A is for ATM

My theme for the April A to Z Challenge is textspeak. This includes acronyms, abbreviations, and other slang that appears in text messages. Some of these you’ll know, and some you probably won’t, either because it’s not in your texticon (lexicon, texticon, see what I did there?) or because I made it up due to lack of better — or any — options.

For the first day of this challenge, I give you:


ATM, I’m trying really hard to resist the temptation to purchase the digital copy of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Amazon and watch it while my family sleeps. (This is a scheduled post, in case you’re thinking that my family is a bunch of lazy bums.) Since I don’t want to face Little Man’s wrath should he find out I watched it without him (nor do I want to spend the day barely being able to keep my eyes open), I guess I’ll wait and do the family movie night and pizza thing.

ATM, I’m thinking about pullingΒ off the ultimate April Fool’s Day prank (ultimate if you’re over 30 and have kids, anyway) on Sam, which I wrote about here. I tested out the prank while Sam was out on Tuesday, and it worked fine. It made a pretty loud noise with three poppers, and I plan to put at least 20 on the toilet rim. If you don’t see a “B is for…” post, send someone to check on me.

ATM, I’d like to wish those of you participating in the A to Z Challenge the best — may the writing force be with you.

Alternative meaning: ass to mouth.

TextspeakΒ I passed up: AMF (adios, motherfuckers) and ATAB (ain’t that a bitch).

So…what are you doing ATM besides reading this post?


58 thoughts on “A is for ATM

  1. Clarice says:

    I thought Automatic Teller Machine for a second too until I remembered textspeak! Good luck with the April Fool’s prank!

    ATM I am drinking coffee and totally procrastinating from work while I read everyone’s A posts. πŸ˜€

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  2. This is such a clever theme! ATM, I am waiting for my 6 month old to wake up from her nap while watching my 2 year old play an elaborate game involving crayons, a chair, a baby doll, and some finger puppets. Good luck in the challenge!

    Katie | @mrskatiefitz

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  3. Holly says:

    Same as the others, ATM Machine. Yes, I know that is redundant.

    I have $80 in iTunes gift cards and am considering buying Apple TV so I can use the itunes cards to buy SW: TFA. Stay tuned…

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  4. Hmm… I typed up a comment but it looks like it didn’t post, so I’m trying again…

    I also thought of a machine at the bank, before I realized your theme (which is great, by the way!) ATM, I am waiting for my 6 month old to wake up from her nap and watching my two year old play an elaborate game involving crayons, finger puppets, a baby doll, and a stuffed lamb. Good luck in the challenge!

    Katie | @mrskatiefitz

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  5. Like the others I thought it was Automatic Teller Machine. When I saw it my thought you had written a funny story that occurred at an ATM. ATM I’m surfing through the blogosphere and there’s a lot of posts today.


  6. Nilanjana Bose says:

    ATM I’m WSWY, as per instructions. If your posts are all AEAT, then I can probably challenge my child to a proper texting match by the Z-post. ATM, my texticon isn’t up to much πŸ˜€


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  7. Now I know why my husband thought he’d be having a SW marathon today. He swore it came out today. He had the kids all hyped up — They were gonna watch 1-7 and Mama was gonna wallpaper. And then Mama Googled the release date after readin somethin on Twitter. Everyone pouted.
    If I may say, this day has been MY FAVORITE DAY OF THE YEAR. ATM I am mojito’d all up, belly fulla seafood, childless, and just freakin blissful. πŸ˜€

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  8. You crack me up. I sense I will be learning a lot of stuff this month, I will be so text savvy with my textspeak. Can’t wait til tomorrow. Can you move to California so we can be friends? Oh that sounded a little weird, but it was meant as a total compliment!!!!!!

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  9. aintnobodygottimeblog says:

    I see many others upon seeing ATM automatically gravitate towards thinking of money πŸ€” LOL
    Plus I worked as a teller for years as an undergraduate so I worked a lot with ATM’s and do not think I will ever be able to avoid thinking of money before at the moment when ATM shows up lol

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