April 23, 2007

From across the ocean

Yesterday morning, I typed a blog post that describing my frisbee-playing son "tying a banana around his long hair." Within an hour of writing that line, I got a teasing comment from a blogger who lives in European Country Where People Speak English: "Having just spent a happy hour chatting madly on messenger, fingers flying too fast to worry about typos, I was delighted to see that Boy in Black ties a banana around his head! Would love to see that." She followed up with a smile face.

I laughed aloud when I read the comment. How funny that I can be writing on my laptop in my own living room on a lazy Sunday morning, make a typo, and have a friend on the other side of the ocean point it out to me almost immediately. I corrected the typo, of course, lest my readers think my household is even crazier than it is. For the record, we do not wear fruit in our hair.

The next time I sat down at my computer, an email chimed in from my daughter, who must have been reading my blog in her flat in the European City With Red Double-Decker Buses.

Yo, jo(e)

This is why you need me home to edit your blog. A banana, c'mon now.



dr. zombieswan said...

I would have just thought banana was some slang for hairtie or something. Or else just read what you meant to put there. I can edit student papers well, but when I read blogs, I usually turn off that critical part of my brain. A little. (Well, probably not really.) :)

my15minutes said...

I like funny typos, though I hate misspellings (moment of panic--- did I just misspell misspellings? No. Whew.) So the banana in his hair didn't bother me a bit. But I'm glad your editorial reviewers caught it. You know, for posterity's sake.

Pilgrim/Heretic said...

That made me laugh out loud.

Although I confess that I am a bit disappointed to find that, all typos aside, your family does not wear fruit in their hair. Of all the monster/pirate/frisbee/musical shenanigans that seem to go on at your house on a regular basis, you'd think something in there would involve wearing fruit.

Kathryn said...

Glad we amused...Wish I had had a chance to meet Smart beautiful daughter before her return home, but at least we can collaborate as proof readers! x

YourFireAnt said...

I think you guys should start wearing fruit out there.


Songbird said...

I love this!

listmaker said...

Playing frisbee with a banana on your head would indeed take some skill. I bet Boy in Black could do it.

Kyla said...

I love it!

kate5kiwis said...

lol, me too.