Speak Up!

Tonight I started using Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 10.
This is the first blog I’ve ever written using a speaking product. I think I’ll like it because then I can write without actually writing. The hardest thing to do is to learn to speak in a slow and concise words, I often rattle on and on without regard for content, subject, or really any clue of what I’m actually saying. I’m sitting here in my chair just looking around my apartment, talking. It’s kind of interesting to find myself talking in a manner that I usually don’t talk in, very enunciated, very clear, really just not the way I speak at all. It doesn’t help that my dishwasher is running, my washing machine is running, and my dryer is running. There is a lot of background noise and I think that may be creating more errors, leading you to believe that I write like a two-year-old. Actually the software isn’t doing very bad at all, I’ve corrected about five errors in the paragraph that I’ve written thus far and on running the software for about 15 minutes before I started writing this paragraph.

I’ll post a longer post later, I just wanted to try the software out and get something out on the web. I will be installing the software on my netbook, and hopefully posting more from that machine in the coming weeks, months, and years.yeah, right, we all know this is just another fad that I’m going through…

A few confessions

I just want to get a few things out in the open. I was just sitting around thinking about PostSecret the other day. I sort of made my list of “secrets” they aren’t that profound really. They are just things I thought of and thought I would share.

I abuse things and forget about others. Here’s my list:

  • My iPhone is scratched on the back, even though it’s been in a case since 5 minutes after I took it out of the box. Too much dust and dirt at work.
  • My car has 134,563 miles on it. I’ve owned it for just over 3 and one half years.
  • I used 2,219 minutes last month on my cell. Along with 616 text messages.
  • I’ve had a huge dent in my fender for over a year. The tire hangs out a bit the dent is so large.
  • My last laptop computer had the paint worn off the keys on a few of the letters. None to report on this one, yet.
  • My laptop was scratched across the top in less than a month.
  • My MacBook is held together with super glue, electrical tape and a binder clip.

Others, not so much:

  • I’ve owned dumbbells in one form or another for over 3 years. I last used them around Christmas time.
  • I’ve never cleaned my oven.
  • Nor under my refrigerator.
  • I have aluminum foil on my TV antennae so that I can get HDTV from one extra channel. It’s draped across my sliding door for strength.
  • I really need to wash my bathroom rugs, 3 months is too long. I just hate the sound of them in the dryer.
  • I have things in my freezer from when I moved into the apartment. Freezer burn doesn’t go away.
  • I use the same bath towel every day to dry off, unless I’m feeling particularly dirty and then I’ll get a new one every day. I flip back and forth on this one.
  • Combing/Brushing my hair, has never been a forte of mine. Last accomplished: December 27th.

Is it that interesting? No. Just something to post.