December 1, 2007

Why the University sucks at life, Reason #493

After neurotically checking to see if my books were available every day this week, I finally read the webpage and noticed this gem:

All orders placed after December 3, and charged to your U Card will appear on your spring semester statement.

November 2, 2007

hey...we want to cook for you

Dearest classmates (and other undergrads too),

Maggie and I would like to remind you to let us know if you'll be coming over on November 9th. We want to make sure we plan for the right amount of people, and we'd really rather not drown ourselves in vats of soup when none of you show up...[sigh].

Just know that this is what you'll be missing...

Thanks! Hopefully we see you then!

September 24, 2007

Punctuation Stories are pouring in on WCenter

I subscribe to WCenter, the unofficial but widely-used listserv for writing center professionals. Lately, a lot of stories about seemingly random punctuation have been pouring in. Not only are the stories fun to read, but they remind me that writers almost always have reasons for the choices they make. In no particular order, here they are:

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