I’m working on decluttering my personal inbox. I gave up on my work email. I try not to look at the number of unread or unopened emails. I unsubscribe, but for some reason, it doesn’t work. There are tips and tricks to manage the beast, but that takes more time than I have. I sign up for different kinds of groups (mostly writing), hoping to get inspired. And I do…when I read an entire email. Last week I read through one newsletter and I decided to only choose one of the embedded links. It was about journaling, something I’ve been doing most of my life. There was good information. I saved it. It’s hard not to dig through my digital trash looking for other valuable bits of knowledge I tossed haphazardly. But my brain can only take so much. If that information needs to find me, it will come around. Probably into my inbox.
This afternoon I officially passed on my elementary library Twitter account and set up a new one for my middle school library. It took most of the day to compose my farewell tweet-it’s book fair week and we’ve been busy. I wanted to end my post with “adios amigos” and wound up with “Adoos ambiguities!” I had to save my draft and that’s what welcomed me when I returned. It prompted me to compose short Spanish phrases and let autocorrect fix everything for me.
Here are a few samples:
|I enjoy going to the movies.||Me gusta ir al cine.||Me enchants it’s al cone.|
|You are my friend.||Tu eres mi amiga.||Ruthie weeks mi amiga.|
|I need a cup of coffee||Necesito una taza de cafe.||Necessity una Taz a de cafe.|
|Hello, how are you?||¿Hola, como estas?||Hola, ComicCon estos?|
|I’m very hungry.||Tengo mucha hambre.||Tengo muncha ham Bre.|
|I have a headache.||Tengo un dolor de cabeza.||Tengo un dolor de caveman.|
|When will we eat dinner?||¿Cuándo cenamos?||Chandigarh cenamos?|
|Happy birthday.||Feliz cumpleaños.||Felix cumpleaños.|
|I like to eat pizza.||Me gusta comer pizza.||Me gusts comer pizza.|
The things I do to entertain myself. ¡Adoos, ambiguities!