I think one of the things I enjoy about age – the things I can talk about publicly anyway – is the wisdom…hahahahaha
…..and at this age, everyone is eager to hear your opinions…hahahahaha

This bolt of lightening thought came to me as I was responding to a post @atticusfin where I was stating my opinions about huge expensive weddings…  Contrary to popular belief, I do not expound on every opinion that I have – just the ones that I give a lot of thought to…like prepositions…what has happened to me – I loved english and I knew and know that you are absolutely not supposed to end a sentence with a preposition…in fact my grammar is just a screamin’ outrage…grammar?  What about my spelling…I used to be the go to person for spelling – now I have to ask people how to spell words…words that I type out and they don’t look right – yet, sometimes they are….they are what?  They are right…another huge issue I have is dropping sentences…I find myself not finishing sentences when I know that the person being talked to knows what I’m talking about…in some situations, it is because some of the people I talk to regularly can just finish my sentences for me……… what has happened to punctuation or the overabundance of punctuation???? know what I mean….I write like I talk ,……..   ……….is the ending of my sentences or thought.  Why do we use emoticons…I used to think it was the hazard of not being a good writer ….. you know….you have to emoticon what you are feeling or the reader doesn’t figure it out…well then perhaps you need to change the way you write…but then who needs more descriptions…I’m so used to email language – short, sweet ๐Ÿ˜‰ no salutations – no adorable sign-offs…I at least like to sign off with N….

Now, what was I talking about?

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  1. @strawberryfieldsgirl – hahahah ref the Sheldon image ๐Ÿ™‚  I can’t not do the emoticons, etc…they are just natural..I don’t even think about them.

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  2. I have this literal kid I live with, think sheldon. I get so used to spelling things out for him or him thinking he has to spell things out for me that it carries over into my writing. And it drives me crazy…yes…I drive MYself crazy with it. Like i have to say “LOL” so someone knows i’m kidding or being sarcastic…I love reading ppl who DON’T do that. As if they know ppl are smart enough to get it. Or they have enough confidence in themselves to assume ppl will get it. I am never sure of that. Anway this was a great post! ๐Ÿ™‚ <—meaning I like it, made me smile!

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  3. Put the coffee pot down and back away from your cup,,,maybe a wee bit too much caffeine?? Run on sentences are never pretty.I have to go now. It’s ‘anything can happen day’ and Dad has the hiccups.

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  4. I totally relate to your post. I’m always being told that sometimes what I write doesn’t make sense, and that’s because I am writing what’s in my head at the time, or I write the way I speak…But I know what I’m saying and thinking, and they make sense to me…I guess to some people it’s a bit odd, but to me, it’s normal!

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  5. Oh my I so relate.  I tell my son and hubby, that if they were not there to navigate when i drive, Lord knows where I would end up.

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  6. @skanickadee – hahaha…this is just where I am today…I can’t keep a thought in my head…one little thought distracts me and I start thinking about something else..then that leads me to another thought….it’s a horribly complicated space today!!

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  7. Wonderful post.  One of my biggest pet peeves is hearing people ask the question “where’re you at?”  But I have noticed that as I have gotten older, I have gotten lazier in my writing habits.  I guess because we live in an email/texting world.

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  8. Sometimes I have a hard time following you and getting your point. I am the kind of person who doesn’t like to assume so I guess I really like it when things are clearly spelled out. My sister-in-law does this with me and I am always wondering what she means when she is talking to me.

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  9. I think you wrote this post just for me In the Midwest, (even here in CO) people always say, “Where is my coat AT”. It’s like fingernails on a chalkboard. “I find myself not finishing sentences when I know that the person being talked to knows what I’m talking about” – I think we just think so much faster than we speak that sometimes I assume I HAVE finished a sentence. Why didn’t you get that, moron? Weren’t you LISTENING? 

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