Unless there's an extra Hawaiian island in this parking garage I have to ask: has spelling (and grammar--don't get me started there) gotten so far away from us that this goes unnoticed? That or the sign painter seriously wanted a vacation.
I often wish I knew more tweet/text language, but then I see something like this and I am so happy that I still spell "everything" as "everything" and not "evrythng" if only to keep the real word alive in my brain. I don't think this was an error due to too much Twitter Speak, but it does remind me that spelling doesn't seem to be at the top of most people's list of subjects to master. One could always look it up online. Or don't, and trust that everyone is too busy on the smartphone to notice. And something about that makes me sad. Probably that part of me that cherishes the letters, the handwritten epistles I get in the mail, that deliberate sequencing of words and thoughts, from my sister and grandmother. That wishes I didn't want to race to the computer first thing in the morning to check my email. That really wants to break the habit of returning a text at a stoplight. I get nervous about the Kindle revolution and books maybe not existing. All that screen light can't be good for our eyes, right? Or should I suck it up and get one and discover that I like it? Not that this has much to do with spelling.
Maybe having a baby will take me back to a simpler time in myself. Maybe I'll be willing to check email only once or twice or OK THREE times a day. It doesn't need to be 15. I'm not the Secretary of State. What would happen in my mind if it wasn't so occupied with all these megabytes? Maybe I'd write that script I've had bouncing around for 5 years. Maybe I'd have an inspiration around storyline for a show a friend and I have talked about creating. Maybe I'd feel more spontaneous rather than tired and pinched in the face which too much time at the computer does to me.
How do you simplify, or tech-down, your life?