Coming across more classic shots. I actually wasn't drunk in this shot, though the image might suggest otherwise. Taken in the woods, somewhere north of Ann Arbor, Mich., in, oh, maybe 1992? or 93? or 94? Definitely not after 96, because I had a baby in 1996, and this was clearly before my maturity levels had progressed to the point of having children.
I'm trying to recall what the hell the thing I was wearing around my neck was. I think it was my beetle pendant, and if you were to see my feet, you'd see the Birkenstocks I was really into. I think this era was 1992, right before I decided to stop removing unwanted hair from my body. Right around the time I bought my first flowing peasant skirt.
REGARDLESS (yes, Amy S., I am really proud that I know the proper usage of that word, too!), I'm looking forward to starting this layout, indeed.
[Side note: another word that bugs me is 'utilize.' Why not just say 'use'? I don't want to offend the masses, but if you think that 'utilize' is making you sound smarter, it's not. Just say 'use." Example: I plan to utilize my intepersonal skills to become an effective leader of people, or I plan to use my interpersonal skills to become an effective leader of people. I mean, honestly? Less words. More to the point. Not sounding any less smart. End side note.]
One more thing: never take language tips from someone who has to constantly repost her web posts, because she can't actually proofread to save her life.
[edited to add]
So I'm reading the posts and Festi posted that there is a difference. Good Lord! Who knew? Then I found this link: Mother Tongue Annoyances.
I will use my skills to become an effective leader.
I will utilize my brads to make home-made earrings.