Phantom & Other Stuff
Quote of the Day:
After you detect and correct and error, you will discover you were right all along.
Phantom of the Opera last night was fantastic. The set was awesome, the singing was beautiful, and it was just cool. Mom and I had a great time.
I do have a complaint though â€“ people who are late to the theater and parade through as the show is getting underway. Canâ€™t you get there on time? You know it starts at 8 (and in fact, it started just after), so whatâ€™s up?
We saw all sorts of outfits. Everything from jeans and flip-flops to tuxedos and formal dresses. I donâ€™t get the whole jeans and flip-flops thing. But thatâ€™s just me. Mom and I dressed in black velvet. I wore the black shoes, by the way, since I was carrying a black evening bag.
I have to say, people wear some of the most horrid outfits. They dress like shit, quite frankly, and theyâ€™re going to the theater looking like this. I know the sticker price on the tickets and I donâ€™t get why these people are sitting on the front row looking like they just walked off the beach. And women wear the ugliest shoes, too. But I wonâ€™t go there. 😉
Back to Writing
I have a new writing crux and itâ€™s the ellipses. That little dot dot dot. You know â€“ it looks like this: â€¦ Iâ€™ve noticed in my editing stage of MAGIC and the serial I use it quite a bit. And it annoys me so if it annoys me, it MUST annoy the reader.
Iâ€™ve been going through editing them out and using dashes when appropriate. Sometimes I just take it out altogether. Other times, I sit and think â€œWTF? Why do I keep using this?â€
Anyway, so Iâ€™m fixing it.
And one last thing before I go. The best text message I ever got was this one: It smells like boys and big red gum in here