Wednesday, November 9, 2011

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!

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your blog is hilarious! Keep it up! (yeah, I came from gizmodo)

Brent Rose said...

Yeah... sorry 'bout that.

Cliff said...

i like your blog and i saved you from reading another pointless text message. ;)

plasm said...

Good thing you have an unlimited texting plan. (You do, right?)

nickt said...

Giz mostly shows me a bunch of gadgets I can't afford but every now and then they surprise me with an interesting article. Today was that day. Your blog is hilarious and I only wish Verizon would have blessed me with this error as well.

Anonymous said...

Great blog. Hope you keep profiting out of Verizon's mistake! Btw...I came by way of Slate.

acekrn said...

isn't it strange how people get famous?
I cannot believe you have the time to respond to most of these texts.

I am assuming you have a proper cell phone dedicated for your personal life and work.

Andrew Serendipity said...

I think adding to the masses of texts wont show my true appreciation for this blog, so Im getting one of your books. For my girlfriends younger sister. Not for me... :3

Leila Sales said...

Andrew Serendipity is my new favorite Leila Text reader. Period.

Cam said...

I'm from Australia, so I have no hope of texting you :(

Fredo said...

Thank you for the funny blog. I obsessed over it until I read every last text. Now I've bookmarked you in my favorites. Cheers!

tsunamino said...

I also came from Gizmodo, but I'm sure you have enough texts to deal with already!

lorrwill said...

You have a "dumb" phone, too.

I don't like to call mine dumb cos I don't want to sound mean and hurt its feelings, so I just call it intellectually challenged.

A million?!?!?!?!? I just read the article today, and no, given what it takes to send a text on my dumb phone, I am not texting you. But I am glad I found your blog!