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In which a “D” is not a “: )” at #BlissDom

 

If you don’t Tweet and Text in this day and age, you’ve obviously been under a rock.  I receive texts from my kids all the time and while I’m not quite as proficient as them, I think I’m pretty good at sending and receiving texts.  I’m also fairly adept in Acronyms like LMAO or LOL or FML so until the other day, I thought I was in pretty good shape. Now however, I’m not so sure.  Let me give you a little background here.

I went to BlissDom in Nashville, Tennessee with two friends.  While our agendas were similar, they weren’t identical so we spent lots of time going off in our own directions.  Since the Gaylord is a huge place, we relied on texts and/or Twitter to find each other again.  On Friday morning we were due to check out but I got up early to go to the gym.  When I got back at 8:30 I texted my two friends, Ann (@AZanswers) and Marta (@MartaMInteriors) to come down and join me for breakfast.  They showed up all good to go for the day.  I, of course, was in my workout clothes but we set off towards the convention center for breakfast anyways as I was famished and felt sure that starvation was just around the corner.  After a wonderful bowl of oatmeal, we discussed our game plan for the day as check out was at 11:00 or so.  The decision was made that Marta and Ann would go to the 8:45-10:00 program while I went to my room to shower and pack.  Using Ann’s extra key, I would then put all my stuff in Ann’s room so that we could eventually put it in our rental car.  Sound clear?  I certainly thought so.

So, I took my shower, packed up and dropped all my stuff off in Ann’s room and headed downstairs to the convention center.  I plopped myself, once again, on the ONLY couch in the Expo Hall and waited for Ann and Marta to let me know what to do and where to go.  I still wasn’t sure how we were going to get the stuff to the car, but I was ready for my marching orders.  Finally, around 10:30 I received the following tweet:

Ann:  @allfookeduptoo Lynn, come to Room D

Of course, after receiving this tweet I quickly exited the convention center and headed up to Ann’s room.  After all, she was obviously in a good mood and was ready to put the stuff in the car, right?  And yet, I get to the room and where the Hell is Ann so I tweet her:

Lynn: @AZanswers I’m up at the room, where the Hell are you?

Ann:   @allfookeduptoo Why are you in the room?

Lynn: @AZanswers you told me to go to the room

Ann:   @allfookeduptoo but why aren’t you here? this #Integrity panel is great!

Lynn: @AZanswers you said to go to the room

Ann:   @allfookeduptoo No, I said come to Room D … in the Ballroom!

Lynn: @AZanswers Oh, I thought the D was a smiley face and you wanted me to go to the room … like D or : )

Ann:   @allfookeduptoo NO, come to Room D, right now!

Lynn: @AZanswers Ok, I’m turning around and coming back there.

So I’m up at the room because I thought Ann wanted me to go to the room to put the luggage in the car and I thought the D was a smiley face but actually, Ann just wanted me to come to Room D.  What a clusterfuck! I take off at a rapid pace and just barely miss the beginning of a fantastic panel on “Blogging with Integrity” that was seriously one of the best panels in the entire conference.  And I almost missed it because…sometimes, in a Tweet, a D is NOT a smiley face! D  :)

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22 Comments

  1. Julie
    February 7, 2011

    Seriously… that place was HUGE. And I had a similar experience not knowing that “GC” meant “Garden Conservatory”… especially since there was also a “Governor’s Chambers” near the space we were in. Oy.

    • Lynn
      February 7, 2011

      Hahaha…I also have a funny story about getting lost there…many I’ll write that one down too

  2. Name *
    February 7, 2011

    So funny. And I have no idea what FML means. I just finally figured out ROI. I used to think FTW meant “for what it’s worth” even though that makes NO SENSE.

    • Lynn
      February 7, 2011

      Hahaha…FTW is Fuck the world, FML means Fuck my life, i though ROI is return on investment but now, i’m not so sure!!

      • shah of blah
        February 7, 2011

        FTW is for the win, actually…I have no idea what ROI means though, and my generation is supposed to know these things.

        • Lynn
          February 7, 2011

          thanks…for the win huh…i always thought it was Fuck the world…man IDKS which is i don’t know shit ….obviously

        • Julie
          February 7, 2011

          ROI is “Return on Investment”. :)

          • Lynn
            February 7, 2011

            Damn…I figured it was that but then thought Nah, that’s too obvious…can’t be right! Hahaha

  3. Name *
    February 7, 2011

    I am so lost sometimes. Like, what’s FML? And then, to top it all off, I have to know in French too. MDR, I thought was “My Dear” like, “Hello M’Dear.” But no – it’s mort de rire (dying of laughing), the french equiv of LOL. agh

    Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog.

    • Lynn
      February 7, 2011

      well, i’m always looking for new blogs that are interesting and i love the european ones…i always learn so much!

  4. Name *
    February 7, 2011

    Oh – I just saw the above comment for FML.

    • Lynn
      February 7, 2011

      i had to go to acronym school and i’m still flunking…

  5. Melissa
    February 7, 2011

    Oh LOL hon! I’m totally giggling over here… too fu nny. Also ummmm FTW actually more often means “For the win” rather than “Fuck the world” ;) As in “Hot guys in towels FTW!”

    If you’re ever not sure of what an acronym is just go to http://www.urbandictionary.com/ and type it in. :)

    • Lynn
      February 7, 2011

      hahaha…i always forget to check that out…plus, i really enjoy fucking up acronyms. It’s like a hobby of mine…that and just generally fucking up which is …pretty much just me

  6. Jessica D Torres
    February 7, 2011

    I can never remember what all the acronyms means so I have to ask my husband when someone uses them. I prefer to spell out what I want to say that way there is no confusion.

    • Lynn
      February 7, 2011

      i’m now thinking that this would be a great post…i never know what the hell i’m doing. and seriously, do people really ROFL…i think not!

      • Jessica D Torres
        February 8, 2011

        You could collect acronyms from people through Twitter and then make a post out of it and reference the people who gave you the info. That would be a great post and you could find out some really funny acroynms.

        • Lynn
          February 8, 2011

          funny you should say that because that’s exactly what i was thinking…

  7. Angel
    February 7, 2011

    Hahaha, see the hot guys quote kinda makes sense bot ways… if you have my way of looking at things lol

    • Lynn
      February 7, 2011

      I’m not sure what you meant but I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  8. Liz
    February 7, 2011

    Um, Ann definitely needs a lesson in emoticon 101.

    • Lynn
      February 7, 2011

      Really? Cuz my kids told me I was an idiot because there was no : sign before the D…it was funny though

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