Hi, Reader!  I’m Meghan.  Welcome to Getting the Words Wrong!  I’m so excited to have you here!  Allow me to offer you a virtual cup of coffee.

A few things about the blog you’re about to read.

I’m yet another aspiring-to-be-published writer on the internet. I like to write about those little moments that throw a monkey wrench into the lives of people everywhere.

You know the ones I’m talking about.

Like that time you found yourself in an elevator and an electronic voice announced, “Going down.” You had time to think how much better that would sound if the voice belonged to Matthew McConaughey. And then the elevator doors opened and your manager stepped inside giving you a quizzical look and asked why you were smiling.

Or the time you were sitting in a meeting and you got an itch in the place you hope to never, ever, ever get an itch in public.

Or like every time Manfred Mann’s song ‘Blinded by the Light’ comes on the classic rock station. You turn it up and happily sing along, “Wrapped up like a douche, another runner in the night.” You’ve looked up the lyrics. You know the band really said, “Revved up like a deuce…” But singing the wrong version at the top of your lungs makes the song sooo much better.

That’s what this blog is about.  It’s about life’s little absurdities. About those moments that make you cringe or maybe put a small, private smile on your face.

It’s about getting the words wrong, but singing your version anyway.



5 Responsesso far.

  1. epbj says:

    “It’s about getting the words wrong, but singing your version anyway.”
    I absolutely love this, but I still thought the blog was called gettingthewordsright.
    I know, there is something wrong with me 🙂

  2. Kelly says:

    laughing with you- because I get it- only for me it wasn’t “blinded by the light” it was “You’re gonna have to face it your a Dikdik in Love” and the alltime fav- by the B’52’s Love Shack- and the last line “your TIN ROOF—–ed?”? (Rusted!)….would love to know how you are doing now- I am recently diagnosed- with surgery next week….

    • Meghan says:

      Hi, Kelly! I am so sorry to hear you’ve been diagnosed with cancer. Please know I’m doing just fine. I am as active as ever. That’s not to say I don’t have bad days. I totally do. But there are more good days than bad. I know it’s scary right now, but know that you won’t always feel this way. Take it one day at a time, sometimes one hour at a time. Feel free to email me with questions at any time. I can be reached at gettingthewordswrong(at)gmail(dot)com. Hugs. ~Meghan

  3. Tonica says:

    Hi Meghan,
    It’s been awhile, and I really miss reading your blog. I found it to be both eloquently written without sugar-coating anything that was happening in your life. I hope that everything is okay with you. I hope that since you haven’t blogged in awhile, it’s a “no news is good news-type of situation”.

    That being said, do you think that you’ll be blogging again? If so, when do you think that will be?



    • Meghan says:

      Hi, Tonica. I’m so glad you like the blog. Yes, it’s a no news is good news. I took some time off from blogging to think and recover and process everything that happened. I’m in a much better place now than a year ago. I’m planning on returning to it in 2017. Thank you for reading! ~Meghan

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