Saturday, October 29, 2011

Embracing the Present and/or the Future

Yesterday, I took my second - or maybe third - step into the twenty-first century. I signed up on Twitter. Or did I sign up for Twitter? Or did I join Twitter? I don't know, and that bothers me.

Why it should bother me, I don't know. I'll work on that.

I'll work on that the same way I'm working on overcoming my amplifying shyness or my encompassing reclusiveness. Which is to say, I'll get around to it.

In the meantime, I am now free to express my thoughts for all the world to see in only 140 characters or less any time or any place they may occur to me.

As you may have guessed, I've been waiting for them. So far, nothing. Zip.

I'm kind of nervous about putting something out there that somebody might find fault with and get upset with me about. I mean,  just a couple of weeks ago, I shared a post on Google+ only to have someone in one of my circles yell at me for sharing it since that person had his own Google+ and could post it himself if he wanted to.

Can you blame for being a little skittish?

I don't won't to be littering somebody's virtual landscape with dumb banalities even if they are only 140 characters or less - and mine, all mine.

For this reason, I'm studying the tweets that other twats are twitting to get some insight into the ins and outs of this brave new world. Here's a random sampling of some of the revelations being laid bare by a few of those in whose footsteps I am following:
  • The Juicy of the Day is a True Brees, a burger stuffed with -- you guessed it -- Mac and cheese. Will I Get it?
  • Snow
  • I just woke up. My head is pounding. My toilet is filled with gold! What just happened?
  • Nobody to pick their rotting fruit! Whoops!Which is it GOP, moats,military,& electric fences or Tomatoes,Brussel sprouts,& Beans? You pick!
  • A bit more, perhaps, of that Japanese word I can't remember that means a protrusion of the middle finger? Meh... ;-)
  • My dearest, most darlingest, twaterers, Thank you for all your birthday wishes!!! 27 is such a lovely age to be. I love you all!..
There's a definite learning curve here.


  1. this is hysterically funny! the tweets, I mean.

    I've signed up for Twitter several times, and I keep forgetting my user name and password so i have several accounts out there. I have finally decided that I am not a Twitterer, at this point anyway. 

    But it's great for breaking news. 

    ps are you shy, Glenn? so am i, and reclusive, too. Good thing life forces us to go out, or I would never have met you, and I'm glad I did!

  2. LOL, I still haven't posted anything original. However, if I understand the twits I'm reading correctly, I may be able to just post something like, "The phone is ringing. Should I answer it?" or, "Up before dawn - as usual. Dark out ... "

    As for "shy" and "reclusive" - oh, God, yes. It's getting worse as I get older. I really need to find something that will draw me out of the house ;-)


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