Written by Emily
There are times I’m quick to pass judgement. If only that were a super power. Or a weapon…if judging were my weapon, I would totally destroy you in a fight to the death. But I’m equally quick to change my mind, so I guess a fight to the death is not the best scenario here. In my head, it’s like this: “Ewww, those pants are hideous! Who would wear those?” After trying them on: “These are the greatest things ever!” See how that works? I should mention that when I pass judgment, it’s rarely about anything important (see example). Despite being a mother of three who talks more to children 6 years old and under than anyone else, I do still have a few brain cells left to rub together to form a rational thought about important stuff…kind of.
When my former students and my current husband were talking about this Twitter sensation, I grumbled and groused under my breath like an old person sitting on a bench in the mall, muttering at the youngsters passing by. In my head it sounded like this: 140 characters? Seriously? What is the use of that? I can’t even clear my throat in fewer than 140 characters (see this introduction).
And then I tried it.
And I kind of like it. People are funny. And insightful. And kind. And sympathetic. And profane. And dramatic. And it’s all there in one place to laugh at, gawk at or cry at. It’s like being a fly on the wall at a stranger’s therapy session. At the very least you’ll feel better about yourself.
Fourtuitous is trying this new-fangled Twitter thing (Oh, it’s been around for 7 years? Bahhh.) Here are just a few of things you might see Emily share @fourtuitousblog if you care to join the conversation.
I talk about the weather. Who doesn’t want to engage in small talk about the weather with complete strangers from around the world?
It’s hard to be in a bad mood when everything is green and in bloom, but I’m going to keep trying…
— Emily (@FourtuitousBlog) April 25, 2013
I retweeted this helpful link that terrified me and has me reconsidering all the vegetables I buy. What’s more fun than that? You. do. not. want. to. miss. this.
New ‘Dirty Dozen’ List of Pesticide-Laden Produce Just Released | In The Pantry shine.yahoo.com/in-the-pantry/…
— The Momalog(@AdoTheMomalog) April 24, 2013
I’m kind of a sports expert. I lost a follower or two after this:
— Emily (@FourtuitousBlog) April 22, 2013
I share a little magic:
Today I watched 2 little girls stand beneath a magnolia tree; they giggled as the velvety petals rained down on them. It was like magic.
— Emily (@FourtuitousBlog) April 19, 2013
and a little more magic:
Tonight I tried to teach my little to say “love.” I said love; she said mom. I said love; she said mom. I said love; she said mom. Perfect.
— Emily (@FourtuitousBlog) April 23, 2013
I reflect on marital missteps like this one:
Came in from doing yard work. Saw my husband’s face. Knew my mistake. I could see him mentally crossing it off his to-do list…forever.
— Emily (@FourtuitousBlog) April 18, 2013
I share friendly hygiene reminders,
Oh good. My toddler rubbed her leg against mine and said, “hurts.” #timetoshave
— Emily (@FourtuitousBlog) April 11, 2013
Oh, ok. No more breastfeeding means no more breasts. Well, that seems fair…to no one.
— Emily (@FourtuitousBlog) March 6, 2013
Answers to seemingly unanswerable questions like: What is business casual?
But the invitation said business casual… twitter.com/FourtuitousBlo…
— Emily (@FourtuitousBlog) March 18, 2013
Are you desperate to get in on the Twitter action with us? Great! We can be in the club together and call ourselves tweeple and… well, that’s the only Twitter slang I know. #comebemyfriendincyberspacebecausewhynot