Saturday, May 03, 2008

i am the new miss manners



after an email i received the other day i realized that it is time to talk about "email manners". what is that you ask? why am i the one with the authority? just go to the harmon's on bangerter and 114th. harmon's sponsors our school and bella's second grade class made a big poster and each of the children wrote what their mom's are good at. bella wrote that i am "good at going on the computer". nice. mom of the year award goes to me. so here goes "email manners".
1. never write an email in capital letters. ie-IT LOOKS LIKE YOU ARE YELLING!!! EVEN THOUGH IT MAY SEEM EASIER TO JUST PRESS THE CAP LOCKS BUTTON IT READS LIKE YELLING. DON'T YOU SEE? DON'T.
2. keep your emails informal. when emails are formal it reads really stiff and funny. i have received emails from people and they say things like this-"Hello everyone. We want everyone to know that we are moving. Please pass the word along". instead it should have a casual voice. avoid words and phrases like, "Attention", "Sincerely yours"....
3. don't forward things for the sake of forwarding. pick and choose your forwards. think about what they may say about you. do you really want people to know you are voting for the senator from arizona? do you want people to think you believe in magic? it really says more about you than you think.
4. pictures. remember that not everyone has the fastest computer on the block. slow down the pictures and the sizes of the pictures, make sure they are rotated. (on a side note, make sure when you send "post birth" pictures via email or text that all things are covered you don't want to be known as the nippler in your ward or among friends :)
5. an email brightens everyone's day even if you haven't talked to that particular friend in awhile. emails are like presents, especially to this computer mom.
loves,
ang

ps go see baby mama....funny, funny, funny. our friends saw the movie and said that i remind them of amy poehler..as long as that is not based on the white trash character she plays in the movie that is a compliment. now with me looking like amy, tatum (my sister) looking like Rachel Dratch, my dad looking like chevy chase, we are a regular snl family.

13 comments:

Treidi said...

First comment. Hurray!

Insomnia will do that to you I guess.

I think I will send you an email present...

should I use Seth's email or yours? Wait do you have your own address:)

lramey said...

why are you the funniest ever?

the nippler? I would love to be known as that- although, not because I boobed the world on an email, I just think it's an awesome nick name!

i also love email presents. annd i'm pretty sure that I'd be on Max's poster as the good at going on the computer mom too----whatd'ya do?

heidi said...

YOU ARE HILARIOUS!!! (and yes, I'm screaming while I say it). I totally agree with you, Miss Manners. With a new baby around the corner, I will be sure to keep all things covered. I don't think I could make it through life known as the nippler. Actually, I will try to stay out of the pictures all together. No one wants to see a puffy, drugged up, sleep deprived, post partum Heidi anyway.

Abi said...

I wish that I was funny...at least I have funny friends! Thanks for the great tips!

Treidi said...

PS- Angie we stopped calling you the nippler a while ago. Move on!

hknight said...

How on earth do you come up with all this? You crack me up!

Mags said...

The nippler? I think I want to know that story. Your posts are like little presents. Presents that make me laugh!

PS I hate forwards.

Andrea Coles said...

The nippler comment is such a tease, you have to give the story now... or at least some background. Plus, if Spencer ever took a picture of me post-birth (or at any time for that matter) it will get screened thoroughly before it gets shown to ANYONE.

I love that Bella put that on the Harmon's poster. I'm going to try to track that one down this week. So funny, but so not true. Not that you aren't good at the computer, I've just never really been to your house when you're on the computer.

Haguewood Family said...

Did you honestly come up with that on your own?! You are too funny. We need to have a get together sometime soon.

Derek and Melinda said...

Attention Ang:

Glad to hear that baby mama was good, we are wanting to go see that...very funny post about emails and I agree with all of your points.

Sincerely yours, Derek

Mink News said...

angie,you are hilarious! I just found your blog on lisa's. It is fun to see you and your family. Hope your whole fam is doing good!

Brett & Shireen said...

The nippler! We had one of those. We recently got a picture of an inlaw with baby in the tub together - and it showed a little too much skin. No need to fuzz out anything, but still, way too much skin and not pretty skin either. It was chubby, better hidden under clothing or bubbles skin. And amen sister to the forwards - I have broken so many chains I am sure to be cursed forever. If, that is, you believe in that sort of thing.

Joel the Mole said...

http://thelifeandtimesofjoel.blogspot.com/2008/06/im-bad-person-and-i-have-no-heart-and.html

I posted on #3 once. There is a link that is very funny. Your rules are good.