If you don't read my wife's blog, I pity you. Actually it isn't pity. More disappointment that you aren't getting her awesome perspective and humor. If you have been reading her blog then you know that she has been on the fence about whether she should join the Twitter Machine. She feared hashtags and @ symbols. She didn't know who to follow besides Brian Wilson of the Giants and Rob Lowe. She also thought she might be missing something by not being on the Twitter Machine, so she finally caved this weekend and threw herself into one more social media endeavor.
I've come to the conclusion that I can't do the same. I actually had a Twitter Machine account set up for me when I was writing and podcasting for Talkhoops.net, but I literally never tweeted (or twated or twit or whatever) anything. I'm far too long-winded to ever post cogent thoughts in 140 characters or less. I already do enough of that via Facebook, and that really just devolves into constantly posting about the Giants. I'd probably just re-tweet inappropriate things that would get me in hot water or get caught up in the latest meme that was sweeping the internets.
My wife did have a great idea that I have no problem stealing: Do a weekly post in a Twitter Machine-esque format. I could gather all of my 140-character thoughts from the week and post them in one place. I could also reach out to others to contribute with their own 140-character comments, people you should be following, re-tweets that they'd like to share or any other Twitter Machine related items.
So follow my wife's Twitter Machine @erinsgirls and here are my "tweets" for the week:
-Baseball, fresh cut grass, warm days and cool nights, flip flops, BBQing. Isn't Spring great?
-You can't spell cLAssless without LA. No one should be beaten into a coma because of their fandom.
-How is there not a Count Chocula-esque cereal available year round? I'd buy it all the time and get so obese.
-Is there something to be said about the duality of man when I hate fondant except when it is in a Cadbury Cream Egg? Or am I just food schizo?
-My wife cut dairy out for the girls. No pizza. I miss it. I actually salivated at a Dominoes commercial yesterday and I hate their pizza.
-If there was a Music March Madness my #1 seeds: Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Marvin Gaye, The Clash
-If there was a Music March Madness my #2 seeds: The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Elvis, The Beach Boys
-If there was a Music March Madness my #3 seeds: The Rolling Stones, James Taylor, Michael Jackson, Pearl Jam
-No baseball team drafts better named players than the Giants: Matt Cain, Buster Posey, Brandon Belt. All top-notch.
-I can't respect anyone that prefers cake to pie
-As bad as the second Transformers movie was, I have to admit that I'm still very excited for number 3. Damn you Michael Bay!
-After The Shield and Justified, can we all just agree that Walton Goggins is the best actor working on television right now?
-Summer/Spring break is great when you're a kid. Better in college. Missed as an adult. Hard as a parent. And daily when you're retired.
-My daughters wake up smiling all the time. I'd like to think it has to do with me, but they probably just know they're getting fed.
-Things I'm good at: Words with Friends, singing in Rock Band, talking on the phone, arguing and knowing when to end a blog post
What are your 140-character thoughts or re-tweets? Who should people be following on the Twitter Machine besides my wife? Comment below.