“Doing” without the “i” spells dong

Are you a good typist?

I’m not.

I’m an index-finger typist who wears bifocals.

I sit in my easy chair, tapping away with my pointer fingers, peering through the lower portion of my frames, sometimes taking my glasses off, or moving my laptop back and forth, closer then further away, trying to decipher what I’ve just typed.

Tonight I responded to an online friend on Google+ (the amazing Cloudia C. from Comfort Spiral), “how are you dong?”

Of course, I meant to respond, “how are you doing?”

Hilarious only to me, as I ponder this path that I’m currently on, this amazing journey of aging. A few weeks ago, my granddaughter V. asked me if I was going to every get rid of the gray in my hair. Nope, I told her, I won these gray hairs fair and square, just by living my life. They’re mine and I’m not going to bleach them away.

V. looked at me, shook her head, laughed, and gave me a big hug.

That’s another thing about aging, by the way. The insatiable desire to go off on tangents when you’re trying to make a point.

What was my point?


So, after tonight, I’m no longer going to look for typos when I blog, or IM, or tap out something on Facebook or Google+ (I’ve given up Twitter, hopefully forever, because I was just wasting too much time).

My typos are now called DONGS.


Hilarious only to me.

Good night to you all, and remember to treat the elderly (like me) with kindness, ’cause you too will someday be old.

And good reading to you all.

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About boomergrl49

Mom, Grandma, retired social worker, blogger. I love reading fiction of all kinds, and I'm also addicted to television (Netflix, Hulu, Acorn, Amazon video).

Posted on August 17, 2011, in aging, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Nope, I’m not a good typist.. Pretty much like you.

    I am however battling and loosing this ageing thing.. fiddling about with my hair and resisting the varifocals until I can no longer stretch my arm long enough to read my books! LOL

    It’s just a matter of time πŸ™‚


  2. For us all, Lady Banana, for us all πŸ™‚ Ha!


  3. I’ve got grey coming in now too. I can’t be bothered to do anything about it. I’ve never coloured my hair so why start now?


  4. Hey, very nice site. I came across this on Google, and I am stoked that I did. I will definately be coming back here more often. Wish I could add to the conversation and bring a bit more to the table, but am just taking in as much info as I can at the moment.

    iso 9000


  5. I’m dong pretty good πŸ™‚


  6. Great, Braja!


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