Tuesday, September 16, 2008

My recent Twitter obsession and bloggy meet up

My love of Twitter should not surprise anyone. I heart Twitter and now my Twitter-life and my television-life have merged into a combustible superpower.

I'll back up to give you more context. Over the weekend while adding people to my "follow" list, I happen to come across the name @Betty_Draper. To those who don't watch Mad Men on AMC (and why not? It's awesome), that is one of the main characters. So I click on her icon and nearly lose it to realize it's "Betty" tweeting about her day, all timed to the recent developments on the show!

Suddenly Rachel and I are tweeting about Sunday's then-impending episode and suddenly Paul Kinsey, another character on the show, is following me on Twitter! Slightly scary but also cool. Then, yesterday I begin searching for more Mad Men characters and they are all on there! Even Don and Betty's kids, Sally and Bobby. How awesome is that?? Now I'm following Don, Peggy, Betty, Ken and Joan (who has a fab figure - you go girl). The epitome of my joy on this peaked yesterday when Don Draper started following my updates. I nearly fell off my chair in excitement. Don Draper wants to read my tweets about my snap-pants and hemp lip balm? Sold! This morning I also found out Bertram Cooper and Peggy are following me now too. This could be very bad.

If you guys are Mad Men fans, check this out because it's just beyond cool and entertaining. That or I'm easily amused - a little of both I believe. Even if you're not a fan, check it out because now I'm on a mission to find my other favorite TV characters. And if you don't watch Mad Men, give it a shot. But keep in mind, even though you won't understand everything, it's still enjoyable to watch. The smoking in offices! The martini lunches! Where did those days go?

On a separate note, I was able to break myself from my recent Twitter obsession last night to meet up with some awesome Chicago bloggers (Jenn, Jamie, Rachel, Dan, D and Joy) to celebrate Lacey's visit to the city. I also got to meet several awesome bloggers (Erin, Reckless Chef and Maiden Metallurgist) for the first time, time to update the Reader!

Okay I'm off to watch last night's Closer season finale and stalk more TV characters on Twitter. Watch out.

What TV character would you want to follow on Twitter?

27 comments:

Jamie said...

It was great seeing you yesterday and I enjoyed our ridiculous, random and all over the place conversation with the other ladies.

Such a great night.

Gretchen said...

I love hearing about all the Chi-town meet-ups. Totally wish I could come someday!
Also, I wish Jim and Pam would twitter about their fun, sexy time together. If only!

LJ said...

I'm totally going be at the next meet up, sorry I missed it. I now I have to check out this show your talking about! I would Twitter anyone from The Office....like Jim!

ANG* said...

i want picturessss!

Wickedly Scarlett said...

Wow, I am so totally going to follow those Mad Men characters now! Thanks for the heads up!!

Princess Pointful said...

Dexter.
*evil cackle*

DomestiGals said...

I would totally want to follow Jim from the Office on Twitter. I went to college with John Krasinski and he is just as lovely in person, so I'm sure his tweets would be full of charm :-)

Also? Michael Phelps. Obv. Though I know he's not a TV character, but does his SNL stint count?

Cheers,
Jen xx

Jenn said...

Lately Mad Men is all I've been hearing about. I guess I should really being tuning in eh?

Maxie said...

SOMEONE WHO READS YOUR BLOG WENT TO COLLEGE WITH JOHN KRASINSKI?!?!?!

okay. done freaking out now.

I wish McDreamy from grey's would follow me... or Jim... or even Dwight because I bet his twitters are hilarious.

Rachel said...

Don Draper follows me too!

*swoon*

I am in complete agreement with Maxie, I bet Dwight Tweets are hilarious!

Mandy said...

Sadly I am out of the loop on the whole Mad Men thing, guess I need to check that out? LOL. I would want to follow the tweets of the grays anatomy crew. Chi-town meetups always sound like lots of fun! I so want to come to one sometime.

cass. said...

no way! that is so cool. i'm a huge fan of the show so i'm definitely going to check their twitters out.

Nilsa S. said...

I don't watch Mad Men and I don't Twitter. So, I guess this post is lost on me. Except for the fact that you met up with some pretty awesome bloggers this week. Wish I wasn't working that night...

Vanessa said...

I LOVE Twitter! If I could follow a TV character it would be House.

Stephanie said...

Hey, thanks for offering to help me out with my computer woes. Basically, I think I was just getting frustrated and when I re-read my post I figured there was no point in keeping it up. I just wasn't use to Safari and Blogger combined. Everything is fine now. :)

thatShortChick said...

the office!!! how freaking amazing would that be if jim, pam, dwight, kelly, kevin, andy, creed (his tweets would really be something special), and of course michael were tweeting random thoughts?!?!!!!

NBC peoples, get to work on that like NOW.

Katelin said...

oh how fun. i would want to follow meredith gray or hiro or barney from how i met your mother, i think all would have awesome tweets.

surviving myself said...

Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld. I would be blown away.

LBluca77 said...

I'm with Katelin on Barney from How I met your mother.

pbandrazz said...

so good to meet you too!

i would totally want to follow Dexter Morgan. Or John Krasinski. Or Barney.

Megkathleen said...

The office cast needs to be on twitter. I NEED to follow Dwight.

Ashley said...

Pam, Jim, Kelly, Michael Scott, Jan, Dwight, Ryan....

Omigosh - EVERYONE FROM THE OFFICE.

Now I'm jealous they're NOT on Twitter. Geez. :)

PomJob said...

Barney.

Lacey Bean said...

Loved meeting you!!

And I would totally follow Chuck Bass from Gossip Girl. Oh my. :)

Jenny said...

Jack Bauer. Would love to follow HIS day, although I don't think he has time to tweet!


Great to meet you :)

Erin said...

Sounds like an awesome meet up! I can't wait to meet all of you! :)

I would want to follow Buffy on twitter. Yes, I am that lame.

M.E. said...

MAD MEN on twitter? You almost make me want to join, but isn't it like crack?