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I got my tardis80 postcard today! And as promised, I will now share it with you all (because it needs to be shared).



LOOK HOW ADORABLE IS RODNEY AND HIS KITTY. AND JOHN AND HIS ARMS OF NO. HEEEE.

*ahem* Okay, I'm done now.

Overview of classes once I've actually had all of them (Friday). I do know I've got about sixteen assignments and two hundred pages of reading already, to the point that I do not think I'll be able to go to Whistler for friend-who's-moving-to-England-for-a-year's going-away party after all, which is utter, utter fail.

I had a whole other rant on how you are SCARING ME, AMERICA, but that will have to wait for another day, because LOOK AT THE KITTY. \o/

ETA: One of the reading units in my Ridiculous Business Course is titled "Does 'Business Writing' Mean 'Dumbing It Down?'"

Short answer: YES.

ETA2: Excerpt from introductory article: "Don’t be tempted to bemoan 'lowering the bar' or writing for the 'least common denominator.' After all, when the bar is lowered, more people successfully vault over it."

Oh, lord. I'M JUST NOT WIRED THIS WAY.

ETA2: And then there's a unit about erasing "obsolete business language," including such phrases as "at your earliest convenience" and "as per your request" and "please be advised that," telling us these "obsolete, pompous and overly formal" phrases should be simplified (basically abolishing the "please" in everything) in order to avoid "alienating readers."

But. Is it just me that finds modern business letters curt and rude? The word "please" is now obsolete? Oi.

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almostnever
Sep. 10th, 2009 12:38 pm (UTC)
That postcard is so, so so beyond cute. And your comments on business writing are dead-on.
hex_16
Sep. 10th, 2009 01:34 pm (UTC)
I still use all of those phrases. I guess my business writing is stale and moldy.
ribbon_purple
Sep. 10th, 2009 05:38 pm (UTC)
Wow, America is scaring me too.

The postcard is lovely, btw. :O)
chkc
Sep. 10th, 2009 10:49 pm (UTC)
Aww, the postcard is so adorable. (Poor Woolsey.)

It's probably mean to be amused at the "lower the bar so more people step over it" comment, but I agree that it's so true. :)
jane_connor
Sep. 11th, 2009 11:40 am (UTC)
Rodney's very sad and very blue eyes... Awwww. And kitty has squirell's ears. Eeeeeeeee
alex51324
Nov. 30th, 2009 11:10 pm (UTC)
Ooh, this is so adorable! Please tell me this is an illustration for a story about Rodney and his secret alien kitty!
(I came to read the Sweater!verse, after seeing it asked for on storyfinders, and now am going through your back catalog. I bet John is hoping for a sweater with planes on it, isn't he?)
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