My name is Emily and I’m a 20-something graduate student who lives in New Jersey of all places. I like to read. A lot. And I’m a nerd about grammar. (Which means as soon as I make a grammar infraction here, I will face the throngs. Or, at least my mom.) I have to give props to my friend, Lauren McMahon, who has a kick-ass blog, which I’m copying without asking her permission. In the far-off chance that you’re reading this and don’t know Lauren or her blog, you should visit. In my free time, I obviously like reading the newspaper, watching television, and going out with friends. I also go into the city (that is, New York City) far too frequently for my budget to allow. Even though I live in Jersey, I am from the Washington, D.C. suburbs, which I miss terribly. Please let me know if you find fun articles that you think I’d like. I’m always up for some interesting procrastination…

E-mail me @ themedianerd at gmail.com


6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kevin  |  July 17, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    Did you notice that in the very sentence that you talk about making a grammar infraction, you make a grammar infraction? The period should totally be outside the parenthesis. Just had to point that out (because I am an asshole).

  • 2. emgusk  |  July 17, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    Actually Kevin, you’re wrong. The period only goes outside the parenthesis when part of the sentence is outside the parentheses (like the way I’m using it here and you used it in your post). There are some grammar problems in that post though, namely that many of those sentences aren’t even sentences. Still, I’ll never screw up “they’re,” “their” or “there” though, and if I do, I’ll buy you a beer or something.

  • 3. Andrea  |  April 26, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Many of the sentences not being sentences is just blog-style writing, my friend. And I approve. Of it. Enthusiastically.

    (Get it? In that part I wrote non-sentences.)

    (I did it again up there, I did the parenthetical situation you described above.)

    I no your some one who writes good.

    • 4. emgusk  |  April 26, 2009 at 5:15 pm

      Hehe thanks Andie πŸ™‚

  • 5. Marc and James  |  May 25, 2009 at 10:12 pm


    I’d like to think most of the grammar and sppelling mistakes in my blogg are just tyypoes butt me thinks knot.


  • 6. minidoor  |  July 26, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    Hi, Emily.. I’m Jojo, from Indonesia.
    I just googling for searching review of “the secret life of bees” movie, and I found your blog. I’m sorry, my english is not well πŸ™‚
    Just wanna say, nice blog πŸ™‚


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