Posts Tagged ‘twitter’

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Twitter Makes me Better…

May 31, 2009

I felt like I should write a post to explain how Twitter has changed me…

I am a better person because of Twitter…

Yes, I am…

Twitter has opened my eyes and my mind as to who people really are. Because of time constraints, I chose to use a program that follows anyone who follows me. That way I don’t upset anyone by not “following back” if I don’t get to them in enough time. If I see someone who offends me or annoys me in my stream, then I just unfollow them… (the beauty of Twitter is the unfollow button if you haven’t figured that out yet…)

Because of this, I have started or entered conversations with people I don’t really know. I have a great conversation with them and think… “hmm… let me go see where they are from” or something like that. Then I read their profile and, sometimes, I am totally shocked as to who they are. Someone I would have never talked to based on whatever pre-conceived ideas my life has ingrained in me…

Then I think… wow… they were really cool… I liked them a lot… I want to be their friend…

My point is simply this…

People are people… we all have our differences and we all have our prejudices… Twitter has chipped away at that barrier for me. I find myself smiling more when I interact with people in real life… I find myself less likely to get upset at the driver in front of me at the light when they don’t move the second it turns green… I find myself caring more about that stranger I am interacting with…

Melodramatic? Maybe… But I think of everyone of these people as someone I may talk to someday on Twitter and think… “They are just me with a little different background”… and it makes me like them…

It makes me better…

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That’s what it’s all about…

August 10, 2008

I love my boss’ boat!

I have never ridden on it. I think I have only seen it once. But I love it nonetheless…

You see, the boat is the reason that he has only been in the office for 15 minutes this entire week and virtually non-existent for at least the last three weeks. This is why I love the boat. So much so that if I was a boat I would marry it and have a whole gaggle of little rowboats with it.

My boss, I will call him Spazman, is a very hard man to work for because he is… well… exactly that… a Spaz.

Have you ever known a person who is always going at 112 miles per hour and expects you to keep up with them? Spazman is one of those! The problem is that his brain can think up shit faster than anyone can put his ideas into motion so I feel like one of those plate jugglers. But not a very good plate juggler. Actually more like an amateur plate juggler with one broken arm in a room full of cats and rocking chairs.

I affectionately call Spazman’s management style, “Hokey-Pokey Management”. You know… ok, let’s see… put your right foot in… no, no, no, put your right foot out… wait… put it back in and shake it all about…

But, thanks to the boat, I have had a reprieve lately and I have actually finished a few projects.

If it weren’t for Twitter, I would almost be caught up by now…