Thursday, November 6, 2008


Kathy and I have been using twitter for quite some time now. You may have noticed on this blog a list of my recent tweets along the side. Twitter (site, widipedia entry) is a micro-blogging and social networking site where users say what they are doing in 140 characters or less.

Over time, Kathy's post have morphed into limerick form, which is a little tricky when you're limited to 140 characters. She manages by abreviating and shortening where she can while still keeping the meaning clear. Here's one example:
i hope the US transformsas
we c how r new prez performs
let’s stay full o hope
on this steep uphill slope
We’re starting off sunny n warms!

We both have our Facebook status tied to our twitter accounts so that when we tweet our status is updated. This only lasts until the next update though. A friend of ours (Thanks, sister Michael Miller!) recently suggested that she archive the limericks and make them available for everyone to see. He apologized for giving me extra work, but I had just recently set up an Apache web server so it was no problem finding a place to host. I just had to find the software to do what I wanted. I eventually found Twitter-Tools, a WordPress plugin (Thanks, Alex King).

So with no further ado, I present to you Kathy's Limericks and other tweets:

Enjoy! Let us know what you think!

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