Friday, July 10, 2009

Dear Everyone, Stop Asking Me, "What is Twitter?"

I'm so tired of being asked What is twitter!! I am a twitter enthusiast not a twitter advocate, lets just get that straight. It seems routine these days that I get asked to explain my twitter habit or put in a position to defend my use of twitter. WTF?!?

It's clear to me that twitter as a community, as a website, and as a service is misunderstood. Maybe this is the reason I am drawn to it, because I myself am often misunderstood. In any case, Twitter is diferent for everyone depending on how you use it. It can be used as a social networking site, a business networking site, a marketing site, it could also be used to feed your ego if you are a celebrity or I mean keep your fans up to date. There are a myriad of uses for the site. It is also a new outlet for breaking news, as well as the pulse of the internet.

Me personally I just have fun with it. I stay engaged with my followers and provide sarcasm through random #hashtag usage. I also gain pleasure from gaining followers, I am a whore for new followers, I like meeting new people and learning from them. There are several issues that I was unaware of previous to my twitter use. Overall I use twitter as a creative outlet believe it or not as well as a way to get to know people.

But to begin my RANT: Stop asking me what twitter is!! If you can't simply Google it or Wiki it you don't need to know. I should not have to explain a simple website/service to everyone just because I use it! GFDI!! Seriously I get real annoyed when people think it like a endless stream of facebook status updates, and that I'm constantly telling the internet what I'm doing! If that was all that twitter was it would be really sad. Also I should not have to defend my twitter usage to someone that is ignorant and think that it is a waste of time. I am not on a computer or Iphone constantly twittering if I was it might be a waste of time, however I spend primarily the late evening hours doing it and usually while my family sleeps.(there are various web-sites that track twitter stats and that can be independentally verified.)

So in conclusion: to all you ignorant ass people STOP ASKING ME WHAT TWITTER IS!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Top 15 #followfriday picks for 5/14/2009

Since Last week I lost followers based on a long succession of #followfriday tweets my #followfriday picks will be in blog form!! Here are my top 15 from this week:
1. @parksdesign- I can sum this up in two hashtags #ifoughtthelawnanadthelawnwon #bromance. Enough said ( )

2. @OriginalOG - The creator of #PhotoFollows ( )

3. @jen004 - She gave me a shout out in sign language *or at least I think she did?* ( )

4. @swellyn - For all around ability to be sassy and sweet ( )

5. @LadyChandra - When twitter is down she brings a little piece of twitter to facebook chat ( )

6. @wrigleygirl - We are both stuck with the curse of being Cubs fans, Enough said. ( )

7. @justlikeanovel - I can sum this one up in many hashtags #massconfusion #shameless #soldierlove #velcrocamofetish #wordsofwisdom #hashtagmafia ( )

8. @Debbeadz - Same Tweep new account ( )

9. @SashaScarpulla - for bring a believer in the #imjustsayin hashtag ( )

10. @ATsLady - Oh behold the Power of the RT ( )

11. @sandywales - For the empathy and encouragement offered when necessary ( )

12. @PhotoFollows - because of the basdardazation of #followfriday ( )

13. @llamachloe - for responding to some of my obsure tweets( )

14. @davidschons - once agaian behold the power of the RT ( )

15. @big_diel - for keeping me straight ( )

Monday, May 11, 2009

#followfriday is dead long live #PhotoFollows

This Friday it became glaringly obvious to me that #followfriday was dead. I was reminded several time that nobody reads the endless stream of lists and lists of twitterers, much less actually follows them. This point was emphasized when several tweople recommended me for #followfriday most of whom were not even following me, WTF?

So @OriginalOG invented #PhotoFollows. #PhotoFollows is basically a personal and thoughtful recommendation as opposed to a list that of reccomendations that no one will read. In order to participate in #PhotoFollows one must simply be creative and make a sign with the @ of the tweep they're reccommmending, take a picture of the sign and tweet it with the hash tag #PhotoFollows. Simple enough?

Try it. Be creative. The sky is the limit.

Also follow @OriginalOG as well as my #PhotoFollow pick @parksdesign


Friday, May 8, 2009

#followfriday for your consideration

It has come to my attention, that #followfriday is annoying to some folks. Sorry @salena and @samfrosty. So instead of spamming the twitter feed of those without thousands of followers I'm just going to compose a list and BLOG it. Here is a list of Tewople for you to consider. this list is in no particular order and consists of Tweople that helped me hit 2000 followers last week. If I left you out I apologize, but chances are you're not reading this anyway! ...and once again #IMJUSTSAYIN


No tweeps were hurt or injured in the composing of this list however minutes prior I was unfollowed by 5 twits because I posted #followfriday tweets.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Bye Circuit City Hello HH Gregg.

With every ending there brings a new beginning, that being said I'll call this change. Change brings trepidation. I'm not gonna lie, I am confident, intelligent, full of myself, brilliant and secure, but and however, I am not immune to the fear and uneasiness that change brings. I often say no one needs to freak out till I start freaking out. I am not quite there yet.
Little Background: Not more than 2 years ago I started a project with a new company that I thought was solid, as well as the next big thing. #epicfail! In January this company folded and liquidated and the team that I hand-picked and grew was not only dispersed but unemployed as was I. Now I told myself that there was one place that I wanted to work and that was where I was going to aim. Well I hit it.
I've got the job I want, not necessarily the terms that I want but anything beats having my wife nervously pestering me on the regular. So begins a new chapter in this story that is "my so called fucked up life." I am genuinely excited and nervous. I am both happy and sad. I am little more than overwhelmed by my sense of resolve and the soap opera that was the process from me walking into someone Else's business and telling them that they are going to hire me to accepting the job.
So change is constant and ever looming in every situation, and I am glad to have a job again but wish it was the job I had. There are a multitude yet a myriad of emotions and logical thoughts running up and down my being. Could I be more incoherent? In any case. It's a change for the better.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Dropping the ball since 1908

So begins a new baseball season and as a life-long Cub's fan another chance to be disappointed! "This is our year" will soon turn into "there is always next year" which will in turn to "this will be our year?" WTF!?!? Yea I know we've got a good squad and we had one of the best records in baseball last year, however there is more to winning than talent. Winning is an attitude.
I feel very strongly about the Cubbie's and I think about Harry Caray nearly everyday. If he were here he'd say "holy cow" and then reference something being spelled backwards ..Oh and than he'd be disappointed that its been over a century since we have won the world series.
We could talk about goats and curses and Steve Bartman and about how Zambrano punched Michael Barret in his face but lets face it. We're losers. ...Lovable losers but losers none the less. I'm a loser. I bleed Cubbie blue. Let's just embrace our paradigm, lets not try to shift into a championship winning franchise, We can let the Yankees have that.
So I'm Going to tune in tonight to watch the cubs and pretty much watch every televised game that I can and root root root for the Cubbies...
...and get disappointed bacause We've been dropping the ball since 1908!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

I am Ecclesiastes

So no profanity, no random useless opinionated rambling. Today we have a little insight to my inside. that wa elegant insight into my inside! yea I'm legit.

A while back I went to church there was a guest pastor who told the book of Ecclesiastes as an interview with a guy he was using to research a book. He basically paraphrased the book of Ecclesiastes. As I sat there listening I think man this sounds like me. So heres a little of what the book has to say.

“Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher; “Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.”
Another version: "Meaningless! Meaningless!" says the Teacher. "Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless." What does man gain from all his labour at which he toils under the sun?
-I constantly feel like this shell that I wear is a "farce" completely devoid of meaning. Now I know having and raising kids is a joy and lends purpose to my existance granted, that set aside! It's a meaningless vanity.

"One generation goes, and another generation comes; but the earth remains forever."
-We have all sat through a history lesson, stories of the good ol' days we're writing those stories with our lives. We are just furniture in Mother Earths living room. Im some one's kid. My kid's are someones kid's. There kid's will have kid's. A never ending cycle. Which leads me to my next point.

"All the rivers run into the sea, yet the sea is not full. To the place where the rivers flow, there they flow again."
-This goes to the cyclical tendencies in nature. Everything comes full circle there are far too many examples so we will go with the rivers. Every beginning is anothers ending every ending brings a beginning. Where do I fit in to this? (rhetorical ?)

That which has been is that which shall be; and that which has been done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.
Another version: What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. Is there anything of which one can say, "Look! This is something new"? It was here already, long ago; it was here before our time. There is no remembrance of men of old, and even those who are yet to come will not be remembered by those who follow... ...I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind
-You ever feel like you have a good idea, just to find out someone else had it first? does this sound familiar? Plagerize much Shakespeare? ...anyway It's all been done before the next big thing is just something that we forgot was the big thing once. When are mustaches making a comeback?

What is twisted cannot be straightened; what is lacking cannot be counted
-Things that are done, are done. Thing that are said, are said. I can't undo them, I cant unsay them. I can apologize but all is meaningless.

For in much wisdom is much grief; and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.
-The polar opposite of the ol' cliche "ignorance is bliss" I consider myself quite wise. Not that I have been highly educated or have a sharp scientific mind however I have seen things and been apart of some pretty eye openig experiences. I am wise through experience and through learning and taking something out of every day, every moment, every conversation, every interaction, every observation. I pride myself on the ability to learn and adapt. Hence I have much Grief and sorrow.

Sorry to be so deep and heavy. I felt so uninspired today. This is why. If you ever see me and I'm so disenchanted, Its because I'm Ecclesiasties.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

This is not an April Fool's Joke!

Are you serious? to steal a famous John Black catch phrase! Is everyone going to preface their AF jokes with this is not an April Fools Joke? (...and to steal another one I'm not Gonna Lie. This is how I segway into a lie!)
So what have we learned? If someone tells you this is not an April Fools Joke it probably is. Don't be a gullable jack ass.
Why is it that on the first day of April I feel the need to get an alternate source verification on mundane news. Even second and third alternate source verification of random mundane news?
They say that in the 1500's when the Gregorian calendar took over for the Julian calendar. According to the Julian calendar New Years Day was April 1st. So the dumb asses who still celebrated New Years on April 1st were April Fools. So enough with the dumb ass historical reference bullshit. If you wanna read about it click after you read the rest of my profanity laced rambling.
Here's my take on April Fools jokes: I think they are dumb as hell! Why do we need an arbitrary joke day? For I say Nay! We do not need a stupid joke day. But if it were up to me I would do away with April Fools Day. But and however just to preserve the spirit of a lack luster non-holiday whenever you feel like pulling a lame ass practical joke anytime throughout the year you just invoke that's an April fools joke. You know like Christmas in July or some shit!
So in the near future when I put my bare Testicle on something you own and email you a picture with the title April Fools Bitch! You know whats up!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Social Networking: The New Big Brother?

You know? We used to be so scared that someone was going to monitor our phone calls and read our emails! Mhm? Well now with the invent and popularization of social networking sites, we broadcast that shit! Hell I know when a lot of people go to lunch, where they go and what they eat! ...But even worse I know when some people go to the bathroom and what sites they visit on the Internet and what they are watching on TV. Why? Because this information is volunteered!

Not that I really care its not like people are broadcasting their social security numbers but and however, Is it smart to let the interweb know our every thought and move? ...that's rhetorical meant for you to think about don't answer that shit! And the shitty thing is the government isn't using this information to profile terrorist or some shit: some asshole in a marketing firm at an ad agency is analyzing this data to strategize the best way to leverage this publicly held information to SELL US MORE SHIT!! ...or make us watch some bullshit reality show or visit some bullshit website. It's so blatant and disgusting.

In any case I think that there is a significant chunk of the population that this is unaware of the fact that is capitalism. Not that I strongly object or am going to boycott social networking. Hell no I'm a goddamn sheep! Plus I absolutely love the shit. I eat it up. I am actually captivated. I live to read what Tila Tequilla tweets or when this girl on facebook goes to lunch. I love filling my head with useless information. I can't say its useless I'm not gonna leverage it to sell you shit but and however, I am probably going to use it to manipulate you at some point. You know the Jedi mindtrick... that ol' chestnut. Because I'm an asshole like that.

Happy Posting on the interweb watch out for big brother or me!!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Bloggin is kind of like telepathy?

Recently, my eyes have been opened to the infinite potential of the Internet! I know what you're thinking: recently? That shits been around for years! Yea well I've been busy wasting my time working and stuff. So a lot of people have these blogs where the express their political views, or their innermost thoughts, or their opinions, or roll out their agenda. (i used their 4 times in the last sentence!) I know what you're thinking you should start one, so i did! I cant say that i particularly care about what everyone has to say, but that's just what the cool kids say! I DO CARE! I wanna know whats going on. I want everyone else is going on with me. So read this. You will know exactly what I'm thinking like telepathy. ...hence the clever ass title.

My blog will contain no substance it will probably be a bunch of random ass thoughts that will bore most people. I'm charismatic and captivating in person. My written communication skills probably could use some work. We'll see. I know my typing skills could use some work. I'm that kid who stole all the F keys during typing class and stole the trackballs out of all the mice to piss everyone off. MY BAD? so if you find typos MY BAD! if you find mis-spelled words MY BAD! but rest assured i slip some in on purpose sometimes. you know just for fun.

I know what you're thinking sounds like a bucket of bullshit! I cant disagree with you. It will be a complete bucket of bullshit.