Someone asked me recently, “what the blue-blazes ‘s is a tweet-up”? That in response to me inviting him along to one that just happens to be today. I don’t remember where I first heard the word, I’m pretty sure I didn’t make it up…that said, “twandoori” was almost certainly one of mine and Linda’s, “twiends” and “twart” were both born from my lips.
A “tweet-up” is a meeting in “Real Life” of fellow tweeters. Now, why on earth would you want to meet in “Real Life” people you have met on the internet? Isnt that a bit odd? To socialize with people you have never spoken to? But you may not even know their real names! What do they look like in “real life”? What if they are weirdo’s..? I am hoping they are to be honest, we ll get on like a house on fire! Like finds like.. There is a saying which I wholeheartedly agree with..”Facebook is for the friends you were at school with, Twitter is for the friends you WISH you had been at school with”.. that is SO true.
I have twice copped out of going to school re-unions lately, using any excuse not to go, not just to others but to myself as well. I am so fat, I can’t face them seeing me like this, I can’t get a baby-sitter, I have a headache, I have nothing to wear.. mind you, IF I ever do attend one, I ll go in full school uniform, complete with stolen achievement badges ; ) The truth is, I don’t want to go to school re-unions as the only thing we have in common is that we shared agonising years of tedious lessons, freezing our nuts off in huts and bunking off in the loo’s. I have my old “friends” on Facebook and enjoy looking at their photos and seeing how their lives have panned out. That is it though, my curiosity for anything further is a big, fat Zero %.
Today’s tweet-up has been planned for over a month and I have not even once considered not going, despite the fact it’s a long journey for me to make and I am sharing a room with an Onion ; ) In truth, not all but most of the people attending are closer to me than members of my own family and “real life” friends. They have been my rock’s over the past month especially and I can’t wait to meet them and give them big “real-life” ((((hugs)))) !
I am sure there will be photos taken and posted, I will update or follow-up this blog with how it went. Now, I must shower and get my bag ready, my one and only concern is which costume to pack ; )