There’s some things that are popular that I get, and there are somethings I don’t. Then there are some I’m afraid to look too into out of fear of never escaping. Such a curious mind can leave you with dementied brain dents you can never straighten out (I have four – FOUR* – images burnt into my retinas that will never leave me just because I had to go poking around on the TripleDoubleU). And then there’s always the possibility of addiction (see my Songsmith post below).
And that, dear friends, is why I avoid things like Facebook and Twitter. This WordPress blog is consuming enough. One of my friends, Aaron, just started a Facebook profile and he’s spiraling down the drain like a dead goldfish in a toilet.
What I decided to do was test out the concept of Twitter, which is mini-blog you maintain through out the day. How about you better explain it, Mr. Wiki:
Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read other users’ updates (otherwise known as tweets), which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length.
Okay, so pretty much what I said, not counting that mini vs. micro prefix. So to illustrate how busy I am on a random day at work, allow me to present my Twitter test run.
10:35am – I’m at a client cleaning spyware. Hearts kicked my ass, but not bad enough for me to quit. Is it bad that I quit when I’m losing?
11:27am – I answered questions after figuring out what was asked. I held a door for a woman and she said there are still gentlemen in this world.
11:45am – I was going to let a semi merge in front of me on freeway. I used to battle truckers. Since I’m nice now I think they look out for me.
12:02pm – At office, a minivan took its sweet time parking so I cut it off for the good spot. So much for being a gentleman. I had 2 pc’s to carry.
12:21pm – Proper restroom etiquette occurred whilst kids dropped off at pool. Cannot linger when another is in the stall… it’s just not cool.
12:38pm – Have to upgrade my copy of Quickbooks, but CD is in another pc. Too lazy to get up. Remoting in to share drive and install. Win!
1:06pm – At Taco Bell (‘natch) some dude stole my cheesy double beef burritos from counter! Was it a scam or coincidence? I’m thinking scam.
1:39pm – At Best Buy wrestled with buying Prince of Persia for $40. Prince of Persia won.
2:13pm – Meaning to look into Drunken Recollection from last night. Does blood thin in summer and thicken in winter? Nurse/cousin Liz says no.
2:15pm – Nurse/cousin Liz is right: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C0CE4DE1630F935A35751C0A966958260
2:31pm – Dave at work asks if I’d rather see Donkey Punch (again) or Street Fighter Chun Li. I pick Donkey Punch.
2:32pm – Dave then asks if I’d rather see Donkey Punch or Tyler Perry movie. I say Family that Preys got good reviews, so that, but not Madea.
2:33pm – Dave then asks if I’d rather see Street Fighter or Pink Panther 2. I say Pink Panther… barely.
2:54 pm – A brand new pc’s Windows is missing so I run the restore. While it’s restoring, I work on this entry. I think I might like Twitter.
*Some may say “Just four?” but these four are enough for me.
Christ! It’s like having your extended family taped to your head for the whole day….noise noise noise
Twitter makes me uncomfortable…but I’ll probably come around.
I do love twitter.