Sunday, February 27, 2011

Texting Short Forms


Texting is not one of my strong suits.  A matter of fact, I rarely text, and on occasion I even receive a text where I’m not totally sure what it’s saying due to the fact that it’s in a short form.  So, for anyone else who may find this helpful, I’ve included a list of texting short forms and their meanings – Enjoy!


A3 Anytime, anywhere, any place
AAK Asleep at keyboard
AAP Always a pleasure
ADN Any day now
AFAIK As far as I know
AFK Away from keyboard
AKA Also known as
AMOF As a matter of fact
ATB All the best
ATM At the moment
AWC After a while crocodile
AYDY Are you done yet?
AYS Are you serious?
AYT Are you there?
AYTMTB And you're telling me this because

B Back
B2W Back to work
B/F Boyfriend
B4 Before
B4N Bye for now
BAG Busting a gut
BAK Back at keyboard
BAU Business as usual
BBIAB Be back in a bit
BBIAM Be back in a minute
BBL Be back later
BBN Bye, bye now
BC Because
BF Best friend
BFFL Best friends for life
BG Big grin
BGWM Be gentle with me
BHL8 Be home late
BIB Boss is back
BIF Before I forget
BION Believe it or not
BOL Best of luck
BOSMKL Bending over smacking my knee laughing
BRB Be right back
BRD Bored
BTA But then again
BTDT Been there, done that
BTW By the way
BYTM Better you than me
CB Coffee break
CMB Call me back
CMIIW Correct me if I'm wrong
C/P Cross post
CRBT Crying really big tears
CSG Chuckle, snicker, grin
CSL Can't stop laughing
CU See you
CULA See you later alligator
CUL8R See you later
CUMID See you in my dreams
CURLO See you round like a donut
CWOT Complete waste of time
CYE Check your e-mail
CYO See you online
DIIK Darned if I know
DIKU Do I know you?
DKDC Don't know, don't care
DL Download
DLTBBB Don't let the bed bugs bite
DM Doesn't matter
DNC I do not understand (does not compute)
d00d Dude
DQMOT Don't quote me on this
DTS Don't think so
DUR Do you remember?
DV8 Deviate
E Ecstasy
E1 Everyone
E123 Easy as one, two, three
E2EG Ear to ear grin
EG Evil grin
EOD End of discussion
EOL End of lecture
EOM End of message
EOT End of transmission
EWG Evil wicked grin (in fun, teasing)
EZ Easy
F2F Face to face
FBM Fine by me
FC Fingers crossed
FICCL Frankly I couldn't care a less
FOMCL Falling off my chair laughing
FUBB Fouled up beyond belief
FWIW For what it's worth
FYEO For your eyes only
FYA For your amusement
FYI For your information
G Grin
G/F Girlfriend
G2CU Good to see you
G2G Got to go
G2R Got to run
GA Go ahead
GAL Get a life
GAS Got a second?
GB Goodbye
GFI Go for it
GF Girl friend
GG Gotta Go
GGP Got to go pee
GL Good luck
GN Good night
GNSD Good night, sweet dreams
GOI Get over it
GOL Giggling out loud
GR8 Great
GRATZ Congratulations
GTG Got to go
H8 Hate
H&K Hugs & kisses
HAND Have a nice day
HB Hurry back
HOAS Hold on a second
HRU How are you?
HTH Hope this helps
HUB Head up butt
HW Homework
I2 I too (me too)
IAC In any case
IC I see
ICAM I couldn't agree more
ICBW It could be worse
IDK I don't know
IDTS I don't think so
ILU I love you
ILY I love you
IMHO In my humble opinion
IMO In my opinion
IMS I am sorry
IOW In other words
IRL In real life
IYO In your opinion
IYSS If you say so
JAM Just a minute
JFF Just for fun
JIC Just in case
JK Just kidding
JLMK Just let me know
JMO Just my opinion
JTLYK Just to let you know
JW Just wondering
K Okay
KK Knock, knock
KK Okay, Okay!
KB Keyboard
KEYA I will key you later
KEYME Key me when you get in
KFY Kiss for you
KOTC Kiss on the cheek
KOTL Kiss on the lips
KNIM Know what I mean?
KPC Keeping parents clueless
KS Kill then steal (online gaming)
L2G Like to go?
L2K Like to come
l33t Elite
L8R Later
L8RG8R Later, gator
LIC Like I care
LMIRL Lets meet in real life
LMK Let me know
LOL Laughing out loud
LOLO Lots of love
LQTM Laughing quietly to myself
LTD Living the dream
LTNS Long time no see
LY Love you
LYSM Love you so much
M8 Mate
MC Merry Christmas
MEGO My eyes glaze over
MEH Shrug
MTF More to follow
MUAH Multiple unsuccessful attempts (at/to) humour
MUSM Miss you so much
MYOB Mind your own business
n00b Newbie
N1 Nice one
N2M Nothing too much
NALOPKT Not a lot of people know that
NANA Not now, no need
NBD No big deal
NE Any
NE1 Anyone
NFM None for me / Not for me
NIGI Now I get it
NM Never mind
NO1 No one
NOYB None of your business
NP No problem
OATUS On a totally unrelated subject
OIC Oh, I see
OJ Only joking
OM Oh, my
OMDB Over my dead body
OMW On my way
OOC Out of character
OOH Out of here
OOTD One of these days
OOTO Out of the office
OP On phone
ORLY Oh really?
OTB Off to bed
OTFL On the floor laughing
OTL Out to lunch
OTOH On the other hand
OTP On the phone
OTT Over the top
OYO On your own
PAW Parents are watching
PCM Please call me
PDH Pretty darn happy
PDQ Pretty darn quick
PEEPS People
PL8 Plate
PLMK Please let me know
PLS Please
PLU People like us
PLZ Please
PM Private Message
PMFI Pardon me for interrupting
POV Point of view
PPL People
PSP Playstation Portable
PTMM Please tell me more
PXT Please explain that
PU That stinks!
PUKS Pick up kids
Q Queue
QIK Quick
QL Quit laughing
QQ (qq) Crying eyes
QQ Quick question
QT Cutie
QTPI Cutie pie
RL Real life
RLY Really
RME Rolling my eyes
RMLB Read my lips baby
ROFL Rolling on floor laughing
ROFLCOPTER Rolling on floor laughing and spinning around
ROTFL Rolling on the floor laughing
ROTFLUTS Rolling on the floor laughing unable to speak
RSN Real soon now
RTBS Reason to be single
RTMS Read the manual, stupid
RTSM Read the stupid manual
RU Are you?
RUMOF Are you male or female?
RUT Are you there?
RUOK Are you okay?
RYS Read your screen
RYS Are you single?
S2S Sorry to say
SAL Such a laugh
SBT Sorry 'bout that
SC Stay cool
SDMB Sweet dreams, my baby
SETE Smiling ear-to-ear
SFAIK So far as I know
SH Same here
SH^ Shut up
SHID Slapping head in disgust
SIG2R Sorry, I got to run
SIMYC Sorry I missed your call
SIS Snickering in silence
SIT Stay in touch
SK8NG Skating
SK8R Skater
SLAP Sounds like a plan
SMHID Scratching my head in disbelief
SO Significant other
SOL Sooner or later
SOMY Sick of me yet?
SOS Help
SOT Short of time
SOTMG Short of time, must go
SPST Same place, same time
SPTO Spoke to
SRY Sorry
SS So sorry
SSDD Same stuff, different day
SSIF So stupid it's funny
SSINF So stupid it's not funny
ST& D Stop texting and drive
STR8 Straight
STW Search the Web
SUITM See you in the morning
SUL See you later
SUX It sucks
SWAK Sent (or sealed) with a kiss
SWALK Sent (or sealed) with a loving kiss
SWL Screaming with laughter
SWMBO She who must be obeyed
SYL See you later
SYS See you soon
T Think positive
T4BU Thanks for being you
T : ) T Think happy thoughts
TA Thanks a lot
TAFN That's all for now
TANK Very strong
TAM Tomorrow a.m.
TAU Thinking about you
TAUMUALU Thinking about you miss you always love you
TBC To be continued
TBD To be determined
TBH To be honest
TBL Text back later
TC Take care
TCOY Take care of yourself
TFS Thanks for sharing
THX Thanks
THT Think happy thoughts
TIAD Tomorrow is another day
TIC Tongue-in-cheek
TLK2UL8R Talk to you later
TL Too long
TMB Text me back
TMI Too much information
TMOT Trust me on this
TMTH Too much to handle
TMWFI Take my word for it
TOJ Tears of joy
TOU Thinking of you
TOY Thinking of you
TPM Tomorrow p.m.
TSNF That's so not fair
TTFN Ta ta for now
TTTT These things take time
TU Thank you
TTYL Talk to you later
TTYS Talk to you soon
TY Thank you
TYVM Thank you very much
UDM You da man
UFN Until further notice
UGTBK You've got to be kidding
UNPC Not politically correct
UR Your / You're
URA* You are a star
URH You are hot (U R Hot)
USU Usually
UW You're welcome
VBS Very big smile
VEG Very evil grin
VM Voice mail
VN Very nice
VSF Very sad face
W@ What?
W/ With
W3 WWW (Web address)
W8 Wait
WAH Working at home
WAJ What a jerk
WAM Wait a minute
WAYF Where are you from?
WB Welcome back
WBU What about you?
WCA Who cares anyway
WE Whatever
WEP Weapon
WH5 Who, what, when, where, why
WIBNI Wouldn't it be nice if
WDYT What do you think?
WIIFM What's in it for me?
WITW What in the world
WRT With regard to
W/O Without
WOMBAT Waste of money, brains and time
WTB Wanted to buy
WTG Way to go
WU What's up?
WUCIWUG What you see is what you get
WUF Where are you from?
WUP What's up?
WYD What (are) you doing?
WYGAM When you get a minute
WYHAM When you have a minute
WYLEI When you least expect it
X Kiss
X! Typical woman
XME Excuse Me
XLNT Excellent
Y? Why?
Y2K You're too kind
YARLY Ya, really?
YBS You'll be sorry
YCLIU You can look it up
YCMU You crack me up
YF Wife
YGTBKM You've got to be kidding me
YGG You go girl
YIU Yes, I understand
YKWYCD You know what you can do
YNK You never know
YR Yeah right
YSYD Yeah sure you do
YT You there?
YW You're welcome
YYSSW Yeah, yeah, sure, sure, whatever
Z Zs are calling (going to bed/sleep)
Z% Zoo
ZH Sleeping hour
ZOT Zero tolerance
ZUP What's up?
ZZZ Sleeping (or bored)

Friday, February 25, 2011

Buses Cancelled, But Classes Are On Tomorrow

One of the advantages to living in a rural area – when the buses are cancelled – we skip school ! 
Yet another snow storm hits Lambton County and buses for all  zones have been cancelled.
The DSLR class scheduled for tomorrow with Captured Innocence Photography is still on though from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM  ~ No Bussing Open-mouthed smile
Enjoy you day everyone!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Now Playing

Now Playing at the forest kineto kiwanis theatre
The King's Speech
Feb. 25,26,27,Mar.1
Admission $5 Doors open at 7:30pm  Show Time 8:00pm

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Take Your Best Shot!

Are you taking your best shot?  Getting the most out of your DSLR camera?  All Day class this Saturday, February 26, email for more details

Monday, February 21, 2011

Monster Jam 2011

Captain's CurseOur very first Monster Jam Event! When there is a little boy in the house – chances are, you have heard of Monster Trucks. This past weekend we had the opportunity to meet up with my brothers family and friends, along with good friends our ours and see Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam 2011 at the JLC in London. We picked up the Pit Party Pass tickets as well to be sure we made a full go of it, going around checking out the trucks up close and getting to meet the drivers one on one. The drivers by the way were Fantastic! Posing for pictures, and playing it up with the kids, I don’t think enough could be said about how well the drivers treated the kids during the Pit Party Pass. The show itself I’m sure it geared to the size of the venue, so it seemed rather slow being that it was in a smaller area. The motor cross show after intermission however was incredible, and I could have watched that 3-4 times longer :D Then came the Monster Truck Free Style – the part of the show everyone was waiting for, and it did not disappoint.…check out these Massive Trucks!


Music Credit: George Thorogood & the Destroyers ~ Bad To The Bone

Friday, February 18, 2011

February Run Off 2011

I went out this morning and took a few shots as the snow continues to melt.  My final stop – Rock Glen Falls – there is a lot of force in them there waters!

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Now Playing

Now playing at the Forest Kiwanis Kineto theatre
The Dilemma
Feb. 18,19,20,22
Tickets Only $5  Doors Open at 7:30pm  Showtime 8:00PM

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

CNN iReport Awards

I’ve referred to freelance photographer/instructor Michael Andrew on numerous occasions on the blog; the following is a direct copy from the Michael Andrew Photography Blog:
CNN announced today the finalists for its first yearly CNN iReport Awards and I was honored to learn I am one of 5 Finalists for the Breaking News Category for the image & story I posted about Evan Monsignac, the Haitian Rice vendor who had been buried alive for 27 days and amazingly survived.
In a weird way, being nominated for something like this is really humbling for many reasons. For one, I was able to see first hand a person's amazing will to live. Second, it seemed symbolic of the strength and will of the Haitian People to rise from the destruction. Both of these are reward enough for anything. Third, I'm not even sure if this will make sense, but to me, it is almost like karma's way of saying thank you for everything else were trying to do down there with the orphanage program. I have always believed that good things will eventually happen when you try your best to help others. I didn't go down there with the intention to get a picture or a story, I really just wanted to help, and it was just a luck of the draw to stumble upon Evan shortly after he was rescued. We were rejected by just about everyone for that first week, tired, hungry, and mentally broken down- I had many doubts about being there and wanting to leave. We stuck it out, and eventually it all paid off. This nomination is really icing on the cake.
More information at Michael’s Blog at
To view the finalists and vote, check out the CNN iReports Awards Page:
Michael Andrew a Finalist on CNN's iReport Awards

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentine Treats

We had our own valentine treat last night as we enjoyed a scrumptious supper and finished it off with a family bowl of pralines and cream ice cream!  But take a look at these!  These were just one of the special treats handed out by one of the Bosanquet students yesterday for Valentines Day – How Very Thoughtful and Creative!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Evening Glow

Ralph Heart

CIP Sunset 3


I always enjoy seeing the sunsets from our home, and tonight was especially colourful.  A great night to get out and enjoy the weather…and the colours!

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Daniel & Anita

Captured Innocence Photography AD6What a way to celebrate Valentine’s!  It was a simply Gorgeous Day to celebrate as Daniel and Anita pledged their vows…and that was no easy task.  Poor Anita was so sick she could barely talk, but stalked with the right meds she made to the church on time and said her vows loud and clear for all to hear!  Congratulations Daniel & Anita!


Click on the picture below to see the slideshow of Daniel & Anita’s Big Day!

*Credit:  Music by Canadian Music Artist Andrew Allen – Lovin’ You Tonight


Humane society

I received this last night from Tami Holmes – Shelter Manager.  Check it out!

This weekend...Petsmart Adopt-a-thon for the Sarnia & District Humane Society

If you get a chance....come see us and tell your friends too. We have so many wonderful pets looking for a great new forever home.
And, for the first time......we'll have 8 week old puppies there. JRT mix and absolutely adorable. :)
All animals deserve a forever home....
....your help is their hope.

Friday, February 11, 2011

How To Keep Your Child’s Treasures

CapturedInnocencePhotography-0455Every child is proud of their projects, whether at school, or completely made up on their own – and, parents are equally proud of their budding artist, writing, sculptor etc.….but what do you do with all of your child’s treasures?  Seriously it would take up an entire section of your home to store all of their projects.  There is a way though – and thanks to digital photography, your child’s entire collection of creations from birth on would take up less space than their first pair of shoes.  I have been doing this for some time – keeping the occasional original of course, however, simply shooting copy work of everything.  By doing so, I am easily storing the images of my child’s artwork, stories etc.  On top of recording the work digitally, the metadata included with my digital images correctly stores the dates as well. 

Here’s how:  To make your copy work Very Simply – simply find a well lit space in your home, on a somewhat overcast day.  Set your camera white balance to shade. and begin taking pictures of the projects.  Soon, (after checking the final images) you will be able to know you have a great record of the work, and you will no longer need to build on that addition to house to hold your children’s little treasures.


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Now Playing

Now Playing at the Forest kineto kiwanis theatre
True Grit

Feb. 11,12,13,15

$5 Ticket Price 

Doors Open at 7:30pm ~ Showtime 8:00pm

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

One Talented Hubby !

CapturedInnocencePhotography-0500My husband continues to impress me with his talents!  This valentines day we will be celebrating 10 years since our first  official date with the purpose of marriage…which occurred only a few short months later.  And after 10 years, though I know him very well, he continues to break the mold !  Ralph AKA Ruphus, surprised me at Christmas with a coat rack that he designed and then then built.  Last night, the kids and I returned from swimming lessons to be surprised with the Amy and Bradley personalized coat racks!  So, I just thought I would show off my man’s handy work today on the blog (minus the coats)!  Thanks Honey!

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Tuesday, February 08, 2011

DSLR Class Update

Two Spots Available

Saturday, February 26, 2011
10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
DSLR Photography Class
This is it! The day you will want to set aside to take part in – The day to learn all about that new digital SLR camera – and for some of you, the day to finally learn more about this years Christmas...
Captured Innocence Phtography
26 East Glen Drive
Arkona, On N0M 1B0

I Shoot Raw by Fro Knows

Fro Knows - I found this site not to long ago filled with knowledge of photography and post processing skills.  Jared Polin has a very interesting story – he’s not simply an eccentric looking, wild hair guy on youtube.  Rather, he seriously has a desire to share his knowledge, and the best way to find out more about him, is to go to The Story Behind The Fro.  I would encourage you to check out the site, it’s filled with tips and tidbits, along with contests too.   Currently you can even win one of the amazing Black Rapid Straps!  Now Playing – Fro Knows – check it out by double clicking HERE!

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Monday, February 07, 2011

Cow Tipping

Found this fun little site today “What you ought to”  This is just one example of the topics they discuss in an amusing manner.  Check it out HERE.

Cow Tipping

Friday, February 04, 2011

Paul’s Great Hair Challenge

Paul Gordon Hair Challenge 2011

Legacy Lappers – A very well known team at the Annual Relay For Life in Sarnia, Ontario raising well over $100,000 for Cancer Research and The Canadian Cancer Societies outreach programs.  I know this about this team because my brother Paul Gordon has been a member of this team for a number of years now; and this year as Co-Captain he’s decided to accept the challenge to grow his hair for right up until the date of the next cancer relay this June!  Please check out the information above on how you can support the team, and Paul’s “efforts” to grow his locks as he finds new and amazing ways to style his new and changing dew!

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Now Playing

Now playing at the forest kineto kiwanis theatre


Feb. 4,5,6,8

Gulliver’s Travels–Now Playing At The Forest Kineto Kiwanis Theature Feb 4,5,6,8 2011

Seats $5  Doors open at 7:30pm Showtime 8:00pm

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Stop The Meter

Stop The Meter On Your Internet Use

Usage-Based Billing Meter

Once Again, we are going to get hit with Additional Charges in our daily lives – Please take a moment and take a stand by signing the petition.  It only takes a moment, otherwise it will just be another add on for Canadians along with our rising hydro bills, the hst…

Please Go To Stop The Meter To Make Your Opinion Count Right Now.

Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are about to impose usage-based billing on YOU.

This means we're looking at a future where ISPs will charge per byte, the way they do with smart phones. If we allow this to happen Canadians will have no choice but to pay MUCH more for less Internet. Big Telecom companies are obviously trying to gouge consumers, control the Internet market, and ensure that consumers continue to subscribe to their television services.

These Big Telecom companies are forcing small competing ISPs to adopt the same pricing scheme, so that we have no choice but to pay these punitive fees.

This will crush innovative services, Canada's digital competitiveness, and your wallet.

We urgently need to send a clear message to Ottawa, saying that we won't stand by while some of the most profitable companies in the country indiscriminately add new fees to our Internet bills. Enough is enough.

UPDATE: The Liberals and the NDP have now come out AGAINST Internet metering. We're winning, Canada - now onto the government in power!

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Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Video Editing

After a very slow start of blogging into the new year, I believe I am finally caught up in most of my major projects – Most, not all, however, I do believe I’m back to posting a regular blog finally, and thought I would share with you a product for PC users.  I say PC users, because basically Mac users tend to stick with iMovie or Final cut as their video editing software, PC users however can sometimes feel lost in the array of products out there.  Though this may or may not be the best software – Cyberlink’s Power Director 9 Ultra is certainly a product that will do most if not everything you need for your personal and business needs.  I have been using the Power Director tools for a number of years now, and have always been impressed with their user friendly operations, and additional tools available online.  Prior to Power Director I used Pinacle, again a tremendous software however I found took a lot longer to accomplish tasks, and the time period to render a project to much longer as well.  I have also tried out Sony Vegas – again, endless options, however, I kept returning to Power Director.  To review several video editing software options, check them out here at PC Reviews.