Thursday, April 30, 2009

tweet tweet

Well, I've done it. I've joined the twitter bandwagon. I have to admit I was hesitant at first. I didn't understand it. I didn't see what all the fuss was about. I didn't want to be a part of it. But I caved a few days ago, and decided to join the masses in the twitter revolution. I have to admit it; I am hooked.

Being someone who watches a lot of TV and has an odd obsession with knowing about other people's lives, twitter is right up my alley. I am currently "following" John Mayer, Miley Cyrus, Oprah, The Mets and others. Whether it's actually them who are "tweeting," or an assistant, or some fake person posing as them, I don't know. But it's fun to know what these people are doing on a day-to-day basis. It humanizes them, and I like that. It's also sort of creepy reading about the daily activities of these people who don't know you at all. It's slightly like spying, but I guess they know what they are broadcasting to the twitter community, so it's not such a violation.

Of course, I'm also following people I actually know, and even have a few followers myself. If you want to hear about my thrilling life, follow me at

Thursday, April 9, 2009

take me out to the ball game...

Baseball season is underway! If you didn't know, this makes me very, very happy. Baseball is summer. It's a roast beef sandwich and carvel ice cream in a mini helmet. It's the Mets. And this year it's a whole new ballgame (pun intended.) We have a brand new stadium. And definitely a brand new attitude. This is our season. (Yes, I am taking ownership of the Mets as my team.)

We've started off strong, even with a minor setback this afternoon. And Monday is opening day at Citi Field. I'm really excited, and even though I won't be there, I'll be watching...and most likely yelling at the TV.

I didn't get season tickets, mainly because I don't really have anyone to go to games with on a steady basis, and also because the packages were mighty expensive. But I really want to go to a bunch of games this season, and test out lots of different seats in the new stadium. At Shea, I knew where I liked to sit in a reasonable price range. I was comfortable there. I knew where to park, where to go. I belonged. Citi Field is unfamiliar territory. I don't know where I prefer to sit. I don't know what food to get. I don't know the best place to park. I definitely need to explore. In fact, I can't wait to explore.

So, who wants to go to some games with me this summer?