly on its way to becoming some great fertilizer until it was revitalized today. i love blogging because audiences tend to discuss, disparage, or laugh as i try to make my way through life. but most of all, in the end, the readers, acquaintances, and friends that are carried along this crossing make me happy.

PS: i managed to capitalize those rocking headers on my sidebar.

for now.

9 Responses to “the most important part is that i tried”

  1. Georgina Says:

    At least you are also being honest, Connie! I used to write in chatspeak and spell my words fancily, use numbers, and the like. Then I realised it was a lot easier to type in proper English, as I like to call it. I wanted to reflect my grammar-Nazi self in my writing, I guess. It makes it easier for others to read and I personally think it’s neat. You’ve made the choice and you have tried – and in the end it’s your blog, your way.

    As for my website, just from the other side of the spectrum… I got heartdrops.org in late 2008 and it’s still here. :)

    Hmm, I’m weird too, we’re all weird in our own way. ;)

    Oh and by the way, my attendance was going great until I got pneumonia and HAD to miss out on school!

  2. Meredith Says:

    Like Georgina said, at least you’re honest! You know you don’t use capitols, and you’re okay with that (they’re over rated anyways ;)) so who cares what other people think?

    & thanks :D i’m so glad I got the job, because I’ve been looking for one foreverrr. so at least that’s over with, and now i just have to tackle my first day tomorrow.

  3. Moni Says:

    hello hun!! hehe I had so much fun reading your entry. Thank you so much for leaving a comment on mine. I love thai food a lot but I try to limit it to like once a month maybe hehehe. Too many calories and the one I go to, they stuff is soo yummyyyyy but kinda sweetish too. Anyway I hope we can keep in touch =D and lovelyyy siteee. xoxo

  4. Colette Says:

    Hi! Working out is hard but i try to get back into my old routine…
    And you know, simpler is better sometimes :) And it doesn’t really matter what you decide, it is you website and you can go as far as your imagination takes you ;)
    Anyway, Welcome back to the WWW.

  5. Julia Says:

    I love the way you write. You’ve got such a distinctive style, it’s amusing, in a good way.
    Aah welcome back! I took a break from my site due to exams (scarrryyyyyyy shiznick) so it’s nice to also see someone getting back into the swing at the same time. Are you interested in being affies? (If you need them that is).
    I remember the days of no capitals also, and teeeny font which TRUELY showed the professionals from the wannabes. Simpler, harder to read, times.

  6. Julia Says:

    Oh and may I just say, I loved your page on Catch 22, it’s one of my all time favourites, and needs to be re-read asap.
    I always loved the ‘Nately’s Whore’ business best.

  7. Julie Says:

    This entry is priceless. Too funny. I would love to hear the internal dialog that must go on while you write these. Have you ever been to Hyperbole and a Half? That site reminds me of your blog.

  8. Leslie Says:

    Hi Connie,
    lol changing how you write is kind of like changing who you are, no one wants that. I found your post amusing and I completely understand whats it like to abandon a site to decompose for a while. Would love to check up on your site in the future to see the updates.

    Regarding your question about the difference between nail polish brands, there is a difference. Depending on the quality of the polish it can chip/wear easily, be difficult to apply or appear streaky, etc. Although even some good brands have formulas that are hit and miss.

    A tip to using nail polish is getting a good base coat so the polish can have something to stick to and apply smoother. This also prevents your nails from being stained by darker polishes. After applying your nail polish you should use a good top coat, this can help to dry the polish faster and also makes the polish last longer. As an added benefit it also gives it extra shine, which I love.

    If you are starting out, one of the drugstore brand that I like is Sally Hansen, they have good nail products.

  9. Courtney Says:

    Oh, I’m so glad to see you’re back!! Thank you for your kind comment and letting me know you’re in the blogosphere again! I missed you! Even in your first paragraph you had me laughing again!

    Keep your lowercase! It’s your distinctive flavor :) And I know what you mean…you don’t need to be in a hurry to grow up and conform on your blog, be who you are!