The Daily Grind

Back when I was a melodramatic college student, I used to think I could handle crises, but daily life would kill me yet. My days have been ordinary and my troubles have been banal recently. I’m not complaining, it just doesn’t make for interesting blogging.

Case(s) in point:

1. I learned that you can compare documents in PowerPoint. This is not exactly track changes, but it helps you figure out which slides you made major changes on in a copyediting project, which helps you tell your author what slides to check to make sure you didn’t fuck anything up.

1A. Oh the intrigue. I could be discovering the cure for cancer, gold, or treasures, nope. Instead I’m figuring out how to track changes in PowerPoint.

2. It turns out that the cast-iron pipe—which was installed just after the Industrial Revolution—beneath my toilet does not need to be replaced, just the seal on the toilet.

2A. I knew this blog was full of shit.

2B. My house was built just before the Industrial Revolution. This is not a brag, just an interesting fact. All the climate change models use 1862 as cutoff for the preindustrial era. (Another random fact about my house: One of the sills of the house had been eaten by powder post beetles, which came through in the 1920s according to the house inspector, but the house stood square. Well, it’s square on the outside, the inside is a little less square, especially around the chimneys—I’m looking at you 45-degree slope from the kitchen to the dining room.)

3. Anger. How do you feel it and then deal with it in a constructive manner?

That’s all the news fit to print. For god’s sake, ask me some questions about grammar, science, usage, or something editorial to rave about.


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15 responses to “The Daily Grind

  1. I’m getting to where I find Anger to be the most boring thing on earth. Far more compelling are the real hurts and disillusions and frustrations that don Anger as nothing but a temporary, plastic, poorly painted, clown’s mask.

    How’s that for some Holiday Spirit.

  2. “Power corrupts. And PowerPoint corrupts absolutely.”

    I’ve always (well, for a long time anyway) considered PowerPoint to be the ultimate symbol of corporate America.

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