My Arch Nemesis, On Computer, Kindle Fire, and Most Especially, My iPhone

Writing is my favorite, task, past time, hobby, and job. Yet, there is a dark force that works against me as often as possible. You may have dealt with the Dark One yourself.  It lurks everywhere and it is as relentless as it is ruthless.


That unrelenting helper that keeps me sounding on a text as if I have had a minor stroke or am suffering from Dementia. Or both!


This seemingly benign application that changes my intentional “u” to an “i” and makes me sound awkward to people when I say “I have all my ducks in a row for the upcoming release.”  My children send me those odd emoji faces and I have to go back and explain I meant DUCKS. My daughter writes back, “Say what now? I’m intrigued but not interested, Mom.”

When I send a garbled message to my daughter about an important temper tantrum of the seven-year-old autocorrect turns it into “She laid in the gloir and screaming with the bud out front.”  I was simply trying to say the bus was out front while she laid on the floor screaming.  I get the response, “Are you going to the doctor today?”

It is not funny when you call your child Hiney instead of Honey. Lucky for me, my daughters are considerate and loving and only ask about my health.

One daughter asked if I was taking too much medicine.  All in all, Auto-Correct has made me appear as a weak woman with speech issues.

My auto-correct needs autocorrect.

AudioBook Review: Take a Load Off, Mona Jamborski by Joanna Franklin Bell

Take a Load Off, Mona JamborskiTake a Load Off, Mona Jamborski by Joanna Franklin Bell

  • Release Date:01-26-15
  • Publisher: Joanna Franklin Bell
  • My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    Performance: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
    Story ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
    Overall ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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    The Horizontal Coffeemaker

    When I am sleepy, as seldom as that is, I have a struggle.  Once I lay on my left side, my right brain becomes as fluid as coffee.  A stream of thoughts images and plots pour into the carafe that must be residing in my left brain.  The horizontal coffeemaker once again stirs me out of bed where I write down the stream of consciousness before it cools.



    Trouble in Thinks She Knows So Much Land. 

    Had too much time on my hands.  So what else should I do but run about willy nilly on my admin settings?

    Which means I clicked something that makes no sense to me. The question of the day becomes, “Why should I  be surprised when suddenly everything behaves wonky?”

    Lesson learned, for today, anyway.

    Crash “#$#$#” went the comments and notifications. I am still not sure what I clicked. At this point, I am just glad I found it to unclicked.  Comments and notifications are right back where they belong.

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    A Lovely Award Nomination!


    Blogger recognition award


    Thank you, Robbie Cheadle from Robbie’s Inspiration for nominating me for this award. Robbie was sweet enough to nominate me for this as I was recuperating from Mystery Thriller Week.  I really appreciate you thinking of me.
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    Mystery Thriller Week Book: Storm of Attraction by Lily Black

    Storm of Attraction (Willowdale, #1)Storm of Attraction by Lily Black

    • Print Length: 176 pages
    • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
    • Publication Date: February 13, 2017
    • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
    • Language: English


    My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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    Mystery Thriller Week Book Review: Death by Didgeridoo by Barbara Venkataraman

    Death by Didgeridoo (A Jamie Quinn Mystery, #1)Death by Didgeridoo by Barbara Venkataraman

    My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥


    • Print Length: 111 pages
    • Publication Date: November 13, 2013
    • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00GVJ4WOY

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    Talking Shop a Guest Post by Catherine Dilts a Mystery Thriller Week Author

    Talking Shop
    By Catherine Dilts

    The sun slants through the blinds, casting lemon bands of light across the bistro table. You lift the coffee mug to your lips. Pause.

    “So how are you going to do it?”

    Your friend wears a prim expression as she states, “Ligature strangulation,” in the same tone she’d use to utter “sugar cookies.”

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    Anti -Scammer Advice for the lovelorn ;)


    Let’s consider this anti-scammer 101.

    I will be your teacher as I have found that scammers love me on Twitter.

    They are military men that love to reach out because they love my profile picture. (Red flag # 1)

    They love to read and find my blog posts fascinating (perhaps red flag #2)

    These men are highly educated and are at least Majors or Generals.  (Red Flag #3)

    These military minded men are also based in many areas of the world doing humanitarian work for me, Ms. Joni Q Public. ( I admit that one always gets me. )

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    I Found My First Easter Egg, Then I Found Another, and it is not Even February!

    Everyone loves to wake up Easter morning and find that the crafty bunny has spent all night dying and designing those adorable eggs. It is not expected in January though.


    No bunny had hippity hopped into the house.  Beau would have barked if that had happened.

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