Predictive Text and the Blogging Girl

The title of my first novel is long. So long, that at times I kick myself for using it. How many minutes of my life have I wasted typing out the entire thing? Why’d it have to be Mayhem at the Happy Valley Motor Inn and Resort? Why not Adventures with Paula? Or Goodbye Cal?

When typing on my phone, as I always do when writing blog posts, predictive text helps a lot. As I begin typing the title, the next words pop up on my screen—to a point. If I went totally with predictive text, the title would be Mayhem at the Happy Valley Page on the Page. Well, that doesn’t work.

Why doesn’t it go ahead and complete the title? After all, I’ve typed it hundreds of times in the past few years. This is a mystery that I feel no driving need to solve.

Predictive text can provide hours of silliness, too. On Facebook there are several “complete this phrase using predictive text” games.

I like big butts and I can not get a kick out of it.
I couldn’t live without my heart and I was telling my mom that I was going to be in heaven…(well that’s weird)

Yes, I occasionally indulge in these activities. I’m not proud of it, but I’m hoping if I play my cards right my text will automatically type the entire title of my novel next time.

Peace and peace in east peace talks. Silly predictive text.

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

31 thoughts on “Predictive Text and the Blogging Girl”

    1. Ha!! It is. I usually reference the full title once, then use Mayhem from then on. Thank goodness The Cowboy and the Executive is half the length.

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      1. From Word menu, select View > Macros. In the dropdown, select Record Macro.
        In the Assign macro too area, select Keyboard (trust me).
        With your cursor in the “Press new keyboard shortcut” bar, press a key combo that you like (such as CTRL+t).
        Select close.
        Type the text.
        Select Macros and, from the dropdown, Stop Recording.

        You’re done.
        Enter your key combo and the text string should auto-type.

        The macro will be available in all Word docs on that computer.

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      2. I’m okay with laundry but rarely vacuum (literally once every 3mos, despite a billion cats) or was dishes. I don’t recall the last time I dusted.

        I’m now in that state of knowing I need a housekeeper but being too embarrassed to let one in!!

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      3. I REFUSE to clean before routine housekeeper visits. But if any showed up now to bid, they’d prob tell me to F off!

        I have neighbors who do industrial cleaning and routinely debate asking them to do the initial cleanup so I can hire a regular crew.

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      4. No matter how much anyone scrubs, my place will still be a dump. It was in bad shape when I bought it and has only gotten worse.

        I had housekeepers when I moved in but got annoyed that they didn’t clean inside fridge after I asked and scrubbed all the dial indicators off the stove (looks like they used metal brillo pads).

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  1. I like big butts but none of them are in the middle of a conversation with you guys and then I will be able to get it to you too and I will be there at the same time I don’t……. Well am done with this predictive text now😂😂

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