72 In Life

Permission Has Not Been Granted… yet!

You all have no idea…

  • How hard I’ve laughed in the last 48 hours. 
  • How fast my heart has raced.
  • And… I had no idea I could sweat that much without exercising. 

I mean seriously… I’m telling you it has been a hilarious 48 hrs. I’ve been doing this far too long to have a glitch like this, I may need a few lessons on how to operate a blog!  Especially if I’m going to copy and paste private gmail chats under the “new posts” section!!


I will preface this email by saying my “Sorry!!” post made it sound like I had posted something very offensive and this is not necessarily true, unless you are very prudish {which I tend to lean towards}. The issue was more that it got posted {and wasn’t supposed to be} more than what it actually said, because I’m with y’all it was HILARIOUS!

Now I feel like 1/2 of you know what I’m talking about and the rest are still out of the loop. And unfortunately permission has yet to be granted by my sister to repost it, but I’m working on her. I will just briefly tell you it was a HILARIOUS {stinkin’ hilarious} post that involved a chat log between my sister and myself regarding a little situation she faced with her computer repairman and me with a “spelling error” email to my old boss at the DMV. We briefly discussed me posting it {which is why it was created as a post} and then we talked and both decided it wasn’t really appropriate {at all}… so, I deleted it. Or so I thought. Instead I posted it. And had no clue. And then my friend Jenn emails me and is like, “Oh my gosh that post was so hilarious… where did it go?” And I was like, “Oh BEEP BEEP BEEP, how did she see it?” Thankfully it had been roughly edited and “Craig” is not her computer guy’s name. So, the only two people humiliated by such a post… are me and her!

Then I knew I had to call her and tell her it posted because she was going to see it in her Reader. {side note: I’m on a new server {thanks, Chris} which is great in so many ways, one of which is that when I post it IMMEDIATELY feeds to reader— in this case, that was not good}. So before I called Erika to share with her that I’m a total moron, I asked Chris for a miracle to see if he could get it OUT of READER… no.such.luck. Once it feeds Reader it’s there. Rats. So, I got brave, sweated through my shirt, hung my head over my computer and called her. 


She answered, “Green bean central!” (My first clue that she hadn’t seen it yet.)

Me, “Um, sister.”

Her, “Yes!”

Me, “I need to tell you something?!”


Me, “Ummm, our chat log…. accidentally posted. Did you do it?”

Her, “Ha ha… funny, I know you’re kidding!”

Me, “No, I swear! Something happened, did you log on to my admin page?”

Her, “No. I know your kidding and it’s so not funny!”

Me, “Erika, listen, I’m so not kidding, I totally posted it and have no idea how it happened”

Erika, “Delete it before it feeds!”

Me, “It fed already!” I’m sure between the two of us there were a few cuss words.

And then she said, “Darby. I. Am. A. Professional. {I am laughing my rear off right now remembering this convo.} This stuff cannot be posted on the internet!”

Me, “Erika, do you think I want what I said posted on the internet?!”

Her, “Ahhhh I can’t believe you did this….”

Me, “I know, I’m such a moron. But you have to admit it’s the funniest thing ever?!”

Her, “Yeah, it’s hilarious. No doubt it’s hilarious. But. I. Am. A. Professional.”

I know she’s a professionl and the best thing is, she’s the funniest professional I’ve ever met in my entire life and if any client of hers read that and didn’t think it was funny they may not deserve to be a client of hers.

She used to design houses from cardboard boxes. She’s come too far for me to go and mess things up for her.

D&E_fort in atlanta 

I can find several morals here:

  1. Subscribe using Google Reader… click HERE if you’re interested.
  2. Never talk to me online.
  3. Never talk to Erika online.
  4. Never type an email really fast to your boss that has the word disk in it… the c is way too close to s on the keyboard.
  5. Never take off your bra and put it in your 2nd desk drawer.
  6. Never send your computer guy to your 2nd drawer for a cat5 cable.
  7. Never say never.

And by the way, thank you to those of you who shared some hilarious computer mishaps with me in the last post… I laughed so hard at some of them. If you have one you want to share to make me feel better please feel free to do so in the comment section… you can even do so anonymously by saying your name is anonymous!

Oh and one more thing, I used to be a professional too! I’ve been blogging for many years now and somehow have evaded the fact that I once had a longstanding career at working at the Florida DMV {pre-children}. I have so many hilarious stories to share about it… but first, I will direct you here for proof. “I’ve never seen a record this long! Wow, here comes page 4!” And the slightly scary, slightly miraculous thing is that I remember all of this.

There may be more chat logs in our future. Be warned. And I will keep in mind that this blog could potentially be read by young innocent children.

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  • Jennifer
    March 4, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Didn’t happen to me, but a friend was working for a non-profit and wrote a letter to all of their donors. She was supposed to have a co-worker proof it, but used spell check and decided to forgo the co-worker. In one sentence she used the word “public”, but left out the “l” – they didn’t catch it until it had been sent. Eek.

  • Sarah
    March 4, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Ahhh – the suspense is killing me!

  • Jennifer
    March 4, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    If this made me laugh, I imagine the original would have made me pee my pants! Hope you are granted permission. : )

  • Sarah@Clover Lane
    March 4, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    I do this quite often…mean to save something for future posting and then POST it…because I messed up the date. Maddening!
    I once went to print a long personal letter to a friend at work (a long long time ago!)that detailed when and how I was going to leave the company I was working for at the time…and it wouldn’t print out till morning…when my co-worker beat me to the printer, read it, and gave it to my boss before I even got to work. (And trust me, I woke up early!)
    What I liked most about your accidental post is your Dad’s comment about the Bachelor. Hilarious and very smart man is he.
    There was nothing offensive in that post in the tiniest way.
    Think of how much worse it could have been. 🙂

  • Jan
    March 4, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    My husband and a co-worker were exchanging emails with a long drawn out story of a romance they heavily suspected was happening at their work between two co-workers. They were quite far along in their suspicions and stories when she called him freaking out because she has accidentally sent their emails to the guy they were discussing. In talking about him so much, somehow she had forwarded him the WHOLE drawn out email. There were a few uncomfortable discussions between all three people but eventually everyone moved on. We never did find out if the romance was or was not happening. That part was never discussed. LOL!

  • Ashley Nuzzo
    March 4, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    SOO professional, Darby! Those were great quotes. I have reader and that conversation was just great! I once wrote a parent (when teaching) about how I was disappointed that the child had not had his homework for a week. Instead of sending it to the parent,I sent it out to the whole school (crawl under a desk!) So embarrassing!

  • Lucy
    March 4, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Well, I read the original conversation, and all it did was make me realize how stinkin’ hilarious both of you are. And, personally, I like professionals with a sense of humor!

  • Chris
    March 4, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Did he get his drivers license back in 2006?

  • Jess
    March 4, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    You two crack me up! I’m actually in the process of trying to work with Erika, and if anything this makes me appreciate her that much more. Gotta love a gal with a sense of humor, professional or not.

    BTW, it was sooooo not offensive. PG, practically. 🙂

  • Shar Yates
    March 4, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    I would hire Erika in a heartbeat! You two are a blast.

  • Chris
    March 4, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    that was soooo funny , good clean fun .

  • michelle
    March 4, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Ok..I didn’t get to read it, but it is killing me! Hope you get permission. This post had me laughing until tears came! Just yesterday I sent an email to my Mission’s teacher/partner at church named Teresa. She had asked me if I was attending a parent meeting regarding the youth at our church and the topic of sex and dating. I responded to her….”I don’t know about the SEX thing yet, I will let you know”….The bad news is I sent it to my child’s friend’s mom also named Teresa!!!! That is all she read “I DON’T KNOW ABOUT THE SEX THING YET” How embarrassing!!! She called me thinking I had lost my mind!!!

  • Stacy
    March 4, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Oh my goodness…. I didn’t read the original post but am sitting here by myself cracking up at this post!!! I do so hope you get permission to post the original post (however I do realize She. Is. A. Professional). You two are hilarious!!

  • Christy
    March 4, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    I’m just so sad I missed it!!!!!!! I could use a good laugh right about now! And how cute are y’all in the cardboard box?

  • Jennifer
    March 4, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Best Darby Doll picture yet! Of course Erika is a professional but you are both still HUMAN! It was pretty darn funny and made me realize that I would be QUITE embarrassed to have some of my online chats posted for all the world to see. Need to work on that! BUT also kind of looking forward to hearing a few more funny techno-mishaps from your readers …

  • Kaela
    March 4, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    It seems as though there are only a handful of peeps who DIDN’T read it. I being one of them is very, very sad. What else makes me sad? The fact that I didn’t share a womb (or box) with a mommasissy. I’d love to know what your Dad said about The Bachelor.

  • anonymous
    March 4, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Was doing a little “facebook research” this morning, meant to search for the ex girlfriend of a guy I had gone on a few dates with. As soon as I hit “search” the girl’s name was broadcast as my status…the search and share boxes look waaaay to similar. Still mortified.

  • Alena
    March 5, 2010 at 12:25 am

    The news of your mishap reached me last night and I subscribed on my reader just to see if it would still show up, and just my luck–It did! SO HILARIOUS!!! ha ha.

    I *may* have shared it with some people I know that asked….I mean it was HILARIOUS!

  • grace
    March 5, 2010 at 12:26 am

    so good to meet another human. This is awesome.

  • Sharne
    March 5, 2010 at 12:34 am

    Seriously, this is the funniest thing I have read in a long long time – luckily in the reader, you can still read it. Erika has nothing to worry about – gotta love a sense of humour like yours. I would have been weeing my pants laughing – I don’t know how she kept it together. Great story – so glad you accidently published it! you two are champs! When I was working for a government department in the aged pension section, i wrote some notes on a file saying ‘mr xx, came to collect his penis but I had to get him to come back due to a system error’ – poor place to mispell pension!

  • Allison
    March 5, 2010 at 1:09 am

    I just cannot stop laughing about you gals and your funny conversations! Keep up the funny stories, they are honest, so real life, and they crack me up!

  • Hillary @ The Other Mama
    March 5, 2010 at 1:25 am

    I absolutely thought the whole thing was hysterical and I think any client of E’s would be thrilled that she’s so FUNNY AND talented! What an awesome person to work with.
    I love it!

  • b
    March 5, 2010 at 6:10 am

    Darby–did you do p.r. for the DMV? Hilarious–you and your sister are great. And your little sister, Darby Doll, too.

  • Bailey
    March 5, 2010 at 7:21 am

    I have the SADS in a serious way! I want to read this SO badly. When I saw your “Sorry” post I immediately called my bff/future mommasissy who does subscribe to see if she had seen it. No dice. I might just have to cave and subscribe to this google reader phenomenon just to make sure I don’t miss out next time…
    …p.s. I am wracking my brain for an APPROPRIATE tech disaster to share, because I have literally hundreds…but all are far too embarrassing. And not just for me. If they were just embarrassing for me trust me, I would share.

  • mommasissy
    March 5, 2010 at 7:52 am

    Darby Doll,
    Your skirt is so short your panties are showing.
    Chris makes me laugh so hard asking if the guy got his license back in ’06.
    What these people really need to see (for a good laugh) is you singing Bryan Adams “Everything I Do I Do It For You”. My summer project is going to be get all those camcorder videos put on dvds.
    I love you in the most unprofessional way possible,
    Green Bean Central

  • Kelly
    March 5, 2010 at 7:58 am

    This all just makes me more jealous than ever for the fun of having a sister, especially a twin. Hope **fingers crossed** you get permission to repost:-)

  • feather
    March 5, 2010 at 8:08 am

    laughing hyserically, too! this is too funny. and because this is my first visit here, and i’m in the “have no clue” category, i appreciated your never…section. it gave me a better understanding of the flub content. too.stinkin.funny!

  • beth
    March 5, 2010 at 8:23 am

    sorry that happened, but it sounds hysterical! I have 4 sisters and 1 brother. stuff like this happens to us all the time 😉

  • anonymous
    March 5, 2010 at 8:44 am

    looks like your friend mindy meant to send you a private comment! i hope that was her intention, anyway!

  • Cath
    March 5, 2010 at 9:19 am

    ROFL……. I did happen to read the chat log (it’s now been forever
    erased from my feable mind) and I’ve been following along and I felt
    you should know I’m now hooked on yet ANOTHER blog. May I just
    say your’s is by far the most fun!!

  • Shannon
    March 5, 2010 at 9:40 am

    I’m bummed I missed the “oops” posting, because even this post is too funny! I must have missed something good! But I would still hire Erika anytime…I got my issue of Coastal Living in the mail the other day, and I doubt she has ANYTHING to worry about!

  • Marcia
    March 5, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Hi Darby. I’ve been following your blog for a while and I love it! After reading it for a few weeks, I realized who Justin is. We had classes together at Auburn (I was Marcia Wakefield then). I knew him and some of the other Dothan bunch. This and the funny accidental post had me giggling so my husband asked what I was laughing at. When I told him, he reminded me of the time that he wrote me an email that was something to this effect: “Hey Wifelady. I hope you are having a great morning. Love, Benoni.” Obviously, we have some silly nicknames for each other. When he sends emails, he uses his drop down lists and selects the person. Only this time he sent it to a woman he works with named Michelle. She emailed back and said, “I think you meant to send this to Marcia. But I think it’s sweet, my husband and I have nicknames for each other too.”

  • Ashley
    March 5, 2010 at 9:48 am

    I did see the original post, and it WAS hilarious! I was a little confused before I read the next post, but it really gave me lots of giggles and now I love you, your sister, and your blog even more!

  • AshleyB
    March 5, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Darby, I read the post too. Nothing to worry about. It was so funny. Believe me, we all have those moments and for me, most of them seem to happen at work! You and your sister are hilarious. I am best friends with a set of twins, and I promise, your conversation is NOTHING compared to what those girls talk about!! haha. Keep your head up!

  • heather
    March 5, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Darby…that is hilarious!

    I work in public relations and a few years ago my boss made a table tent used in a meeting to identify herself…it said:

    Jane Doe
    Pubic Relations

    Name has been changed to protect the innocent. So, now when I type Public Relations…I’m very careful to use the word pubic.

  • Sara Jane
    March 5, 2010 at 10:20 am

    I go to church with my sister’s ex-boyfriends’ parents. I texted her to say I’d just seen them and that they look like they’d gained weight and the dad was starting to bear a striking resemblance to Frasier Crane. Catty? Yes. I sent the message and walked around with a smug smile until about 1 minute later when I got a text from the ex-boyfriend saying “wow… I’m guessing you didn’t mean to send that to me.” My blood ran cold.
    Moral of the story: after your sister and the boyfriend break up, delete his number from your phone.
    Other moral of the story: don’t send rude texts.

  • Maria
    March 5, 2010 at 10:32 am

    HILARIOUS!!! I am CONSTANTLY worried that I’m accidentally going to text, IM, email the wrong person the wrong/bad thing. When I was newly pregnant with our first child (and hadn’t told ANYONE yet), I had emailed my Husband some pictures I had taken at a soccer game the night before (he is a HS soccer coach). I mentioned in the email that I was still feeling sickly and having some crackers for the “little one” and then there was some further sweet/gushy newlywed talk. My Husband forwarded the pictures (and accidentally left the ENTIRE message) to all of the soccer parents. So…we basically tried to fib to everyone for another several weeks about being pregnant and I had to endure the brunt of the teasing with the lovey nicknames…guess these things give us character…and in the case of your post…they give us something to LOAO about 🙂 Thanks for your fun and candid blogging!

    March 5, 2010 at 10:41 am

    I love both you & your sister’s blogs..they are def my favorite, … Please Erika let the rest of us read that funny post!!

  • Stacy
    March 5, 2010 at 10:49 am

    dang I missed it!

  • lauren
    March 5, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Hi Darby, I am another one who read the post and thoroughly enjoyed it! It brought me the comedy relief I needed after a long morning… Tell Erika its nothing to be ashamed of =)

  • Teri
    March 5, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Ok, I NEVER comment on blogs of people I don’t know…..I know, I’m such a lurker! but this is the exception. I didn’t even see the original post; but this made my day! Sorry to get such joy at your mishap, but thanks for a great belly laugh!

  • Sarah
    March 5, 2010 at 11:01 am

    HOLY COW… This is so funny. I always read posts in my reader in chronological order backwards so I was reading that conversation between you and your sister before I saw the following posts that informed me it was a mistake. I was reading along thinking, “This is so funny, but I really can’t believe she posted this…”

    And to make you feel better, I will tell you of TWO instances something I wrote ended up in the wrong place. These weren’t on my blog, but instead, TEXT MESSAGES.

    Like the one I MEANT to sent to my husband that said, “I want you.” Instead, I sent it to his brother. OH.MY.WORD.

    And worse, a fairly detailed (positive!) analysis of our sex life, that I meant to text to, obviously, my husband, but instead I texted it to, get this, TWITTER. Oh, yes. Twitter. And my Twitter updates are on my blog. And my Twitter updates post to my Facebook. AND MY MOTHER-IN-LAW and MY HUSBAND’S OLD BOSS (HE IS A PASTOR!!!!!!) get my Twitter updates TO THEIR PHONES. Dude. There really are no words. I went as fast as I could to delete them from the Facebook and Twitter sites, but people who get my updates to their phones got my explicit (again, positive) thoughts on our sex life instantaneously. Luckily, I am very close to my MIL. Her text back to me was priceless.

    What’s that old adage? Never put in writing something you wouldn’t want everyone to see later? I think we learned that from Tiger Woods.


  • CJ
    March 5, 2010 at 11:02 am

    While in college, I worked for a restaurant/caterer. The owner, an older man, typed up a catering menu to send to a local doctors office for a luncheon they were planning. It happened to be a gynecology office and on the menu was “Baked Virginia Ham.” Well he accidentally typed “Baked Vagina Ham.” and faxed it on over. NO JOKE! Guess we knew what he had on his mind. We all had a good laugh over that when the doctor called to inform him of his mistake. HILARIOUS!

  • alison g. (brazil)
    March 5, 2010 at 11:22 am

    I can see how it might give Erika pause concerning her professional reputation, but seriously, if anyone would discount her as a person, and or as anything less than an amazing designer because of the recount of that hilarious episode, I’d have to question their humanity. It was CLASSIC, and ya’ll are both fantastic!

  • the domestic fringe
    March 5, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    I only wish I read that post before you hit delete!

  • Nat
    March 5, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    I have to tell you I’ve been reading for awhile (but never commented) and I saw the original post. Hysterical. You and your sister are just like me and my sister… seriously we both read both of your blogs and we always talk about how we’re the same as you two.
    We would have had that exact same combo and I was dying when I read you miss email to your boss, dont’ worry I don’t think there was anything offensive in there at all!

  • kendall boggs
    March 5, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    This is how your blog affected me. I had a dream last night that Abby Clark and I were talking (i was at her house) and I asked her if she had seen the blog. She said “YES! do you want to see it????) of course I said “how fast can you pull it up? It was you when you were about 5 with 2 huge wads of toilet paper stuffed in a bra. Why would I dream that? I’m hoping it was more exciting than that since we all used to stuff our [moms] bras to the max.

  • Katie
    March 5, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Totally bummed that I missed out on all the fun! 🙁 hehe… When I first started as a nurse, I was documenting wound care I had just done on a patient in the computer charting system. Once something was charted in this system….there ain’t no going back. Not for deletions or even corrections. In my attempt to provide descriptive charting of said wound, I failed to use the correct adjective that describes a wound with pus…that word is “purulent.” Instead…I wrote on and on about the patient’s “pu*** wound.” After I entered it, I saw my glaring mistake! Can I just say that “p” word makes my skin absolutely crawl?? It was some redneck-y, mountain hospital, so when someone else read it, I’m sure they thought I was describing a wound on my patient’s privates. :/ Whoopsie!!

  • Shauna
    March 5, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    I had no idea what you were talking about in your “Sorry” post. But when I read the 7 morals I actually laughed so hard I had tears running down my face. Thank you for being a good sport about it and sharing. I needed a good laugh!

  • Susan
    March 5, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Ok…after I left here yesterday, I decided that since I had not read it, I would subscribe to your blog so that I could enjoy future…stuff! Anyway, suddenly the post that you didn’t want posted magically appeared on my screen, and I did get a chance to laugh with y’all. You too are a hoot!!

    Love the pics of y’all as little girls as well! Precious!!

  • Christie
    March 5, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Your email to your boss reminds me of something hilarious that happened when we were on vacation with our friends and two babysitters. We had let the babysitters have a night off, and when they came back, we were asking them about how their dinner was, what they had, etc. One of the babysitters told us that she had duck for dinner. My friend Margaret looked at her and exclaimed “I LOVE dick!” My eyes got HUGE, and I burst out laughing. Mags realized what she had said, and she started laughing. Finally the babysitters joined us. It was a really, really funny mistake!!! At least in wasn’t to a boss, but in this case, we were the bosses!

  • kristen
    March 5, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    ok so i just read it.
    y’all are F*ing hilarious. i love it.

  • Amy Davis
    March 5, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Darby, please tell your dear sister that everyone who considers themselves to be a “professional” has had these moments and they usually make said professional seem more personable to clients. That’s what I tell myself when I think of the time I had post-baby wine at girls’ night and slurred “my name is Aby Dabis an I’m a professsinal so I know bout dis kinda stuffs *hiccup*” to a co-worker’s voicemail. Voicemail that makes it to YouTube is stinky but life, and work, goes on. Perhaps this is yet another reason why I stay home now? 😉

  • jessica
    March 5, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    I agree with others: this is the best darby doll photo yet. 🙂 Made me crack up!

  • Rhonda
    March 5, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Its stuff like this that makes me wish I had a sister….

    And glad my girls have each other! Its priceless!

    (and tell Erika that there are plenty of people that have a sense of humor that will hire her!)

  • Jennifer Morena
    March 5, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    All of it….hysterical!! And for some reason, the thought of hearing you say, “Wow. Here comes page four” for the DMV newspaper article makes me laugh too. I think your a girl after my own heart in the humor department!

    Thanks for making so many people’s day Darby Doll!!

  • Kelly
    March 5, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Oh please please PLEASE repost it!!!

    Perhaps you can just change your sisters name to like Farraica or something and then nobody will know you it is you are talking about! 🙂

  • MaryBeth
    March 5, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    I read the post and thought it was very funny. Of course I am not Erika. If she losses any business over this she should thank her lucky stars it got rid of any clients who have no sense of humor because they would give her more trouble than money! By the way, any decorator who leaves a bra in a drawer and comes to work with a beer is someone I would want to be picking out fabric and furniture with every day of the week and twice on Sunday xo, MB

  • Kelly@TearingUpHouses
    March 5, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Not only do I think the entire situation is hilarious, but I’m really enjoying your doll pictures! Brilliant!


    p.s. Love the little kid picture! I started my career many moons ago building blanket forts, by the way… https://tearinguphouses.blogspot.com/2010/02/blanket-buildings.html

  • Sara
    March 5, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    You guys are too hard on yourself. I think your humor, wit and down to earth qualities are what make you both interesting. Designers and blogs are a dime a dozen, but kind and entertaining, are not. Tell her I said to let you post it again, c’mon. Please?

  • h
    March 5, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    That was hilarious!! I was reading last night, all kids were sleep. My husband woke up and asked what was wrong with me. I’ve been trying to get a hold of my sis all day to ask if she was read it. It was soooo funny.

  • Stacey Mills
    March 5, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    oh, i hate i missed it! I love a good laugh. We are all human.
    I have accidently sent an email to the wrong person several times with information I would not have wanted to share. Once to my boss’s boss complaining that I had not received a report from him – yikes! Once to my sister and meant it for my husband – we had just gotten married so you could say it was somewhat romantic. And there are several more. Oh the hot flashes I got over those. Now I can laugh at it.

  • A few good links — A Familiar Path
    March 6, 2010 at 5:52 am

    […] Darby gives an excellent example of why you should subscribe in a reader. You might just catch something not meant to be posted. […]

  • Victoria
    March 6, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Oh Darby that was hilarious! 🙂 My friend just told me that she accidentally sent her child’s teacher a love letter instead of sending it to her husband! Their names start with the same letter and she didn’t realize she chose the wrong email address. Someone reminded her that at LEAST she didn’t send pictures too!

  • Laura
    March 6, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    I came here from A Familiar Path. This whole thing is very funny, by the way.
    Since it is my first time to visit your blog, I thought I’d see who you were and what you were about. So I went to your ABOUT page. Now the whole thing is even funnier after reading the very first sentence on your “about” page! 🙂

  • HappyCamper
    March 6, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    I for one, hope that you let our own imaginations run wild and I would hope this private conversation however briefly pubic by mistake, remains private and everyone can accept this fact/decision and the subject is forever closed. this is a blog and the readers in my mind should not exercise undue influence over the blogger. what happened happened and so be it. In the loop or out of the loop is there a loop ?? this is but a case study of Blog Management 101

  • Courtney Walsh
    March 6, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Between your blog and “Grease” being on TV right now this is the best night ever!! lol I am laughing so hard and all I got was the cliff notes version you posted here (I missed it the first time around!)

    so funny! 🙂

  • Rebecca
    March 7, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Wanted to share another funny “spell check didn’t work” story. I took an adorable pic of my daughter after she covered herself in stickers. I decided to use the pic for her Valentine’s with a caption stating, “Valentine, I’m STUCK on you!” I placed my order online and was anxiously awaiting the arrival of the cards. When they arrived, I opened them up and the cards read, “Valentine, I’m SUCK on you!” I had forgotten the “t!” My husband was crying he was laughing so hard and I was crying because my cards, for lack of a better term, “sucked.”

  • Beth
    March 8, 2010 at 11:59 am

    I have to tell you, this whole thing is so hilarious! I’ve been reading your blog for a while and never commented but I had to for this 🙂 And I did get to read the original post – I made the mistake of reading it at work and COULD NOT stop laughing!!

  • Tiffany
    March 9, 2010 at 1:23 am

    Oh man, that’s really funny and I too am jealous of your twindom, the banter is hysterical:) I missed the original but I can use my imagination. Still hope you are granted permission!

    Personally, the bane of my existence was T9 predictive text until I finally anted up and bought a Blackberry. For anyone who’s not familiar that’s the texting where it guesses what words you are trying to say based on the number sequence. Below is a taste of my handywork, u can imagine the reaction on the other end of the text. Chin up Darby Doll, you’re in good company:)

    To my boyfriend
    -Don’t forget the keys! (became) Don’t forget the Jews!

    To a friend explaining why she was picked for a particular job:
    -Because you are their fav one! (became) Because you are their fat one!

    To the friend watching my dog while I’m on vacation:
    -Kiss him for me! (became) Kill him for me!

  • Volree
    March 12, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    I read but have never commented… the post was hilarious! I wanted to let you know that if you edit a post it updates in blogger.. it might not delete it but it will edit it so you can always go back and delete the text in a post, just not the post itself. I just had to do it. Not that I think you need to delete it by ANY means, just an FIY:)

  • Volree
    March 12, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    FYI.. not FIY 🙂