Sunday, February 6, 2011

Wham Bam

Just a quickie, right now. Yesterday finished on a very good note. I was just under 1200 calories and got all of my water down. *gurgle* Head was clearer, more quiet and I was a little more mellow. Less cranky and irritated.

I am irritated right now, tho. I submitted a Freecycle offer and when it posted in my e-mail I noticed that my properly capitalized and punctuated post had been altered by the mods and there wasn't a capital letter to be found. Anywhere! And there was a note at the bottom of my post reminding me not to post in all caps. WTF??? I didn't post in all caps. I proofread my post carefully and it was properly capitalized. Anyone who has known me any length of time is aware that all caps or all lowercase writing irritate the living shit out of me. Use your frakking shift key, already. So I know that I didn't submit that Freecycle post in all caps. I sent them a passive aggressive little e-mail "apologizing" for my mistake and telling them that my post, as they edited and submitted it was rather offensive to my eyes.

I wonder if that is going to get me kicked out of the Freecycle community? ^^

Okay, I have to run. I need to get into the shower, slap on a little war paint and put my hair up.


***Oh, and my above rant about capitalization is in no way a rant against any of my readers or their blogs. I am very live and let live about blog postings... Your blog, your sandbox. I am talking about e-mails, message board posts and so forth.***


  1. Try to enjoy the day anyway, Erika. I was never even able to get our local freecycle groups to contact me. I decided it wasn't worth all the effort. Hang in there. :)

  2. Hope you feel better - In your Gallbladder and your dear mind.

  3. That annoys me too - but I'm a grammar guru. I used to spell check and grammar check Rambo's love letters to me...with a red pen!

  4. You're such a fine writer and grammar lady, then FC tells you not to use ALL CAPS?? You would never do that. They've been breathing too much dust from all the second-hand stuff. Have you found that people will contact you to pick up and then not show? It irritates me no end. I had excellent LL Bean down jackets, brand new/never worn, and two people flaked! They were black and navy, big sizes--to me, very desirable. Finally someone showed. But you know who always shows? People who need cat food or supplies. Cat people show. Dog people probably do, too.

    Good luck on the Challenge. I am so rooting for you and the %-age prize.

  5. I'm the same way on forums. Shift is not a difficult concept!
    I just recently delved into the fine word of Freecycle and it's pretty damn awesome. Hope they don't kick you out ;)
    Have a good one!

  6. Glad to hear that you are back on track and feeling pretty danged good (less the FC snafus).

  7. As a teacher any effort at good grammar gets a gold star in my book!


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