Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas decorating, Twitter caroling and laundry - I'm a multi-tasker!

This week @HelenatRandom came up with the fabulous idea of Twitter Caroling, which frankly took about two or three emails for me to grasp what the heck she was talking about -- I'm sort of dumb sometimes. Anyhoo, it was a great way to get into the Christmas spirit. Helen is like our random, cheery cruise director on the twitter. I even got serenaded by the beautiful, classic Christmas favorite, "Grandma got run over by a reindeer." Appropriate, don't you think?

Got my Christmas lights and yard art up, too. Overall a very productive week on and off the twitter.

So, here's the best of me (or not) on the twitter:

@sarahmsalter That's why I use symbols like @$$ (in reply to sarahmsalter @katdish I try to keep it rated-PG.)

@sarahmsalter Or a wise something... (in reply to sarahmsalter @billycoffey A search party to find baby Jesus... Well, that must make you a wise man. Or at least a wise guy.)

Yard art envy

@JodyHedlund Yeah, hold out as long as you can. When my kids gave up naps I was like, "Well NOW when am I supposed to take a shower?"

@JodyHedlund Wait...your 4 year old still takes naps? Lucky!

@redclaydiaries Well, after the baby Jesus at McDonalds comment, I wouldn't be so sure.

@redclaydiaries Is there lightning in the greater Georgia area? Think I might stay inside if I were you...

@redclaydiaries Dang, you beat me to the breaking wind comment...

@PuriChristos Uh, my link didn't I? (in reply to PuriChristos For lazy people like @katdish you can get to using this short url

@PuriChristos You should provide a link.

@kenworley It's sort of an ongoing conversation, Ken (in reply to kenworley @katdish are you talking to your-self again.)

Yesh! 2 loads away from completing the laundry! What's that?...Is everything folded and put away?...Oh, shut up.

@indymavs Good for you! I just pulled 4 paper towels, a gum wrapper & a pen out of one load of jeans. (in reply to indymavs @katdish mine are typically trash-free)

Oh, okay...So @prodigaljohn gets Little Drummer Boy, @stacyasmallSFL get Emmanuel, and I get Grandma got run over by a Reindeer? Nice...

@br8kthru You're like a weird combination of Michael Scott and Joey from "Friends".

Laundry Day Survey: Do all menfolk use their pockets as tiny trash receptacles, or is it just my household?

@bryanallain Today? Oh, enriching lives thru the power of social media and laundry. (in reply to bryanallain @katdish good morning to you as well. what's on tap for today?)

@stacyasmallSFL In ancient times did'st give the LawIn cloud, & majesty and awe. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to thee, O Israel.

Okay, my friends. I gotta get some sleep! Goodnight all! And goodnight @HerbieGookins, wherever you are!

@weightwhat Dang! I was trying to beat you to the TWSS!

@sarahmsalter TWSS

@sarahmsalter You're gonna hook up with Mr. Linky in the morning? And.....

RT @human3rror: Wow. Fire in the apple store. Kicked out by fire marshals. //WHAT DID YOU DO???

RT @weightwhat: Me thinks that @billycoffey doth protest too much. // I concur...

RT @billycoffey: Came home to find my wife playing the Kenny G Christmas CD. I suddenly hate this time of year

@weightwhat Sweat pants. (in reply to weightwhat I'm going to Sonic for the 1st time. Any recommendations?)

@HeatherSunseri Sorry. @helenatrandom was having TWS - twitter withdrawl syndrome. Not to be confused with TWSS.

This is a test.

@TAnneAdams Writers always see the glass half empty, huh? With a chip and a lipstick stain on the side.

RT @TAnneAdams: SO strange not have a word count hanging over your head. Although, I'm sure edits will find a fresh way to stress me out.

RT @kelli1227: Black Friday observation: wearing Crocs and a Snuggie at Macys after lunch is not cool. Really.

My weaknesses? Well, I oversleep and call in sick a lot. #NotToSayOnJobInterview

RT @InkPanther: I love starting fires. #NotToSayOnJobInterview

RT @marni71: Seriously! Who let's Bruce Springsteen record Christmas music? It sounds like he's having a colonoscopy when he sings...

RT @marni71: @katdish So now you're a lunch menu pharisee as well? // No, I just don't eat fish out of a can.

RT @marni71: @Helenatrandom I know! Spray cheese does sound good. Especially with @pagan43's potted meat and saltines. //VURP!

OMGoogle, what a geek: RT @PuriChristos: at 12:42 and 10 seconds my binary clock makes a really cool arrow pointing up.

@redclaydiaries Oh, don't worry. It's just my imaginary friend Steph trying to steal our yard art.( in reply to redclaydiaries RT @katdish: @redclaydiaries It would make baby Jesus happy. //Mommy, what's that scary shadow on my curtains?)

And of course sweet baby Jesus.

Exhibit B

Exhibit A

@marni71 I'm katdish. That's what I do... (in reply to marni71 @sarahmsalter I think it counts! Don't ask @katdish since she's being a Christmas decoration pharisee)

@marni71 Well don't hurt yourself going all out. (in reply to marni71 @katdish @redclaydiaries we're gonna put a green light bulb in the porch light and red ones in the landscape lights and calling it a day.)

@redclaydiaries Oh, you're just getting back from vacation. I'll sit in judgment of you mid-week.

@redclaydiaries Hey there Steph! Did you hear I already have my Christmas lights up?

@marni71 Shaddup... (in reply to marni71 @katdish Today is Monday. Did your kids miss school? Nice parenting...)

@marni71 I'm okay now. Last night I thought today was Monday. Kinda freaked me out.

Hello Twitter! Miss me? I've been putting up my Christmas lights and yard art so that I can sit in judgment of those of you who haven't.

My daughter gives my sister a Thanksgiving makeover. I am grateful my sister is not on the Twitter.

Clearly, the cows are terrified.

@JanetOber 6 months ago if you googled "katdish" I didn't show up for a few pages. Shameless self promotion is a rare and beautiful thing.

If you google "katdish" you will find a web designer by the same name. A fact that @peterpollock no doubt finds hilarious.

And again, sorry/you're welcome!


Billy Coffey said...

I just realized you don't talk to me on the twitter anymore. Don't make me fire you.

Peter P said...

Phew, I thought for a moment there I wasn't going to make it onto the post but I snuck in there right at the end.

My Friday is not ruined, after all!

Helen said...

"random, cheery cruise director on the twitter. "

Thank you! I am sure that this little addition to my resume will get some attention when the time comes.

Annie K said...

Holy freaking mackerel.

Is that seriously your yard? Why am I not surprised.

katdish said...

Annie -

No - not my yard - my neighbor's yard. Also referred to as Whoville.

jasonS said...

Wow, those pics are just... wow. :)

L.T. Elliot said...

You're funny, Katdish. The Michael Scott/Joey thing was hilarious.

Wendy said...

Okay, the Mary and Joseph thing is freakin' me out. Look at the shadow - Looks like Joseph's about to stab Mary and she's begging for mercy. Or is it just me who sees that? I've gotta stop watching made for tv movies.

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