Monday, July 11, 2011

Facebook and Twitter is all I need

Hey Lifers....

So today was back to the grind for me. If you remember all last week I was off work.

Yesterday I was talking to my mom and I mentioned how I didn't want to go back to work today. Her response, I didn't know you were off? 

Which got me to thinking.

You know I get all my news and information from Facebook and Twitter.

You see, I'm not really a news guy. I don't sit down at night and watch the evening news. I don't read the newspapers, and the only time I read a magazine is when I'm in my office.

So basically it's Facebook and Twitter to keep me up to date on all the current events that matter.

I get all my local news through Facebook. Today I learned that it was hot outside, nearly 110 with the heat index, and that one of my friends can bench press 345 pounds, which is awesome if a car falls on him.

I know how happy or lucky someone is, which helps if I'm asking them for some money. And if I have to track someone down, the check-in feature is a huge help.  

Now this isn't just for my benefit. If by some strange chance I do or say something stupid to the wife, like I did here , or here, and this one  that wasn't my fault, my DW is pretty quick to share it which lets all my friends and neighbors chime in. 

Well what about national news, pop culture, or sports you ask? That's what Twitter is for.

I learned of Casey Anthony's sentencing, or lack there of, because Twitter blew up. I found out Kim Kardashian was getting married through Twitter.....don't judge.

And just yesterday I found out that the USA Women's soccer team won in dramatic fashion and Hope Solo, who I don't know from Han Solo, played great. 

I learned of Derek Jeter's 3000th hit thanks to an Alyssa Milano tweet. Seriously you didn't think I wouldn't be following her did you? And heard all about Senator  Weiner.

Not to mention that I stay informed when one of my awesome bloggy friends posts something new.

So you see, all I really need to keep me current are Facebook and Twitter. So keep those posts coming and if you haven't already, go follow me on Twitter @jtony20, or follow my Facebook page A Day in the Life.


Oh and leave me a comment.


  1. I guess I should be glad your mom talked me into getting on facebook or I would never know what you are doing or how the kids are. I would not have known about Emily being crowned princess for example. And I so enjoyed seeing the pictures of her. Facebook is ok but I do still like to talk to someone on the phone once in awhile. Tell Marinda her pictures of Nicole were great.

  2. I really like that you follow Alyssa Milano. I also really like your Aunt Ny's comment!