Are you doing this twittering thing? It’s a way to let friends know what you’re up to with one line, real-time updates. I want to twitter. I truly do but every time I attempt to fill in that box, “What are you doing?” I kind of freeze. Must think of something clever. Must come up with a tidbit that is smart and brilliant and fabulous.
I log off.
I’m such a sissy. Log back on.
I type in, “drinking cafe mocha.” Well, drat, that is so dreadfully boring that I almost snoozed off just typing it… even with the caffeine buzz.
I type, “Thinking about why Americans are paying for for Iraq’s reconstruction when Iraq is making billions in oil revenue.” Dang. I’m way over thinking this Twitter thing.
Be loose, be casual, whatever pops into my mind.
I type, “Do you think people pee in gym showers?” That’s such a gross thought. Not good. People will think I pee in gym showers.
Make mental promise to twitter later.
Oh, can you help me with something else? Here’s a recent conversation with 3 1/2 year-old Dylan.
Dylan: I have boogers coming out of my nose.
Me: Honey, get a tissue. And please don’t call them boogers.
Dylan: What should I call them?
Me: (silence) Um….
Me: No, snot is not good. Um… I don’t know. Just say, “I need a tissue.”
So is there a nice, lady-like word for snot/boogers?
And while you contemplate the twitter and booger situation, I’ve got a tip for you:
When you go to the gym and get on the cardio machine and notice that all the tv stations are set to tortuously tedious, time-slowing channels like ESPN and CNBC, don’t attempt to fix the situation. Don’t grab a remote and try to change just one of the televisions to MTV because you will mistakenly change the entire row of televisions to Judge Hatchett.
This will really irritate one of the guys watching ESPN and a bunch of other cardio focused, intense New Yorkers. And they will only get madder when you can’t seem to change any of the tv’s back to the original stations and you have to abandon your Arc Trainer to get help from some Equinox staffer who’s as clueless about the televisions as you are.
By the time you’ve sorted the whole thing out and made your apologies, you only have a few minutes left to exercise anyway. So twitter this – it’s best to avoid the gym altogether.
mama bird notes
Contributing mama Jordana Bales is due with baby #2 this week. Boy? Girl? Anyone have a feeling? She did finally spill her baby names and I’m pleasantly surprised at the choices of Obama (for a boy) and Hillary (for a girl). So timely and political. Oh, alright, those are probably not the names.
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