Pink-Haired Girl (details15) wrote,
Pink-Haired Girl
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Don't go to Walmart at 8 the night before school starts. We were there for an hour and a half. There were so many people that you had to literally detour through five extra aisles just to get around other carts. We ended up leaving our cart full of everything and just going home because we didn't want to stand in line for another hour and a half, which is how long the checkout lines appeared to be. At least 15 people in each line, probably more. They went far beyond the checkout area. So, that was a very blah experience.

In other news, we invited one of the new teachers over for dinner. She's really cool, I am excited that I may have a new friend. YAY FRIENDS.

My eyes are burning so I think I'm going to lie down.

Incidentally, do you know the difference between lie and lay and when you are supposed to use them? Correct me if I'm wrong, but I am pretty sure it goes like this: you use "to lay" when you have a direct object; i.e. you lay something down. "I laid down a pencil." And the tenses of to lay are lay, laid, laying, lays.

You use "to lie" when there is no object (it's an intransitive verb, the subject of the sentence is the one doing the lying). For instance "I lie down at night." The funny thing is that the past tense of "to lie" is lay, as in "I lay on a hammock." So when you use lay, if you are talking about yourself, you have to be talking in the past tense, or you have to say "lay myself." I remember it from the children's prayer, "Now I lay me down to sleep." It's present tense so it has to have an object.

I'm really tired. Can you tell? Can you also tell that I used to love diagramming sentences in grade school?
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