Friday, January 21, 2011

Weekly Wrap-Up:Twittered Out!

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This week marked my first experience with a twitter party. Twitter is not for the faint of heart, let me tell you! If it weren't for my teenagers, I would be lost to this New Age. (I prefer classic TV, classic movies, classic books...even classic sports, i.e. baseball (Lord, hurry the spring!)). The Twitter party for the 2:1 Conference--who's going, btw?--was scheduled for this past Tuesday night. What was also scheduled was an away basketball game for our umbrella school. So Derek had to be at a game in Murfreesboro, about an hour away from us, and the games were running late. I rode with my friend Beth, and we had five teenagers with us (clearly we were outnumbered LOL). After stopping to grab a bite to eat (the adjective "hungry" goes without saying when it comes to teens, right?) on the way home, we were further delayed by rain, and when the Twitter party started, I was somewhere on I-65.

I texted my husband to ask him if he would "tweet" for me.
His reply was a callous, heart-breaking, "No." (Okay, well, maybe not so callous and heart-breaking, but still, no. LOL)
So I texted him to give his phone to David and have David call me. Always happy to serve and even more so when it comes to something involving social networking, David logged on to my Twitter account as the 2MomSeriously proxy. With David on my line, I used Beth's phone to call my friend Kelly, who was also joining the Twitter party, to ask her how to do it! She said, "I've got to set up my tweet grid and then I'll call you right back."
Tweet grid?
Oh my.
So David set about to googling "how to set up a tweet grid." Within a few minutes, he got me up and running and was handling the tweets like an old pro by the time I got home!
It was definitely one of those, Am I really needed here? kind of moments!

Btw, the whole Twitter party thing sparked several humorous discussions around here about the conjugation of the verb "to tweet." (My children are word nerds just due to genetics, poor things.) Danya likes: tweet, twate, have tweaten. You can also go with twit, twate, have twitten. Or stick with the brand conscious "to twitter" and go with the traditional twitter, twittered, have twittered (yeah, I know, boring). Here's a cool link for you: Have fun with English (and French) verb conjugation at :)

If any of you are thinking about attending the 2:1 Conference, YOU SHOULD GO! Really, talking about homeschooling AND talking about blogging, with a bunch of folks who love both? Meeting virtual friends and gabbing face to face? And I get to speak on Sunday, which I'm really looking forward to! Be sure you are keeping up with the Facebook page for the conference; there's info there about a special discount that will be offered on Monday only! Check it out, and make your plans! It's going to be lots of fun!

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Kris @ WUHS and Eclipsed said...

Only a homeschoolers would conjugate "to tweet." LOL Can't wait to see you at 2:1!

Rebecca Ingram Powell said...

HAHAHA--so true!

Can't wait to see you too! Glad you're feeling better--I was down several days last week with a cold too!

Layton Family Joy said...

I am cracking up laughing - because if you could have seen me - hosting - you would have died laughing! My nerves can barely handle those things! But thanks so much for trying - for what it's worth - my husband would have said "no" too!! (he actually walks in the middle while I'm hosting and asks, are you done yet?)

thanks again for the giggle!

SomewhatCrunchy said...

Great post Rebecca! I love twate, LOL! I'm so excited to meet you in real life (IRL) ;) The conference will be a blast! Thanks so much for jumping into the deep end of the pool with the twitter party.

See Jamie blog said...

Love the conjugated tweets. I'm a word nerd, too. ;)

Rebecca Ingram Powell said...

Y'all are so sweet! Can't imagine hosting, Stef! :0 crazy!

Cheryl--can't wait to meet you IRL too!

Jamie--we need to stick together! Word nerds rock! LOL

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