this afternoon, i'm writing my first story since a few weeks before grayson was born. i emailed my editor at the sa s-t on wednesday night around 10 p.m., and by 10 a.m. thursday, i had an assignment.
this particular assignment required that i speak with someone from the tom green county historical commission. at the conclusion of our short interview, i doubled-checked this individual's title. she confirmed, and i said, "ok. thank you!"
before i could hang up, she said, frantically, "hold on! hold on! hold on! be sure that you use 'tom green county historical COMMISSION.' it's not 'society.' those are not interchangeable words. it'd be like calling someone who's in the lions club a member of the kiwanis. we're the state agency."
apparently, someone has made that mistake before. and i got his lecture.