Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Unwritten Rules of Twitter: What They Don't Tell You When You Sign Up (Volume I)

It's no secret.  I love Twitter.  When I joined the Twitterverse a few years ago, I admit--I was a little naive. So, I jumped right in (Look Ma, no hands!)  There were no instructions, no warnings...I'm still waiting on my "Welcome to Twitter" muffin basket.  Nada.  Nothing.  Zero.

And I realized very quickly there were a lot of things the Twitter Welcoming Committee doesn't tell you.... (Thank me later):
  • Typing the word "your" on Twitter when you mean "you are" can be dangerous.  Jesus himself could get on Twitter and say "Fear not, child. I know that your going to heaven," and someone will respond to him and say..."Actually, it's you're."
  • There's no reason for you to combine your "hahahas" and "lols" in the same tweet.  Way too much.  Nothing is ever THAT funny.

  • Don't ever say ANYTHING bad about Beyonce.  Her fans are ruthless and will come for you with the ETHER.

  • Unfollowing Folks (Part I)
    Listen.  The unfollow struggle is real.  People (including me) always think waaaaaay too much about it. Then...they do it anyway. Just know that this is normal.  Don't beat yourself up about it.

    • Unfollowing Folks (Part II)
      If you unfollow people, don't tell them.  It's like announcing you're leaving a free concert in a room full of people. Awkward and...lame.

    • "Twitter After Dark" is real and in full effect after midnight on weekdays, 11:00 pm (EST) on weekends.  If you can't handle the raunch & ratchetness, log off and come back during daytime hours.  No shame, just go.
    • Deleting Your Twitter Account
      There's no need to let the Twitterverse know you're deleting your account.  No one really cares and you'll be back after a week or so.
    • If you're a Kim Kardashian fan, you might want to keep that to yourself.  People go IN on her (and her fans) on Twitter like you would not believe.
    •  If you're not careful, Twitter will harden your heart.  It will darken your soul, if you let it.  Before you know it, you'll be slandering dead celebs and sick kids with the quickness. So....think before you tweet.

    • Non-parents, be careful.  Tweeting about kid topics (potty training, disciplining, homeschooling, etc.) could get ugly.  Tread lightly here or else.... #MommysDontPlay

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013

    The Inauguration Pic That Made Me Giggle

    The 2013 Presidential inauguration was so dope.  But, did we expect anything less?!?!  I mean, come on.  They're the Obamas!  There are TONS of photos from yesterday's event, but there was only one that made me giggle.  

    The Obama girls seem like such well-adjusted, normal girls.  And they're SO friggin' cute!  In the midst of all of the pomp and circumstance, the girls were just being....themselves.  #girlpower

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013

    Happy Birthday Martin Luther King, Jr.! (10 Things That Might Surprise You About Him)

    Martin Luther King, Jr...We celebrate his birthday on the third Monday every January, although technically he was born on January 15th.  He's a hero to so many people.  A great man.  An  inspiration to me. 

    I wish I could have met him...not sure what I would have said besides "thank you."  I probably would have just listened mostly.  Anyway....today is his birthday.  As we reflect and remember him, here are some interesting facts that might surprise you: 

    OK..one more.  His “traveling bible” will be used to swear in President Obama at his second inauguration.
    Martin Luther King's traveling bible.

    Monday, January 14, 2013

    Girl! (Pic Of The Day)

    If this doesn't make you wanna hit the gym, I don't know what will....

    Halle Berry at the Golden Globe Awards. (January 13, 2013)

    Friday, January 4, 2013

    Happy New Year!!!!!!!!! My 2013 Theme Song Is.....

    I KNEW this would be my theme song the minute I heard it.  It made me smile real hard. :)

    *singing*  "Hellllloooo.  Hellllloooo.  Hellllloooo!  Wave hello, hello, hello."   *salute*