I was late getting to bed last night because I was zipping around Twitter, reading about zombies and a contest, and spreading the news about such. I related that fact to the Beneficent Mr. Hall and he said, “I’m going to twit.”
Whereupon I felt compelled to correct him (so that others would not consider him a twit).
“It’s tweet,” I said.
“I thought it was called Twitter,” he said.
“It is,” I said, “But it’s tweet.”
“That makes no sense at all. It should be twit. I’ll twit to you.”
I could see this conversation getting caught in one of those annoying loops so I moved on.
“What’s your username going to be? You have to sign up and get a name if you’re going to tweet.”
“I have a name,” he said. “It’s Boogerface McGee 8.”
“Why the 8?”
“Because there were already seven Boogerface McGees.”
I suppose if you ask a stupid question…anyway, it occurred to me that old Boogerface McGee 8 was right. He’ll be twitting.
Now, the contest I promised you. Wanna win a Kindle? The lovely founders of Writer Unboxed are kicking off their new site, Reader Unboxed, with a lovely and splendiferous contest where you can win a Kindle and a gift card. That’s pretty awesome, huh? Reader Unboxed looks to be pretty awesome, too. So zip over there and give both a look-see.
You should probably know that I’ve already signed up and I’m feeling pretty lucky. Plus, I’m getting Boogerface McGee 8 to sign up, too, doubling my chance to win. Of course, he’ll have to figure out that whole twitting thing first. (But fingers crossed that he’s smarter than he…sounds.)
Oops! Forgot to mention my book giveaway! ANY comment this month, on any post, with the word BOOk in it will count in my All Hallow’s Read giveaway. On October 31st, I’ll give out a couple spooky books from my personal stash of creepy. And seriously? I found some pretty creepy stuff. Like Ann Rice’s Servant of the Bones. *Shudders while typing.*