When I was little, I was always a stickler for correct spelling and grammar, to the point of being a jerk about it. I was careful with my diction, and when our third grade teacher let each student choose a word to add to the spelling test each week, I was precocious enough to choose “facetious.” The only word I ever mispronounced as a child was “favorite,” adding an extra R and saying “fravorite.” When that word came up on a spelling test and I got it wrong, I politely pointed out to the teacher her mistake and offered to look it up in the dictionary. I was very angry with my parents when I got home from school that day, but I understand their impulse. I’m sure it was adorable to see this haughty child say something incorrectly.
However, that’s not my point; I only say all this because I am no longer haughty about it and I still say “fravorite” much of the time. And now I have a fravor to ask of you, dear readers. In my last post I mentioned that I did not believe I would get posted in the Apartment Therapy Small Cool contest, and you can imagine my surprise when I found the congratulatory email in my inbox this morning. So, I would be ever so grateful if you would take a moment and visit my entry, scroll through the photos to ensure that you do in fact like it, and then click the “favorite” icon (I’ve already alerted them to their spelling error).
here is the link: Jessica’s Crafted Space
Thank you, and here are a couple outtakes from the photo sesh I had with my apartment last week. Now I’m kicking myself for not including a pet in any of the photos I submitted. It certainly wasn’t intentional; normally you can’t cast your gaze upon any square foot without it also falling upon some cat or dog. But, what’s done is done, and que sera sera, and all that.