This week, another one that has flown by, started with me having internet problems....again. My desktop computer had no internet connection and my laptop had intermittent connection. Frustrating, to say the least. It was late in the week before I could get Comcast out (another frustration that it took so long, but very good service once they were here). In the meantime, I used my Kindle for e-mail, blog reading and so forth. I have no clue why it could connect to the internet when my computers could not.
Using the Kindle created a couple of problems. First, when I sent e-mail or commented on a blog the auto-correct kept changing what I said or changing the spelling of a name that I typed. If I left comments that sounded weird (worse than usual, that is) or spelled a name wrong on a comment I apologize, but I just couldn't seem to beat the dang auto-correct.
The other problem was my name. My legal first name is Dorothy, (Dorothy Jean) but I have never been called anything but Jeanie and of course that is what my blog and other internet activity says. It seems that because the credit card that is connected to my Kindle account says "Dorothy" that is the name that was on much of what I sent out on my Kindle. I got several e-mails asking "is your name Dorothy or Jeanie?", or why does your e-mail say Dorothy?, or just who are you? I think I am back to normal now and apologize for any confusion.
We celebrated my 2nd oldest grandson's 10th birthday this week. Justin is a lively, fun loving kid who, even with a mouthful of braces, always says exactly what is on his mind.
This boy lives for sports. He plays baseball, basketball and football. His baseball team had a very successful season, winning a state championship in their last tournament of the season.
I learned something this week. Do you know what a "batchmate" is? Doc was talking to some young guys about renting a house and they referred to themselves as "batchmates". Doc was too embarrassed to ask them what that was, or maybe he was afraid he would be embarrassed by the answer. It turns out, according the the Urban Dictionary, that "batchmate" is a term commonly used in the British commonwealth countries, the term "batchmate" refers to a person who was in the same "batch" as you were in school, college, a military or administrative academy; or another intensive program where people get to know their cohorts quite well. The rough American equivalent is "classmate". Much more innocent than what I think Doc feared the meaning might be.
By the way, it is okay with me if you keep that "Dorothy" thing just between us.