Initially, I thought about tossing and turning. I have to be just so when I sleep, and I flounder around the bed somethin fierce. The Mister patiently awaits the ritual’s end, bless him.
I also thought about walking, which I do lots of, but no, I mostly type.

You may recall, I like to type Septemeber and rememeber and although I type my name every damn day, I frequently type it like so:

Jolene MOttern
Backspace, backspace, backspace —
Is MO Mottern MO important?
It’s not MO-tern, by the way, no Oh about it. It’s completely Ah, which should be perfectly clear to all who eat Mott’s applesauce and take Motrin. Don’t even ask me how they get Motorin.
“Joelle Motorin?”
“Jolee Motrin?”
“Jolianne Mohern?”
All me.
I hardly need to do it to myself.

Also fun? Indianapolis, Indianapolis. Cause as when your car seems to know the most familiar path, your fingers may, too. Someone needs to throw up a stoplight for my fingers, because Indianapolis, Indiana will do. No double polis required, thank you Muscle Memory.

Furthermore, I grow increasingly incensed that phones and calculators are inverted. I go and go typing numbers, speedily clickety clackin along and then I pick up the phone and dial the wrong numbers. 1317 shoots out my fingertips as 7971 and all that is wrong, because in Indianapolis, Indianapolis the area code is 317. I dunno where the fuck it’s 971. So annoying — phones, or calculators. Which came first, hm? I hate that. That is dumb, dumb, dumb design. I have to LOOK at the phone to dial. These are real problems no one should have.

In conclusion, my name is not Jolene MOttern, I don’t live in Indianapolis, Indianapolis, and to reach me by phone, you should not dial 7971.

Stream of Consciousness Saturday — SoCS ‘movement’ and Just Jot It January are brought to you by LindaGHill, who keeps my fingers moving.

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57 Responses to JusJoJanSoCSType

  1. I have been complaining about the phone calculator thing for ages. Happy to know someone else is annoyed by it.

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  2. LindaGHill says:

    I do love that people can’t (or rarely do, heh) spell my last name wrong. I was born in Toronot, by the way. In Canda.

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  3. Donnalee says:

    Got it. Lately I spell things wrong so often that I feel like there’s a reverse spellcheck going behind me and messing up the words–

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  4. J-Dub says:

    I always joke I answer to any name that starts with a J. Jill easily becomes Jules, Joan or Julie.
    I never noticed the inverted calculator … a perk of never learning ten key by touch. As far as dialing, that’s what my contact list is for and now that we have to enter the area code EVERY time!! Forget about it.

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    • joey says:

      I hate the area code thing, too!
      It’s true though, about the J names. One night I was in the waiting room at Urgent Care with a JoEllen and a Joel, and what a night that was!
      Thanks for chiming in πŸ™‚

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  5. darsword says:

    Toady I am going to talk aobut soemthing esle.<–My typing bugaboos. My name used to be Bongiovanni, so I understand the problems. But my first name made it hard to tell if it were sexual harassment. and the last name seems to blend the hat maker and the flour maker. Too many Ls Is or no N.

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  6. bikerchick57 says:

    I’m glad to know that I’ve been pronouncing your last name correctly in my head this entire time. Score!

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  7. Veronica says:

    My name is always a problem for some reason. I have been called Victoria, Vanessa or Valerie. And the phone/calculator numbers are annoying. Good point!

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  8. ghostmmnc says:

    I don’t recall my name being messed up, but probably has a time or two, My husband though has all kinds of weird ones that come in the mail. I used to work on the calculator numbers by touch, but that was way back then. At the time there weren’t any touch tone phones or cell phones, so never had the chance to mix them up. One word I always mess up typing is ‘your’, because it never fails i type ‘yur’ every time.

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  9. April says:

    I was just priding myself on the ability to text with both thumbs……finally. Those double name things? I really get confused when I reach the corner of Due West and Due West in the town of Kennesaw, GA. Gotta know where you’re going or hope that Google Maps or Waze takes you to the right place.

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  10. Being a Janet, I hate being called Janice, something one of my softball coaches did forever. Sigh. Never paid much attention to the inverted number keyboard, so sorry I can’t sympathize on that particular note. However, when my fingers are flying on the keyboard, I sometimes become “jnaet.” Does that count? πŸ™‚


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  11. pluviolover says:

    Up to date on jots. Now i need to see if the lady napping in the next room want to go get food. Ah’m hungry.

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  12. Dan Antion says:

    This was a fun jot to read. I think 971 is Portland Joey, or maybe that’s POrtland. I do the 2nd-letter-capital thing all the time.

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  13. I have never been able to memorize the keyboard number pad or my phone’s number pad, or the calculator’s number pad. I always have to look, and for some stupid reason I have never, since I was 14 and learned to type been able to type “the” correctly. I always type teh…and have to backspace, backspace every. freaken. time!

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  14. orbthefirst says:

    Mas Roku has non qwerty keyboards in all the search boxes. I hates it. Hates it like skinny grubby little bald men hates hobbitses. All I wanna do is watch the Alienist and Knightfall, why is that so hard?

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    • joey says:

      I know what you mean! Who on earth decided that was better? Oh the madness!
      I read The Alienist last winter. Bit nervous about watching it. May wait until it’s all over, in fact.

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      • orbthefirst says:

        Thats why I want to watch the show, the book was GREAT! I dont expect that a lot of folks will like the show though. Just the gore alone was enough to turn off ma.
        Knightfall is good too. I think youd like it.

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  15. Benson says:

    That is why I hate getting new remotes. I never did learn how to type properly so I am always looking at the keyboard. Often people call me Vincent. I usually ignore them. It is usually good to know your name and where you live. Have a GOod weekend.

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  16. marianallen says:

    The folks who designed the phone dial obviously didn’t do calculators. They’re all, “Top to bottom, left to right.” Or maybe they wanted to do it the calculator way, but the users were all non-calculator peeps and gave them bad feedback. ~sigh~ Why can’t errybody be like us?

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  17. I have that long shift key problem all the damned time. The one where the second letter is also caps. I hate having to use the area code for all calls now. Really screws with my speed dial. Then some calls require me to dial one, and the local ones don’t. I haven’t come across the calculator problem, but that’s maddening too.

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  18. scr4pl80 says:

    Nicely done! Sometimes we get a Myles for Miles.

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  19. Amy says:

    I’m glad to learn that I’ve been pronouncing your name correctly. I’m obviously quite oblivious because I never noticed the phone and calculator reversals. It may be because I rarely dial a number that isn’t in my contacts already.


  20. kirizar says:

    I so relate to this, in the typo department. And now, when I want to demonstrate my typo ability, I’m going to have rover rule the Spellcheck function on my phone. (Autocorrect is an officious bastard!)

    I always have to double check tommorrow for the extra m I insist it should have in it. I frequently type MIchigan on a keyboard but Mi when I intend the abbreviated form for the state. There are so many comedy of errors it really isn’t funny. Anything I write needs to be checked for from/form confusion. And has been know to come out as DNA, though not capilized generally speaking.

    I really could write a book, but sadly, no one would be able to read it if left unchecked!

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  21. Anxious Mom says:

    So when you’re famous, we can’t do JoMo (pronounced JoeMoe) for your shortened celebrity name?

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