Thursday, April 10, 2008

The morning after the week before

Before we begin, I must offer a heartfelt thank you to all those who gave words of encouragement and advice after my emotionally incontinent wail yesterday.

I am feeling a smidge better -- only because I know that in a week, Z-man will be here for a few days and he will get the hug that I feel we both richly deserve.

This has been a difficult week for me, what with Roo's broken arm, more weird staff-upheaval crap at work, a weekend from hell that was chorus-related, a very hurtful fight with my BFF and now Z-man on top of that.


We endeavor to persevere, as Lone Watie once said in "The Outlaw Josie Wales." Then we declared war ...

In the interest of being a little more lightweight today -- and lift the mantle of doom -- I am going to share a text-message exchange between Wonderhubby and me from late Wednesday afternoon, as we decided what we were going to do for dinner.

Now, let me explain that WH is one of the worst spellers known to man. Part of it is that he is dyslexic. The other part? He's a lousy speller.

What's funny is that he often takes the harder spelling of sound-alike words. For example, he will use "weigh" for "way." Spelled properly, just the wrong word.

To further set up this story: One of our favorite restaurants has the word for a heavenly winged creature in the name. Got the picture? Ok, here we go.

WH: eggs or angle?

Evil Wife: angle?? you mean angel? for dinner?

WH: Yes.

EW: Doesn't matter. Angel is fine. What is your eta?

WH: Freeway no. 1 @ freeway no. 2

EW: ok

WH: Your eta my angle?

EM: Are you talking dirty to me?????????

No, apparently, he wasn't. He thought I was still at work and was talking sweet (misspelled) nothings in my ear phone.

Gotta love him ...


nikki said...

Too bad, that's definitely a new way to talk dirty.

Janet said...

My very own wonderhubby has the dyslexic bad speller combo as well. It pains the editor in me but I try not to correct anything unless he asks.

LceeL said...

A dyslexic bad speller could get himself into a whole world of trouble and never know the reason why. It's fortunate, for sure, that he has you.

Robinella said...

I don't get it...probably cause I had two kids asking me quetions at the same time. Maybe I'll come back and try again later.

Burfica said...

That is so fricken funny. I was looking up the cyber angels one time and I kept typing in angle and couldn't figure out why I kept getting sent to a construction site. hahahahahaha

But...I ghost write short stories for a man that writes them out longhand. I put them on the computer and fix spelling, grammer, and punctuation. He writes just like that. But I think much worse. gems is spelled jems coins is spelled cones. and he can't say cliff, he says clift. makes me giggle each time cuz he is a almost 40 year old virgin and I think he's said clit. hahahahahaha

I'm like what does a 100ft clit have to do with this story??

Okay sorry, had to giggle.

Janet said...

My husband can't spell either. It's endearingly annoying to the writer in me.

The Laundress~JJ! said...


maggie's mind said...

Nice! That was the perfect giggle I needed just now.

I'm glad that you'll get to have your boy home for a visit (and some hugs!).

Jenni said...

I don't get it either. Maybe because I don't know what eta means?

Josh had to have vision therapy for a convergence deficiency when he was younger. That put him behind in reading and spelling and I think spelling would not have come naturally to him anyway. He has pretty much caught up in reading but his spelling is still bizarre. He often finds the most complicated and difficult way to misspell words. I ask him what language he's trying to write in:o)

Jenni said...

Ah! Lightbulb! (Okay, so I had to look up eta. At least I get it now)

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

I'm just shocked you two text. I think I've maybe sent two ever. I just don't get it.

Susiewearsthepants said...

LOL-that is so funny! I think men have a harder time texting because their fingers are bigger than ours. Well, it sounds good anyway.

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