Part Time Cowboy, Full Time Rockstar Rides to L.A.

See a sampling of Grading Girl’s official press releases for this musician: Darryl Markette Makes his Debut in Los Angeles Darryl Markette, Chicago Singer Songwriter, to Debut in L.A. at Whisky A Go-Go Chicago Artist, Darryl Markette, Makes L.A. Debut at Whisky A Go-Go Darryl Markette Will Be Debuting at Whisky A Go-Go on March… Continue reading Part Time Cowboy, Full Time Rockstar Rides to L.A.

A Complimentary Lesson about Complementary Words

I just read an essay in which a  student wrote “I gave a complement to the author after the presentation.”   This prickly pair needs clarification.   Here’s my complimentary mini-lesson on these two complementary words:    Complementary vs. Complimentary Entities that go well together are complementary. The colors blue and gray complement each other. Two people who… Continue reading A Complimentary Lesson about Complementary Words

Homemade Red Velvet Cake

My mother was way ahead of the times.  She started baking red velvet cake when I was a little girl years ago.  At family parties, it commanded many ooos and ahs, and disappeared instantaneously.  As we grew, she stopped making as many desserts as she used to and red velvet cake became a distant taste. … Continue reading Homemade Red Velvet Cake

All Together Now . . . Don’t Be Altogether Confused

This particular prickly pair of words gets my students pondering.   All Together Vs. Altogether A.  All Together means: 1.  at the same time One, two, three, all together, sing: “Sweeeeet Caroline, bum, bum, bum . . . .” 2. as a group Let’s go to hot yoga all together: it’s much more fun that… Continue reading All Together Now . . . Don’t Be Altogether Confused

Top 10 Ways to Boost Your Workout

Happy February!  Having a wee bit of trouble keeping up with your new year’s resolutions?  No worries – here are some ideas for embracing the sheer joy of exercise! 1.  Invest in a spray tan and stroll into the gym with your newly applied color.  It’ll accentuate your muscles and make you feel fabulous flexing… Continue reading Top 10 Ways to Boost Your Workout