tEXt Files

Texting is a form of communication that ranks pretty high on my list of preferred forms of communication.  It is firmly sandwiched in-between face-to-face (#1) and email (#3) and, frankly, waaay above the dreaded telephone (#last#last#last).  I prefer texting, mostly because it is a silent and efficient way of transmitting information and often acts as a reminder of things I need to do or follow-up on, since it’s always with me.  Out of all of the ways to convey info, […]

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You type too much.

In 1960 there was a song that reached #3 on the pop charts: “You Talk Too Much.”  A few years later I was born.  Coincidence?  I think not.  Those were the very same words often spoken in my direction, as adults shook their heads and said, “You talk too much.”  Nearly every report card I had in elementary school had great grades, but contained the words, “She is a delight to have in class, but she talks too much” or […]

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Phonephobia

My cellphone provider keeps writing, emailing and calling me telling me that I’m eligible for an upgrade and I don’t want one.  Honestly, if I had my way, I could spend the rest of my life without a phone, except maybe one that dials 911.  No incoming calls.  No outgoing call.   You see, the telephone is an instrument of torture to me.  No, really.  The kind of torture equivalent to the devices used during the Middle Ages, like the […]

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I Curse Thee With a Hext Upon Thy Head!

BULLogging – (verb) To type in an intimidating public manner. HEXting – (verb) To place a curse via telephone communication. [From the personal dictionary of T.]   I spend a large portion of each day placing fingers to electronic keyboards to spill my opinions out on various screens but never to cause anyone harm or discomfort.  I mean, if I do it’s maybe because of the occasional grammatical error or typo – but certainly not because of offensive or malicious […]

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