Thursday, August 13, 2009

Did You Ever Wish?

I did something this week rather atypical of myself. I called a stranger. Well, not really a stranger, just mostly one. I follow her blog, she reads mine and leaves sweet comments. I think she's incredibly gifted and smart and funny and that's why I check her blog everyday at least once.

So awhile back we exchanged phone numbers via email and I got up the guts to call her. Sweet, funny, cute accent. And I did the nervous talk too much thing. (Friends and family, I know you're nodding your heads. )

And that's when I realized why I love blogging so much. It's me...censored by me.

It's me with a bonus package. May I introduce them, they are delete, backspace, and cut (as in cut and paste without the paste.)

So here is where the title comes in.

Did you ever wish...

You could just erase what you just said that totally came out wrong?

You press the mute button on yourself?

You could rewind and start new?

Maybe I ought to just practice on my family. They're kinda used to my weirdness. Then again, that may be why they don't answer their phones.

Mom, you there?


Amanda said...

lol, I had to laugh, 'Mom, you there?'

Bethany.... you are wonderful!! I LOVE that you stepped out of your comfort zone!

Coming from someone who RARELY uses the phone based on the fear that I will (cause I always DO) I will say something stupid and has seen relationships suffer from it I am TRULY proud of you!

And grateful. And touched. And lucky.

Love to you dear sister in Christ!!


Marley's Mama said...

I, on the other hand, love to hear your thoughts, raw and straight out of your head. Probably cause that's how mine come out of my mouth too!
Love you!

Anonymous said...

Yes, dear, Mom's here. But you are fine. I like you the way your are. I also feel a little guilty. I have a feeling you may have inherited a little of that from me??? Where is the mute button when I need it?!