I can’t believe I’m posting about Twitter.
I used to hate it. I didn’t understand the point and it just seemed stressful. It’s enough having a facebook status to worry about, now I have to keep up appearences on Twitter??
A little over a year ago, I met a guy I had a little crush on. Problem was, he lived in the other side of the country. So true to stalker form, I set up a twitter account to “follow” him and impress him by my clever tweets. But I “tweeted” about once a month (PS, I hate the word “tweet”, can someone rename it?).
But now that verizon has been blessed with the iphone, I find myself enamored in the thing I loathed not to long ago.
Thats not to say I don’t have my opinons about it. I would have tweeted them all, but I just couldn’t edit them down to 140 charcters or less:
- Pity the fool: There’s a very thin line between looking very clever or extremely foolish on Twitter
- Once you click “send”, your tweets become your boss. You can try to “correct” earlier wrong information you tweeted in the morning, but then a sleepyhead with a hangover with 2,500 followers will find that original tweet at 8pm and it will be all over. (PS, I dont currently drink so maybe this is would never happen, and me having over 100 followers is laughable).
- People are nice to strangers. I actually only “know” about five of my “followers”, and yes, its creepy most of my followers don’t know me.
- Having said that, a real friendship can really blossom after a few DMs (that stands for “Direct Message” for you non-twitterers).
- Tweetdeck: hmm… sounds like a submarine.
- People get “hungry”, “bored”, “sleepy” all the time It’s a mystery why I have never once seen an “I’m in the loo” tweet.
- Don’t tweet your symptoms of depression. We all hate/love ourselves enough to self-promote/self-pity on Twitter (and this goes for facebook too!). And while the love part usually goes hand-in-hand with self-promotion, the hate usually manifests itself as the need to tweet about another job interview gone wrong or how we ate all that chocolate. Save it for your therapist’s couch or Mr. Ben and Mr. Jerry.
- Auto-follow bots — (By the way, I’m pretty sure half my followers are spam auto-follow bots). Just because I said the word “photo” does not mean I’m interested in buying a camera from your shitty eBay store. At least take two minutes to read my tweets and see if I’m really a potential customer or not before you jizz another “So and so is now following you on Twitter” message into my e-mail inbox.
- Most celebrities are lame: I follow like three celebrities and they consist of Joel McHale, Dr. Drew, and Seth MacFarlane. I hate it when celebrities who send public kisses to each other all day long. As fascinating as I find celebs, I prefer to read about them in US Weekly. On Twitter, they are a bit too much like “us” and I find it irritating rather than endearing.
- Beware the Sunshine Spreaders: Maybe I’m too jaded, but having messages constantly pop up that tell me to smile and love life make me want to punch the computer screen. Perhaps that’s my problem though.
Ok, now I’m off to self promote myself and “tweet” about this post. (By the way, this is not an attempt to pick up more followers. Trust me, I’m very boring to follow and I am a twitter dumbass because I dont know how to use hashtags and all that fancy twitter stuff).
Any observations you’ve picked up about twitter? Do you have a love/hate relationship with it? Did you miss my last post with the Hawaii chair? If you didn’t, trust me, go check it out!
And did I mention bread without the waiting for yeast to rise???? Maybe I twittered about it 😉
- 3 cups all purpose or brown rice flour
- 4 teaspoons baking flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups milk of choice or 1 1/2 cups water (works with any liquid really, I’m tempted to try it with apple cider!)
- 3 tablespoons cup liquid fat of choice I used olive oil (i.e. melted butter, vegetable oil, etc)
- Mix liquids and add to dry ingredients. Stir until there is no more dry flour. Depending on the humidity of the air where you live you may need a little bit more or less liquid, adjust accordingly. The dough should be moist but not sticky. It may take a few minutes for the flour to fully absorb the liquid, so don’t rush to add liquid or flour to it. Divide into 8 dinner roll and roll into balls with lightly oiled hands. Score lightly the surface in a diamond or X shape to prevent splitting of the crust. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes at 400F.