Saturday, September 24, 2011
Better late than never??
I have a confession to make: I only started texting a couple months ago. It is true and inconceivable to most that I did not partake in this standard form of communicating. When I told people I did not text they were shocked. It was like I was using the pony express... in a corset... while listening to my walkman. I even had it blocked on my phone. This was mostly because my phone number happens to spell out the name of a famous fast food chain. No, not on purpose. A group of, I'm guessing, very bored teenagers figured this out and would call and text me all the time. Each text prank was costing me and it was pretty annoying. So I blocked texting all together. When I said to the guy at the Verizon store that I was one of those people who didn't text, he corrected me and said I was the person who didn't text. I was completely not with the times. So I finally started texting and frankly I don't know how on earth I lived without it.
I was starting to feel the same way about Twitter. I was thinking I might be the only one not on there. I know, I know, if everyone jumped off a cliff would I? Yeah, probably. So this morning I jumped off the cliff and signed up for a twitter account...and I don't have any idea what I am doing. I figured out that @ comes before someones name. I think # means something. What? I don't know, but it definitely means something. I guess I was figuring it would be like Facebook, but it isn't. I am going to spend some time this morning trying to figure out how it works. This is mostly because I still have a sick kid and a working husband #stuckathome (is that how you do it???).
I knew I would eventually do it. It seems like Twitter isn't going away and everything is going the way of the tweet. Isn't half of E! News just Giuliana Rancic reading celebrity tweets? I think I will observe for awhile, and once I figure out what buttons to push, I will jump right in. It is good to try new things...even if they aren't new.
And for those of you who have already tweeted (?) me. I will reply just as soon as I figure out how!!