Archive for November, 2009

November! Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out!

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Thanks for nothing, November. Don’t think I won’t remember this next year.

In hate,

Your sworn enemy,


(PS: Have a nice life…)

From Twitter 11-29-2009

Monday, November 30th, 2009
  • 18:51:53: I just generated my #TweetCloud out of a month of my tweets. Top three words: thanks, hospital, home –
  • 18:54:24: @studfucker it’d be cheaper, I suppose. And you won’t have to buy a drink either…
  • 20:24:06: Must be an Essex baby… RT @pekingspring: Googling ‘toddler tongs’ returns ‘Did you mean toddler thongs?’ Pass the mind bleach

Happy birthday, <lj user=”boyshapedbox”>

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

…and many happy returns of the day!

From Twitter 11-28-2009

Sunday, November 29th, 2009
  • 20:51:59: @shrinik Why is productivity important? Is the brainiac who finds 1 critical bug/week less productive than the guy who finds 500 cosmetics?

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From Twitter 11-27-2009

Saturday, November 28th, 2009
  • 10:11:33: My 1st night at home was relatively peaceful. No drug addict wailing 4 pain relief in the next bed. No next bed, in fact! Waiting for nurse.
  • 11:32:16: @thatsam sounds good. perhaps you could post a picture of your tanline…
  • 11:40:19: @thatsam that’s all right. tanlines are sexy even if red.
  • 11:40:35: the nurse is on her way! once my IV is done I’m free.

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From Twitter 11-26-2009

Friday, November 27th, 2009
  • 09:15:06: I should be going home from the hospital TODAY! Hooray!
  • 11:13:16: Thanks to everyone who tweeted, posted, or emailed good wishes & prayers while I was here, & special thanks to visitors & HWMBO!
  • 13:26:49: @shrinik Productivity measured how? # of tests, # of bugs found/verified/important? # of pizzas consumed while testing?

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From Twitter 11-25-2009

Thursday, November 26th, 2009
  • 08:34:20: Terrible night in the nuthatchery. The addict has been shouting for methadone since 3AM. Little or no sleep.
  • 08:34:40: @gelodelacruz congratulations!
  • 10:43:08: @soveren Thanks for asking but I’m short of sleep because of the drug addict in the next bed acting up all night. Zzzzzzzzzzzzz…
  • 11:00:04: @soveren Don’t think they’d work. He is too loud. One more night and I hope to be home.
  • 12:33:16: The quack seems to think I will be able to leave on Friday, not Thursday. Silent tears…
  • 13:01:21: @soveren The two subordinate quacks are cute (not my type, tho) but the head quack is not particularly cute.
  • 13:57:39: @soveren Not feeling well?
  • 14:43:23: Off for PICC line soon.
  • 17:33:50: PICC line in successfully @soveren radiologist was a majorly-cute Chinese doctor-a plus.
  • 17:44:00: @soveren perhaps that would make the audit easier–lube it up, as it were.
  • 18:39:52: @widdecombepp I am devoted to a cause: democracy. That is why voting, for me, is a duty.

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From Twitter 11-24-2009

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009
  • 00:38:34: Another day over in the nuthouse. My sanity is long gone. PICC line on Weds then maybe discharge.
  • 06:54:23: Another day dawns in the nuthatchery. Relatively quiet, thank God.
  • 06:58:03: @Randazzoj no, DOS is indeed obsolete and, now, sucky. Except for 4.0, it was great for its time.
  • 14:05:32: @IvyBean104 Hi Ivy, how are you?
  • 14:19:30: @MrPandaBehr we want pictures!
  • 14:23:29: @IvyBean104 I’m recuperating in hospital from a bad foot infection, maybe going home Thursday after they put a hose in my arm for meds.
  • 17:05:36: @IvyBean104 Thank you, Ivy!

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From Twitter 11-23-2009

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009
  • 14:30:30: @MrPandaBehr I would be astounded if it were any good. Probably tastes like sawdust.
  • 14:49:41: PICC line being installed on Weds, maybe home on Fri? Hooray!
  • 16:08:57: @soveren I have a cannula in for IV antibiotics. The PICC line is a more permanent line; you can Google it.

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From Twitter 11-22-2009

Monday, November 23rd, 2009
  • 08:35:18: @seashellseller they are going to install a PICC line this week & then I can go home. I had a massive foot infection needing IV antibiotics.
  • 08:56:48: @gelodelacruz congratulations! See you in Europe soon!
  • 10:28:45: @MrPandaBehr I would KILL for a bleu cheese burger now…
  • 10:33:39: @gelodelacruz oh cummon, I’m sure you’d be a great reproducer…
  • 12:46:44: RT @Openrightsgroup: petition to stop Mandelsons #digitaleconomy bill. Please sign and RT! #webwar #threestrikes
  • 23:18:28: The alcoholic in the corner just sh*t himself on the floor. The nurse is coping. I am gagging.

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From Twitter 11-21-2009

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009
  • 10:18:39: @cemab4y sounds good. Hope you get it. I’ll keep my fingers crossed.
  • 10:19:08: @urbanbohemian sure it was a dog?
  • 10:27:14: @BrianHeys ITYM why does pilau rice smell like cats’ feet?
  • 14:31:02: @JohnPrescott #idontbuythesun because even my fish refuse to be wrapped in it.
  • 14:32:55: #dontbuythesun because even my fish refuse to be wrapped in it.
  • 14:34:02: @MartinFaulks yes, I can see it on Twitter.
  • 18:43:21: Finished “The Lost Symbol” today. Gave me food for thought. Good hospital reading.
  • 23:51:34: Another day ended in the nut hatchery…er…hospital. Going quietly crazy.

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The King’s College Hospital diet

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

I forgot to mention that when I went downstairs to the Diabetic Foot Clinic for my regular biweekly appointment, they weighed me at the end and the investigator was so startled that he ordered me back on the scales for a second time. In the last two weeks I have lost 8 kilograms (17.6 lbs., one stone 3.6 lbs).

The infection may have had something to do with it, but the quality of the food here is, well, debatable.

I never did get the hang of Novembers

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

Courtesy of HWMBO, I now have my netbook and can blog from my hospital bed. What a horrible week it’s been. To recap:

The day after my birthday, November 9, I woke up with vague pains in my joints, especially those of my right foot. As the foot clinic had seen me the previous Friday, I thought that the pain might be a sympton of swine flu, but checked that on line and probably didn’t have that. I suffered for four days, getting progressively worse, until on Friday the 13th I decided I’d better go in to the foot clinic. Lo and behold, when I got there with HWMBO the clinic found that my right foot was massively infected and the infection had spread into the bone. I was admitted to Kings College Hospital that afternoon and have been there for more than a week.

The first night on the ward was surreal. The elderly man next to me was a retired actor who had perhaps been drinking more than he should for many years. His friend (male) came every day, but he spent a restless night every night, calling out for the nurse constantly. This kind of prevented sleep.

They inserted a cannula into my right hand—this is a passageway into the vein to allow for intravenous medicines to be dripped into you. I am taking three intravenous antibiotics three times daily, and they seem to be working. The doctor says that they will install a PICC line and I can then probably go home and have intravenous antibiotics administered by a district nurse three times a day for four weeks.

They have also started me on rapid onset insulin before meals. This, in conjunction with the metformin and insulatard at night, has brought my blood sugar rapidly down to close to normal.

There is a routine on the ward. During the week the nurses go around washing patients starting at 4 am. Luckily I’m independent so I don’t have to undergo that. I get up around 5:30 and wash and shave and all that, then go back to my bed and wait for the first antibiotic bout. Once that’s over, I wait for the nurse to unhook me—they have lots of other duties and sometimes they forget. I try to be a good patient (comes from the Latin patiens, meaning suffering) and haven’t used my call bell at all so far.

Then it’s meds, insulin, and breakfast. Then the doctors descend. The big cheese foot doctor only came up once, the first day. Otherwise, his minion has been here to chart my progress.

More insulin, meds, and lunch around noon. More antiibiotics at 2. Then the wait for visitors.

If there is one thing that a hospitalised person can benefit from, it’s visitors. Life here is dull, HWMBO has come every evening except Tuesday, but other than that visitors are sparse. On Sunday the duty cover chaplain came up to administer Holy Communion, and she said she would tell the chaplaincy staff I was here, but haven’t seen hide nor hair of them since. The Area Dean came to see me, and Gill and John (the vicar of St. John’s) came later in the week and administered Communion. Ethel and Jennie from St. Matthew’s came. Otherwise, I’ve been here pretty lonely. Believe me, when someone I know is in hospital in the future, if they say they welcome visitors I will be the first one there if I can be. It is so vital to help people keep in touch with the outside world.

My ward-mates are an odd lot. The elderly actor in the next bed was supposed to go home on Monday but home help couldn’t be secured so he went home on Tuesday. He cried all Monday night. There are two drug addicts here. One is very quiet and mostly sleeps all day. The other one, Michael, is really demanding and treats the nurses like his personal wait staff. They are saints to put up with it. There is an alcoholic in the corner who is falling out of bed or weeing on the floor all the time. They keep administering dementia tests to him and he keeps failing. However, he is too young for an urgent place in a nursing home. So he is warehoused here at great expense until they find a place.

So here I sit. Don’t forget: visit your friends in hospital! Please! It’s a lifeline.

From Twitter 11-20-2009

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

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From Twitter 11-19-2009

Friday, November 20th, 2009
  • 09:38:56: Another day in the hospital. No screamers in the ward now, only two whiners.
  • 13:40:33: @MrPandaBehr I wish I could have some. Hospital food keeps body together and neglects the soul.
  • 14:13:48: @MrPandaBehr Thanks. Everything in moderation…hhugs!
  • 14:16:42: @Naoij hazelnuts & chocolate…nom nom noms

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From Twitter 11-18-2009

Thursday, November 19th, 2009
  • 07:09:22: Back hooked up to my antibiotics. Will try to rest.
  • 08:01:09: @jonk thanks!
  • 08:10:34: Currently listening to the addict in the next bed curse out the nurses for not getting him a commode fast enough. Sweet!
  • 08:47:19: Now he’s demanding his methadone and the nurses are ignoring him. Sweet!
  • 08:54:31: To top it all off he’s made a racial slur against Filipinos. Lovely!
  • 11:32:49: RT @viceuk: You know Mao built a secret city underneath Beijing, and people still live there…
  • 21:11:14: @MrPandaBehr thank you!
  • 21:15:23: The screaming octogenarian in the next bed has just been moved, thank God!
  • 21:18:51: HWMBO has just left and I am so lonely again… 🙁
  • 23:04:34: @skallott spunds good. Am in Kings College Hospital and will probably miss it

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From Twitter 11-17-2009

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
  • 10:48:37: @tug lovely…lots of msgs to delete. Would give me something to do in the hospital.
  • 10:53:22: Morning all. Still hooked up to IV but need a wee desperately. Doctors, nurses, & physios swarm after 0930.
  • 13:49:27: @Sgboy01 thanks!
  • 13:52:53: RT @msalonen: Gay teen burned & decapitated in Puerto Rico: Disgusting. Please RT
  • 14:03:12: @gelodelacruz yes, shower is important.
  • 14:14:54: @kalandaka now every squirrel in NYC is racing for Wall St to collect your nuts…
  • 14:28:22: @gelodelacruz tell them that life is almost, but not entirely unlike school. Like tea on the Heart of Gold HHGTTG.

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From Twitter 11-16-2009

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

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From Twitter 11-13-2009

Saturday, November 14th, 2009
  • 14:07:19: Probably being admitted to Kings College Hosp today for two weeks. Infection is worse than we thought. Prayers gratefully accepted.

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From Twitter 11-12-2009

Friday, November 13th, 2009
  • 19:28:13: May I reassure everyone that I st6ill feel like crap but will be off to Kings College Hospital tomorrow.
  • 19:35:48: Today’s Great Thought from Peter Tatchell! Hooray for you!
  • 19:36:35: @pedroissexy not to worry my sweet. Thanks for your swift response.
  • 20:40:50: @GaySkyHooker infection in the other foot
  • 20:48:54: @GaySkyHooker yes, ouch. I may end up with a daily shot in the bot for two weeks 🙁 good thoughts appreciated.
  • 21:33:52: @GaySkyHooker hm, would it were THAT kind of shot; it’s a mean antibiotic that turns ur shit into black powder & causes thrush in urethra.
  • 22:14:11: @callummay must have been an off-day at Buck House then…
  • 22:18:31: I would appreciate kind thoughts and prayers from them as do ’em for relief from my foot affliction tomorrow…thanks!

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From Twitter 11-10-2009

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009
  • 02:35:31: @AmusVagus i got one from him too…it’s some sort of malicious spam and possibly @pedroissexy needs to change his password.
  • 02:36:35: i feel like crap at the moment. couldn’t sleep & thought i was having a hypo but the blood test says no so will sit up until I can’t anymore
  • 14:38:53: still feel like crap, but just a teensy bit less so. had shredded wheat for lunch. now to nap, i think.

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From Twitter 11-09-2009

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009
  • 10:42:21: Answering birthday greetings now!
  • 15:16:04: @LDN #LDN24 … sounds like an interesting book…
  • 15:18:30: They’ll be charging soon and losing ££ with no links! RT @mikebutcher: Meanwhile, @TheSundayTimes tweets its headlines…WITH NO LINKS #FAIL
  • 17:27:10: @GaySkyHooker Well, remember that you need carbohydrates too! All that protein would not be a balanced diet.
  • 18:49:58: I wouldn’t worry about it-there’s been talk about this for decades and it hasn’t happened yet. RT @tug: Wow that’s scary!
  • 18:51:31: RT @JoexEd: I felt like retweeting random nonsense
  • 20:40:32: @GaySkyHooker hmmm…not to be confused with mozzarella…
  • 20:43:22: @seismic007 hugs…I hope your next job is even better.
  • 20:47:05: RT @Naoij My reservation number for my train is SUXPOO. How do they know?!
  • 23:34:02: @Joe yes, we saw it and we agree.
  • 23:54:46: I have to go take my injection and my pills now. I just took my temperature and I have a fever. If I still have one tomorrow, off to Kings!

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Today’s “I’m mad and I’m not gonna take it any more” Video

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

My moustache is older than most of the people who read this blog, I think—I started growing it in 1970 and, except for a 2-year hiatus while I was in the seminary, it has been on my upper lip since then. I have at various times had a beard, but not now for many years (maybe 15—my ex wanted me to grow a goatee so I did, and as soon as I threw him out I shaved it off).

There seems to be an organisation called the American Mustache Institute (they even have a web site) that feels that having a beard is somehow suboptimal. Looking at the website I think it exists only to sell merchandise and is somewhat tongue-in-cheek. But the man in the video below doesn’t think so.

You might want to listen to this one with headphones if you’re in an office, as it gets a bit fraught in the end. But, I have every sympathy for the poor guy and would cheerfully remind him that facial hair is one resource that is truly renewable! Just eat lots of protein and eschew the razor.

Thanks to Towleroad for a laugh when I sorely needed it.

From Twitter 11-08-2009

Monday, November 9th, 2009
  • 08:24:55: @jonk That sounds like the beginning of a hot porn movie…
  • 08:27:59: An acquaintance is now being interviewed on BBC Radio4 Sunday about the clergy pensions problem.
  • 08:50:44: @Naoij OK, I shall tweet you then to break up the monotony…
  • 08:51:41: @MrPandaBehr you’ve been naughty then! When’s the little bundle of you due? 😉
  • 08:52:09: @MrPandaBehr oh geez, “bundle of joy”. “bundle of joy”. I need to have coffee!
  • 08:53:15: @Naoij well, i’m off to my ablutions and breakfast now, so please get hold of yourself and hang on until I return!
  • 17:25:59: @gelodelacruz didn’t know the king cobra HAD any secrets.
  • 17:27:01: Can you still get any? Or will a coprolith do? RT @Randazzoj: I feel like dinosaur shit.
  • 21:01:43: Again, thanks for the birthday wishes, all. Had a relatively quiet day.
  • 22:59:39: My sermon today, and a few words on the Bingo Moment:
  • 23:18:49: @seismic007 best wishes for a speedy new job for you. i’ll keep you in my thoughts.
  • 23:19:43: managed to get HWMBO mad at me today over a laundry problem. Oh dear…

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Remembrance Day sermon

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

When you’re preaching, or giving any sort of speech, it’s sometimes a bit unclear to you whether you’re actually getting through or not. You can tell a less-then-optimal sermon by the rustling, the murmuring, sometimes even nodding heads. But the way you can tell if your message is being well-communicated is this: when you look around the church, there is no rustling, no murmuring, just people being silent and listening intently. That is the Bingo Moment. During the last few paragraphs of this sermon, I had a Bingo Moment, and afterwards I was complimented by some of the congregation. There is no more precious time for a preacher than to experience a Bingo Moment.

I was very lucky in another way today: the person reading the Jewish Scriptures picked up the wrong reading and read it through. Had I depended upon this reading for my sermon, I would have been a bit put out. I have seen other preachers in the same situation: they simply read the correct reading from the pulpit and ploughed on into the sermon. I’m glad I didn’t have to do that this morning.

November 8, 2009 Remembrance Sunday
Sermon delivered at St. John the Evangelist, 10 am.
Readings: II Samuel 1:17-27; Ps. 23; Revelation 21:1-7; Matthew 5:1-11

In the name of God, the one, the Undivided Trinity. AMEN.

Let me tell you a slightly imaginary tale.

The person in the chair stood to greet me. He had a pleasant smile on his face, and said,

From Twitter 11-07-2009

Sunday, November 8th, 2009
  • 00:29:41: good night all. i need sleep. see y’all tomorrow. play nice now!

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From Twitter 11-06-2009

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

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From Twitter 11-05-2009

Friday, November 6th, 2009

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Happy birthday, <lj user=”raist1in”>

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

…and many happy returns of the day.

From Twitter 11-04-2009

Thursday, November 5th, 2009
  • 21:49:16: @therealgokwan i think @stonewalluk will be privileged to see you in that outfit. go for it.
  • 21:55:56: @jonk you need to expose your thighs more often then…don’t want them looking almost as pale as Korean tourists…

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I am a bit surprised&#8230;

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

…that a friend and his husband have come to London, and made plans to meet HWMBO and me for dinner. Tonight was the night (no time in the rest of their hurried trip).

Then, this morning, I get a text from the husband (whom I don’t know as well as I know my friend) which said, “Let’s meet at 4:30 pm for tea in Chinatown.” Wha? Teh? Hell? I texted back that HWMBO wasn’t available at that time, and could they make dinner at 6:30 pm.

The return text said, “No, we have dinner planned for this evening. 4:30 in Chinatown then?”

I am pondering my reply. I’m minded to just say, “No, that’s too early. See you next time we’re in the same city.” When I called HWMBO to apprise him of this latest development, he said to go ahead without him as I know them better than he does.

But I don’ wanna go.

Will keep you informed.

Today’s Intriguing Spam subject line

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Mr Quangle Wangle, grant us that

Is this the beginning of a prayer? If so, exactly whose god is “Mr Quangle Wangle”?

Enquiring minds want to know!

From Twitter 11-03-2009

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009
  • 18:59:21: off to lodge of instruction shortly. still annoyed about not being able to connect ethernet bridge to network. will keep investigating.

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From Twitter 11-02-2009

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

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Today’s Relieving the Office Tedium Video

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

On the whole, I think I’d like to work in this office.

Happy birthday, <lj user=”trawnapanda”>

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

…and many happy returns of the day.

From Twitter 11-01-2009

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

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The Twitterversy of teh Now

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Those of you who are Tweeters or who keep up with those who Tweet will be aware of yesterday’s little spat between Stephen Fry, the celebrated actor, blogger, nerd, and Tweeter, and another Tweeter, who called his tweets “boring”.

Fry then suddenly bade farewell to Twitter, saying that there was “Too much aggression and unkindness around.” This touched off a firestorm of indignation among many of Fry’s 900,000+ followers, who implored him not to leave, heaped opprobrium on the other Tweeter, and generally roiled the placid waters in which Twitter’s Fail Whale often swims.

The other Tweeter apologised, Fry apologised for his reaction (which was possibly due to his bipolar disorder), and the shitstorm died down.

I am not a celebrity, nor do I play one on TV. This little incident demonstrates the dangers of Twitter and blogging in general for celebrities. Fry has cut down dramatically on the amount of his Tweeting, and I’ll bet a cookie that this incident will cut it down even more. But when he was Tweeting dozens of times per day, and garnering many followers, he got himself a reputation. His followers came to expect witty Wildean aperçus, interesting tidbits of technical lore, and various observations about Fry’s day and the things he gets up to. When the number of tweets from Fry fell, the ones that were left might have seemed a bit pedestrian compared to his more voluminous previous output. Thus, boring.

Observation No. 1: Tweeters and bloggers are under no obligation to entertain, amuse, inform, or titillate readers. If something you’re reading is boring, refrain from making that observation—just go on and read something else.

Observation No. 2: Celebrity Tweeters and bloggers are especially under no obligation mentioned in Observation No. 1. Before the Age of Blogging and Tweeting arrived in the late 1990’s, people’s only usual contact with celebrities was on the stage, screen, TV, or radio, and in the newspapers. Some few may have asked for an autograph, or entered into correspondence for various reasons. But most people never communicated with celebrities. Now, if a well-known person blogs or Tweets they are communicating instantly with perhaps hundreds of thousands of people, and anyone can talk back by producing an @-reply. Within a few years it was possible to see the well-known and famous walking with feet of clay, putting their trousers on one foot at a time, and being as ordinary as you or I. This is not normally a good thing for the famous.

Case in point: the Queen’s breakfast tray has recently been shown in the newspapers. It’s old, the cups and other containers are chipped, and it could be found in almost any of our homes across Britain. The usual opinions about the Queen’s eating habits include references to gold flatware, crystal goblets, and bone china. Discovering that the Queen scoops her muesli out of Tupperware containers removes some of the mystique.

Now, imagine if the Queen were to begin Tweeting…

HMtheQ: The footman has just turned his back on us while leaving the room. We r not amused. What do u think? #rude

HMtheQ: We and Chazza beside ourselves with worry; Harry has turned up drunk saying that Chelsy is expecting. Pics at 11.

HMtheQ: Muesli for our brekker STALE! Heads will roll! #TowerofLondon

HMtheQ: It’s Tues & we have 2 see that awful Scot Gordon Brown AGAIN. If he brags about his prudence 1 mor time we’ll put im in the stocks—MUAHAHAHAHA!

@HMtheQ: UrMaj, all u do iz complain! Ur loyl subjects r fed-up with ur boring tweets. Shut ur piehole, Lizzy!

@HMtheQ: Y don’t u stop ur moaning and go back 2 Krautland with Phil the Greek; we want a real English K & Q: King Beckham the 1st & Queen Vicky!

Hm. Her Majesty’s royal mystique would be pretty well in tatters by the time she picked herself off the Persian rug.

Stephen Fry would be well-advised to limit his tweeting and consider carefully before pressing ENTER.

Observation No. 3: In common with almost all social networking tools Twitterers who are following other Twitterers are said to have “friends”. The abuse of the term “friend” for what is almost always a casual, sometimes imaginary, relationship has confused millions of computer users. I have lots of social networking friends. I have only met a fraction of them. A larger, but still fractional, portion I have corresponded with. So are these and everyone else on my “Friends” list actual “Friends”?

Confusing online “Friends” with real, live friends is a fatal mistake. Friends are people who hold you when you have been bereaved, who visit you in the hospital when you’re sick and whom you visit when they’re sick. Friends are people who mutually can finish each other’s sentences and laugh about it. Friends are people whom you’d give your housekeys to if you needed someone to water your plants while you’re away. Friends are people you can tell about your first love, your most recent love, the love you’re planning to have when the current one is through. Friends are people who help you move out of your former lover’s flat. Friends are, well, FRIENDS!

When someone de-“friends” you it is not a tragedy unless you are meatspace friends with that person and they are de-“friending” you because you are no longer FRIENDS. When you de-“friend” someone you have never met, with whom you have hardly ever interacted, and with whom you have little or nothing in common, it is not the end of the world and you should not hesitate one picosecond.

Final Observation: If one is a celebrity, and one wants to Tweet, one should hand the Twitter account over to one’s publicist, who is probably (not certainly) much better at handling such idle chatter than one is.

Note to my LJ and other friends: I do not mean to denigrate the relationship we have on Live Journal or elsewhere. I read everything, comment on whatever I think is worth commenting on, and want to keep up with your lives, Tweets, and blogs as much as I can. If we ever meet in person, I would be honoured to develop a meatspace friendship with most if not all of you. Until then, our online friendship is precious to me and, I hope to you, but isn’t a personal friendship until it’s validated. Thanks for all the online fun we’ve shared!

From Twitter 10-31-2009

Sunday, November 1st, 2009
  • 08:02:25: @jjjap That’s sad. Go out and party tonight–you won’t be alone for long.
  • 08:04:14: @bouska zhu ni cheng re kuai le!
  • 08:05:48: @edricliew tell the student not to play so loud… sorry, it must be hell on wheels.
  • 19:06:27: RT @tug: Fallen and Broken
  • 19:12:57: @nickbaines I got an Asus Eee in Singapore and am very satisfied with it.
  • 19:17:53: Calling all orthodontists! RT DentonPolice: – 10/31/2009 03:38 | 19 yrs | ALCOHOL/PUBLIC INTOXICATION
  • 19:26:57: I hope @stephenfry sticks around here, but online life often confuses online “friends” with meatspace friends, with awful results.
  • 22:53:07: They’ve arrested Jesus! Pilate is alive & well & living in Denton! RT DentonPolice: – 10/31/2009 14:52 | 54 yrs
  • 22:54:53: Preparing for future Windows 7. Uninstalling non-compatible stuff. I hate uninstallers that don’t uninstall and aren’t up-front as to why!
  • 22:56:25: @JoexEd I love tamales too…too bad I’m 3500 miles away give or take a few hundred… 🙁

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