Thursday, February 12, 2015

Hey! Hey! Over here!

Hello! I've been distracted, lazy, busy, confused and generally unable or unwilling to write anything here for a while. Has everyone been well? I haven't been doing much blog reading either.

I deleted my Facebook account! Couldn't be happier, really. I mean I have this blog thing and Twitter if people want to check in on how I'm doing. There's something about facebook that is just tiresome (at least for me) compared to these other platforms. Perhaps it is the constant reminders of the ways in which I'm letting others down by forgetting birthdays, etc, because I don't go on it enough. Anyway, I'm gone from facebook and it feels good.

I hadn't been using Twitter much at all and thought I would give it a try. I'm kind of digging it. There is such a crazy stream of stuff (if you follow many people) that trying to keep up with everything isn't even an option. Going on twitter feels more like popping into a bar and chatting with or eavesdropping on some people you sort of know.

I've done a couple of things on Twitter that simply must be stored forever here on the blog. They are way too awesome to just get lost in the fast-flowing river of tweetiness.

First, there was a hashtag thing called #ReplaceALetterRuinATvShow that triggered my WTF Syndrome (see sidebar) pretty bad:

And today after work I did an animated gif thing that was kind of cool, I thought. It has since morphed into a video:

That pretty well sums up where I've been lately!
Yer Pal,


recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

Good for you Rantwick for ditching the fb. I only look at mine once or twice a week. All's well down here in Ohio. Freaking cold though -only rode my bicycle once to work this week.

GreenComotion said...

Barney doesn't deserve that kinda treatment - oh no!

Glad to hear you're doing well, Patrick.

Have a Great Weekend!
Peace :)

Steve A said...

One does have to wonder about a T Rex that claims to be a vegetarian...

Rat Trap Press said...

Hey Rantwick! Facebook makes my eyes glaze over but it's how I keep in touch with extended family and friends..

RANTWICK said...

RCT - Cold snap here too. I've not been anywhere near the winter warrior of previous years... gettin' old? nah.

Chandra - No Barneys were harmed in the making of that image.

Steve - Indeed.

RTP - I haven't been as active online - nice to see your blog is back!

Doohickie said...

If you haven't been over to Rat Trap Press blog lately, well he's blogging again. I've considered maybe resurrecting Doohickie but I don't know that I want to give up my FB habit. It's actually the way I keep in touch with some of the people I originally met through blogging. Go figure.

I wonder if there will be a resurgence of blogging. Maybe just among us old folk. (It's so quaint.)

cafiend said...

'book. Don't 'book. Whatever works best for you. I reconnected with people on there that I hadn't seen in years, and the FB quick glimpses are just about right to keep a little link that can be strengthened if desired.

Blogging gives me the comforting illusion that my work is reaching someone.

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