As I was typing the number 2 this week, I noticed the 2 key has the @ symbol on it. I must already know that, I thought, because I type @ all the time when I type email addresses. Has it just become so second nature that I don’t even think about holding the shift key and hitting the 2 when I want to type @?
After you look at certain words over and over, doesn’t it seem like they are spelled wrong when they are really spelled correctly? For example, weird. If you look at weird often enough, doesn’t the word weird itself look very weird?
Okay, so that’s not a unique thought. Unique, unique, unique…another word that looks like it’s spelled wrong if you look at it too long.
Emmy, my toddler, has an obsession with fruit chews. I only allow her to have two packets a day. Let’s face it, fruit chews have no fruit in them. Yes, I know I can buy the über-healthy 100% fruit juice fruit chews, but Emmy wants the box with Nemo on the front. Or Curious George.
addiction obsession means that I limit her fruit chew consumption. We’ll be in the car after she has already devoured her quota, and she’ll say, “more fru’ choo ‘morrow?” The first thing she tells me when she wakes up from her nap is “fru’ choo ‘morrow?” The concept of “tomorrow” hasn’t quite dawned on her yet. When she wakes up in the morning, instead of asking if she can have fruit chews today, she says, “fru’ choo ‘morrow?”
I’m reading The Time Traveler’s Wife, and I love the author’s last name: Niffenegger. That name came straight from Harry Potter. It just can’t be her real last name.
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24 Replies to “Random Tuesday Thoughts: Weirdness”
I LOVED Time Travellers Wife. You reminded me that loaned out my copy and still never got it back….hmm.Ah who can resist fru choos? I like the shark box kind myself ;)Recent blog:=- Random Tuesday Thoughts: Bring on the boxes
I can't tell you how many times I have messed up the @ and 2….kinda like the $ and 4 :)http://iamharriet.blogspot.com/2009/06/worlds-ugliest-doghe-called-911-on.html
That happens to me all the time with words and spelling. I hate when it happens when blogging because then I can't let it go. I have to go look it up. For some reason, I never really learned to type the numbers without looking. I always look down to make sure I'm hitting the right one. At least I don't hunt and peck the letters.Recent blog:=- RTT: Bite Down
fruit choos.. There's our reasoning for not recognizing the correct spelling..we spell how we speak! (I do it too..) :-DRecent blog:=- AQWW 06.21.09
mmmm, fru choos.Niffenegger is the lost 5th House of Hogwarts. Recent blog:=- Woo-hoo! Wholesale bongs! …Random Tuesday Thoughts
How sweet is that "Fru'choo'morrow" Sounds like she really loves them. How do you say no to that? I sit here with a dictionary next to me for the way words often look!Recent blog:=- COULD NOT WAIT
"fru choos" is too cute 🙂 My 2yo is obsessed with them, too. She gets the gummy vitamins so when I give them to her, I just drop them in her bowl with the chews.Recent blog:=- RTT-Lay off the milk duds, lady!
perhaps the author is a witch.and thanks for the good tip on a "must read" book…i seriously need to get the Twilight series out of my freakin' head.my kiddies have this thing with cereal. it is a staple food in our house. all. day. long.andy:)Recent blog:=- i think god loves vampires 'cause they help cull mankind…so it's like vampires are god's minions and he thanks them by giving them eternal life.
I have had to limit the fruit snacks to one per day or my kids would go through a box a day. They can only have them when the oldest gets home from school. It works fairly well.
Oh shoot!!! I had a comment until I typed my email address in. SUCKS TO BE OLD!!!OH shit I remember!!! I am fascinated my what words the automatic dictionary does not know. We should keep a list. >:oRecent blog:=- Random Tuesday
I love the "fruit chew tomorrow" comments. We're just now at that stage where Graham actually gets what tomorrow means and it baffles me to see him actually figuring out time like that. Recent blog:=- Random Tuesday Thoughts: Is That A Snot Pot In Your Pocket Or Are You Just Happy To See Me?
I agree…the shark fruit chews are cool! But my girly girls never go for the shark box….Recent blog:=- Gazebo, Gazabo, Gazoobo
Hmm, now why don't I need to type the $ symbol more often? Oh, yeah, I don't have a job and I need some $!Recent blog:=- Gazebo, Gazabo, Gazoobo
Ah, so when I took touch typing in high school I was actually learning a valuable skill! Who knew?Recent blog:=- Gazebo, Gazabo, Gazoobo
That's very true…I'll never forget when I was little my grandma practically had a stroke when I spelled "git." That's the way "get" sounded to me!Recent blog:=- Gazebo, Gazabo, Gazoobo
I knew you'd be the one with the answer! ;)Recent blog:=- Gazebo, Gazabo, Gazoobo
I have a very hard time saying no to my youngest, especially when she cries. It breaks my heart!Recent blog:=- Gazebo, Gazabo, Gazoobo
That's a great idea! I'll have to invest in some gummy vitamins!Recent blog:=- Gazebo, Gazabo, Gazoobo
I haven't read the Twilight series yet…somehow, I think I'm too old to read about teenage angst, even with vampires!Recent blog:=- Gazebo, Gazabo, Gazoobo
I got in trouble yesterday when I didn't give them their allotment of fruit chews at the same time. My youngest daughter had a fit!Recent blog:=- Gazebo, Gazabo, Gazoobo
I'm often amazed with some of the words spell check says are wrong!Recent blog:=- Gazebo, Gazabo, Gazoobo
Right now, time is a foreign concept to Emmy. I don't seem to have a firm grasp on time concepts myself. We're always running late!Recent blog:=- Gazebo, Gazabo, Gazoobo
we went around and around about curious george fru choos. finally, i just stopped buying them. my sneaky kids would break into the cupboard while i was in the shower and eat them all up! great randomness!Recent blog:=- Cute Kids (ok, they're mine … mostly) – and wordless wednesday
I think I might have to stop buying fruit chews, too…but fortunately, the girls haven't gotten into the cabinets yet!Recent blog:=- Gazebo, Gazabo, Gazoobo