To help myself wake up in the morning, I read the post that was published the night before on my blog. If I’m not in a hurry or have the day off from work, I languish on Twitter, Facebook and in my community until my brain finally realizes that it is time to start the day. Sometimes that takes a little while.
On Thanksgiving day, not only did I wake up late, but I enjoyed computer time too.
My Twitter name won’t surprise you a bit. I’m @TheRedheadRiter and in case you haven’t noticed, I am a redhead. In Twitter language, that would be “I’m a #redhead” and my profile states it also.
Have a little patience! I’m getting to my point, but I have to explain this stuff or my mother won’t understand my story!!!
Whenever I talk about being a redhead on Twitter, I always try to use the hashtag so that other redheads or lovers of redheads will find me. Hmmm…That could lead me down a total different topic because who doesn’t want to love a redhead?
So now I’m going to tell you what happened to me on Twitter while I was trying to wake up and I’m going to throw in some Twitter hashtags too. It’s very important to remember that I was half asleep and desperately trying to wake up totally. #MakingExcusesAlready
See how the whole hashtag thing works?
Okay then, here I go…
I was talking to one of my newest followers who is also probably one of my youngest – a young man with the Twitter name @LukeVsLukas.
Part of the conversation went like this:
Me: @LukeVsLukas Where were you born/live?
Luke: @TheRedheadRiter I live in Sheffield, England
Me: @LukeVsLukas With the redheaded Prince Harry! Aren’t you just so lucky!
Luke’s response to me was a retweet of my message, except that he included another person on it:
Luke: @Prince___Harry “@TheRedheadRiter: @LukeVsLukas With the redheaded Prince Harry! Aren’t you just so lucky!”
Me: LOL I didn’t know he Twittered. #Redhead power! Long live the #redheads of the world! ? RT @LukeVsLukas: @Prince___Harry “: @LukeVsLukas
Pause right there for a second.
Let me give you the definition of an important word in this story:
Definition of GULLIBLE
: easily duped or cheated
You didn’t forget that I was still #HalfAsleep and #TryingToWakeUp, right? Well, since Luke is from England, I figured he would know if Prince Harry was on Twitter and even know his Twitter name.
So like any good Twitterer, I jumped over to Prince Harry’s account and retweeted (RT) a message he had posted earlier:
Me: RT @Prince___Harry: Are my American followers enjoying Thanks Giving. RT if you are #happythanksgiving
Then I tweeted Luke and said:
Me: @LukeVsLukas okay, I’ve officially RTd a prince. Cross that off my bucket list LOL
The next thing I know, I get this tweet from none other than @Prince___Harry.
Luke: @TheRedheadRiter muha! As if @Prince___Harry has just tweeted us! We’re privileged! #moment4life
I stared at my screen and blinked.
#Gullible sets in
No? Yes! Prince Harry just tweeted me!
So then on November 24, 2011 at 12:09 pm I tweeted:
Special #FF request ya’ll A fellow #Redhead so “Love a redhead 2day” & please follow ? •.•´¯`•.• ? @Prince___Harry
That marked the moment I officially showed all my gullibility.
The phone rang and after Mom wished me “Happy Thanksgiving,” I recounted the whole story to her. Alyssa heard it too and just #RolledHerEyes.
After hanging up the phone so that I could get ready for Thanksgiving dinner with my family at my sister’s house, Alyssa hollers from down the hall, “Hurry Mom. I don’t want to be late!”
I had to know if the real Prince Harry just tweeted me. It is one thing to look like an #idiot with my mother and daughter, but I didn’t want to go tell the rest of my family a total falsehood.
There is also an official Twitter page @ClarenceHouse which “Updates, pictures and videos from Clarence House, about The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry” or @BritishMonarchy that gives “The latest news on Royal events.” Both of these accounts have been verified by Twitter which is indicated by a little blue check mark icon on the Twitter profile page.
Prince Harry does not have a Twitter account that is all his own. Apparently @Prince___Harry is a fake and should learn some…
Definition of HONESTY
2a : fairness and straightforwardness of conduct
b : adherence to the facts : sincerity
Unfortunately, that makes me a total:
Definition of SUCKER
5a : a person easily cheated or deceived
I didn’t tell anyone at dinner about #MyCloseEncounterThatNeverHappened with Prince Harry. Obviously, going forward I should be #TotallyAwake when I tweet since being #HalfAsleep didn’t work too well.
#ThatsMyStory and #ImStickingToIt