In response to some comments about my last post:
I understand now that “I’m well” is grammatically correct. I’m just saying I struggled with that information for awhile until it was explained by some random etiquette expert on the internet. And I’m saying that I just don’t like how it sounds. While I generally approve of good grammar, I think there are times in casual conversation when it sounds forced. Like I would rarely say “With whom did you go to the movie?” even though I know it’s proper.
Also, the whole adverb-is-modifying-“am” thing is incorrect. Whatever the word is – well, good, purple, unctious – is modifying “I.” In any other circumstances you would never use an adverb after “I am;” you would use an adjective (“I am angry,” not “I am angrily”). The point of the online etiquette lady is that this is the one time when you can use what is technically an adverb to describe “I.”
Regardless, my point is that I’m conceding on this. So give me a break and don’t call me chick when my name is here and available for your use.