Saturday, May 10, 2008

100% sweet, 0% snark.

Today, in honor of Mother's Day, I'm going to do something I don't normally do: I'm going to be totally sweet. That means no snarky jokes, none of that gosh-darned cussin', and no whining about improper use of semicolons or heinous homonym errors.

My mother, MAMA GRAMMARPHILE, is seriously the best mother anybody could have. She's my biggest fan, even when I'm making totally inappropriate jokes and using words or phrases that even the most scruffy sailor might be embarrassed to say. Not only does she read this website daily, she's even done a few drive-by photo shootings, helping to make sure that I always have material to write about here. And since she's up really early in the mornings, she often gets first crack at whatever late-night ramblings I've posted here, which means that on the rare occasions when I've made a typo in one of my posts, MAMA GRAMMARPHILE kindly e-mails me about it so that I know to fix it before you guys start makin' fun of me. ;) But more importantly than all of that--even though I know there are times where she thinks I'm an absolute nutcase whose eccentricity is truly unparalleled, she's always supported me in my creative endeavors, and that means more to me than she knows. I'm an incredibly lucky girl to be able to have MAMA GRAMMARPHILE as my mother, and even though I don't always tell her that in so many words, I never, ever forget how lucky I am to have her in my life.

I'd like to give a shout-out to GRANDMOM GRAMMARPHILE today, too. She is one of the most hardy, hardworking, and resilient people I've ever known. She's always been a strong, strong woman, as evidenced by the fact that she's put up with my mischievous grandfather for so many years. GRANDMOM GRAMMARPHILE tackles even the scariest of life's problems with an amazing amount of bravery and fortitude, and I couldn't be more proud of her.

Dear readers, I hope you, too, are so fortunate as to have wonderful mothers and grandmothers in your own lives, and I hope that you do something special for them today so that they know how much they're loved.

(I'll be back to being my usual snarky self tomorrow, I promise...but for just this one day, I'm going to behave and be sweet. MAMA GRAMMARPHILE deserves to have one day where she doesn't have to deal with my sassiness!)

10 comments:

Rhea said...

Very sweet, non-snarky post! Loved it.

I want to hear more about the mischievious grandpa...hehe

And,YOU make grammar mistakes?! I'm in shock. hehe

Mike Spoodles said...

Awwwwww, how sweet!

(Will still, of course, be thrilled by the return of snark.)

Mama Grammarphile said...

Thank you, Sweetie. I have always considered myself lucky to have such a sweet daughter. This is the nicest Mother's Day gift ever. I love you.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Thanks, Mom. You're the best! :)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

The snark will most definitely be back tomorrow. :)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Rhea, my grandfather is TROUBLE. His latest adventure: going up on the roof to reach tree limbs he wanted to remove from a nearby tree, falling off the roof, and cracking open his 82-year-old head. (He's mostly fine now...but he's STILL trouble.)

Haha, I usually don't make grammar mistakes, but I'm prone to the occasional typo...thank goodness my mom's good at spotting those for me sometimes. ;)

uncle grammarphile said...

"what is a snark?"

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Hi, Uncle (Jim) Grammarphile! Snark/snarkiness is snide, catty commentary--for example, David Spade's sense of humor and style of comedy is very snarky.

It was good to see you guys on Sunday!

Becky said...

Awwww.... I'm glad to hear you have such an awesome mom. So do I!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Indeed, we're lucky girls, Becky! :)