Friday, October 05, 2007

Grammar lesson...


I had an INCREDIBLE English teacher in high school. Ms. Culbertson taught from The Transitive Vampire -- The Ultimate Handbook of Grammar for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed. No matter what page you turn to, you will remain enthralled by sentences that would make a St. Martin's handbook reader blush. This same teacher, years later, took me to a village restaurant in Germany where all they served was chicken and beer. Whole chickens and beer-by-the-mug. When you were done with your beer, if you desired more, you simply turned your gray mug on its side, and they'd bring you another. I miss that woman.

A lesson in auxiliary verbs...
Did you get a cashmere sweater? No, I got a cashmere life.

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