The Inevitable Twitter Entry

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I've mentioned Twitter quite a bit in passing, but I never really stopped to explain why I use it or, for that matter, why you should use it, too.

Basically, it's considered one of the top "micro-blogging" sites around. You get 140 characters to say what you're doing or thinking or whatever, and you can update from your phone, your IM client, the web, or other magical computer tools. (I am personally almost always near a computer, so 99% of my updates come directly from the web.)

While it can be as extremely boring as a regular blog — some people don't bother editing their thoughts, and you wind up with these "i'm on my way to eat girlled cheaz!" posts — it can also be a source of some of the funniest quips ever. You can actually read all of my favorites with the help of fairy dust, or you can read the few I'm about to share.

  • The upstairs neighbors are playing hopscotch on the hardwood, using cast-iron skillets as skip stones. (from maggie)
  • If I die today, I want an Oregon-Trail style tombstone that reads, "Belinda Has Died of Dysentery." (from ninjapoodles)
  • Yes, *this* is why we got a fancy-schmancy double oven set-up; so we can make tator-tot and "fake" chicken nuggets at the same time. Gourmet. (from zuhl)
  • Today's I Don't Know You But I Think I Hate You Award goes to the guy just STANDING on the treadmill watching Law & Order. For 28 minutes. (from gordonshumway)

According to Favotter, some people even think I'm funny once in a while. Behold...

  • Picking little styrofoam turds out of my drink. Arguing the pronunciation of "Mishkeegogamang." Life of the rich and the famous right here.
  • Making a church document - Step 1: Resize all your clip-art without locking the aspect ratio. Step 2: Use only Papyrus, Comic Sans, and TNR.
  • Church Publications Rule #2947: Do not use the word "interactive" when describing a marriage enrichment class.
  • Oh FUN. Student loan calculator: "To support repayment of the debt, you should earn at least: $132.78 Hourly." Looks like I'm marrying rich.

So there you have it. Fun times. If you aren't already using Twitter, you should. You'll find funny new people, great new blogs, and a new appreciation for conciseness. You are more than welcome to follow my tweets, if you so desire. I don't guarantee that they'll be funny or clever, but I sure as heck won't ever tell you I'm on my way to eat grilled cheese unless I'm going to be sharing my food with Elijah Wood.

golfwidow

golfwidow

I have been trying and trying not to be a loser on this Twitter fol-de-rol, which means that, by definition, I should just stop already.

gRegor

gRegor

Your public favorites link is actually this, by the way. You linked to the personal, "logged in" version.

...ladies.

Cool tip on favotter, I hadn't seen that before. 42 favorites of my tweets! Good number!

Jenn

Jenn

Twitter is quite addicting.

I think I enjoy saying Twitter.

I have Twitterberry on my phone. I just wanted an excuse to say twitterberry!

Rachelskirts

Rachelskirts

golfwidow: You couldn't be a loser if you tried. I love having you on Twitter!

gRegor: Oops. Link fail. :( On the bright side, that is an excellent number of favorites! Congrats!

Jenn: Everything about Twitter is addictive! The name, the lingo, the applications... I love it. :)

Justin Williams

Justin Williams

Is it wrong that i sifted through your Twitter favorites shamelessly hoping to find my name?

Is it wrong that I was disappointed to have hit page 9 before finding myself?

I need to bring more funny yo.

Rachelskirts

Rachelskirts

Justin Williams: I've sifted through your favorites more than once, haha, so I would be a serious fool to call you out on that. However, I'm totally surprised that I haven't favorited more of your tweets! Shame on me. I can only blame my own laziness, as you are rarely lacking the funny.

Elisabeth

Elisabeth

So that's what that star is for. I love Twitter more than anyone should.

Elisabeth

Elisabeth

I recently learned that to twitter in French is pépier, which makes it even more delightful, like adding sprinkles on a cupcake.

Avitable

Avitable

I use twhirl for Twitter, and I don't try to be witty. I just talk about random things. Sometimes it's nice to knwo that someone's going to go eat grilled cheese.

Rachelskirts

Rachelskirts

Elisabeth: That is better than sprinkles on a cupcake, which is truly saying a lot. Twitter is the best.

Avitable: To each his own, I guess. I'm attracted to Twitter as a microblogging tool, and I follow people who view it as the same. (Oddly enough, though, some of my favorite bloggers are some of my least favorite tweeters.) If I'm going to take the time to read about Joe's eating and sleeping habits, I'd like to be entertained along the way.

It's been a wonderful creative push for me to take the mundane goings-on of my life (eating, sleeping, working at a church) and trying to put a humorous spin on them. I appreciate and follow people who do the same. But as I said, each person uses Twitter for different reasons, and I guess I'll have to live with the fact that some people really are interested in my sandwich, even if I'm not sharing it with Elijah Wood. :)

d

d

oh, since you wouldn't guarantee it, i will. pretty much all your tweets are entertaining and hilarious.

seven

seven

I always forget about Twitter for a few days, and then the day I remember about it, I post a few things and check obsessively for replies. I didn't know what that star thing was either, so that's good to know.

Also, I gave you an award on today's post. Read it here.