Friday, September 26, 2008

Twitter-Pated

Am I a loser?

My therapist would tell me no. The Pilot would tell me no. I'm pretty sure the ladies at church would put their arms around me with that pitiful look and say no while hoping for some good grist for the gossip prayer group.

I don't think I'm a loser. Am I?

I'm asking myself because during this week of traveling, while enjoying the sites, smells, and sounds of the Oregon and California coast have I been really resentful that I couldn't tweet and drive? I mean, I tried... I did get a few phone tweets in... while the car was stopped, of course. But I couldn't get involved in the conversations. I couldn't respond to all the smart comments about the trainwreck interview or get in on the Letterman situation. I did get some "suspended" tweets in, but then missed the moment that cool little bar at the top was added. I was left with screaming at the radio that was set to one of four satellite stations that was coming in through the Redwoods. I looked around at the beauty of the thousand year old trees and cursed them for blocking transmission. I so wanted to be in on the tweeting and linking and researching laced with some mocking. You know, politics a'la Twitter.

Then there's all the other stuff I've been missing out on...

Quirky moved to Houston. The Writer Mama is launching a new book. Redneck Mommy dyed her hair purple. And then there's all the enlightening links that Guy Kawasaki throws in. Oh, and I just started following the coolest lady, Pistachio.

Okay, so yes, I'm definitely enjoying my trip. Except for being gouged at the pump by a little station in some Twilight Zone town called Minerva. ((Little tip. If you ever come upon an exit pointing to fuel and bathrooms in Minerva... Hold it... there's a cleaner, cheaper, way less Deliverance type stop sixteen miles south. You owe me, big time!)) I'm looking forward to the opening of the California Academy of Sciences museum tomorrow. In about an hour, I'll be biting into THE BEST french toast ever at La Boulange. After that, we'll be heading to the Exploratorium so that I can the kids can play learn. We'll probably spend a little time in our awesome city view suite (Thanks, Pilot!) catching up on school work. It'll be a good day.

But the whole time, I'll be jonesin' for a tweet...

Such a loser.

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11 comments:

Sarah said...

The Exploratorium? JEALOUS. Hey, chica- make your 365 a picture of the palace of fine arts for me? Please? Please?

Poof said...

EXACTLY. Now you know how I felt all last week, twitless. I had a great time in San Francisco, but hated being without my twitter.

ophelia rising said...

I know of Tweet and Twitter, but don't really know much about them. (On purpose, mind you. I don't need another addicting technology right now). I will wager, however, that you are NOT a loser. In fact, I think you're a pretty cool dudette.
:)

I jones for many things (writing, writing some more, blogging, blogging, and - oh - blogging. So I know how you feel, my friend.

Ann said...

Time for an intervention.

No, I know what you mean. When on vacation, being off line makes me almost anxious - which is just sad, really.

Rowena said...

I'm with ophelia. No more addictions for me. Avoid twitter or it could be the death of me. Writing, blogging, painting, 43things, facebook, an evil little message board that shall remain nameless... no more technology assisted jonesing... although I do think I should step it up over on Flickr, and Etsy, you know.

Naomi said...

I used to start getting ready to go out around 9pm...now I won't leave my house after dark. Everyone makes fun of me. I've become a big boring loser. Whatever.

For the record, I thought I was the only one who uses Deliverance as a reference point for weird creepy people and towns. I know Christians that don't believe in dinosaurs, something about the Devil putting those bones there to confuse people about God's messages in the Bible or something...I'm glad you're not one of these people, but they do exist. And, no I never want you to "shut your cake hole" I love to hear what you have to think.

Hope you're having fun on your road trip! I could use one of those. I've been hemming and hawing about a trip down to the Inner Harbor in MD, but I think I'm going to do it. Be safe.

m said...

I found you on Twitter...I like your site!

Laurie said...

It's thanks to Twitter I found your blog! And I can't call you loser unless I call myself one. I'm going on a spa weekend soon with a friend and I'm wondering what she'll think of my need to be in touch with my twitterpals!

KingdomWriter said...

Oh my God of course you are a looser!
Haha, just joking, you should know better than to ask us 'Sugar fans' who read your blog. We would all shake our heads vigourisly in denial. But, lo and behold, I am not a twitter girl, so what do I know?

Lela said...

I just don't know how you fit it all in!!! I'm inching ever closer toward becoming a Twit. I just think it would be fun to say I Tweet people. Anyway, thanks for sending jennidecki my way. We exchanged some great info. Actually, she taught me a lot and I just sat there thinking Yay! Yay! Yay!

joeschmitt said...

I know what you mean. I've been there too. And no, you're not a loser. I don't follow losers. I'm glad our paths crossed on Twitter. Now I've found your blog and I can enjoy your wit and attitude in meal-sized portions, in addition to the bite-sized chunks I get on Twitter.