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With a love song stuck in my throat

Ugh, my head has been aching for days with the trying not to cry. I am so fucking down and feel so utterly worthless, useless, and hopeless these days that it's a constant battle to stay upright. And I don't want to try to go on antidepressants again because the side effects are just so damn awful I don't really feel like it's worth it (plus it doesn't help me much, and kills being able to write, but then, I don't think anyone would care about that and I'm not even sure I do either, so). I keep thinking of my sister lately, even though this isn't the time of year I usually think of her the most, but she was worthy and useful and everyone loved her and I don't know why I'm still here and she's not.

And then there's the pain, the never ending fucking pain. I finally decided to suck up my fears and get a cortisone shot in my spine but it's done nothing, really. It's a tiny bit less horrible, but not enough, and when I see that bill I'm going to be even more miserable having spent that money but still no relief.

OK, to actually do something besides be sad and pathetic, here is something useful: I've seen this question around a lot lately in my circles, where people are wondering how you pluralize proper nouns that end in y, like people's names or businesses or such. I haven't done a usage post in years, but here's your answer:

When you're pluralizing those types of proper nouns, you don't treat them the same way as you would a regular noun ending in y. So, for instance, "We picked blackberries" is how you'd pluralize the noun blackberry, but "We bought two BlackBerrys at Frye's today" is how you'd handle the proper noun (name) of the handheld device. Same thing for people's names -- "We had four Cindys in our class" or "What if we made an army of Buckys!" or "What would we do without the Nick Furys of this world?" There you go.

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batwrangler
Jun. 3rd, 2014 12:40 pm (UTC)
I am so giving the universe a time-out for how it is treating my friends. *hugs*
killabeez
Jun. 3rd, 2014 12:45 pm (UTC)
{{{{massive, gentle hugs}}}}

I think that plainly this calls for an army of Buckys. But the question is, how do you pluralize a word that ends in ys? As in, "What would we do without the Gwyneth Rhyses of this world?"
kerithwyn
Jun. 3rd, 2014 06:25 pm (UTC)
What would we do without the Gwyneth Rhyses of this world?"

Be far poorer in many regards.

sdwolfpup
Jun. 4th, 2014 11:01 pm (UTC)
*hugshugshugs* The next few weeks are really busy for me, but sometime end of June we should see about getting together again for tea.
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