Sunday, February 12, 2006

my shivering depravity

I just walked out in a freaking blizzard to get a Coke Zero. At least I had the foresight to buy a second for later.

11 comments:

Rhymes With Scrabble said...

Have you considered buying, like, 12 packs of the stuff?

Anonymous said...

"freaking"? Aren't blizzards far worse in the mid-west? Or are you skittish? Or?
(Stay cozy.)

jeremy said...

RWS: Neither market near where I live sells Coke Zero in multiple packs of plastic bottles, and I prefer bottles to cans.

Anon: If I was in the midwest and needed Coke Zero in the middle of a blizzard, I'd have a car.

Anonymous said...

...if I WERE in the midwest (so, are you skittish?).

jlp said...

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www.emergencyemail.org

Anonymous said...

I would go out into a blizzard for a couple of cheap bottles of wine.

jeremy said...

JLP: I have ForecastFox in my browser, so now I'm way better apprised of the weather than in the past, although I don't always act on it.

Anon: It's plain that I don't have the subjunctive tense properly incorporated into my natural way of speaking. It's a little embarrassing.

sarahliz said...

At least you know it's subjunctive. That's more than a lot of people can claim. I wouldn't be too embarassed.

Anonymous said...

sarahliz: one of JF's strong points is that he takes pride in his ability to use the English language precisely and well. So I'm sure he's fine with with the were/was reminder.

sarahliz said...

I wasn't arguing that correcting Jeremy's grammar was wrong. My point was merely that subjunctive is a subtlety that lots of people don't get at all (in part because subjunctive sounds like past tense in a lot of cases) so not having fully incorporated it doesn't strike me as all that embarassing, particularly if you at least understand the rules.

Anonymous said...

Go out and play in the snow...