Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Always Something Interesting Online

Yesterday I participated in a boot-camp type exercise class. Today I have so many sore muscles I can hardly move. After lunch I took a nap, then turned to the internet for some mindless silliness. Scrolling from site to site, I was reminded of the autofill texting games that were popular a couple of years ago. Basically, you type in the beginning of a text, then complete a phrase or sentence by choosing the predictive text words or phrases your device offers.

I decided to play with writing my epitaph, following the directions that said: 

Write 'Here lies [YOUR NAME]. [Preferred pronoun] was...'

and started clicking away. I soon found out shorter groups of words tended to make the most sense. The longer I clicked the predictive text the weirder things got. I spent longer than I should have figuring out what I wanted my gravestone to say. My favorites were:

  • Here lies Kathy. She was just talking about her phone and said she didn't know what she wanted.
  • Here lies Kathy. She said she didn't want to go back to work.
  • Here lies Kathy. She is coming back to mail me a new shirt. 
Five years ago: Frog Leap


  1. "boot-camp type exercise class"
    So you're one of those people. Do you have Tony beat you just for fun? :)

    1. It was an *interesting* experience. I don't think you could pay me enough to do it again.

  2. I think my dentist has been doing a boot-camp type exercise class in my mouth. I feel like I've been in a boxing match, and didn't win.

  3. Very strange ... predictive text ...

    God bless.

  4. One of my old coworkers posts predictive texts Facebook posts ALL THE TIME with the most random stuff and it starts to sound like an alternate universe after a while.