Friday, June 05, 2009

The Tweet Life (update at bottom)

Do ya'll Twitter? (You know that's a verb, right?)

I've been Twittering for awhile now. I don't even know if I can adequately explain what it is but I'll give it a go. Basically, it's a social networking platform and you have 140 characters to "talk". In that space you might tell folks what you're doing, what you're thinking, solicit an opinion, bare your soul, make a wisecrack (if you're super observant this might be funny in a minute), or issue a public service announcement. Really, the possibilities are endless.

For me, it's just a fun place to hang out when I have a few minutes to sit down at the computer. It's especially fun because my BFFs hang out there with me.

I just did a search of my most recent "tweets" so you could see what I've been up to the last few days. Pretend you're interested, okay?

Argh. Meant to book a flight last night...started watching a movie and forgot...price jumped up $85 today. SO frustrating.

Borrowed my neighbor's Dyson for a test run. I'm in love. I only "thought" my carpets were clean before.

You may be asking yourself what the point of knowing all this useless information is. Yeah, I wondered that for awhile too and arrived at the conclusion that it really is pointless and another huge way to waste time on the internet.

However, if it weren't for Twitter, I wouldn't know that:

@carpoolqueen and @lavidacoffeegal are are spending the day together with their kiddos--including lunch, a movie, and texting simultaneously (because they're cool like that).

@raisingrascals and @myansweredprayer are doing the movie thing together with their kids also.

@whimzie's dad started a new med today and she's digging travis cottrell and christy nockels new music these days. oh, and her vaccum doesn't suck. ;)

@blessedbyhim is a master shredder and left jillian in the dust to do some body sculpting. she's also reading the gospel of john and thinks 65 degrees is brrrrrrrr. 

@bearsandbelles hasn't been feeling so great and is worried about her sister.

@hisgirl wakes up thinking about Chipotle and has been TWICE this week. she also had a date with her husband and has a mountain of laundry to tackle today.

@dancingintherain is taunting me with her trip to Chipotle too. she had to run for cover this week since they had some crazy storms and tornado warnings. she also loves her dyson. (wonder if she was dancin' in the rain as her blog title suggests?)

@timh likes nutella on his croissants and thinks chocolate milk is the perfect post-run snack. if it weren't for him, i also wouldn't know of the wonderfulness of blueberry Z-bars or white chocolate macadamia nut Clif bars either. 

@jewelsinmycrownsomeday bought new workout clothes and has some super FUN weekend plans! 

@sliceoflife has been really quiet this week, but she chimed in that she doesn't love her miele canister vacuum.

See what ya'll are missing if you're not twittering? Anyone want to join us on the dark side? It really is a Tweet life. ;)

UPDATE: Carpoolqueen sent me a tweet with a link to this interesting article about Twitter. Read it if you have's pretty good! 


Emily said...

Oooo.. add me Meredith! pittspilotswife :)

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...
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Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

Oh man, I've gotten so bad about even checking in on Twitter... but it's always there, even if I'm not! LOL.

His Girl said...

without twitter you wouldn't know about my chipotle habit, my love affair with my husband, or my mountain of laundry? oh, the tragedy!


so funny :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, how I love my Tweeps. To be honest when you first started raving about it, I didn't get it. Even when I signed up and sent my first few Twits/Tweets/whatevers, I still didn't get it. But now I love it!

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Tree Frog Creations... said...

have been twittering or tweeting or whatever for a while now too.....not sure I get it completely either. :-)
Oh...congrats on the pre-orders for your hubby's book. Can't wait to read it!!

Angie @ Flibbertigibberish said...

I'm with those who are saying they didn't get it... I'm hoping to "get it" soon because everyone's doing it! I guess I get wrapped up in FB and can't figure out the purpose of doing both. And then I just forget about Twitter most of the time.

BUT! I did see your vacuum tweet (or was in on your blog? oh I lose track!) and wanted to tell you that I looooove my Dyson. It's worth every penny. I was astonished at how much it picked up that my previous vacuum didn't. You won't regret it if you get one. I promise.

Fran said...

Um...I recognized every single one of your tweets and absolutely adore our friendship on twitter....its different than blogging and facebook. Its just plain fun. It makes me think, makes me laugh, makes me search, makes me so thankful for each of my friends!!!!

Great post!!!
Big hugs,
Your twitter friend,

Carpool Queen said...

If it weren't for a few friends on FB that I don't want to lose touch with, I'd delete my account and stay only on Twitter. I heart it that much.

Heart you too.

Unknown said...

I love my Tweeps! THey have prayed me out of a panic attack on a packed airplane; laughed at me when I had to drink bathroom water; helped me clean my kitchen. living room and floors in less than an hour; and made me laugh so much I though I might pee in my pants.

So. Much. Fun.

Cathy said...


I too, heart Twitter, no matter how much fun my husband makes of me!

I have withdrawals if I don't hear from my Twittered Friends for a few hours. Is that bad?

But I love that I have new "friends" who I've never met in person, yet can feel encouraged by on a daily basis!

And if it weren't for Twitter I wouldn't be able to make "cracks" about other's cracks...;)

Lindsay said...

Well not into twittering yet but understand tis the rage. Thanks for letting me know re: the prepub availability of John's new book. Just put it on my Amazon gift list.

Holly said...

Not into tweeting...but I did enjoy reading your post!

Have a wonderful weekend, Mer!

Tiffani said...

Oh I was a holdout for tweeting but man I'm glad I did!!

It IS fun and what a neat way you chose to write about it today...makes me like it even more.

I love sharing those quick thoughts to get everything from a movie review to heartfelt encouragement!

Melissa Stover said...

somedays i forget about twitter and facebook. but i always have fun when i'm there.

Barb said...

Just when I started thinking I'm way cool because I blog, Twitter and Facebook happened. I'm so not cool. And I'm so not keeping up with technology. LOL

Amber said...

I'm so glad that I got sucked into the Twitter vortex. So much fun!

Gretchen said...

As i read thru your comments, I agree with all the fun. i also have similar feelings about facebook as CPQ--it's just a'ight for me, Dog. Blogging and tweeting are prob my faves. Feel a little socially backward now when I actually email someone. But I do so, just the same. :)

Stephanie Kay said...

My hubby doesn't get twitter either. I have to log out or I don't get anything done around here. :) @stephmommybrain :)

Leigh Ann said...

Thanks for showing us what it was all about. I had no idea!

*carrie* said...

I don't want to get sucked in to one more thing!

Did you have a chance to read that Facebook article I sent you?