Hump Day Happy, Pre-New Year’s Eve Edition

Whew. Did you survive Christmas? One more holiday and then it’s back to normal, whatever that is. (“Anything you still can’t cope with is therefore your own problem.”*) If you’ve had enough family time, here are a few things that have caught my attention lately:

“Almost every day I wince at typos I missed during a first pass of some document I’m editing. Just days ago on a first read, I breezed right past two references to ‘viscous rumors.’” A Word, Please: Why is it so difficult to catch our own errors?

Because it is possible to be overcaffeinated and overboozy: 15 ways to catch up with friends that aren’t grabbing coffee or a cocktail

Where does our patronising idea of diversity and normality start and end?

‘It’s a noble thing to serve your audience,’ he told me, ‘if you’re lucky enough to have one.’” Read more of this interview with Matt Damon. (Hat tip to Jeff Cufaude for posting this on Twitter.)

Lastly, this bucket of bolts I got for Christmas:

Millennium Falcon

Yes, it’s a little metal toy, but it made me happy and now sits on my desk reminding me I may not look like much, but I’ve got it where it counts. (Also, #phrasing.)

Happy New Year, y’all.

*Can you name that book?

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