Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Truth in the News ...Better Find Your Captain Midnight Decoder Ring

The following is an excerpt from an AOL news story.....I am green with envy. I struggle to write something funny and then scrupulously correct as many of my spelling and grammatical errors as I can (not punctuation...I have my own rules about that) but I can see I have been wasting my time and energy...all I need to do is shift my fingers on the keys one character to the right.....check this out.....I love it......

"The report did not say who the witness was but added it was the same person who pulled Woods from the vehicle after the accident. Woods' wife has told police that she used a golf club to smash the back windows of the Cadillac Escalade to help her husan ot.Hi njris er mno.

Te iserofa eihbr ho caled the emergency number after the crash told troopers that Holmberg and Woods' mother were also at the scene, but the AP has not been able to confirm that."

still struggling to create spacing

OK.....managed to center the lines and probably would be able to justify right, but that doesn't solve the problem of controlling spacing and creating paragraphs. Sob.

Reading some items in the "help" stuff indicates that one can create paragraphs using "p" bracketed by the left and right carats.
I shall see if this works. Also, suggests that one use the Enter key to space down. Could it all be that simple??

By George.......some of this seems to be working......could this be a "eureka" moment? Tenks gott.

Holy moly......I have also learned that one CAN correct errors in a previously published entry. Oh frabjous day ! Oh my.....if one could only correct ones's Life Blunders" by hitting a key labelled "Edit Post".
.......dunno.....perhaps it is just as well that no such key exists. Some of what we call blunders are possibly our most shining moments.....or, at the very least, our most important lessons.....

The Blog That Ate Lois

How absolutely peculiar.  These blogs threaten to take over my life.  I find myself waking up in the morning with some odd bits and pieces of ideas that I want to blog about.  Why, on some days that is enough to get me out of bed by 10:30 am instead of my usual sleep-till-noon-and-rise-protesting.