It's A Good Excuse, and I'm Sticking with It
I'm kind of a Ms. Malaprop -- words are my playthings and I play pretty rough. Some of my friends kindly correct me when I misuse fancy words; some are even kinder and blow past the semantics-in-error and let me continue in my belief that I'm the most articulate babe on the block.
However ... even if I didn't have that unfortunate malaprop tendency, I'd be in trouble, writing-wise, right now.
Has anyone spoken to you of Mercury in Retrograde? Starting July 4 and continuing through July 29, you probably shouldn't believe anything anybody tells/writes/ phones/emails you.
Don't sign contracts if you can help it and, for God's sake, don't write any love letters.
The planet Mercury, which governs fleet feet in general and communications specifically, is a balled up trickster right now.
So, if you're having trouble writing a grocery list, have just offended your five closest friends with an email that seemed fine to you but highly offended them, feel like you're talking with cotton in your mouth because people have trouble understanding anything you say and generally sense your snafu-to-success ratio is pretty high right now, there's the reason.
You don't believe in all this? Ok. Just take a look at what happens in the next two weeks, and let me know how it goes.