Ruby Tuesday

Friday Sophie and I met former and current Writer’s Digest colleagues for lunch. (Thanks to Maria, who set this up!)


Here’s Sophie with Kristin, former editor of WD.


And here she is with Kathy, WD‘s art director.


And with Robin, a former editor at WD.


Brian, WD‘s online managing editor, played cars with Vincent.

(from “The Office“)

“Ryan: What I really want, honestly, Michael is for you to know it so that you can communicate it to the people here, to your clients, whomever.

Michael Scott: Oh OK.

Ryan: What?

Michael Scott: It’s whoever, not whomever.

Ryan: It’s whomever.

Michael Scott: No, whomever is never actually right.

Jim Halpert: Nope, sometimes it’s right.

Creed: Michael is right. It’s a made up word used to trick students—

Andy: No. Actually, whomever is the formal version of the word—

Oscar: Obviously it’s a real word—but I don’t know how to use it correctly.

Michael Scott: [to camera] Not a native speaker.

Kevin: I know what’s right. But I’m not gonna say. Because you’re all jerks who didn’t come see my band last night.

Ryan: Do you really know which one is correct?

Kevin: I don’t know.

Pam Beesly: It’s whom when it’s the object of the sentence and who when as the subject.

Phyllis: That sounds right.

Michael Scott: Well it sounds right but is it?

Stanley: How did Ryan use it, as an object?

Ryan: As an object.

Kelly: Ryan used me as an object.

Oscar: Is he right about that—

Pam Beesly: How did he use it again?

Toby: It was, Ryan wanted Michael, the subject, to explain the computer system, the object—

Michael Scott: Thank you!

Toby: … to whomever, meaning us, the indirect object. Which is the, the correct usage of the word.

Michael Scott: No one, uh asked you anything ever so whomever’s name is Toby, why don’t you take a letter opener and stick it in your skull?”