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Old September 1st, 2009, 06:45 PM
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Never Text Without Your Glasses!!!

While I was in the laundromat I heard my cell phone signal the arrival of a message. When I finished feeding the hungry mouth of the dryer I sat down to read it. I did not bother to get my glasses out but sat there squinting at the words. I opened the message and saw "miss me?" I messaged back "Yes I do" In a moment back comes "A lot?" I sent back "Very much" and went back to my task. As I was folding the clothes another message arrived. It said "I am in Lakeland near your house can I come over or should I go home to Tampa?" Tampa? Hugh does not live in Tampa he lives in Winter Haven. I got out my glasses and checked the number. It was not a number I even recognized . I had been texting with with a stranger!!! AS I was going to the car the phone rang. When I answered it was the man to whom I had been texting. He seemed perplexed to hear a strange voice on the phone. I did not want to explain so I agreed when he said, "Sorry, I guess I got a wrong number"

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Oy! Texting is one bit of technology, I will pass on
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Old September 1st, 2009, 07:52 PM
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Oy! Texting is one bit of technology, I will pass on
Trip:

I figured you had the "flying thumbs of fury" and were constantly texting your BFFs.

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At least you're more modern than I, Laura. I took my cell phone out to use it and a teenager standing near me stared at it for a second and then started laughing.

What the heck, the thing still works!

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Nope, no texting for me either, hardly use my cell phone....Today's technology, OMG!
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Mike, can you even imagine the message I could send with Triponese?
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I just started learning. I am not good at it. Josh says Mom, no word should have more than three letters.

That is just not southern.
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Way to go Laura! !
I shouldn't laugh, I wouldn't know how to test if my life depended on it....

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At least you're more modern than I, Laura. I took my cell phone out to use it and a teenager standing near me stared at it for a second and then started laughing.

What the heck, the thing still works!

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Hey I found a picture of Todd on his cell phone.
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Laura without my glasses or contacts I couldn't even find the phone. I'm also not a texter the keys are too small, I need Todd's phone.
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"Triponese" with a Boston accent no less!!

Kat great picture of Todd with his huge phone.

Luanne, I have never been able to make myself use the shortcuts I see in texts or online. I am possessed with a devil that makes me use the proper spellings and punctuation. It takes me forever to send even a short one.

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Laura - too funny!

Hi, I am Jen - I am a addicted Texter...

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The company sent me a new cell phone/pager. It has a GPS, you can text, you can connect to the internet, you can track your friends who have a similar phone, you can keep logs of appointments, it has a camera, and a video camera, and it's supposed to have a phone somewhere on it. I haven't found the phone part yet!
Give me a cell phone that WORKS! Just a cell phone that has a keyboard and everything, so that when they say "push one for English" I can find 1!

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Ken,

Can I get an "AMEN!" on that?

Seriously, they do have such a phone. The problem is, it's overall probably eight times as expensive if not more to use than the phone that will even talk for you!! . It's like when in the food industry they take excess sugar out of something and then charge twice the price for that version of the item

Ken, they're going to get us one way or the other.

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What a pack of old fogie Luddites!

My texting story actually involves AIM IMs, where you chat with people on your buddy list. I was intending to chat with Marj I sent "Love you sweetie" to which I got the reply "Love you too honey, but what are we going to tell Marj and Linda?" I had sent it to my Brother-in-law
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It's just a good thing you didn't type any embarrasing typos. Like saying to him, "honey, I have to go, I'm in a public spot" and leaving out the "l"

That's one of more usual typos I make.
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