As you are probably aware, today has been a crazy day for the Leila Texts. Gizmodo wrote a post about this blog, which is awesome, but which also means I have received roughly one million text messages over the past three hours.
One reason why I am able to receive Leila Texts in the first place is that I have a dumbphone. I love my dumbphone, for without it I would have no blog, but I will say that it is WAY TOO DUMB to artfully handle the number of texts that have been coming in.
I tried to text back everyone who wrote to say, "Hey, I like your blog," but I know for sure there are some people who I missed, and there may also be some people who I texted back like four times in a row to say, "Thanks!" If you fall into either of those categories: sorry about that. Try me again on a day when this blog hasn't been featured on a Gawker Media site and I'll be more on my game.
To those of you who wrote me "real" Leila Texts that said things like "whatever you put in my uncles drink made him shit all day long," and, "lets try havin buttsex again," and "y didnt u tell me where you buried the dog"... yeah. I've been doing this for close to five years. I am for sure still foolable, but I'm not that foolable.
Finally, not to be all mercenary, but I'd hardly be an American if I didn't take this opportunity to tell you how to spend your money. I blog about text messages for fun. I write humorous young adult novels for a living. If you wanted to read one of my books, or give a copy to your 15-year-old niece, I would think that's a very good idea.
Okay, announcements over. Enjoy!