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a reasonably good day

The dreams that have plagued me for the past 3 or 4 nights have been intense and somewhat troubling, but I think with the moon waning, my nighttime excursions should even out a bit. Last night’s dream was vivid but lacked the power of the others, which is good because I woke a bit more relaxed and so had a reasonably good and productive day.

Managed to get all the errands done in an efficient manner. Hit the post office, pet food store, picked up my laptop from the “Computer Renaissance” repair shop, stopped at Whole Foods for a dinner for one type meal since Brni is down in Virginia (yet again). Made it home in time to log into my online, live herbalism class and then spent the next couple hours watering, weeding and generally poking around the yard.

I like poking around the yard. Makes me happy.

So there you have it….a reasonably good day.
Time for a reasonably good beer.

a public aside to brni

when you corrected my usage of “good” in my statement, “I’m feeling good,” you were wrong. here’s the deal from dr.grammar (http://www.drgrammar.org/faqs/#21).

Good or Well?
Good and well are often misused. According to The Grammar Bible, “good is an adjective. It can only modify nouns and pronouns. Well is an adverb. It can only modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. Too many people use good, the adjective, when they need well, the adverb. I scored good on my spelling test.(incorrect) The new car runs good. (incorrect) In each example, the adjective good modifies a verb, scored and runs, respectively. Only adverbs modify verbs. These situations call for the adverb well. I scored well on my spelling test.(correct) The new car runs well.(correct) A frequently used expression, ‘to feel well,’ in American parlance, implies that one’s touching ability is in excellent condition” (141-142).
Brian’s Common Errors in English, see Writing Resources, provides further explanation: “‘Good’ is the adjective, ‘well’ is the adverb. You do something well, but you give someone something good. The exception is verbs of sensation in phrases such as ‘the pie smells good,’ or ‘I feel good'[emphasis added]. Despite the arguments of nigglers, this is standard usage. Saying ‘the pie smells well’ would imply that the pastry in question had a nose. ‘ I feel well’ is also generally acceptable; but it is not the only correct usage.” I hope the exception above helps to explain the rule.

i only mention it because your correction was in public and, well, i feel that tit-for-tat is necessary for my general well-being and all around good vibrations.

*evil grin w/smooches*

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