Twitterversary

Hiiiii I’m back from Vegas!  I have to update you, but seeing as how I’ve been living in a van for the past two days, give me like a minute to get it together.

For now…

So the other day, I got an email from Twitter, stating that the day was my 5-year Twitterversary .  Aside from making me feel fairly old, it got me to thinking to why I’d ever gotten on Twitter in the first place, and why I use it now.

I think when Twitter was first introduced, the concept was a little strange to me.  I was the class of Facebook, where you could, and still can, share every single aspect of your life if you wanted.  Pictures, status updates, as well as the coolest feature, I always thought, being able to keep up with your friends and family.  The concept of a timeline featuring only status updates seemed a little sparse to me, and pointless.

What I didn’t realize, however, was that Twitter was kind of awesome; not only could you keep up with friends, pretty similarly to the way you would do on Facebook, it got you a little closer – not only to your friends’ thoughts, but to the thoughts of celebs and musicians.  And as someone who eats up celebrity news, this was, and continues to be, really appealing to me.  Instead of sort of having this weird view of your favorite folks, you really get a chance to get inside of their heads, and discovery who’s funny, who’s not.  Who’s witty, who’s silly.   Who’s dumb as rocks?  You get it.

So…how I came to launch my own Twitter account.

I am a huge Gavin DeGraw fan.  I’ve been a fan of his ever since my mom let me skip school one day my senior year, and I discovered his CD (yep, his CD), at a record store near school.  That very night after a first listen, I was hooked.  In the years to come, I saw him live once or twice, but the opportunity came up for us (me and Deb, my sister) to see him at a smaller, more intimate show in High Point, North Carolina, and we jumped at the chance, even though it was at the end of November, outside, and I would be freezing.  Deb and I were pretty much front and center, and danced so hard throughout the show, that afterwards, when we met Gavin, after he told me I was pretty (duh fool), he said “I saw you guys dancing out there!” He then signed my Budweiser.

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So anyhoo, not only was I in love with him, I feel in love with one of his bandmates, the adorbs Billy Norris.  So I got the idea to follow them on Twitter in order to tweet and stalk them for all future performances, a move that would prove to be pretty smart, as Billy retweeted me a few times, and Gavin tweeted me as well as DMed me regarding some song lyrics that I’d absolutely fallen in love with.

And that is how I started my love affair with Twitter.  Now I use it for very much the same purposes, as well as to keep up with #blacktwitter when they’re coming for Keri Hilson or Keyshia Cole, livetweeting awards shows, or spoiling episodes of Catfish for me.

How do you use Twitter?

Sunday Social!!

SocialSundayNew4We’re here again, at our Sunday social.  I love talking all about myself (duh, it’s why I blog), so here are today’s social questionesss.

This Weeks Questions:

1. 5 songs you’ll listen to the rest of your life. 

    • Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder.
    • You give me something by James Morrison.
  • Conceited, by Remy Ma (don’t judge).
  • Baby, by Justin Bieber.
  • Let’s Get it On, by Marvin Gaye.

2. 5 things on your bucket list. 

  • Move to a cool city. 
  • Get really awesome at playing/performing with my guitar.
  • Blog full-time.
  • Be a millionairess.
  • Travel, travel, travel, and swim in warm, clear water when I do it.

3. 5 celebs you’d love to hang out with for a day. 

  • Katy Perry

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  • Justin Bieber. Hall pass.  That’s all I will say.
  • Demi Lovato, and that completely should go without saying.
  • Andy Cohen. 
  • Stevie Wonder. 

4. 5 things you always carry in your purse

  • My pink wallet.
  • Eos lip balm.  Sweet mint.
  • Pens.
  • My iPhone
  • A Starbucks gift card.

5. 5 books on your reading list.  

What’s a book?  Seriously, between these pets, my wedding, and this blog, I am still trying to get through ‘Run Like a Mother’.  Lord help.

Sunday Social

Once again, because mama loves to talk about herself, welcome to the Sunday Social, pull up a chair, move all the magazines off my coffee table, and look into my eyes.

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So follow Neely and Ashley, and here are this week’s questions!

 This Weeks Questions:

1. When did you join twitter?

I joined in October of 2009. Here’s my first Tweet…

1012080_10100291492179313_263679379_nIt took me back – when I joined Twitter, I was going through a nasty breakup, and began to find myself by performing in bars and things Downtown.  I don’t think my parents have seen me perform in a number of years though, and I wish they had.

2. Who is your favorite non-celeb to follow? 

Hm – I think any of my friends form Elon.  It’s cool to be able to keep up on the day-to-day when we’re all kind of spread out.

3. Who is your favorite celeb to follow? 

The reason why I joined Twitter was to follow @GavinDegraw and @Billy_Norris after I saw them in concert that month, and figure out where they were going when they were on tour.

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That’s me and the sister, when we met Gavin, who was incredible live.  He also told me that we were pretty so you really can’t tell me nothing.

10335_584285021153_5939781_nI chased this gentlemen from across a field, and he didn’t act scared and he signed my beer can.  He goes where Gavin DeGraw goes, and is very talented himself.

4. Have you ever had a celeb respond to a tweet? 

I was reading Andy Cohen’s book, and there was a quote that had me laughing so hard that I was crying, so I tweeted him.  HE TWEETED ME BACK.  Proof.

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5. What is your favorite store/brand to follow? 

Hm, I don’t really have one…I love following people, and love following celebs because it gives you a glimpse into their lives!

6. Give us three tweeps we should be following. 

@Andy (Andy Cohen of Bravo), @Cheri_Angela (me, DUH), and @KidFury (he’s hysterical).

Link up!