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Text Faux Pas

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Texting, it seems,  is an integral part of our lives these days.  With smart phones becoming more and more popular, SMS and Messenger Chats have taken over virtually every traditional communication mode. Fortunately, I seldom drink, and I never get drunk, so I don’t send out drunk texts, but a lot of people do….and if you’re sending from a contact list or have one contact that has a lot of phones, it is easy to make a mistake and misdirect a text.

However, as they say, every story has two sides and with this convenience and ease comes some bummers and embarrassing moments sent from one side to the other. Let us admit it; every one of us has at some point of his/her life made some disasters by selecting a wrong recipient and thus sending the message to someone else rather than the indented recipient. Or may be sending a wrong message to the right recipient, or worse….

And if this were not enough, the AUTO CORRECT feature has done some REAL damage!  While this is a smart invention,sometimes it goes one step further and tries to be overly-smart. Some of the spelling errors are a scream.  Others are downright embarrassing.   Anyway….Here are some funny text messages. Some are from my own phone and some are from the web.  Hope you get a laugh out of them, but be forewarned.  Some of them are pretty raunchy.

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Mark Twain on Writing

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(from Mark Twain’s scathing essay on the Literary Offenses of James Fenimore Cooper)

1. A tale shall accomplish something and arrive somewhere.

2. The episodes of a tale shall be necessary parts of the tale, and shall help develop it.

3. The personages in a tale shall be alive, except in the case of corpses, and that always the reader shall be able to tell the corpses from the others.

4. The personages in a tale, both dead and alive, shall exhibit a sufficient excuse for being there.

5. When the personages of a tale deal in conversation, the talk shall sound like human talk, and be talk such as human beings would be likely to talk in the given circumstances, and have a discoverable meaning, also a discoverable purpose, and a show of relevancy, and remain in the neighborhood of the subject in hand, and be interesting to the reader, and help out the tale, and stop when the people cannot think of anything more to say.

6. When the author describes the character of a personage in his tale, the conduct and conversation of that personage shall justify said description.

7. When a personage talks like an illustrated, gilt-edged, tree-calf, hand-tooled, seven-dollar Friendship’s Offering in the beginning of a paragraph, he shall not talk like a Negro minstrel at the end of it.

8. Crass stupidities shall not be played upon the reader by either the author or the people in the tale.

9. The personages of a tale shall confine themselves to possibilities and let miracles alone; or, if they venture a miracle, the author must so plausably set it forth as to make it look possible and reasonable.

10. The author shall make the reader feel a deep interest in the personages of his tale and their fate; and that he shall make the reader love the good people in the tale and hate the bad ones.

11. The characters in tale be so clearly defined that the reader can tell beforehand what each will do in a given emergency.

An author should

12. _Say_ what he is proposing to say, not merely come near it.
13. Use the right word, not its second cousin.
14. Eschew surplusage.
15. Not omit necessary details.
16. Avoid slovenliness of form.
17. Use good grammar.
18. Employ a simple, straightforward style.

Sometimes It Is Difficult Being in Grad School

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This is me, all over the place.

Baby, You Can Drive MY Car!

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Day # 26 – KITCH

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Photo a Day – MARCH

Day #26 – KITCH

© Stacy Alexander – 2013

Day #18 – Something That Makes You Feel Merry

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Photo a Day – DECEMBER

Day #18 – Something That Makes You Feel Merry  (Smoking babies *always* make me feel merry!)

©Stacy Alexander – 2012

My husband is in this video…. Gangnam Style!

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Should I laugh ….or should I cry? Or should I run away and hang my head in shame?

I think I’ll laugh…

That’s John-O, my husband, seen when the counter hits 1:18, in the black shirt and shades, dancing with a group down the stairs.  He’s only there for about 4 seconds….if you can stand to watch it that long.  It’s really bad…but sort of cute and funny.