Tuesday, July 28, 2009

when you turn to twitter

What is it about twitter that makes us think it's a good idea to "tweet" (hate that word) all your whining and complaining?

I fell victim to twitter's overwhelming pull today. It wasn't the first time.

I sent three (thankfully only three. It felt like ten) dramatic messages to twitter today.

1. "This is neverending. I give up." about 8 hours ago from txt
2. "Found out some things. Discovered that this is quite literally the worst day of my life over the past year or so. Yayyy twitter." about 6 hours ago from txt
3. "I just bought a sandwich, brought it home, and when I opened it I saw it was moldy. This is almost funny because it fits my day so well." about 1 hour ago from txt

Hey, Sam? stfu. Sure, there are very legitimate reasons to be upset right now. I wasn't exaggerating when I said this is the worst day of my life over the past year. Really. I have some serious decisions to make over the next few days, and honestly, NO decision will keep me happy.

But.

Here I am in my New York City apartment, enjoying air conditioning, having a lovely friend come over in an hour for Pinkberry (I love Samantha... as in a different redheaded Samantha than me), I start a new job in the morning, and I just ate Subway. Listen. I love Subway.

I'm not saying the clouds have parted and the angels have started singing and my day is instantly made wonderful. I'm just saying... I don't know what I'm saying. I'm still here, though, so that's a start.

4 comments:

Gary Kirk said...

There've been several times when I've typed out those sort of tweets but then just not posted them, because the majority of my followers are spambots and random YouTubers so it's not like I'd get floods of sympathy or anything. (for the record, I'm not saying that's why you sent those tweets. Just sometimes you want to get things out of your system. It's fine.)

Hope things look up for you. And remember, everything in life is only for now :)

Cal said...

Hey, I'm afraid you don't know me, and I just follow you on twitter, but I just wanted to say I hope you're good and I really liked this post... I really hope the next week goes ok, and doesn't dent your outlook on life. I also don't know what pinkberry is.

But yeah, life is good.

Ah, get me... I'm not a hippy, honestly. Have a quote from Little Miss Sunshine:
"...all those years he suffered, those were the best years of his life, because they made him who he was. All those years he was happy? Y'know, total waste. Didn't learn a thing."

Jeff Edelman said...

Whatever decisions you make, I'm sure that you'll do fine. So don't worry about them too much. Good luck.

Olivia said...

I feel pulled to use twitter to give voice to my whining as well. Ugh. And I hate the word tweat too.

I'm sorry you had such a bad day. But I'm glad you still have Pinkberry and Subway.

Hope everything turns out well.