twitter fail

Saturday, November 29, 2008

last night was my cousin jenna's surprise super sweet 16 birthday party. the venue was picked, family was in from out of town and jenna didn't have a clue that anything was going on.

the whole day was planned for us yesterday - we would get up early and head to the venue to help decorate and organize. sissy and i would then pick up jenna and distract her for a bit, getting lunch with the family, shopping at my favorite store EVER in canton the blissful and generally just wasting time.

when it was time to take jenna home sissy said something completely random and funny which caused me to say to her, "i'm totally twittering that". not even thinking that jenna would want to see what i ended up twittering prior to our "dinner reservations" that were at 7:30.

can you see where this is going?

twitter has become such second nature to me that when i do
almost anything i pull out my bberry and type out 140 characters. not even thinking about people other than my followers ever reading it.

i.e. around noon yesterday i posted this little gem...



it didn't even cross my mind that jenna would ever read this prior to the party. i mean, we had her completely busy all day.

not busy enough apparently because an hour before our "dinner reservation" she checked my blog and saw the above tweet causing her very very smart soon to be 16 year old brain to question what really was going to be happening last night. basically she started putting two and two together. at least it was only an hour before the big surprise.

when she walked into the party 75 eager people shouted "surprise!" - she was completely shocked.

except she said to the whole group shortly after her arrival, "i would have been completely surprised if i hadn't read alexa's blog before i came!"


what? what? huh?

the shame.

TWITTER FAIL.

27 comments:

  1. its alright lex i still love you =] plus im getting some serious blog time between thanksgiving and this haha

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  2. Lol, awwww, well at least she was still shocked. :-) Happy sweet sixteen Jenna!

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  3. hahaha aww! happy birthday Jenna!

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  4. Oh no!!! Haha but I REALLY miss twitter and can't wait to get back to the US of A and resume my addiction (and reunite with my beloved blackberry!) But OH GUESS WHAT - my parents are moving from chicago to cleveland sometime in the near(ish) future soo... guess I better jump on the cleveland bloggers bandwagon :)

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  5. this is exactly the sort of thing i would do too!!!

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  6. The worst! I bet she still had a great time.

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  7. OOh! Ouch! I'm sure the night was still a blast, and at least it wasn't like a week before!

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  8. Oh sh*t that stinks. You meant well. I would have done the same thing. At least she acted surprised well.

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  9. Way to keep a secret! haha, oh well. At least she WAS surprised, right?

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  10. Oh nooo!!! lol
    I have two real life friends as twitter followers now and I have to admit that I've done that kind of thing too. Fail!

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  11. Ah well... could have been worse! Imagine if you twittered something evil about someone and they came across it! At least it was good-natured.

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  12. i would've thought the MTV Camera crew for "my super sweet 16" would have given it away ;)

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  13. ohhh epic fail! That's classic! I find it hard to keep some things on the DL, cus you never know who's reading!!

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  14. This is something I totally would do. Sometimes social media can really backfire!

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  15. Haha. That hasn't happened to me (yet), but I'm sure it will because I do the exact same thing!

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  16. oh, yikes!
    well, at least it didn't take away from the awesome party you did whip up for her!

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  17. Oh the shame indeed. That is both hilarious and terrible all at once. But it does reinforce to me why, just before sending a weekend tweet noting that "My in-laws are complete lunatics." I deleted it. Just in case.

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  18. Oh whoops!! Well I am sure she still had a blast at her birthday.

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  19. ahahh, oooh twitter.

    as i feel the need to tell twitter EVERYTHING i'm doing as well, it pains me when i'm doing something that is meant to be a surprise for my girlfriend, and i can't tweet about it because she follows me. hrumph.

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  20. At least she was somewhat surprised!

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  21. i'm pretty sure no one in my family knows what twitter is so i'd still be in the clear, haha.

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