As I sat in my office today, at the community college, a colleague came in and we started chatting. I don’t know him very well, though I do like him. During our conversation he told me that he used my last letter from the editor (from the women’s bi-monthly magazine I volunteer to manage and edit) in class to show how punctuation can be used stylistically.
“You have great punctuation,” he said.
While I don’t know if you can actually have great punctuation like you can have great boobs, since I don’t have great boobs (sigh), I’ll take the great punctuation!
And let’s be honest, I seriously geek out on grammar and especially punctuation, so this was by far one of the best compliments I have ever received.
I was so honored, I could barely mutter out a simple “thank you.” Because I was thankful–so, so thankful.
Later, I was talking to my good friend and colleague Erin, when I wondered at loud, “Hey, Erin. Do you know of any good grammar conferences or conventions? I mean, I know there has to be some. We should go.”
Because the thing is, Erin and I talk about grammar stuff–excitedly–all the time. So I thought she would be completely down to going with me.
But instead, she looked at me and said, “I want to go to Comic-con.”
Hmmm….I guess this proves that we’re both kind of nerds, but clearly she is more cool. Way more cool.