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Twitter Mistakes I Have Made

September 19, 2009

I am not always proud of my tweeting behavior and mistakes have been made.  I’m not talking about the potty mouth and the curse words: I do that on purpose.  And don’t even get me started on all the typos I routinely make (I have yet to get through a Follow Friday without completely mangling at least one person’s user name).  I’m referring to out and out dumb things I have said and embarrassing photos I have posted.  A  few examples:

1) Early on in my tweeting history a huge brush fire broke out in Australia.  Many people were tweeting about it.  Being clueless about the breaking news story I wasn’t really following those tweets.  One of my Australian twitter friends posted a recording of a woman calling the Australian equivalent of 911 regarding a fire in her neighborhood.  I half heartedly listened to it thinking it was some kind of joke.  I could barely understand her and her voice was so shrill: for some reason I concluded it was funny.  I replied something snarky to the sender and he asked me how on earth I could find that funny.  I still was not tracking (I may or may not have imbibed a few cocktails) so I listened to it again and realized how wrong I had been.  I felt like such an idiot making light of this tragic situation.  I could not apologize enough to this fellow and lord knows if he ever forgave me.  At least he didn’t unfollow me.  Not immediately, anyway.

2) One evening I may or may not have imbibed a few cocktails and was doing laundry.  I was in a Twitpic happy mood and decided to post a shot of the pile of underwear I had pulled out of the dryer (I have about 40+ pairs of undies mainly because I HATE doing laundry).  Some weeks later  a good friend of mine who routinely mocks Twitter yet is always sending me things to post on Twitter (another blog post) was cyber stalking me and came across that photo.  He was shocked that I had put a photo of all my thongs and granny panties out there for anyone to see and said it would be a real stalker’s delight.  In retrospect, I see how ridiculously tacky that was of me.  But I’m leaving it out there primarily because I am too lazy to search for it.

3)  One of my Twitter friends is always engaging in harmless flirting with me.  He had really long hair and was planning to cut it all off and send it to Locks of Love.  I told him he needed to send me photographic proof when he did.  He said that he would if I sent him a photo of me in a bikini.  Several weeks later he sent me his photo reminding me of our “agreement.”  I had a photo of me in a bikini in Mexico.  I called it my stripper shot because I my husband had taken it of me in an outdoor shower and I had these acrylic nails on that made me feel like a porn star.  I may or may not have imbibed a few cocktails and thinking that it was harmless to let this chap see me wearing a bikini that dozens of other people had seen me in on a public beach, I sent it off in a direct message.  Of course I forgot the part about that photo remaining in my Twitpic stream for anyone else to see.  The next day I sent out another Twitpic of something random to my public feed.  One of my followers replied back, “Forget that, who’s the hottie in the bikini?”  Horrified (yet flattered), I realized that I had neglected to remove the bikini photo from the day before.  This time I did delete the photo.  I rather wish I had first checked to see how many views it had, however.

I am sure I have made a fool of myself in many other ways with Twitter and will continue to do so.  Why should it be any different than in real life?  Right.  Now off I go to possibly or possibly not imbibe a few cocktails.

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13 Comments leave one →
  1. September 19, 2009 1:02 am

    I can relate to everything you are saying, girl! Well, except for the picture in a bikini. No way these days! But, I am writing a blog post right now about hanging laundry outside to dry and, yes, I will be posting a picture of my granny panties!

    • mjjaaska permalink*
      September 19, 2009 1:11 am

      Hurrah! I can’t wait to see you rocking the granny panties! Thanks for the validation!

  2. Kim Wells permalink
    September 19, 2009 4:07 am

    You are hi-larious and that is why you are my friend on facebook, too. :-)

    Thank you for liking my blogposts although they are never as clever as this…and have you noticed how often cocktails are involved in your foibles? :-)

    Luvs you Maaja!

    • mjjaaska permalink*
      September 19, 2009 2:17 pm

      Thank you Kimmy! You are an inspiration both personally and professionally! P.S. I may or may not have taken artistic license in the writing of the aforementioned post. My AA sponsor told me that is okay. :-)

  3. Cara permalink
    September 19, 2009 2:26 pm

    Ah, the laundry day. I remember that so well. Probably ’cause I thought it was hilarious that you were posting panty pics & simultaneous wondering why you were picking up the serial killer/sex offender followers. Twitter is nothing if not good damn times.

    • Cara permalink
      September 19, 2009 2:39 pm

      …simultaneousLY wondering… (don’t know how I missed that.) With this correction my Internet presence remains pristine. whew.

    • mjjaaska permalink*
      September 19, 2009 2:59 pm

      I remember you calling me out on that photo, Cara! I was just so innocent that I could not fathom the panty implications. *cough cough*

  4. amy trottier permalink
    September 19, 2009 2:47 pm

    You are hilarious! I seem to identify with everything you tweet/blog about! My typos are legend & embarrassing. Have you ever sent a tweet from the wrong twitter account? I have, as in sending a tweet from Hootsuite and later finding out you sent from the work twitter account not your personal account *ugh* Girl, I think there is a little book in there somewhere! I’m looking forward to future posts.

    • mjjaaska permalink*
      September 19, 2009 3:01 pm

      What a great example, Amy! My dog has a Twitter account and I also tweet for a restaurant and I am ALWAYS mixing them up. Not such a big deal for my dog but I don’t think the restaurant wants me tweeting about my panties for them! Thank you for the feedback!

  5. September 19, 2009 3:03 pm

    omg – I wouldn’t want to even start compiling my ridiculous amount of undies for photo evidence – for sure I’d be persecuted! LOL – but, sounds like something I’d do too – without even thinking of any pervs viewing it – how funny… I’d say I easily have 100 pairs or more – now I want to blog about it – HA, thanks for the inspiration! I seriously need to clean out my drawer of drawers… I’m horrible when VicSec has their 7 for $25 deals – or their outright clearance sales… anywhoodle – good blog, keep at it!

    • mjjaaska permalink*
      September 19, 2009 3:06 pm

      Thank you, Amy. I am impressed at your number of panties: I wouldn’t have to do laundry for 3 months with that collection!

  6. September 21, 2009 5:19 pm

    How come I always miss your interesting Twitpics????

    I only seem to see the ones of flowers or your dog.

    • mjjaaska permalink*
      September 21, 2009 7:01 pm

      Are you saying flowers and my dog are not interesting? Pffft.

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