Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Hey. Do you wanna go to walmart with us tonight? After edward gets out.
from a 281 phone number, Tuesday, October 23, 6:50 PM

Ooh. I do wanna go, actually, as my coworker Jillian recently informed me that Walmart stocks Rice Krispie Treat cereal. Unfortunately, person, you do not know who I am, and 281 is in Houston. So I'm afraid that, this time, I must respectfully decline.

(Please note: Now would be an excellent time for the Rice Krispie corporation to send me complimentary boxes of cereal, as thanks for all the good publicity I'm giving them. Just a thought.)
How are u?
from a 714 phone number, Tuesday, October 23, 11:51 AM

Creepy ex-boyfriend/stalker text. Obvi.
Love you, too.
from a 303 phone number, Tuesday, October 23, 11:36 AM

This is a weird one. It appears like this 303 person was in the middle of a texting conversation with Leila. Like she texted him to say, "Love you," and now he's texting back to say, "Love you, too." But if that were the case, why wouldn't he just hit the "reply" button to her text? Why start an entirely NEW text message and type in the "send-to" field as L-E-I-L-A?

The ways in which people interact with their technological devices are fascinating, unpredictable, and inexplicable.
do ya luv it or do u luv it
from a 763 phone number, Friday, October 19, 5:30 PM

Oh. Hmm. Tricky grammatical question there. I think "do u luv it," because "u" sounds more like "you," but "do ya luv it" is still understandable. It may be like pronunciations of "neither": they're both valid. You say "tomato," etc.

And, yes. I luv it.