Friday, May 14, 2010

I am sorry.

Here, for your inspection, a scan of my calendar.

Yes, I keep track of stuff on an actual wall calendar, though I don't actually keep it on my wall. Because you know, that would be unwieldy.

This is Saturday the 15th showing here, which is tomorrow. It seems that tomorrow is Armed Forces Day. It also seems that there is something else going on. If only I had written it legibly.

OMG, YOU CAN'T IMAGINE HOW BADLY I want to know what that says right now!!!

I remember looking at this entry on my calendar back on Tuesday and thinking, what the hell does that say? I couldn't figure it out at the time, but I thought that, as the days marched on, it would come to me. Because sometimes that happens.

Last night it was sort of starting to haunt me, because I'm actually a responsible person, though my promo activities on top of my day job and novel writing life has degraded that a bit.

Now it is Friday night, and I still don't know what it says. I did an email search to try to uncover a clue. Nothing. Can you read it? I suspect that first word is write. Part of me wonders if it's a guest post that I'm unknowingly blowing off. Though it might be a poorly scribbled "meet." Should I be showing up somewhere? Uh! Whatever it is, it's likely not happening.

If you are the person I'm letting down: I really was sincere when I agreed to do this thing! I wrote it on my calendar so that I wouldn't forget. The deadline or agreed-upon time is coming up here, or maybe it's passed, and here you are at my blog totally thinking I blew you off. I didn't mean to!! You don't know how long I have staring at this entry, but I can't decipher it. I feel really bad, because you were probably counting on me. I'm not the kind of person to blow things off! Can we reschedule? Is this reschedulable? Please email me. Let me make it up to you!!!


ParaJunkee said...

This post cracked me up! I saw it as Intro Billing - are you taking a class or something???

Leigh Blaze said...

I see "unto buttery". Um, are you going to the movies? LOL. My God, this would drive me crazy too.

Carolyn Crane said...

Parajunkee: LOL. Intro billing. Actually, that's a class i should take, but no. Alas.

Leigh: Unto buttery! That would be such an oblique way of noting a movie date!

Lea said...

Hey CJ:

It looks like Visit Bull then y, but I can't figure out the other letter or letters.

Do you know anyone whose name starts with a B?

Hey stuff happens - no worries, I'm like 4 months behind in my correspondence. lol

Dottie (Tink's Place) said...

Hi Carolyn!

LOLOLOL You're cracking me up, sitting here, reading your blog, and ROFLMAO!! I wish I had a clue for you, it kind of looks like Until Bullnox. (Do you know a bullnox, what the heck is a bullnox?)

When you figure it, let us know, we're all curious!


Dottie :)

Lea said...


What the hell is a Bullnox? lololol

That doesn't look like Bullnox! lol

There is a y or a j or g at the end of the word, something like that.


Carolyn Crane said...

Lea: Yes, agreed on the B!! Visit Bull... doesn't ring a bell. Maybe we'll get this thing on the process of deduction!

Dottie: yes! I'll definitely let you know. Until Bullnox. Or, it sort of looks like "unite" I thought.

Lea said...

Were you supposed to write a Bulletin? Maybe for your 'Midcity Eagle' at your website?

Dottie (Tink's Place) said...


Maybe it's Write Bulletin? Do you write a bulletin for something?

Just a thought...

LOL Lea: I have no idea what bullnox is supposed to be, now my granddad used to say that when someone was full of crap that they were bulloxed. (I think he made that up, but it always got a chuckle.)

Dottie :)

Dottie (Tink's Place) said...

Damn Lea, I guess great minds do work alike, lol!

Dottie :)

Indigo said...

I thought it looked like into or write Bulletin. This would drive me insane. I absolutely hate not knowing things like this. Hope you figure it out, so you can get some sleep tonight.

Are you suppose to research bullets? I know reaching here. (Hugs)Indigo

Lea said...


I just thought Bulletin too, maybe that's it CJ?

I think I'm going to add Bullnox to my already abundant list of profane words. Or, maybe we can add it to Urban Dictionary? *g*

Indigo said...

That was supposed to be 'intro' not into. Good Grief I don't need you trying to figure out your comments on top of this. Indy

Dottie (Tink's Place) said...


Try using it in a sentence:

I was so scared, I bullnoxed myself.


He's so full of bullnox, you need a shovel.


Dottie :)

word verf: recon

Lea said...


I case you missed it, we have 3 votes for write Bulletin?

There has been a lot of bullnoxing going on here..

Yikes! lol

Word Veri: gaparia (I think it's a dentistry word)

Fiction Vixen said...

Clearly that says unite bully. Not don't just sit there reading blog comments, go unite bully! Hurry.

Fiction Vixen said...

You know if I ever get through one day without making a typo I will fall over dead with shock. Yeah.

Carolyn Crane said...

Lea: That is a good guess, and it would be the ideal situation if I was only letting myself down!

Dottie: I love that bullnoxed. I didn't realize it was a sort of real word. A person is bullnoxed. I might have to start using it!!! Can I say this calendar bullnoxed me? Or am I confusing it with flummoxed?

Indigo: LOL. Thanks for clearing that up. And, no bullet research tomorrow, but good guess as any.

Carolyn Crane said...

Lea: Maybe I will just write a bulletin for the hell of it!

Fic vix: LOL. Consider bully united!

Dottie (Tink's Place) said...


Flummoxed is one of my favorite words! LOL It's a word that people turn away and stare at you if you over use it.

I think I will add bullnox to my growing vocabulary. I think I could get used to be bullnoxed.

Dottie :)

(got to love word verification, this time it's deers, as in the headlights)

SonomaLass said...

Well, it has nothing to do with cucumbers as far as I can tell.

Blodeuedd said...

Hm Unto Bullut? Unto Bully,
nope can't see it, and I have terrible handwriting too ;)

Sullivan McPig said...

Meet Sully? But as far as I know you're not visiting the Netherlands soon, so that's very unlikely.

lisabea said...

Looks to me like you need to 'untie' someone....

Londongirl said...

Maybe it says " write dueling" but you just wrote it like a crazy person with long-legged spider writing because you were so excited that you were going to duel someone.

Carolyn Crane said...

Dottie: Would you say if you bullnox somebody, that can lead to flummoxing?

Sonoma: LOL. Well, you never know.

BlDD: Unto Bully. That's maybe what they are thinking of me now.

SULLY: Oh, that would be fun!

London: Hey! I love it. That's it! Where's my sword. Will you be my second?

Chris said...

I'm still trying to figure out how you get "write" out of that first squiggle.... ;)

Katiebabs/ KB said...

Looks much like a doctor's prescription. Can't help you here.

Tumperkin said...

Plainly it says "ante pull-up" i.e. before pull-ups. You were planning to undertake a fitness campaign by installing a pull-up bar in your home. However, before doing so, you were planning a pre-fitness celebration involving eating a lot of fatty foods and drinking several gallons of cheap red wine. Perhaps you were going to combine this with a rendition of Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag in recognition of Armed Forces Day?

JenB said...

I'm almost positive it says "Uncle Bunny."

You're welcome.

Liza said...

I'm usually pretty good at figuring out handwriting, but you have me totally stumped. I do agree it looks a bit like "write bulletin". At least you got your apology out there early.

Carolyn Crane said...

Chris and KB: Well, it's my writing, so I have some advantage.

Tump..... WHAT? LOL. I think I may have done that regimen recently. I think I should do it again.

Jen: Snort. You are so helpful! you and your bird!

Liza: thanks for taking a crack at it with your eagle eye.

Carolyn Crane said...

ALERT: I have FIGURED IT OUT!!! Yes, it says "Write Buettner" which refers to a magazine article that I have to have to a dream-home focused publication on Monday. woo hoo!

I feel like Scrooge, waking up after all those ghost visits. What day is it? Still Christmas eve? yay! I still have time to turn it in!!

Dottie (Tink's Place) said...

Congrats CJ!!

LOL, see bullnox is close to buettner, well in someone's world some place maybe. The b, u, & n were right.

PS: Use your laptop to write the article, I don't think we can decipher a whole page of handwriting. We chewed up Buettner until it was unrecognizable. LOL

Dottie :)

Rebecca @ DSB said...

You write like a doctor CJ. Are you sure you didn't miss a career opportunity along the way? Mind Games was all about diseases too! I think I see a pattern here.

Christine said...

I'm glad you figured that out... I was so sure you had plans to "untie Billy." ;p

p.s. You don't use iCal?

Kwana said...

Ha!! This is so me. I can never read my writing.

orannia said...

See, I see 'Into Bull NY'....LOL! Glad you worked it out :)