Mamma Mia!

We rent­ed Mam­ma Mia! from Net­flix and watched it over the week­end, and it was per­fect­ly suit­ed to our mood. Delight­ful­ly over-the-top, with dread­ful per­for­mances (who knew Pierce Bros­nan could­n’t sing his way out of a paper bag?), clas­sic songs, beau­ti­ful island loca­tions, and a trio of broads (Meryl Streep, Julie Wal­ters, and Chris­tine Baran­s­ki) […]

Me and my life

A mnemonic device, like I before E, except after C

In this entry, Gar­rick Van Buren posts a sim­ple, ele­gant way of remem­ber­ing when to use i.e., and when to use e.g. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, his method requires that you know Latin. Here­with, my method: i.e. is short for, “in oth­er words,” which is easy to remem­ber because they both start with “i.” On the oth­er hand, […]