So now people are going to think I am a complete narcissist... but the reality is I am a complete computer-retard.
It has been decided that after the 10th try for a job on this island and not even a call back for an interview...... should I even mention my Journalism degree, 2 years of managing a restaurant, and a plethora of certifications including, but not limited to National Academy of Sports Medicine, Children's Institute of Literature and AED/CPR certifications (which is just a handy-dandy thing to have all around) that I am not going to get looked at because my last name isn't Kalualau or Hana'ainaina or Aloha or whatever Hawaiian-ish sounding word you can think of.
Fine - I will just write my ass off and try to break into a little freelance proofreading. I wonder if Facebook needs a proofreader? Seriously, it takes all of me not to correct people's profile status updates. Like I literally have to sit on my hands for 15 seconds until the presumptuous/asshole-ly sensation passes.
It's only the really obvious spelling mistakes which get to me. (I know we ALL make mistakes - I am not claiming to be perfect.) But COME ON PEOPLE!!!! This is the kind of shit that makes me throw up in my mouth a little. Didn't anyone pay attention in English class??
ie. "Your so cute!" NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO - it's You're so cute. COME ON!!!!!!! You are = you're. Basic third grade contractions!!!!!!!
2. "I like this to." NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO - it's too. Too = also. Dumbass.
C. "Friday dinner sounds like fun, Sherry. I'll meet you at there house!" NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO - it's their. Their shows ownership. DUH!
That shit makes my blood boil and I want to "un-friend" them immediately if not sooner.
I was recently reading a good book and I noticed, very casually because I am reading for pleasure, 8 mistakes! EIGHT - in a published novel and I wasn't even TRYING to find them???And I'm not talking about some self-published-I-can't get-an-editor-to-read-my-shitty-book published novel but a real-life novel.
There is a process in publication that no less than four sets of eyes will proofread a book. That's eight eyeballs that dropped the proverbial ball on this man's book - which he probably spent a lot of blood, sweat and tears writing!!!
I have half a mind to correct the damn thing in bright red ink and send it back to the publisher along with my resume...... Shoot - I may be proofreading books on the beach for a living in no time!!!
Take that Mr. Ko'omanumanu!