Sarah Blake LaRose (3kitties) wrote,
Sarah Blake LaRose

Voice Post:

1203K 5:55
“Hello. I'm just running around doing a little bit of this and a little bit of that. At the moment I'm heating up a baked potato in the microwave, and I thought I would make a voice post because I have something very funny that I wanted to share. It's something that can't be passed along in writing. For those of you on my friends list who don't know this, and there might be quite a few, I'm visually impaired, and that means that I can't read the screen with my eyes, so I use a program on my computer that has a synthetic voice. Well, it has several. You can set it to a male or a female voice, or even a chiild's voice, and it reads the screen out loud. I can actually have it read, *microwave goes ding*, any portion of the screen that I want to. The name of the program is JAWS, but the little girl that stays with me calls it my funny man 'cause he does sound pretty funny. So somebody on my friends list is sick right now; she made a phone post, and in her phone post, she said she thought it would be more... I forget how she worded it... I think she said it would be better for us to hear how she's doing instead of hearing Jaws read, I am so sick. lol! and I just cracked up! I started to try to transcribe her post, but after hearing her do that, I just couldn't transcribe it. It was too funny; it just really made my day.

While I was logging in to do this phone post, I discovered something rather interesting. I discovered that I made a serious booboo last month, and that is that... well it was actually something I didn't even know. I did not know that when you hang up on a voice post, it is private; that's the default setting. And that is exactly what I did. I posted a very very very very very funny voice post in my live journal while I was on my trip to TN. At first I thought I lost it because... well... I hung up in the middle of it, and I figured that, since I hung up, it didn't post... I didn't hit the pound key and didn't go through the whole posting routine... I probably lost it. And later, I checked my journal, and I thought, "Well, there's my voice post." But nobody ever commented, nobody laughed at it, and I was really disappointed. And while I was going through my voice post settings, because this thing wouldnt' let me log in to post this post, I saw, "Hang-up security, private," and I thought, "wait a minute; that's what happened to that post!" So as soon as I finish with this one, I get to log in to that one and change the security to whatever I want it to be. So I will be linking to that post in my next text journal entry.

And speaking of my next text journal entry, I'm not quite finished for the evening, and for those of you who've been rather sick and tired of my Madeline L'engle quote binge, you'll probably be happy to know that I'll be done with the quote binge for at least, hmm, one or two entries. Well this counts as at least one, so I'll have at least one text entry. So you get a little breather for a little while. And then who knows what other author I'll pick on to quote binge next. This is kind of fun, and it gets my brain working a little, lol. I've been sleeping and cleaning my house, and I'm working on my second month with no respiratory infections, and that's a good thing. we're gonna hope that that continues for quite some time. Tomorrow I go to the E.N.T. to check out my options for treating this whatever it is that's considered an obstruction in my sinuses, probably a polyp, whatever a polyp is. It's a weird word. Ya know, p o l y means poly, so is poly a poly p? Anyway, lol, I'm in kind of a strange mood this evening. I'm gonna go eat the baked potato, and maybe I'll fix another cup of coffee. Watch out! I've already had one today! *Mischievous smile* Good bye. *Beep* Am I still posting? This is scary. I hit the pound key, but nothing's happening!(”

Transcribed by: tonyspeaks
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