Books and Binders

I have a dentist appointment after work today and without thinking I had both onions and blue cheese at lunch today! I’ll have time to go home and brush my teeth before the dentist, but hopefully I don’t stink up everyone’s faces!

I’m about halfway through The United States of Arugula: How We Became a Gourmet Nation, which started out slowly for me but is starting to pick up now that I’ve made it to the 1970s. Still, it’s not what I was expecting it to be. It’s more of a biography of famous chefs, food writers, and other food people, and less of a cultural history of why we eat the things we eat. Oh well, that’s what happens when I idly poke around the non-fiction section when the library doesn’t have the books I want.

Speaking of books, though, I was able to find a copy of The Duggars: 20 and Counting! and flip through it last week. I really just wanted to see the page with the plans of their house, which was interesting itself – lots of little walled-off areas and offices and such, and an area called a “goodbye room,” what is that? I definitely do not need to own this book, but it might be interesting to read in its entirety if it ever does show up at the library.

Saw this sign hanging on the door of the copy center at work today:

Free Pen’s
and Binders!

That makes me want to cry. First of all, I hate it when people use an apostrophe when the word is plural, not posessive. An apostrophe does not mean “an S is on the way.” But also, why does “pen’s” get an apostrophe and “binders” doesn’t? And if it was a typo, wouldn’t you at least take a second look at the four words you’ve written before printing them on a giant poster to hang in public?

2 comments on “Books and Binders

  1. That apostrophe thing kills me. Being a printer, I see it all the time. Some people get real offended when you tell them about it.

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