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.