Reasons I Don't Twitter
As I understand it, twitter is essentially texting, which is essentially Instant Messaging. Please review an example of an IM when we worked at Elliott:
Marcia: Hey, I have a question
Marcia: Can you come over?
Marcia: We were thinking of getting Chinese, do you want some?
Me: fried rice
Marcia: Do you want to go out or get delivery
Marcia: stop working a minute
Me: I AM BLOCKING YOU
(Can you picture me with kids? "STOP PESTERING ME CHILD! I AM BLOCKING YOU. YOU ARE DISMISSED.")
or as posted before:
Me: su does hwe want us to tesat the product befoire or after>
Caroline: Before, I would imagine.
Me: welkl hbouw does he expct us to test it without a sigbed contratc?
Caroline: Get. An. MRI.
IM now has developed into another type of pestering, text messaging. I do not have a text plan on the iPhone because up till this year, Arzanna-fay was the only one who has ever texted me, and she has important things to say, both on IM and text. So, instead of the five dollar a month text messaging option, we got the pay-as-you go option, and I have no idea how much I'm paying, so I assume it's five dollars a text. So, here is an example of a text conversation from last night, as I was driving to Friend 1's birthday party. From out of the blue:
Tell Cat and Graq I am going 2 B late
noyb there yet
I don't text
Well I aint calling a noisy bar! : P
Not even there
Dmanotdpnt make me text
Not ok plano
not on plan
U dont * have 2 reply
Thor that pissarr u off
Have 2 have the last word huh?
* Through that whole conversation it annoyed me that .75 did not use apostrophes when appropriate.
Text messaging has now branched out into twittering. I would not have the patience for any spell check, and any replies would have met with "BUSY." So, essentially, were I to have twittered yesterday:
I am eatig a donut
I am eating leftoverpizza
Gary has had glass in his foot for a wekke and finally got it taken out. Thanks be top the patron saint of glass.
the Carter institue has almost eradicatyed the painful worms thar eat theior way out of your body. Yay!
My high sckool latin teacher once told our class he and his friends would take down theoir pants and do something called squirelling which was like swordfighting with ther penises. penii. I don't know why this didn't shock me.,
Stocks r boring 2day. Only down 14 - yawn.
2 projects cncelled. I am going 2 b laid off
Back on another project. Boss says not to worry
Pasta House found my sungl;asses! Yay!
Sitting in traffic on way to Catherines party at McGurks
Eating steak and loing island iced trea
Holly is here! Yay! looks skinny and just had a robot take out her uterus.
Gah. Irish music is loud. Leaving.
As a coda, Gary thinks Twitter is genius. I think Gary should twitter. He was just in bed with me and out of the blue asked me what research papers I had written in college. ("Sex Roles in the Tlingit Indian Society.") He needs another outlet for that shit.