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My intentional eye sore experiment

March 5th, 2011 8 Comments

Theory: If my to-do list is more annoying than the tasks then I might actually do them….

Unfortunately “taxes” is on one of the post-it’s.

Ugh.

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  • PiaKae

    Amazing. I thought you had just said you know the difference between “it’s” and “its.” It’s clear you don’t. It’s “Post-Its.” Mary, I have to LOL a bit. This is getting silly!

    • Neither are wrong in this case actually.

      I’m glad to know you frequent my blog. Since you read all the posts thoroughly, would you mind if I sent the drafts to edit? I obviously need all the help I can get.

  • PiaKae

    Mary, I hope you’re joking. And I’ve noticed I’m one of MANY who comments and edits you. Ask them!

    Anyway, I’m pretty sure you’re just being passive-aggressive. :)

    And actually, trust me, “post-it’s” is wrong.

    And it’s “neither is wrong” not “are.” SIGH.

  • PiaKae

    Like I said, I’ve been a reader for a while. I like your workout tips. But you’ve been dealing with this issue for 3 years at least. See this: http://morethanmary.com/uncategorized/28608072/
    I mean, you are constantly trying to better your body and face. Why not your mind? Enroll in a class? Book club? Something? Time to not just rely on others, but to take control if you really want to be a professional writer of sorts.

  • You’ve had a chance to speak your mind on this topic now.

    We all know I understand the difference between “it’s” and “its.” I graduated cum laude from USC in three years. Unfortunately I can’t offer you a good reason for my consistent errors because I don’t have one. Obviously it’s embarrassing. The irony is that my strength has always been editing. I guess the catch is that this skill only functions when I examine other people’s work and not my own. Come to think of it, I’m sure this comment will have its fair share of mistakes.

    I actually hear the sincerity and genuine concern in your writing, yet you both have an agenda to call me out publicly on my own blog instead of sending me a private email. Thousands of people read my work and only a handful of you comment on my mistakes. I’m not saying you’re being cruel or even inappropriate. But since you have been long time readers, I can only assume at one point you accepted my (fill in the blank for whatever reason you think I make so many errors). You must value my work to some extent because you continue to read.

    A final note. Please hear me clearly. I am never insincere.

  • PiaKae

    Like I said, the workout tips are great. But the writing: no. But the proof is in the pudding: I’m looking at this blog’s comments and it seems the ONLY comments you’ve gotten lately are ones about spelling errors. And I’ve seen this for years.

    Honestly, and I don’t mean to be mean, but there could be a learning disability here (I’ve done research on that). And I think you’re being too prideful to consider that or consider improving. You seem to constantly defend yourself or make excuses.

    As for USC, well, okay, it’s a good enough school. What was your degree in? Not English, right? But I’m sure you are smart. It doesn’t mean you can write though. I haven’t seen one well-written piece by you here or anywhere else, and I’m not just talking about spelling errors.

    I’m not trying to be mean, as you know.

    As for my agenda? Oh, Mary, I don’t know what you’re talking about. It’s not unusual for readers of blogs to speak out about things they don’t like.

    As you yourself say, “take it or leave it.”

    • I have never claimed to be a “writer.” But I made a career out of writing my opinion.

      Happy to know I have been useful to you in some way.

  • BaileyEsq

    PiaKae – I know a wonderful therapist who will work with you to improve your lack of self-worth and confidence. Do you want her number?

    Mary – I’m sure I don’t need to say this, but ignore the above comments ( say this on behalf of most, if not all, your readers). Your writing is impeccable, refreshing, creative, and doesn’t sound robotic and scripted. It certainly provides a lovely break for my eyes after reading case law all day! It’s not often that you come across a judge with the mary rambin flare! xoxo