Okay, I left off talking about Twitter, which so many people at last weekend’s Word Camp: Las Vegas conference seemed to think is the absolute tits. Ironically, as various speakers proclaimed the wonders of the “hottest social media network,” half the attendees were sitting there creating Twitter posts, or “tweets.”
“OMG! I’m tweeting about the guy in the front of the room talking about Twitter.”(In all fairness, I guess one could say I’m not really living life when I’m spending all this time blogging about it. Touche.)
One of the conference speakers, Warren Whitlock, was kind enough to give everyone in the audience a copy of his book, twitter Revolution. I’m about a quarter of the way through it, but I can’t say I’m quite ready to drink the Kool Aid. I’ve had a Twitter account (@vegaslindalou) for a few months now, but my tweets are hardly worth the effort to read them.
“Cameron Diaz is definitely NOT on my celebrity girl-crush list. She’s no Beverly D’Angelo.”Jesus, could anyone possibly care about such inanity? I’m such an a-hole!
“Home for lunch watching Barbara Walters interview w/Patrick Swayze I recorded last night. Sniff”
“Bloody hell! Why do people have to take care of personal hygiene in their cubicles? Nail clipper is at it again!”
A few of you commented about Twitter on the post I started this morning. What about the rest of you? Are you tweeting? (That sounds pretty gay, no?)
Anyway, John Hawkins did an absolutely fantastic job of putting on the Word Camp event—hats off to you, man! I believe John will be organizing a “Beer and Blogging” get together for bloggers here in Las Vegas—I’ll keep you posted. Or you can follow him @vegasgeek.
And I did get to meet a really nice guy with whom I’ve been tweeting for a while. (Still sounds gay as hell.) It’s always fun when you finally meet virtual contacts in real life. Except when initiated through Match or Craigslist. Yeah, that’s usually a train wreck.
Speaking of meeting virtual friends, I had the absolute pleasure of meeting two of my Vegas blogging buddies in the past few days. Hurricane Mikey was kind enough to check out my act at the Royal Resort last Friday night. Unfortunately, I ended up hosting the show instead of doing a set, but I was thrilled to meet this prolific Vegas blogger and had much fun shooting the bull with this big hunka man over drinks after the show. Pizza at Grimaldi’s is definitely in our future!
And then yesterday, I had lunch with Carmen, aka Poker Girl in Vegas. She’s freakin’ awesome—anyone who shares my love of celebrity gossip, soap operas, and talking about boyfriends is my kind of gal. As it turns out, we work around the corner from each other, so no doubt we’ll enjoy more noontime chat fests.
I’ve posted before about how I love and care about my virtual friends. I really want to thank you all for taking the time to read my blog. But as for my Twitter posts… you must have better things to do.