Monday, March 31, 2008

Cancelled

Before I get into the tellings of the weekend, I'd like to pose a question I've had for quite a while. Maybe there is some English major out there that can answer this question for me with hard fact. Why is the past tense of the word "cancel" sometimes spelled with two "L's" and sometimes with only one. I personally spell it "CANCELLED" but I have seen it spelled "CANCELED" as well. I'm just curious what the difference is. I should stop now, because I am looking at the word, and it has now become a freaky word that doesn't even look right no matter how I look at it.

On to other things. Friday, Shara and I did a little house hunting, and then saw 21. AWESOME MOVIE! Definitely see it, I'm still trying to figure out how to count cards like they do, someday I will get it and be a Blackjack master, until then I will have to rely solely on luck, and nunchuck skills. Saturday I played ball for a while, Shara and I ran a few of errands, and then met up with my Dad to drive out to Wendover to go see Collective Soul. It was a good thing we had a discrepancy on the time of the concert, otherwise it could have been bad news bears. I ended up checking the website just as we were getting ready to leave to check the time. (Inner-Nick monologue) "It says it starts at 8:00 pm, Good, let's go.... Wait, just for fun let's see who else is playing out there for future shows... Bill Cosby, Loverboy, Wayne Newton and Collective Soul is cancelled, cool, let's go...Wait WHAT?! COLLECTIVE SOUL CANCELLED?! What the crap!" Sadly it was true. Apparently Ed Roland, the Lead Singer got sick, and they cancelled around 1:00. It was a good thing I checked that, otherwise, it would have been a long drive for nothing.

Thus the "cancelled" picture.

So, Shara, Natalie and my mom were going to have a girls night anyway, while we were out, and we just crashed their party. We went to Famous Dave's, and Shara and I went to a goodbye party for this guy she works with at KSL. It was good to hang out and see people there. Then we came back and played Screwy Louie with my parents. If I remember correctly Shara won both times, she needs to stop playing. :)

'Twas a good weekend.

4 comments:

Macdonald's said...

I never noticed the two spellings. interesting as I am now also confused. I guess it can be either way. I want to see 21, good to know that you liked it.

melanie33 said...

I am assuming the different spellings are both acceptable and they are so because the word was so frequently misspelled. Kind of like the word through. So many people spelled it "thru" so it became an acceptable spelling. Also like color and colour.
Ok English lesson aside, I have to say Nick, I am just not sure about Collective Soul... Have they become cooler since their stuff from high school or something? Or are they just a bit of a guilty pleasure band? I have to say I was like... Nick & Collective Soul?? Just Curious.

nickotron said...

I was a big Collective Soul fan in high school, however everything released after their album Blender in like 2000 I don't even own. I think their heyday was in high school. I mainly was going to go because it's a band my Dad really likes, and we decided to go together.

Kim Family said...

So I was reading your blog and saw that you guys were house hunting. Our house in Sandy is up on the market...just wanted to put that out there!