tutus & sparkles

The life of a working mom with two little girls who love tutus & sparkles


March 2016

7 Years Ago; Two Pink Lines

My journey with motherhood started 7 years ago.  I was living in an apartment with my fabulous roommates in New York and doing everything but going to class.

It all started as a joke on a Sunday night.  I was hanging out with my roommates and my cousin and I think one of my roommates boyfriends who I was meeting for the first time.  We were crowded in the living room making jokes when I made some comment and somehow this turned into a comical trip to the 24 CVS nearby to buy a pregnancy test, something at the time I couldn’t even afford myself.

Well soon after we got back, as we are all laughing at how funny this whole situation was, it turned very serious as that second pink line showed up on all three pregnancy tests I took almost instantly.

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Stop relying on SpellCheck

As a college student who has been in school for what feels like a never-ending amount of time, one of the biggest issues I have noticed is how much students rely on spellcheck.  I recently started a group project (all online) with 4 other people and we used a Google Drive to work on our paper.  The paper is due this week, so I started to give it a good read this morning to make sure all of our ducks are in a row.  After all, my name is part of this and I want a good grade.  I started reading the paper and instantly picked out 8 spelling errors and a major lack of grammar and punctuation.  I am not saying by any means that this girl isn’t smart, but the biggest issue is that it seems she relied on spellcheck.  However, the problem is that spellcheck doesn’t cover grammar and punctuation and if a word is misspelled or misused but still spelt correctly (i.e. weather, whether) spellcheck will not pick that up.

I struggled to make my way through the paper as I fixed numerous silly mistakes that were overlooked.  I wonder if the paper was read over at all or if because they didn’t seen any red or green lines during spellcheck, they assumed it was OK.

People need to realize that the computer doesn’t do everything and catch everything.  You still have to use the proper punctuation and you still have to make sure that what you are writing about makes sense.

That’s all for today. #endrant

p.s. I didn’t use spellcheck on this but you catch my drift 🙂

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