Well, it’s been another great year. Time for my annual round-up of things I’ve said on Twitter that I think are worthy of remembering. For anyone interested in taking a trip down memory lane, here are the lists from 2010, 2011, 2012. 2013 & 2014, 2015 & 2016, and 2017 as well.
A fun thing that I said in 2017 that panned out? Upping the character count from 140 characters to 280 characters did indeed give me a lot more room to craft a fun tweet. With that said, Twitter and Facebook are no longer on speaking terms, so my Tweets no longer double as Facebook updates as of some time last summer. While putting this list together, I noticed I have started using Twitter very differently since the change. I wonder what my 2019 list will look like..?
Anyway, here are the 18 tweets I am happiest with for 2018. Enjoy!
My Favourite 18 Tweets of 2018
Jan 15, 2018
Reading J.P. Mallory’s The Origins of the Irish. He begins with the supernova(e) creating the heavy elements in our solar system. Two years ago I read an Irish history written by a 19th C nun who began with God creating the Earth then drowning all the poor sinners except Noah.
Feb 8, 2018
It snowed yesterday.
It’s snowing today.
There is snow in the forecast for the next three days.
February? If something is bothering you, use your words. Acting out like this is unhealthy for you and for the people around you.
Mar 20, 2018
‘Probity’ is a word with a positive meaning that you only ever see used in bad connotations: Someone either lacks it enough that people bemoan its absence, or the abundance of it has rendered a straight-laced person so boring that praising their probity is the go-to compliment.
Apr 5, 2018
My Dad is home alone. I asked what he was going to have for dinner.
“Well, I’d order a pizza, but your mother threw away the Yellow Pages.”
I explained his computer or phone could get him the phone number. It was a brand new idea to him. He said it sounded like a lot of work.