Thursday, January 13, 2011


DRAT!  Premature posting! My number lock was turned off... Oh well... this is FRIDAY's blog. Check out today's though (below)-- it is a little necessary madness...

(and some news, but first for the part you really want...)

So yesterday I went to leave a link on my friend Sketchie's wall (Hey Sketchie, when ya comin' out, you contracted romance writer, you?) and I found THIS:

Apparently AT&T's auto correct for texting has more of a sense of humor than even those nutty Google guys (though I will share THAT too)

Some of the classics?

“I broke my penis and it exploded all over my pants.” (should have been pen, not penis)

“I think I left my glasses in your orifice.” (office)

“How is your day going?” “Awful. I have a case of the manboobs.” (Mondays)

Seriously... go look.

Can you SEE why instead of doing what I was supposed to last night I was going through their archives and crying because I was laughing so hard?

Though I ALSO had some amusement from the boys at Google. Pretty much you go to Google Maps, pick 'directions' and start in Japan. I think any other country is amusing, though I am particularly fond of the instructions for getting to the United States because it goes through Hawaii...--seriously, go look at the directions.

Okay, and now for some less ridiculous stuff:

There is a REASON the word DIET starts with DIE.

I lost 5 pounds first week, but SUNDAY was bad (not sure why) then MONDAY I was watching my football game (so needed extra adult beverages) and TUESDAY hubby forbid me to set the alarm for 5am after being up until midnight... so this week has been a big ZERO. But I promise to get back to it. As soon as the eggnog is gone... *shifty *


See now HERE I am making good progress. I passed the halfway mark on the 'big edit' (which ideally would be followed by FEEDBACK and which I have now secured the fabulous Michael Di Gesu for an exchange—ideally one more... then another edit then a polish...erm... in 2 weeks. What?

As part of my ABNA prep though, I am engaged in an ABNA prep group on FB that is giving feedback and such and I've had a lot of interest in the book... not just 'sounds interesting' but 'I want to read that!' so I am excited about my book, even if I have doubts about it being quite 'done' for this contest.

That said, to MAKE IT, I am going under for the weekend... I might poke into facebook once or twice... but no blogs... I still have 100 pages to edit, including maybe 2000 words of writing for holes I've already identified, and so need to FOCUS.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Verbal Content by Hart Johnson
First two images at Third was designed by Joris Ammerlaan especially for ME! (because he is fabulous. And a grown up. (long story))
This blog originally appeared at Confessions of a Watery Tart

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TreeX said...

So, Ms Tartness, about those covers I'm doing for your books... Have I earned my ticket yet? :)

Also, with with the silly disclaimers at the bottom of your posts lately? ;)

TreeX said... (Last update: 01-04-2004 00:00)

Also, I obviously meant "*what's* with the silly disclaimers" in my previous comment :)

Holly Ruggiero said...

Those were great and a fun way to end the day. Good luck with editing this weekend.

erica and christy said...

I was wondering if you were mixed up when I saw on FB you posted at night! Congrats on "almost" being done!!!

Old Kitty said...

GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR EDITS!!! Wow!! And you're doing great with your diet!!! Yay for you!! Get seriously NAKED!!!!

And a friend was texting the word "maxi" as she was describing her maxi-dress and text autocorrected it to erm... nazi. Oh dear.

Take care

Hart Johnson said...

Joris, you earned your ticket a LONG LONG time ago. Wish I had more resources to buy it for you!

Disclaimers: read Mondays blog.

Erica-Yeah... silly scheduling didn't get set right because when i changed the day I didn't change the day--blast it anyway!

Jenny-THANK YOU!!! and ouch... the Nazi-dress probably didn't go over very well!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Happy editing! And the LOL Cats tends to suck me in for some serious time wasting.

Carol Kilgore said...

Enjoy your editing weekend.

Katie Mills said...

hilarious! Good luck on your edits!

Raquel Byrnes said...

Bahahaha! Loved the glasses one. Good luck with your edits!
Edge of Your Seat Romance

Helena said...

You are so much more efficient than I am at editing! And I'm the one who says I don't mind doing it. Gotta step up my writing game to your level.

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Try to enjoy your edits. I know they can be droll at times, but you leave a gleaming path behind you!

~Elizabeth :)

Hart Johnson said...

Thanks for the luck, gang! Raquel, that is one of my favorites, too.

Helena-I am not usually this quick, but a deadline has me working on it about 3 hours a day (and the book is only 58K--WAS only 51K--so not as much to edit as an adult book). And HONESTLY... it really should have another round--there just isn't TIME.

Hart Johnson said...

Ha! Elizabeth-I should have hit refresh before posting--I will TRY. I do like the ones that seem particularly inspired--the editing for my Cozy I actually enjoyed. This is OKAY, but I am itchy to just WRITE... another month (this one done then a polish on another, THEN I can write!)

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Good luck with the edits! It's not my favorite way to spend the weekend, but I did it last weekend and lived to tell the tale (even though I'd rather have been reading my book!)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Okay, there's a couple guys where I work that really do have man boobs.

Al said...

Hahaha, hilarious thanks for sharing.
Enjoy the edit!

gideon 86 said...

HI, Hart,

That was just tooooo funny! You are moving right along and that is fantastic! Sorry i didn't get here yesterday, buys writing and company last night. I hope to finish first draft sometime today or early tomorrow.

Thanks for the mention... I can't wait to work with you! Such fun, all this ABNA fever...

Have a productive weekend...


Lisa said...

I love I can waste a lot of time there.

Don't lose heart on your weight loss. 5lbs is great! You can get back to it, I'm sure.

See you soon! Like you, I'm going to have to go on a diet. A time online diet. These revisions are never going to be complete if I spend all my time reading blogs and fooling around on damnyouautocorrect.