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Writing 101: Social Media

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It must be increasingly clear to you, readers, how obsessed I am with Emily Carroll, cartoonist, master of Twitter, and all-around cool human being.  So I’m sure it surprises no one that I picked one of her tweets for this social media inspired prompt.

I woke up and my mood was “PENDING.”  I love that, and it’s brilliant.  Isn’t it always pending?  At this particular period of my life, I try to wake up and tell myself it’s going to be a good day.  Don’t hate me–“try” is the operative word here.  I don’t always do it, but I try.  It’s not like songbirds flock to my window bearing freshly plucked daisies and gum drops (obviously I know nothing about birds b/c nothing about this scenario is particularly bird-like).  The alternative is thinking “OH GOD, WHY” and seriously considering crawling back to bed and never leaving.  Tempting but impractical.

It’s going to be a good day…pending I remembered to pick something appropriately business casual-y the night before, pack my lunch, set my alarm.  I have 2 alarms on my phone and 2 on my clock radio for good measure.  Some mornings the clock radio feels like a mistake, like when the first thing I hear in the morning is “Don’t Stop Believin’” or the absurdly cheerful DJ’s voice.

It’s going to be a good day…pending I maintain a semblance of coordination when applying makeup and don’t send little droplets of foundation flying everywhere.  Let’s not even get started with the close calls with mascara wands and eyeballs, shall we?

It’s going to be a good day…pending that I actually feel like eating breakfast (I love breakfast, guys, but sometimes I just don’t feel like eating it.  I honestly think I may have been body snatched.  Do me a favor if you eat breakfast:  savor it.  Put a little extra syrup on your waffles.  Add some cheese to your hash browns.  Eat a sugary cereal like Cookie Crisp that is so sickeningly sweet you have to eat a piece of cheese right after or it will be all you taste for the next 6 hours).

On the bright side, there is approximately no chance of spilling Coke Zero on my keyboard.  Hot tea, on the other hand…

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Author: jilliansheilas

I like books, bad movies, bothering my cats, and Herbert Lom. Sometimes I behave like an information professional.

2 thoughts on “Writing 101: Social Media

  1. I love that, and I think your post is beautifully written! Mood: pending, is the best way I’ve ever heard to describe that feeling! x

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