Time to offer up the answer to the question posed in my last post. I was rolling in the floor over some of the answers you guys left. Too, too funny. This one is a true bugger! To be perfectly honest, the sentence was flawed to begin with. It would have been more correct to have said “Have you already finished that drink?” or “Did you drink that already?”. Several of you actually said that…Karen and Chris. And Chris even offered up the rule of grammar to support her answer. In trying to arrive at the elusive answer to the question at hand, I found the following information…and I quote:
“So the answer to that lifelong “have drank” versus “have drunk” bugaboo is right at your fingertips. “Webster’s New World College Dictionary” writes: “drank; drunk or now informal drank; drinking.” So the preferred form to use with “have” is “drunk,” although, if you want to be informal, they’ll let you get away with “have drank.”
From this information I gather 3 things. Number one, this is a “lifelong bugaboo”…we aren’t the only ones to be stumped by this one. Secondly, since the original question had the word “have”, the correct answer would be “drunk”. You know, drink, drank, drunk??? Lastly, according to Webster, either one is acceptable. So either is correct??? Sheesh…what an ordeal over a stupid “drunk” beer. LOL!
As for “who” versus “whom”, Rebecca got this one right. “Whom” is used with a preposition…”with whom”, “for whom”, “to whom”. I’m curious if there is another grammar question we should address…this was fun!
So…how was your weekend? Mine? Busy. Busy. Yes, you probably already knew that. I’m ALWAYS busy! This weekend, Serendipity Scrapbooks hosted their awesome Project Runway Crop. Man, did this one ever speak to me. All of the challenges incorporated fashion in one way or another. Being fashion is my “thang”, I was in scrapping/fashion heaven. The message board and gallery were hopping all weekend. If you want some incredible inspiration head on over to the gallery and check it out. You won’t be disappointed.
Since I haven’t posted a layout in a while, I thought I would share my challenges from the crop. The first was a Blue Jean Fashion Queen challenge. I am such a blue jean girl. I try to make them work for any and every occasion. I thought it might be fun to draw from the new trends for Spring. Ripped, torn, almost shredded denim is on the horizon. Additionally, patches are making a come back. For the challenge, we had to create 9 patches from torn paper to be used as the background for our layout. They were to be stitched to the page and the outer edges of the layout were to be distressed. Here is my sample layout:
The second challenge I posted focused on upcoming accessory trends. According to the Spring 2010 Vogue Accessory Guide here are some of the emerging trends. (To view images of the latest trends go HERE).
Each layout had to incorporate 3 of the above trends. I left it open for creative interpretation of each of the trends. As part of the requirements they had to explain how they used the trends they chose.
I used color block, floral print and plastic (name plate is plastic). I was blown away by the creativity used in applying these trends. I was impressed and at the same time had a few “DUH!” moments. Like using staples for silver jewelry…can’t believe I didn’t think of that one. Or consider dimensional adhesive for low heels…pure genius!
In addition my scrapping adventures, I also found time to get in a few workouts. I’m still working on learning to swim and it’s going pretty well. I can’t say I’ve yet arrived but I’m well on my way. I no longer drink half of the pool when trying to swim a single lap. Karen is an amazing teacher and knows me soooo well. She can anticipate my fears and reactions before I even have them. I’ve finally learned to be comfortable with my face in the water and just relax. Bet you never thought “me” and “relax” would ever show up in the same sentence. LOL! I’m definitely a little high strung…all the more reason to give swimming the ol’ college try. I’m taking it a step at a time and trying to be kind to myself in the process…another valuable lesson for the little perfectionist that resides in my head.
I hope everyone has a good week! I’m doing more of the same…work, workout, scrap, visit friends, eat and try to sleep. What will take your time this week?