The week gone by — July 25

“I found your secret Twitter account.”

I was taken slightly aback when Suzi said that, because while I have multiple Twitter accounts so I can keep general news, sports and my writing separate, she knows about each of them.

So I didn’t know why she was claiming to have pulled an Ashley Feinberg.

As it turns out, she hadn’t found an actual secret account of mine, but it definitely could have been if someone else hadn’t done it first.

By way of background, if you say “Can I ask you a question?” I’m going to reply, “You just did.” And if you then say, “Can I ask you another question?” I’m going to say “You just did” until you ask the actual question or one of us dies.

When I was making plans to go to the cafeteria for dinner in college, if my friend would suggest “4:30 … 5,” I would say “Not 4:34 or 4:36?”

I’m the guy who would say that, in spite of the ad, you can’t grab a figurative bull by literal horns, or that unless you can’t read, owning a T-shirt that says “Losing? Never heard of it” is impossible.

And I don’t have more friends … why?

So even if it’s not me, an account celebrating the pedants and folks who find humor in taking things literally … yeah, those are my people.

What I wrote

If malls are dead, it certainly didn’t feel that way on a rainy Sunday.

It’s not going to be me, but someone is going to get a job as Assistant Director of Happy Kids.

Stuff I read

It has been quite a school year for Pea Green and her boys, but now it’s over. And things are about to get even better.

Graham is also very ready to take a summer break.

Aaron has been doing a lot of thinking about friendships.

With foreign travel pretty much out of the question this year, Rosie is looking forward to traveling domestically.

Savannah has been on two great trips this year, but was surprised to be so happy to be home.

Kristian’s trip to visit family in Baltimore included some interesting conversations.

Ally had a fun trip, in spite of the cooler-shaming. (Yes, you read that right … cooler-shaming.)

Vee’s dealing with idiots again.

For Buffalo Sauce Everywhere, Eleanor “gets real” about accepting her skin.

Austin’s cops headed to a bad part of town, but one of them met an old friend.

Liz is dealing with one of the toughest parts of being a parent.

Pepper spent a weekend doing nothing, and she loved it.

Michelle had a weird wedding, but it looks like it was a lot of fun.

One of Pam’s grandsons helped his cousin get through being vaccinated … sort of.

If it weren’t for the unfortunate impact on my waistline, I could eat ice cream every day, but it’s not Giggles first choice. (Meanwhile, I want to know why cookie dough being my favorite makes me impatient and lazy.)

The Single Vegas Girl encounters a guy who’s trying way too hard to be clever. On the other end, the Dating Bitch has advice for handling an ex who insists on apologizing years later.

Maybe all these dating problems would be solved if people made their choices based on smell, but Jeff isn’t impressed.

BereavedSingleDad kicked a soccer ball into just about the worst possible place to kick a soccer ball.

The Huntress’ date didn’t go so well.

Jackie in Italy found the summer she had been waiting for.

Now Shayleene can share.

Tweets I liked

I will also have to remember to leave the front of my TV from time to time.

I’ll skip the dancing, but I appreciate the sentiment.

When nature calls, it’s not always quiet.

I usually just find a different stall. (Yes, I realize that’s consecutive bathroom-related tweets. And your point is?)

15 thoughts on “The week gone by — July 25

  1. Thanks for including me in this post. It’s a shame that a man’s cooler can be shamed, but this is what the world has come to.

    I LOVE the spell 5 words photo. I’ll be chuckling about that all day long.

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  2. I was also that person in university…whenever friends in the group chat suggested 5:30 for dinner, I’d always say 5:29 or 5:31. Glad to know I’m not the only one out there who did that!

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