The Thesaurus. In reading my post from yesterday, I realized that I used the word "fancy" no less than 6 times. SIX. That's too many. If I had only utilized one of the many thesauruses at my fingertips, I could have replaced at least 4 of the instances of "fancy" with synonyms like fantastic, wonderful, marvelous or grand.
I'm also grateful that none of my friends have deigned to point it out to me.