Monday, July 23, 2012

I Remembered! Adventures in Texting

Last Friday I fragged about having this really good thing I wanted to frag about only to totally forget what it was.

I woke up Saturday morning and remembered, which is kind of a miracle in itself!

I had a little texting foible last week. We've all had them...kind of like this:

I have discovered the joy of using the voice-text feature on my phone. It makes it much easier to send a quick text. There is just one problem: apparently I don't speak clearly.

Last week, I was trying to text Lawn Boy about something being awkward. I didn't proofread ~okay, technically that makes two problems~ before I hit send and when I looked at it, I realized "awkward" had been replaced with "I love you!"

I.About.Died.

Luckily it was smack in the middle of a sentence and totally out of context, so he realized that it was a mistake and I was not, in fact, confessing my love for the first time via text.

Y'all that is SOOOO not my style!

In the meantime, I was in a full blown panic and quickly spat out a rebuttal and an apology. Not having learned my lesson, I once again, did not proofread. Instead of texting "Talk about awkward," I sent a text that started with, "Hey, you want to F*** word?" 

Also NOT something I'd ever say... in any context.

At this point, I gave up!  

Fortunately, my character speaks for itself and again, poor Lawn Boy knew me better. We laughed about it later, but LAWD A' MERCY!

M-O-R-T-I-F-I-E-D!!! 

I think I might be turning into my mother!

18 comments:

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I think it's completely hilarious when that happens! Sometimes I don't get how two things could possibly be confused with each other, but that's what makes it so funny, I guess!

Erin said...

Oh this is too funny! I'm glad you remembered it. Totally makes a good blog post :)

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I am DYING!!! LMAO I don't use the voice thing, with my accent...wayyyy too dangerous!

Slamdunk said...

Awww poor Single Mom. I admit to have done silly things like that--and I turn 14 shades of red which makes it really funny looking.

Not a Perfect Mom said...

love it! haha! you're just typing all sorts of crazy shit lately....

Diane said...

Hi-Larious! I just got an iPhone after having a blackberry forever and Siri is having a really hard time making out my accent!

Emmy said...

Lol! I hate when I text incorrectly only to try and fix it with another mistake. Too funny.

And yes, I love the speaking text thing

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Bwahahah! You need to send those in to Damn You Autocorrect. ;)

Jennifer Gills said...

Hilarious! I've tried to voice text too but my phone has no idea what I'm saying. Sigh.

Heather said...

Ha! I love the last line - turning into your mother! Too funny.

I am so paranoid about my texts getting auto corrected. Also completely paranoid about sending texts/emails to the wrong people!

I am happy that lawn boy was able to see through the mistakes and it didn't create an "incident"!

Jennifer said...

That sounds like something that would happen to me! You did give me a good laugh though!

Mimi B said...

Ugh, swype on my phone is a blessing and a curse. I meant to type "post" to my daughter and it typed a woman's private parts "p***Y". Didn't realize it til it was sent. Nearly died. Also, it changes "you" to the upper part of a woman's anatomy "t*tty". Really? These words are part of the automatic dictionary? And I have NO way to remove them!! So frustrating!! I want to delete words that I would NEVER use! lol

The Girl Next Door said...

HAHAHAHAHA This is hilarious! I recently discovered voice to text which for me is amazingly accurate and better than my Swype. I can barely read my darn screen with my old eyes, so when they do autocorrect it's BAD. LMAO. You are funny! Somewhere out there is a list of the 25 most hilarious text autocorrects. Yours would definitely make the list!

Babes Mami said...

Ohhh goodness!!

Charlotte Klein said...

LMAO!!!!!!

This is awesome. I'm glad you were both able to get a laugh out of it. But I would have died, too. HA!

I love the swype feature on my phone even though it's never correct. A few weeks ago I texted a friend to tell her "that was the worst pickup line I've ever heard," but instead I ended up sending "that's the worst porcupine I've ever heard." LOL!!!

OneMommy said...

Oh my goodness! LOL - I am not a texter - but it definitely sounds like a problem I would have if I did.

doseofreality said...

Ha, ha, ha!! That is HILARIOUS! And only because it happened to you! ;) So glad he was understanding and oh dear God, let this be a lesson to all of us that voice texting is a no go! ;)

Katie Eure said...

Haha...texting errors are hilarious - great for blogging, right?

Stopping by from SITS :)