Writer’s Block: Divided Self

No. Hells freaking no. What you see online is almost exactly what you see in person. Worse in some ways. I’ve been accused of having very little restraint… see a moron, nail a moron. Sometimes, I epically fail at the whole diplomacy thing, choosing to instead go for the blatantly honest explain it in less than 5 minutes answer. Not always the best decision, I’ll admit. They’ll get over it.

ETA: Had to reread the question… it’s what I get for being half awake and writing LJ. My answer doesn’t look quite so contradictory now.

  1. Okay, so … here’s my stupid question of the day: I’ve seen more than one person on LJ use “ETA” to mean something along the lines of “further update.” I always have understood “ETA” to stand for “estimated time of arrival,” which obviously makes no sense in this context. I did ask my friend Google for help, but she didn’t have anything for me. What does ETA stand for? (Now I fall down dead from embarrassment.)

    1. Edited to add/append.

        1. That’ll be $5. ๐Ÿ˜‰

          1. I knew I should have read the dang fine print. Caveat emptor, I guess. So, where do I send it? LOL

            1. See, there’s this account over in New Zealand…

    2. I hate it when people use “ETA” to mean “Edited to add” for that very reason. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      1. You mean I don’t have to die of embarrassment at my ignorance?

        1. You never did. Plus, I think it’s just a LJ thing… I hadn’t seen it pre-LJ.

    3. No need to be embarrassed. I knew not what it meant either. Good on you for having the wherewithal to ask. I just chocked it up to some internet lingo and because I donโ€™tโ€™ much care for it thus left it alone. By-the-way, I have always referred to the mighty Google in the masculine sense. I may perform a sex change operation soon thanks to you. *thumbs up*

      1. Google is all knowing, all seeing, all hearing. Google is god. Sex is irrelevant. Or… something.

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