Wednesday, October 10, 2007

PrufeReeding


Okay, so I'm NOT good about rereading my comments. I cannot tell you how many times I will go back (after I have published it) and read something that I have typed that is off the wall. I cringe and yet I laugh. I don't know why I don't just slow down and proofread. I would be ALL over my boys for that with their schoolwork.

I am trying to do better though. When Mary was here I watched her triple proofread her beautiful eloquent comments before her index finger ever graced the publish button. She exclaimed that she could not understand why I was so hasty. Does she know me at ALL? I know that by me pointing out her error proof comments that this puts a little added strain on her perfected comments, but I am trying to stretch you Miss Mary.....Rofl!

The thing is what I type and what I am thinking are so polar opposites, some times, that even I am bewildered and wonder what I could have possibly been thinking....hehehe I am either borderline dyslexic or a genius. I prefer to think of myself as a genius, however. This is how I survive people. I am an optimist at heart!

The other thing I despise, and yes I said despise, are those blasted letters that you have to put at the bottom of some peoples blogs in order for your comment to show up. Are you kidding me? It takes me longer to get the wackadoooo letters in order than it does to rattle off my dyslexic comment! Yes, again, I could very carefully look at each letter and memorize the order of them, but HELLO I don't have all day!

So, the one thing I will say is that I love to type. I used to dream about typing when I was younger and just starting out on my keyboard love affair. I know I know.....a little appalling, but that is how my gray matter works. I love doing anything fast, and so typing was a high for me. *blushing from my bizarre confession* So when I get done typing up my post for the day, and I have done it in record time, with a 15 second proofread, and I hit that spell check button and it says, "What a beautiful non-error spelling piece of art, please post it you blogging genius!" I get all giddy! Okay okay...it doesn't actually say that, all it really says is "Done spellchecking" How weak is that?! I'm contemplating emailing Blogger about it. There should be a reward for such things! I need that sort of feedback!

So, in conclusion, if you see one of my comments or one of my posts that just doesn't make sense; ya know, there is some obscure word in there that lacks any kind of rhyme or reason, turn a blind eye to it. I do! Maybe I should make this a "Works for me Wednesday" post....

10 comments:

jennyb said...

Trina~
I do the same thing you do.
Sometimes I wonder if I should just comment anonymously:)
Sometimes I leave something that I think is hilarious, but it doesn't come across as funny because it's in writing.
I think that blogger should have a button that you push after blogging that gives random complements to the publishers.
Your post is so funny, Trina. I think that you have a gift for saying things that everyone else is thinking, but doesn't say:)

meNmykids said...

That is exactly how I am too, I used to dream in type also when I first learned to type. However, sometimes my bloopers are worse than just a misspelled word. Sometimes my brain flies beyond even common sense, sometimes I write things that could be taken a different way than I meant, then I worry endlessly over having offended someone when I read my comment the next day or so. I am too impatient to carefully think out all the contexts etc., with me it's all about spedd. Ooops.

Trina said...

jenny: Im just glad that there are others in the universe that are in sync with me.

Gale: I have done that before! Again, I give MYSELF the benefit of the doubt and assume that others will know what I meant..Im all about forgiving myself...ROFL!

Mrs.Martin said...

Trina and Gale you both made me laugh out loud this afternoon. As for me, I never do that. lol
Maybe we should call Mary,"Careful Mary," which is not such a bad thing. lol

marykathryn said...

Well what can I say..It is work being purfact...ROFL
Typing has NEVER been one of my strong suits and sometimes I think my fingers have a mind of their own...If I didn't spell check then people would need a key code to figure out what I am trying to say!!
Btw..You are so funny you Blogging genius you!!..hehe

Lori said...

Hee-hee! Ditto that for me! I type my comments too fast and almost never read over what I've typed. I think faster than I can type! ha!

billynbarb said...

This was hillarious, I laughed and laughed. I say the worst things when I'm talking to soemones face so you can imagine what I type, sometimes I erase and re-rite hehe several times. I am just bad at getting what I'm saying to sound like what I'm thinking.....LOL....

Marisela said...

Well I am sure I would never get the reward for error proof comments. But your blog is funny and does make me laugh!

Chantel said...

You are my hero....Being a fast typer has always been a big dream of mine. Im almost there, this comment only took 12 minutes to write!!

Nadine said...

I'm with you. I don't usually proof read mine either. I do agree about the letters you have to type when you comment. It's there so that the blogger doesn't get a computer slamming them...a protection but I don't have it and I've been fine. I'm glad you don't have the extra step either. Have a great day.