you might notice i type lower-case. this began more out of necessity, when one of my kids ripped the “shift” key off my old laptop. before that, i was quite the stickler for proper punctuation, spelling and grammar. it was a long time before i could replace that computer, and well, though i now have two fully functional shift keys, i enjoy this. it feels comfortable and mellow down here. i invite you to join me.
it has nothing to do with laziness, nor with a secret admiration for e.e.cummings though i’m sure he was a nice guy. i’m just about efficiency i suppose. that, and i do enough activities which through the nature of their repetitive motion could suddenly debilitate me with carpal tunnel syndrome or arthritis. knitting, crochet, diaper changing ad nauseum comes to mind. and wooo there’s been some nauseum with the latter-most activity.
but i digress. i will reserve the stretching of my pinky towards that distant shift key only for such emergencies as “quotations” though i will try and get away with the ‘single quotation’ whenever possible. smiley face winkies are another such situation where i will risk the health of my hands for you when a :-) is absolutely necessary to effectively convey my message. and finally, i tend to speak in parentheses often (i really do. i’m trying to cut back. but it’s just so hard! [forgive me]).
i’ve shared this with you on my first post here. i hope it isn’t going to be an issue between us… if you find lower-case hard to read, please let me know, drop me a line or comment below. i hope you enjoy your visits here!
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