Recently I have started using the Markdown syntax for all of my notes, to-do lists, etc. due to the readability it offers (not to mention I have been using a similar syntax of my own for years). Obviously one of the biggest perks to using Markdown is that you can quickly generate an HTML document from it for a more polished presentation.
I actually wrote most of this a few nights ago when I was unable to sleep (shock, I know). The nearly exclusive reason for my occasional insomnia is that my brain is not ready to let me sleep, despite the rest of my body eagerly waiting rest. So there I was, not sleeping, when I realized over the last hour or so I had transitioned through several “phases.” Thinking back on those “phases,” I realized they were noticeably similar to the infamous Five Stages of Grief. Coincidence or not, I had to document my observations.
Maybe it’s just me, but don’t most pedestrians seem like morons around motor vehicles? Perhaps their self-preservation instincts shut off when they are walking in and around traffic. It seems abundantly obvious that motor vehicles should always have the right of way, given that in the event of a collision, people on foot stand no chance against automobiles. I understand that there are many situations where, by law, car traffic must yield to foot traffic, but I am speaking in regards to the people who will cross a street without even looking to see if the surrounding vehicles are yielding to them.
That just rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it? Not like 2011, which often came out as “twen’y ‘leven” if you were unwilling to take the time to say “two thousand eleven.” Say it one more time, now that you are thinking about your enunciation: 2012.