Monday, May 16, 2011

Catch up

Last Sunday (Mother's day) I got a new bike
I have needed a new bike for a long time
The bike I had been riding I purchased in Orlando in 1989
It was time...

I love my new bike!
It is much lighter and I appreciate that and my cleats, as I huff and puff my way up a hill.
Because of rain, night commitments and rain we have only been out 3 times.
But we have managed to put on 45 miles already!
I'm excited because I really like it when Jeff and I ride together, it is a bonding time for me.
I'm dying and he's encouraging me to live...
It's good for the relationship.

On another note...

Yesterday, Sunday was a long day...
I rolled out of bed at 9 which is unusual! 8 is late for me.
I puttered until 9:30 and then sat mesmerized in front of the TV watching Art Wolfe's Travels to the Edge...AMAZING show, exactly what I want to do when I grow up!

Then I hit the books, well computer...
This stupid research class had me busy ALL DAY LONG!

I did take a break to beat my husband at racquetball ( I have to brag when it happens because even though I taught the boy how to play it is getting harder and harder to beat him and when I do win it's always oh so close)

Then back to the computer

Then I went to the Seniors auction and supported the graduating class by donating a whole $30, sorry I'm broke, just bought a new bike...

Then back to the computer....

I do find myself learning.
If you read my past post about taking this class and feeling intimidated and not knowing what a "monograph" was, I now know!
Monograph = Books of fairly narrow or specialized history topics.
See I'm smarter already!

I did however stumble over the section telling me to avoid the following

Sentence fragments (My nemesis)

Misplaced and dangling modifier (I have no clue!)

Faulty parallelism (huh?)

Unclear pronoun reference ( a favorite of mine)

Comma splice (yea, no clue)

Apostrophe errors ( I think I do al'right on this one ;)

So yesterday's lesson taught me that you have to be a stinkin English Teacher if you want to get your Masters in History...

I hate English....

Now if you will excuse me, I have to answer the following question for class:
"How can understanding the tripartite nature of written material contribute to the evaluation of sources?"

What the heck is "tripartite"
Am I the only one that doesn't know?
Please tell me I'm not the only one that doesn't know this word...



  1. You are not the only one who doesn't know what tripartite means and I've never known what a dangling participle is either. Let me know when you find out :)

  2. If you need some help with the english, let me know ;) I just finished taking an AP test...jk. you'll be fine!

  3. No clue what a tripartite is. I'm thinking my class is more fun than your class. *grins