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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Thoughtless Texting

Texting: short messages, usually without much thought.

I used to be text crazy, but then came facebook, blogging, and twitter.

Hubs and I text a lot.

And there's a few other people I'll text.

But, I did a completely brainless thing the other night.

Hubs brought in the mail and my college alumni magazine was there, with a picture of my class's 10th reunion.

I quickly flipped to the picture and found myself, hoping that I at least looked okay, knowing that it will be up on the college's website, labeled with names, and that I was in front.

So, oh, please, do not let them have used the pic where I was in the middle of yelling over at my boys, who were running around on the quad.

Please, no.

And, do you know what?

I looked cute.

As a button(did you know that "Button" is Hubs' nickname for me? It's a really cute story...)

I do not generally photograph well.

So, I was holding my breath, waiting on this pic.

A lot of my college friends weren't at the reunion, but I know that most would look at the pic online.

And I wanted to look good.

In college, I was awkward....

I didn't have very much confidence.

I was probably still cute, a little bit.

But, I always compared myself to others.

And the comparison was usually not good.

With age, has come confidence. Plus, I mutated at age 24 and look totally different now.

Maybe not too much, but hey, attitude counts for a lot.

I was SO excited that I grabbed my phone and texted College Buddy: Did you get our alum magazine? OMG, I look adorable!

Really, most of the people I went to college with will see my name and do a double-take: I look THAT different.

What I did not think about was CB's wife being the one to read the text and get peeeeee-issed about it.

Thinking that it was some sort of come on to her husband.

But, I can assure you that there is nothing there between us.

I think of him as my gay boyfriend, even though he's not gay...

It was just that he understood how I felt back in college and through my "growth" into confidence and how important it was for me to go back to the reunion looking good.

She did not take it that way.


But, I'm still excited about the picture.



Blogger Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

That's a funny story! Glad it was a cute picture, there is nothing worse than a bad picture for everyone to see. Oh and I love that your husband calls you button.

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

February 6, 2010 at 9:01 AM  
Blogger Aunt Spicy said...

Oh gosh...I do things like that all the time! So funny! THanks for stopping by, hope you have a great Saturday!

February 6, 2010 at 9:06 AM  
Blogger Jessica {Team Rasler} said...

I can't believe CB's wife would be mad about a text like that! Talk about insecure! I also don't photograph well, so I'm so happy for you that you got a great picture from the reunion. I was holding my breath as I read, worried that you were going to say it was awful. Yay for great photos!

February 6, 2010 at 9:14 AM  
Blogger Melissa B. said...

I think we're on the same wavelength. I didn't have much sense of self in high school and college. But when I look back on the old snaps, I sure was CUTE! And so innocent-looking, for some reason...

February 6, 2010 at 9:42 AM  
Blogger Cole said...

Glad the pic was cute. I can't believe she would take the text that way. Guess it's just because you are so darned cute.

February 6, 2010 at 10:16 AM  
Blogger Kmama said...

Oops. LOL Both you and he know it was innocent, so hopefully everything will be okay.

I'm glad you got a good picture!!

February 6, 2010 at 10:30 AM  
Blogger Missy | Literal Mom said...

Major oops. She sounds insecure though. This is why I try not to text, FB or Twitter after cocktails! :)

February 6, 2010 at 10:31 AM  
Blogger Samantha said...

Ooops! Oh well, maybe CB's wife should gain a little more confidence in her marriage :)

February 6, 2010 at 10:55 AM  
Blogger Shandal said...

You mutated at 24... LOL! I've never heard anyone say that before! I mutated at some point too. In fact it seems like I have a few times... Hmmm. I wouldn't worry about that wife of your buddy. She'll get over it! :)

February 6, 2010 at 10:56 AM  
Blogger The Mommyologist said...

AHHHH!!! That SO sounds like something I would do. I had so many male friends in high school and college and their wives would probably hate me now. I went to a wedding this summer of a friend from high school and his bride was such a bitch to me. Come to think of it, another one of my guy friends was at that wedding and his wife hates me too. Hmm...I guess I'm really not popular with the wives.

February 6, 2010 at 11:06 AM  
Blogger Anna said...

That's funny. She does sound a little inscure to me too. Texts can come across about as bad as emails though, since there's no tone of voice or body language with it. I love texting, but I haven't tried twitter yet. Blogger and facebook are enough to keep up with!

February 6, 2010 at 11:07 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

How cute and how on earth would she consider that text a come on?? Sounds like she is a wee bit ummm over zealous about her man or maybe not so sure about herself if she made something out of that..

February 6, 2010 at 11:11 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

She must be the jealous type. Some people go overboard on it like my girls daddy. I would get accused of looking at people I never even noticed.
I'm glad you looked cute!

February 6, 2010 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger Sassy Salsa girl said...

That is one thing that I hate about texting (please understand that I LOVE texting though) People can't hear your tone of voice making it very easy to misunderstand you. I sometimes sit for a while wondering if someone was trying to be mean, sassy, tease, or just plain matter of fact. A statement like:
"Well wouldn't that be nice."
Could be taken a number of different ways.
Maybe texting should be color coded.
Yellow for fun
Red for anger
Blue for depressedness

Hmm, but that might take away from the ease that is texting......

February 6, 2010 at 12:12 PM  
Blogger CalgaryDaddy said...

too funny! You need to put the pic up for sure!

February 6, 2010 at 12:23 PM  
Blogger Coupon Clippin Mommy said...

LOL. Glad it was a good picture. I do not take good pictures...

February 6, 2010 at 12:28 PM  
Blogger Mellodee said...

Sometimes this fast and easy technology gets us into all sorts of hot water!

February 6, 2010 at 12:37 PM  
Blogger Brandi said...

LOL! My hubby has a saying for awkward situations like that... "F" her if she can't take a joke. I know, not very nice. It cracks me up every time, though. ;)

February 6, 2010 at 12:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not understanding how she took that as a come-on! Maybe if you had said, Don't you think I look hot...

But yay for s cute picture! I'm always excited when a picture of me turns out well!

February 6, 2010 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

OMG! That is really funny! You've got to revel in a good photo so many people will see though!

February 6, 2010 at 12:44 PM  
Blogger le Chef said...

If you got a good photograph out of it, who cares what she thought! At lest you mutated in a good way, and not into a Jekyll and Hyde sort of way.

February 6, 2010 at 1:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where is the picture? I wanna see....

can you be any more beautiful then you are now?

February 6, 2010 at 1:59 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

If telling someone else that you look adorable in a picture is a come-on, I'm doing to be single for a very long time.

I get super excited when I look good in pictures because I tend to look like a coked out transvestite. And not in a good way.

February 6, 2010 at 2:05 PM  
Blogger Grilled Cheese said...

Sometimes texting makes me nervous. I'm probably the only 20-something in America that prefers to talk on the phone.

Having said that, why not tell your friend how good you look in a picture? Hell, announce it to the world! That's what I'd do.

February 6, 2010 at 2:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am the same way. I get all excited when there is a great pic of me.

February 6, 2010 at 2:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She has no right to be jealous of you--but since she is, accept it as a well-deserved compliment!

February 6, 2010 at 2:31 PM  
Blogger Twincerely,Olga said...

Bahahahah!I am seriously laughing so loud!I hope I don't wake up the twinkies!!!you are crazy girl!(meant in a good way)I bet you are adorable always!!I always felt that way about myself too!Still do,kinda!

February 6, 2010 at 2:54 PM  
Blogger Liz Mays said...

I think it's great that you've turned into the cutie pie you always wanted and that it makes you happy! Share it proudly!

February 6, 2010 at 3:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why was she reading CB's text anyway? Glad you liked your pic. Can we see a snapshot?

p.s. Come over later this evening, I've got something for ya.

February 6, 2010 at 3:30 PM  
Blogger Chief said...

it is so rare that we actually like a pic of oursleves


February 6, 2010 at 3:37 PM  
Blogger Jami said...

Dang! But good for you that you got a good pic! I am the same way. I always have a wonky eye or something. I get excited if I take a good picture.

February 6, 2010 at 3:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


February 6, 2010 at 3:47 PM  
Blogger Foursons said...

Post the picture so we can all see your cute self! And big OOPS to the text. Hahaha

February 6, 2010 at 4:20 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

HIL-arious! I want to see the picture too!

February 6, 2010 at 4:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha! OOPS, is right. But that's still a funny story. Some people are so uptight. Sheesh... :)

February 6, 2010 at 5:32 PM  
Blogger SurferWife said...

I mutated at 24, too. I got pregnant for the first time. Now if that isn't mutating, I don't know what is!

February 6, 2010 at 6:09 PM  
Blogger Serenityville said...

hahahahahah - that's hilarious. She needs to take a chill pill. So what happened at 24 to inspire what sounds like a fabulous change?

February 6, 2010 at 6:51 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

That is pretty funny! You and your hubby are cute btw!


February 6, 2010 at 9:14 PM  
Blogger Shannon K. said...

Great story, but where the heck is the picture? I was hoping you'd have it in the post. Come on girly, don't leave us hangin' that way.

February 6, 2010 at 9:53 PM  
Blogger Momma Fargo said...

Love your blog! I'm a new follower.

February 6, 2010 at 11:38 PM  
Blogger Alexis AKA MOM said...

OMGosh that is too funny. I'm glad the pic is cute, you should post it!

Rick has a friend from school that text and calls all the time, she freaking drives me nuts. Ok I know you're not the same put she just called again and I really think this girl needs to get a clue ... LOL sorry had to vent :) haha

February 7, 2010 at 1:39 AM  
Blogger Daisygirl said...

Fabulous news about the picture...I'd be freakin over that too!

February 7, 2010 at 12:05 PM  
Blogger marymac said...

Um, you disabled comments on the post where you sent readers to my blog but it would be awkward and even more narcissistic than usual for me to go leave a comment on my own blog, soo I am in this (also cool!) post to say HEY and WOW, THANKS! SQUEEEE!! and that being repressed? Totally rocks. Also, the world should be very, very afraid for the day we chew through those repression restraints... ;)
xo and thanks for the award!

February 7, 2010 at 2:53 PM  
Blogger Ams said...

She is obviously sorting through some other issues she has going on because that text was harmless!!
Glad you were looking all CUTE!!

February 7, 2010 at 3:18 PM  
Blogger T.J. said...

oops! It sees we can even have foot in mouth episodes when not even using our mouth- dang it! Who cares though?! I mean when one is adorably photographed, the world should know :)

February 7, 2010 at 4:13 PM  
Blogger Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey said...

Can't beat a cute picture in alum magazine. I hate taking pictures of myself and I just found out that my class has online site. I couldn't make any reunions since I went to school in Europe so I am on a quest for a kick ass picture,lol.

February 7, 2010 at 6:42 PM  
Blogger Mae Rae said...

can't even start to tell you how many thoughtless texts or fb updates I have made and pissed off wives. If only they had half the confidence we have.

February 10, 2010 at 2:03 PM  

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