If I’ve learned one thing doing this blog it’s that if something inexplicably trends, start with the moms. Last night some of the mommytweeters, starting joking around by tagging their posts with #boobs. And then all hell broke loose. The hashtag rippled through this (smallish) gang of merry pranksters, but once it started to trend, everyone piled on.

And some have picked up on it to carry the torch for #boobs this evening.

I reckon there’s a opportunity here to have some fun and to raise awareness for an issue. How about it ladies?

Follow the #boobs on Twitter.


November 9, 2008 at 2:37 am Leave a comment

#Quaker / #tas08 / #princess (Quickpost)

It’s been a bit lazy around here past couple of days and that might continue as I wrangle with some new projects. Will still try to do some Quickposts however. To that end:

November 8, 2008 at 5:50 pm 1 comment

Guy Fawkes (Quickpost)

Really, really wanted to do Guy Fawkes justice, but the clock has run out on my day I’m afraid. From wikipedia:

Fawkes has left a lasting mark on history and popular culture. Bonfire Night is a commemorative celebration held in Great Britain (also occasionally in Northern Ireland) and some parts of the Commonwealth on November 5 in which people have large bonfires and let off fireworks. Fawkes has been mentioned in popular film, literature and music by people such as Charles Dickens and John Lennon. There are geographical locations named after Fawkes, such as Isla Guy Fawkes in the Galápagos Islands and Guy Fawkes River in Australia.

Remember remember the fifth of November with Guy Fawkes on Twitter.

November 6, 2008 at 12:31 am Leave a comment

#flylady (Quickpost – By Request!)

Yes, we take requests here at Connect the Tweets! Something going on in the Twitterverse that you can’t quite figure out? Drop me a line.

#flylady is the hashtag used by members of the flylady.net community. It’s a site based on a “no-nonsense approach to getting your house and your life in order.” And judging by the popularity of the tag, it’s a huge community.

Follow the #flylady phenomenon on Twitter.

November 3, 2008 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment


No, that’s not a typo heralding the beginning of a new month. Movember is an international charity-focused event centered around getting men to grow mustaches during the month of November to raise money for mens health issues.

From the site:

“The Movember event creates awareness around men’s health issues and raises funds for carefully selected beneficiary partners in each country that are also charitable organizations, with a focus on prostate cancer.

Since its inception as a formal charity in 2004, Movember has raised over $29 million (USD) globally and is continuously working to increase awareness of prostate cancer within the community and change the attitude men have about their health. “

There is, of course, a gallery. Oh, and lest you ladies think you can’t get involved, become a MoSista

Let me know in the comments if you’re taking part and we’ll see if we can’t get a page of Twitter participants up somewhere.

Follow the Movember participants on Twitter.

November 3, 2008 at 2:23 pm Leave a comment


For ten years people have been taking part in NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month. It takes place every year from November 1st to November 30th. The goal: write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30. From the site:

“Valuing enthusiasm and perseverance over painstaking craft, NaNoWriMo is a novel-writing program for everyone who has thought fleetingly about writing a novel but has been scared away by the time and effort involved.

Because of the limited writing window, the ONLY thing that matters in NaNoWriMo is output. It’s all about quantity, not quality. The kamikaze approach forces you to lower your expectations, take risks, and write on the fly.”

What started out as a friendly competition amongst 21 writers in the Bay Area, has blossomed into an international event that brings in over 100,000 competitors, coupled with an amazing support structure through the NaNoWriMo site. The even has a most awesome program for Young Writers.

(If you’re a blogger and don’t think you have a novel in you, you might try out NaBloPoMo, National Blog Post Month. At least one post every day for the month of November.)

Follow the #NaNoWriMo participants on twitter.

November 1, 2008 at 3:15 pm Leave a comment

#badfirstdate (Quickpost)

Hardly needs explaining, but man this rose up fast… Some faves so far:

  • I though we were just hanging out. She though we had already been dating for a week. Ooops?
  • we got lost, tried to turn around, I got my 79 Caprice stuck in ditch and had to wait an hour before anyone could help us
  • took her bowling. Ran into her ex and she left me to bowl with him. Story of my life…I set ’em up, others knock ’em down.
  • a blind-date and she told me right away she was only doing it to make another man jealous. Then talked about him all night.
  • Fell backwards while sitting on an outdoor handrail, my purse also fell and hit me on the head. Later on, I hit a parked car.
  • He had no car, so I drove; then he forgot his wallet @ dinner. However, he was very sweet and 3 1/2 yrs later, here we are!

Add your #badfirstdate on Twitter.

October 30, 2008 at 4:20 pm Leave a comment

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