Friday, September 21, 2012

Great Expectations


Last weekend I was signing and 'personalizing' a book and I was staggered to find myself writing the word 'seamy' and waiting for the little red Spellcheck line that would tell me if I'd misspelled it. Perhaps I've been on the computer too long.

And many, many thanks for all the kind words about our Miss Susie. Such a loving community of friends.
 
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13 comments:

Ms. A said...

I hear you about that red line! I swear I used to be a good speller. Unfortunately I'm seeing that red line a lot more often.

Martin said...

I smiled when I read this. Recently, I've been missing out whole words in a sentence. It's either the result of a 'senior moment' or my brain running faster than my fingers.

Brian Miller said...

ha. i could use spell check on comments some days...

Thérèse said...

... just smiling...

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

The spellchecker has all of us spoiled.

In response to Brian's comment, the spellchecker works on comments (at least on my computer) if you right click the misspelled word.
Sam

Barbara Rogers said...

Oh that's a good thing to know, Sam. Thanks for that little bit of computer education...see, I read the comments too, Vicki!

JJM said...

I don't so often expect the squiggly red line, but I do find myself looking for the "like" button.

In the early days of the web, back when basic html was sufficient, I did tend to look at patterns (e.g. floor tiles, wall paper, even just flowers or grass) and judge them in terms of tile-ability for backgrounds on a web page ...
--Mario

Wayfarin' Stranger said...

First I got a pocket calculator. I can no longer do simple math. Then I got a spell checker. Now I can no longer spell simple words. Is someone trying to tell me "use it or lose it?"

Anonymous said...

When I stay at a hotel with auto flush and wave-your-hand faucets, it takes me a day to get back to do-it-myself when I get home. I have a remote to unlock the car and the very first day I had it I looked for something to click to open the front door. In my sixties, but I apparently adapt well.

Lynne in GA

Vicki Lane said...

I seem to recall one of my kids pointing a remote at me and hitting MUTE when I was nagging...

Barbara Rogers said...

Hi Vicki...thanks for comment on my pitcher with spiral. There will be more! Thought of you while volunteering at Folk Art Center on Blue Ridge Parkway this morning...where there's the library full of different crafts info. You know so much about the Appalachian people, and pass it on.

Victoria said...

Shoot, I tried Sam's advice but it doesn't work on my computer.

I used to be an excellent speller, but not anymore. My brain has too many 'senior moments' and sometimes, even when I know I've spelled a word correctly, it just looks wrong, so I check the dictionary. It's so annoying!

jennyfreckles said...

Ha ha, I like that. It's not dissimilar to when I stand and try to click my key fob to unlock my front door.