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#SoCS – I Can’t Bare It


I know, I know. The right phrase is “I can’t bear it.” But it can be amusing at times what comes out of the mistaken spelling. “Bare with me,” is another. Quite inappropriate. But I try not to laugh. I’m not one to criticize people’s grammar, and it actually annoys me when people feel the need to correct every single mistake, especially when there are so many in a sentence that it’s obvious the person is, at the very least, trying their best to say something when they’re not used to writing. Or English is their second language. I’d be delighted not to have to look up the correct spelling every time I try to write in French or Japanese.

Because I just got off the phone with my dear friend James Justin from Microsoft (he’s been calling me all week, but I asked him specifically to call me this Monday coming. I think he’s starting to get annoyed that his little scam keeps getting put off). He told me today that we were going to see what’s behind my licensing issue this time. Before it was why my computer keeps freezing. I wonder what it’ll be by Monday. Anyhoo, I’m now trying to figure out if there’s any way I can get the police involved, since he’s supposed to call at 10am Monday precisely. Most times he’s called it has come up on my phone as a “Private Number,” but Tuesday, I think it was, he didn’t hide the ID. The number was 516-795-2411. I think James Justin might get fired over that oversight. Anyway, I’m going to look into it. Apparently, according to the Google search I did, the number is from New York.

It’s the time of year when I’m starting to think about whether or not to host Just Jot it January again. I had so much fun with it last year, especially with the prompts I had from all of you. I’m not sure if I’ll have enough time to keep up with it this year though. I’ve thought about getting co-hosts this year. Anyone interested? I think I know how it could work, but I’d have to nail down the details.

I’ve barely followed the prompt this week…

OH! I did want to mention the anthology I’m in is coming out this week. December 15th. I think it’s going to be a great book. I’m part of the publisher’s group on Facebook, and it seems to me I’m one of the least educated and least published of all the authors. There are university professors, lawyers, teachers… and little old me. Don’t forget to look for the After the Happily Ever After anthology!

And hey, if you’re interested in my fiction, buy my book too! ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks!

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Author: LindaGHill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

26 thoughts on “#SoCS – I Can’t Bare It

  1. If I understand well, there is nothing today Friday 16 ?


  2. Now, if I had read this before commenting on your last JJIJ post from last January, I could have been more efficient. But let me give you the bare bones here, in case you miss it there.

    I’m willing to help. Just let me know what you need me to do, and when. =)

    I used to be the type who picked apart grammar and spelling mistakes and judged people by them, but it’s a habit I’ve worked hard to break. Why be a bear about things like that, rather than try to understand and respond to the content?

    Interestingly, my area code is 518….and, yup, I’m in New York, just north of Albany.


    • I did see your comment there, and I was just about to reply when I got pulled away. Sorry I didn’t get to you sooner!
      I’ll be writing a post next week with the details of this year’s JJJ. Just watch for the post. ๐Ÿ™‚ I appreciate your offer! ๐Ÿ˜€
      Yep, I used to complain about grammar too. Then the internet happened and I realized I wouldn’t have any friends left if I didn’t just let it go… ๐Ÿ˜›

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  3. I would like to participate in the JJJ…and I can help if you will let me know how it works.


  4. Out of curiosity, I did a reverse search on that number and it shows up as listed to Michele S Traeger in New York. Interesting, eh?


  5. What is just jot it?


  6. I really enjoyed taking part in JJJ this year Linda. I hope that you do decide to continue with it next year. Can I do anything to help? ๐Ÿ™‚


  7. Linda, you can’t please everyone. I learned that the hard way. ๐Ÿ™‚ You should see Fairy Lake here in Newmarket, they have the trees all nice.


  8. I was so glad to have a daily blogging challenge last year. I was lost at the start of 2016 and that gave me direction. I understand it is a lot of work though and I to have a busy January ahead. We understand whatever you choose to do. Congratulations about the anthology.


  9. I think I missed all of JJJan last year. January is always so busy. But, if you do it, I’ll try and I’ll read as best I can


  10. Woah! Those scammers will call you back if you request them to? I always just find ways to scare them off.


  11. I think James Austin and his number are both fake. I do believe he is developing a fondness for you.


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