Monthly Archives: April 2012
1. This Married to the Sea post has inspired a catchphrase between me and my friend: “Don’t be the lefterly cow”.
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2. And the last line of this entry in the “Shit Certain Social Groups Say” video meme has become my new catchphrase:
I guess this is five thoughts, really:
This one was another request (which makes me so happy): How can you tell when to use drink, drank, or drunk? Or sink, sank, or sunk?
Drink and sink are pretty easy, since they’re in the present tense. (I’m pretty sure nobody gets confused about saying “Drink up!”) But drank and drunk and sank and sunk are both past tense verbs, so how can you tell which one to use?
Drank and sank are simple past tense verbs: “The ship sank.” “I drank too much last night.” But drunk and sunk are a past participle, so they need a helping verb–no, don’t tune out yet, that just means drunk and sunk always appear with a form of “have”: “They have drunk my potion!” “The submarine has been sunk by the spies.”
So here’s my trick: Drunk and sunk have a U in them. Have has a V in it. U and V come right next to each other in the alphabet. S0 use that trick to remember that drunk and sunk should always appear with have.
I made my mom a scarf for her birthday. She’s really hard to buy for and making her something requires that she like it (it’s a Mom Law), so it seemed like a good idea. Besides, accessories are a pretty flexible gift.
I used two-thirds of the Liberty prints from last week and followed this tutorial, just making the square a little smaller. There was a lot of hand sewing to finish but it went pretty quickly.