This is the most fascinating thing I ever saw on Twitter:
my USB stick and tries to light her cigarette with it."
I found it while randomly searching a name. The author lives in Munich and appears to have given Twitter a month to catch her fancy, which it did not so she gave it up and I totally understand that.
I was a late adopter of Twitter and I never really got into it - considered it a burden, in fact. Some people have a talent for using it to post interesting tidbits, but it ends there after each one, doesn't it? How about the folks who use it to announce their latest blog post? (file under * yawn *). It's not that I don't admire those who can make good use of the conventional format, it's just that I am not that into it.
All is not lost, though. Currently, my main circle of Twitter followers is filled almost exclusively with people pretending to be characters from Mad Men and I am highly entertained by that. I also have another page where I make entries in the voice of my dog. I know! Who would have thought that dog food and dog poop would be so amusing? But it is - it's actually quite a compelling narrative.
Neither one of these was my idea - wittier folks than I conceived the notions - but I am along wholeheartedly for both rides. If you see lapses in blog posting here, it's because I have become alarmed at Betty Draper's state of mind
or I'm trying to convey what it's like to push a pinecone around with your nose in 140 characters.