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Phydoux And Instant Messaging
By larry r linville
Friday, November 23, 2007

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Phydoux has been introduced to another suspecious term, "IM". He doesn't know what it is by his email budding is suggesting they do it. Well, I'll let him tell you about it.




My email Buddy, ďIscratchfleasĒ gets stranger and stranger. I donít know what to think. First he emails me and Iím excited about it. Then his emails start talking about things that a dog catcher would be concerned about. Now he has emailed me and said he wants to do ďinstant messageĒ. He called it IM. I guess I know by now that some dogs donít spell as well as others, just as some donít smell as good as others. Iím sure he wanted to talk about dog food. Every good dog know that the best dog food is IAMS. Surely he couldnít misspell that, could he?

I have noticed he has tried to use some strange spelling. He puts ď4UĒ when he means ďfor you.Ē He has a bunch of words I canít pronounce. They are all spelled in CAPS. Here are a few of them, so youíll know what Iím talking about: LOL, ROFL, IMHO, etc. I donít know if he is that bad at spelling or if he is a little crazy. But to put IM for the best dog food in the world is beyond my ability to comprehend.

When I told him I didnít comprehend, he started talking about us being on the computer at the same time and he writes a line and I see it and then I write a line and he sees it. Now THATíS weird! How can we be on a computer at the same time? Why would we want to be? What would happen if thereís a car that needs to be chased when itís my time to write my line?
I see all kinds of complications.

Do you suppose this dog is really not a dog and heís trying to entrap me? Iím becoming more and more uneasy about Iscratch. Remember, he appeared out of the blue. I thought I was the only dog who wrote email and then he wrote me. Itís all starting to follow a theme. I donít think he has my best interests in mind.

I really expect that he is going to want to meet me soon at some public place Ė like a dog show. If he can get me exchanging lines with him the next thing he will want is to meet me face to face and smell me. When he gets me there, I will be off property and he will let a dog catcher know Iím there and Iíll have to go to the pound. Or......could it be....he IS a dog catcher?

Do you think Iím too mistrusting? Are my theories beginning to make as much sense to you as they are for me? Or, am I barking up the wrong tree? I donít want to do anything rash but Iím going to think this thing through. I think I will deny the IM request and go eat some IAMS and try to figure this out. When Iíve made my decision, Iíll let you know. Meanwhile, thanks for the good Thanksgiving leftovers. And, my I say, if there had been more leftovers, you wouldnít be as fat today!


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Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 11/23/2007
I love Phydoux, but like him, do not understand instant messanging: still trying to learn the Internet...thing. LOL Well done, Larry.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

WHAT is IMHO? I'm Hot? LOL
Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 11/23/2007
Phydoux, instant messaging is a novel and great way to communicate with folks I Really Like. Personally, I'd never do this with someone that I don't know. Too risky, I think. Be smart, stay home, love Larry and most importantly, if your gut says its not a good thing - you're probably right.

Kathy
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 11/23/2007
Delightful piece, Larry; Phydoux rocks!! Very well penned; bravo!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D

Another addition to the Phydoux Philes! :D
Reviewed by Walt Hardester 11/23/2007
Or......could it be....he IS a dog catcher?
Very...perceptive LOL
TC,

Walt
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 11/23/2007
Oh, welcome to the club!!! suddenly in my old age things aren't done to facilitate my life but for screw it up good (pardon my french)
Yes, what the heck is LOL? and common battle fatigue becoming PSSD?
Its like nobody has the time to write the full word so we, the less nerds, can understand.
Next years we will be celebrating a gobble gobble TGD.
Goggen

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