Thursday, April 3, 2014

Work stuff, this might be a bore.

We've got Dragon Naturally Speaking Legal Edition now! 

My boss sat with me and showed me how to use it and it is amazing.  It's like creepy how well it understands my voice.  I'm a legal transcriptionist, it's my job, so you might think I ought to be worried about becoming obsolete but I do more than just take recorded dictation so no.  I've learned a lot about the kind of law this practice does and I've learned some real skills.  I do a lot of stuff, things a paralegal usually does.  I know probably I would still be valuable even if I never do any more transcribing.  I'd still be here.  We do mostly class action lawsuits.  I can't tell about any details about it because you might have seen our TV commercials depending on where you are (no, not the Mesothelioma cases).  But we really are getting more clients all the time.  Actually, being totally real, my boss is my dad's best buddy and that's how I got this job in the first place when I still had trouble showing up for work every day.  My boss and my dad play golf together.  When one of them buys a new tool, they both play with it and then the other one, either one, has to buy one too.  The same tool.  Every time.  And our families have been together for more than one Seder dinner.  You know, we're very close.  Since I was little.  So I am very grateful that my boss took the risk and gave me the opportunity to prove myself.  I don't think I am going to lose my job because of Dragon but who am I to assume?

...So that last paragraph was just random blabbering into this headset microphone just now.  I didn't edit it much because I realized how different it reads than how I write.  "Seeing" my speaking voice, I wonder if it changes how you think of me.  I'd like to know, if you feel like commenting.  Just curious.

So now I've put up a filth-free post.  I promise that won't become a habit.


  1. I find that you sound more cheerful using the software. Your normal writing style is mellower. Also, I've been following this blog for a while and while I definitely got here for the filth, I stayed for you as a person. So even if you never post more filth, I'll still keep reading.

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  3. I'm not sure if you care a lot, but I read all your posts and always hope that you're doing well. You're a gifted writer, and I wish you'd post more. But that's why I always treasure your posts, because they are so rare and minimal. But it's good to see that you're still alive and doing well, even if this post is about your headset! Stay strong!

  4. You seemed happier in the text when you used the software. In all honesty, I imagined your voice as a young high school teenage girl! However, it doesn't really change the way I think about you because I don't really know you or what you sound like anyway. But I am glad to know you're alive and well. c:

  5. I'm always happy to read your "boring" posts. It means you're more likely to be healing, and frankly, I'm more interested in you as a human being in all the middle range than simply just your most extreme moments. It's not your duty to entertain the masses, as much as some of your commenters may demand for moar moar.

    As a child of abuse, I can understand that feeling of addiction and persecution/selfishness that toggles back and forth while self-pleasing.

    You are a strong person with merit who deserves to live a happy and guilt-free (to a healthy degree) life, regardless what your subconscious may be telling you. If I can help in any way, please let me know, whether it's to listen or talk.

    I am so proud of you for having made it this far. Keep fighting for improvement.

  6. Have you ever read any of Arthur Saxon's stories?
    They've got a lot of panty pooping/poo, cockroaches and some exhibitionism and maggots.
    Figure they're up your alley so to speak.

  7. Glade to see a couple more writings from you! Though I do have more interest in extreme things, your writing style is what made me read all of your posts last year. I look forward to seeing more from you when you have the time to post them.