Hey, thanks!

Sweet thank-you squirrel drawing by this guy.

Sweet thank-you squirrel drawing by this guy.

Thanks to everyone who’s stopped by Squirrel Thoughts this week, no doubt because WordPress editors had the good sense to feature my Oxford comma post on Freshly Pressed (thanks for that, too, guys!)

This has been a rough week for me for personal reasons I may or may not get into later, so all the blog love has certainly lifted my spirits. (Especially from those Oxford comma-nistas out there who chose to pleasantly disagree with me. I know how hard that can be when you feel strongly about an issue …)
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And I apologize to anyone who’s had that Vampire Weekend song stuck in their head since reading it. If it makes you feel better, I can’t get it out of mine, either.
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Also — I know it might be hard to believe — this is not the first time I’ve freaked out and blogged about punctuation. I might feel more strongly about long-dash abuse than I do about the Oxford comma …
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Again, thanks for stopping by! I’m having fun checking out all your blogs now. See you again soon!
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15 responses to this post.

  1. I’m going to keep stopping by for writing tips!

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  2. Posted by shellilea on December 20, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Happy to be a new reader. Merry Christmas!

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  3. I enjoyed your rant! LOL

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  4. Ah! Now I know what that song is about haha ❤ Vampire Weekend.

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  5. So glad you’ve been Freshly Pressed or I might not have found you. Your old post on long dash addiction is especially relevant to me–I love those puppies almost as much as I love rice cakes–the snack that everyone else thinks tastes like styrofoam–and I find myself utilizing long dashes everywhere but on the track field–which I admittedly never set foot on–hence the necessary consumption of lower-calorie snacks. Sigh. Sorry. As a fellow Montanan now displaced to a location within14 miles of the border, I’ll be following you with gusto!

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  6. I am glad you were Freshly Pressed. Congrats and heres to things looking up. Cheers.

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  7. I will admit that I use the long dash a lot. But I hope I don’t misuse it. Especially since I just wrote a post about how much I hate the misuse of ellipses. Am I a hypocrite? Damn, what a thought.

    Also, congrats for the recognition. It’s always good to get.

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  8. For a long time, I too have abhorred the Oxford comma, but I am now and will forever be a champion of the- dash…and ellipses.
    Punctuate on!! Great blog!!

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