It’s true I didn’t have a clue what I was getting myself into when Jen and I decided to create a Twitter account and a blog this time last year. Little did I know that I was about to give birth to my Twitter self and that she, too, would have to be maintained on a daily basis; there were several days when my Twitter self actually took over from my real self, and only a person who is a terminal tweeter knows what this means. For all the aspects I have come to appreciate about Twitter, trust that all of my friends, with the exception of Jen, cannot begin to comprehend how Twitter could enhance one’s life, much less how Twitter could seem to replace my actual life.
Allow me to explain… 1.) For the most part, I have stopped cooking and have not baked a single goody for my friends or family all year; this is nothing short of astounding to those who know me well. 2.) Last October I forgot to pay my mortgage – when I crawled out of the rabbit hole long enough to realize my oversight – I crafted a cunning fabrication that even the bullies at the bank believed. 3.) Being blonde is a time-consuming chore, and thanks to Twitter I decided to forego the hours and dollars I’d been spending at a pricey salon and returned to life as a brunette. This change proved a pleasant surprise as everyone remarked how I looked like the “real me” . . . but little do they know that the real me is often trapped in Twitterland with many characters who are truly mad.
After our first year on Twitter I would like to share the story of how our friendship came to be. Years ago while attending a presentation, I found an open seat next to a petite, high strung, highly-caffeinated stranger who turned out to be Jen. The presenter was a corpulent man who was wearing an ill-fitted and unattractive sport coat. When he turned his back to the audience, Jen turned to me and said, “That’s not a pretty sight.” Not missing a beat, I retorted, “I’d hit that…” (major sarcasm here) and thus began a friendship born in laughter, and our sarcastic wit and wanton wisdom has only intensified on Twitter. Happy 1st Twitter Anniversary, Jen! @twowisegals is an incredible adventure . . . and together on Twitter this dynamic Jen N’ Joni duo is truly double trouble – we’re more like a small gang.