Initially I figured I could take my time picking out a new computer and use my phone for writing and reading and commenting in the wonderful world of Blogs. (Didn't some clever writer already dub this "The Blogosphere"?) But as annoying and time consuming as the tiny keyboard is, the deal-breaker is Auto-Correct. Somehow or other, when I tried to comment on how "incredible" a talented sewing blogger looked in her latest creation, on little slip of the finger on one of those tiny keys and suddenly I've called her "edible" - EEK! Of course I'm the reason Auto-Correct "thought" to use that word - when John is out of town I expect him to text me with pictures of most of his meals and I send lots of food related email, (recipes, restaurants, nutrition, and such), so "edible" usually is the word I want. The smart thing to do is wait until I get my new computer this week before I attempt anything blogwise.
I'm sure old Auto-C didn't mean to make me seem so odd, not that I need any technologically help in that regard. Yes, I did it by myself yesterday. And until I confess all on the blog, it will keep bothering me, although I an totally innocent in this misunderstanding. It all started with getting my son's dogs groomed, an all day procedure which deserved the ultimate reward you can give a dog in Southern California - Sunday Brunch sitting under the table with their own bowl of delicious Chicken and Rice at The Lazy Dog Cafe. And the people food is scrumptious too! As we waited in the sun for our table on the patio, they played with the other small dogs waiting too. I was bending down petting the most perfectly mannered and groomed Corgi, and trying unsuccessfully to remember the exact name of the different types and which one this might be, so I gave up and just asked, "Is this one of the Queen's Corgis?" When trying later to describe the look on the owner's face, the term "dumbfounded" was what both my son and I came up with. I clarified with, "You know they are Queen Elizabeth's favorite dogs? Queen Elizabeth, Queen of England?" At that moment his partner showed up and he started laughing and finally answered, "Yes, and Yes!" How embarrassing! I didn't even remember that term could be applied to gay men!