Friday, March 27, 2009


When I was in the 6th grade I had a teacher that liked to start every Friday class with a joke. Most of them were really cheesy, but I looked forward to it anyway. One that has stuck with me inspired the title of my post. What did the father tomato say to his son when he was falling behind?
Anyway, it has been awhile since I posted just for fun. I got a professional blog, started writing one part time for someone else, and moved to FB instead of MySpace. Today I have a bit of a cold so I'm not doing anything on my day off except relaxing, so I thought I would revive my old blog and see if I could figure out how to link it to FB.
I just signed up for Twitter. I've had a couple of professional types ask me if I tweeted (or whatever), so I decided to sign up. People in the blogosphere think I'm hip and cool (funny, right?) and I didn't want to get left out of the trend. Now I'm having second thoughts. From what I can tell, Twitter is just making it easier for stalkers to keep up with their prey. You want to know what Tina Fey had for lunch or where Martha Stewart is spending her weekend? Just follow them on Twitter. You get messages from people telling you what they are doing at any given moment. When I first started I saw a message for one of the people I follow that said something like, "Call into my show and ask me your questions now. I have some extra time today." and it included a phone number. For half a second I thought, "Wow, she wants me to call her and even gave me her number." Before the thought was even fully formed I was laughing at myself, but I am mentally healthy. What about all those nuts who think Charlie Gibson is sending them coded messages in his ties each night on the news? Aren't we just fueling their flame?
Although my blog has gained in popularity this year, I doubt I will ever have a stalker. Still, I can't help but wonder why people who don't actually know me would want to follow me on Twitter. I am now very tempted to put silly and random things on my Twitter feed. Maybe I will post "I'm watching you watch me" or "I'm having peanut butter for lunch, or am I?". I could post random lines from movies or songs just to throw people off.
Speaking of movie lines, JD has taken to quoting movies at random moments. The other day I was telling him "no" and he looks at me and says, "No? No? Is that the only word you know? No?" then he grinned. It was a line straight from "Enchanted" that we had watched a couple of days before. Since then he has quoted several more movies. Who knew that was hereditary?