Thursday, February 21, 2008

Bandaids, Books and Other Miscellany

Do you ever wrap a bandaid around a wound tightly to stop the bleeding and then realize you've wrapped it so tightly that you're going numb? This happens to me all the time. I can't seem to get the tension right.

There are so many books I want to read that are quickly becoming movies. I have to hurry up and read the books before I see the movies! That's my rule, if I can accomplish it: book before movie.

When I use a pencil, I expect that I will be erasing something. Otherwise I'll use a pen, which I prefer in most cases. I wish I didn't always run out of eraser before I run out of pencil lead.

Do you think that the rampant use of spell check does a disservice to us as far as actually learning how to spell words? Sometimes I wonder. Also, when my Word document automatically corrects my typing errors, does this reinforce my errant typing skills by not forcing me to recognize the error and change my finger pattern? Am I always typing "teh" and not even knowing it because it ends up "the" like it's supposed to?

2 comments:

Emily said...

I don't think I've used a bandaid or a pencil in ten years, yet I always wish I had one (a bandaid more so) handy.
I agree with you on the spell check. When I find myself typing in a program that doesn't have the auto correct, I get mad at the program and find myself yelling "You KNOW what I mean by that!" and am annoyed that I have to go back and spell it.

LoriLoo310 said...

I'm not a big fan of the auto-fix feature in Word. Often, it automatically "fixes" something that I didn't want fixed. I know it's easy to undo, but it's just one more unnecessary step I have to take.