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27 September 2011 @ 07:56 pm
Big News, Folks. BIG. NEWS.  
I'm pregnant.

Just kidding. The news is not THAT big. If I were pregnant, Nolan, God and a couple of doctors would definitely have some 'splainin' to do.

So... I only have quasi-big news. I've joined the twenty first century. Can I just say that I really like what you've all done with the place?

Remember this post? Where I lamented the fact that my husband hated texting and thought it was the downfall of Western Civilization? I wore him down. Yesterday I got my very first smart phone. It's an iphone 4. He's very intelligent, and very staid, and very proper in his black case. In light of the fact that I just re-read Pride and Prejudice, I named him Fitzwilliam.

Fitz, for short. 'Cause I'm kicky like that.

Because honestly, who doesn't love Mr. Darcy? How can you NOT love Mr. Darcy?

And if you haven't read Pride and Prejudice, put down your phone, go to the freaking library and GET IT. Or download it and read it on your phone. I'm not picky.

Anyway, yes, Mr. Darcy. And I love Colin Firth, too... but I digress. (And my car - a sexy, black Toyota Sequoia - is named Colin.)

So. I find that I like the twenty-first century, although I'm a very SLOW texter. Like SLOW. Like slower than molasses at Christmas. And I refuse to do the whole text speak thing. I have standards, you know. There will be no acronyms (with perhaps the exception of the odd, 'LOL'). There will be no letter U instead of the word 'you.' If won't happen. No TTFN.  No ROFL.   Cross my heart and hope to die.


Anyway, text me. When I figure out how to work the phone, I'll get back to you.
I am:: the sofa
I feel:: cheerfulcheerful
I hear:: Abbey snoring,
C. Brooks SmithC. Brooks Smith on September 28th, 2011 01:25 am (UTC)
ROFL I totally LOL'd
Carrie Leigh: pinata hatecarrie_leigh on September 28th, 2011 01:27 am (UTC)
WolfStar: applausewolfstar07 on September 28th, 2011 01:26 am (UTC)
I'm the same way about textspeak, and heaven help you if you dare use textspeak in writing (or an email).
Carrie Leigh: Grammar Snarkcarrie_leigh on September 28th, 2011 01:28 am (UTC)
I don't like it, either. :)
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Darcy - <3jandjsalmon on September 28th, 2011 02:16 am (UTC)
Oh YAY! I LOVE his name! Excellent choice! I approve (as does Henry - my iPhone... though he's not gay - he just knows a good name when he hears one. :)
slitherhither: slitherhitherslitherhither on September 28th, 2011 04:56 am (UTC)
I can't refrain from snarking at your replies, apparently... How do you know your iPhone isn't gay? :DD
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Jonathan Eyebrowjandjsalmon on September 28th, 2011 05:08 am (UTC)
My former laptop was a lesbian... but my Henry isn't. I don't know why - I kinda wish he was (since then he'd be after a piece of Jonathan Groff and I heartily approve of that) - but alas, my Henners is much like the real Henry he's named after and he's all into girls. :)
Carrie Leigh: coffee for breakfastcarrie_leigh on September 28th, 2011 11:49 am (UTC)
Fitz isn't gay. He tried to wear a brown belt with black shoes until we had a chat.
slitherhither: cyndi_lauperslitherhither on September 28th, 2011 04:47 am (UTC)
OMG, way 2 make my heart stop!!! *dies*

btw, plz note the lesson in txt speak.

And yes, I love full sentences, punctuation, and grammar, too. However it does speed u up if you take short cuts! Welcome to the next millennium. :D :D
Elle Blessingwayelle_blessing on September 28th, 2011 05:09 am (UTC)
DOOD. I about died too. LIKE WHAAAA???
Carrie Leigh: Chicago - happycarrie_leigh on September 28th, 2011 11:51 am (UTC)
Thank you! And as doggedly stubborn as i am, I'll probably take not using text speak too far. Like... life will be on the line and I'll be cursing at my thumbs, "NO! I will NOT TYPE U!"
Elle Blessingwayelle_blessing on September 28th, 2011 05:08 am (UTC)

I had to recover. Even when I was reading that you said you weren't preggers, I WAS STILL UP HERE IN CAPSLOCK LAND.

But anyway, YAY! Congrats on your smart phone! You made a good choice going with the iPhone. Cause it's awesome. And easy to use. You can doooo it!
Carrie Leigh: dastardly plancarrie_leigh on September 28th, 2011 11:55 am (UTC)
I'm sorry.

A little.

But in reality, pregancy wouldn't be possible. Several times over. Once we figured out what caused that, we nipped it in the bud. ;)

Got any apps you love?
Mala13oct on September 28th, 2011 08:23 am (UTC)
Girl. My jaw hit the ground. And I'm not kidding either. That's a fab opening line!
Carrie Leigh: The Abysscarrie_leigh on September 28th, 2011 11:56 am (UTC)
:D Can you imagine having to start over at this point? I'd cry. Hard.
O Demanding One: Urs: Queen Ursulaheyurs on September 28th, 2011 10:13 pm (UTC)

*coughs* U is the perfect letter. *coughs* *nods* Just sayin'...

nbaeker: dance nph elmonbaeker on September 29th, 2011 06:50 am (UTC)
Oh dear Lord, I just about choked on my food there, Carrie!

But welcome to the world of Texting!
Mala13oct on October 1st, 2011 08:16 pm (UTC)
Girl, I had to share this with you. I've just found you the perfect book: