Live-tweeting a blind date

I decided at the last minute to live-Tweet a blind date.  The entire contents of the session (along with replies) follows.

I put the replies as close to the right place in the timeline as I could.

Linda ShermanLindaSherman @kr8tr Are you planning to shower for your blind date, Rob? Isn’t it soon? about 13 hours ago from web in reply to kr8tr Icon_star_empty

Rob La Gessekr8tr @LindaSherman – I’m still in the “how can I get out of this mindset”. But yes, I am showered, shaved, sheared, and shivering (cold here!) about 13 hours ago from Snitter in reply to LindaSherman Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Rob La Gessekr8tr OK, off I go. Wish me unluck! 🙂 about 13 hours ago from Snitter Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

angela pennyapenny @kr8tr … luck! about 13 hours ago from web in reply to kr8tr Icon_star_empty

Rob La Gessekr8tr I am going to try and “live-tweet” my “blind date” tonight. It will have to be via the Twitter web interface though. about 13 hours ago from Snitter Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Rob La Gessekr8tr I suppose this is a bad idea on a lot of levels. about 13 hours ago from Snitter Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Linda ShermanLindaSherman @kr8tr I think it’s a cool idea. If it gets too interesting to be distracted you can always go off-line. Are date set-uppers on twitter? about 12 hours ago from web in reply to kr8tr Icon_star_empty

Rob La Gessekr8tr ok, blind date update swill start with BDU about 12 hours ago from web Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Linda ShermanLindaSherman @kr8tr Are you doing this from an iPhone? about 12 hours ago from web in reply to kr8tr Icon_star_empty

Linda ShermanLindaSherman @kr8tr Well I have been happy with Twitter on iPhone Safari. We can talk about this later – but what are you using? about 12 hours ago from web in reply to kr8tr Icon_star_empty

Rob La Gessekr8tr BDU #1 – VERY attractive – about 40, so six years younger than me. PHD in anthropology – or archeology – is noisy here. Blond. more later about 12 hours ago from web Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Rob La Gessekr8tr BDU 2 – girls are in the kitchen. I’m at the grill outside with my friend. It’s 40 degrees and he is grilling steak. Gads! about 12 hours ago from web Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Rob La Gessekr8tr @LindaSherman – no they are computer illiterate. about 12 hours ago from web in reply to LindaSherman Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Rob La Gesse
kr8tr @LindaSherman – no a QWERTY keyboard T-MNobile MDA about 12 hours ago from web in reply to LindaSherman Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Rob La Gessekr8tr BDU 3 – My friends have noi idea if she is archaeologist or anthropologist. Gotta figure that out. Should be an easy one. about 12 hours ago from web Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Ike Pigottikepigott @kr8tr – Ask her this: “So let me get this right. If I died right now, would you be more interested in my bone marrow or my pottery?” about 12 hours ago from web in reply to kr8tr Icon_star_empty

Rob La Gessekr8tr BDU 4 – this is one of the reasons I hate dating! about 12 hours ago from web Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Rob La Gessekr8tr BDU 5 – ok. got caught typing on my phone. Disapproving look from the PHD. Not good. Will be more discreet. about 12 hours ago from web Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Rob La Gessekr8tr BDU 6 I think I will be tweeting in the bathroom. I’ll wash my hands, promis about 12 hours ago from web Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Linda ShermanLindaSherman @kr8tr if you think you might like her, this would be a good time to say bye to us until you get away to the bathroom or such about 12 hours ago from web in reply to kr8tr Icon_star_empty

angela pennyapenny @kr8tr for what it’s worth, i think you should stop twittering on date and give recap afterwards, could be a deal killer. about 12 hours ago from web in reply to kr8tr Icon_star_empty

Rob La Gessekr8tr @LindaSherman @apenny – I won’t get caught again. about 12 hours ago from web in reply to LindaSherman Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Rob La Gessekr8tr @ikepigott – you need to stay out of this – I just spewed wine through my nose! about 12 hours ago from web in reply to ikepigott Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Linda ShermanLindaSherman @kr8tr I think we came up with bathroom venue for tweeting at the same time. I probably take longer to type. about 12 hours ago from web in reply to kr8tr Icon_star_empty

Rob La Gessekr8tr @LindaSherman – you prob bathroom tweet faster then me. You have both hands free. about 12 hours ago from web in reply to LindaSherman Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Connie Bensencbensen @kr8tr why don’t you show her how twitter works? then we’ll ‘help’ you 🙂 about 12 hours ago from web in reply to kr8tr Icon_star_empty

Rob La Gessekr8tr BDU (I lost count of numbers and phone too slow) – eating salads. vry good. apparent my frends wife does not know this lady at all about 12 hours ago from web Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

fernando prunedafr3dly @kr8tr: guess what? trust your gut. http://rurl.org/f2z nice to follow you…hope you can be consistently entertaining. classic. about 12 hours ago from web in reply to kr8tr Icon_star_empty

Rob La Gessekr8tr @fr3dlt – i will prolly dissappoint you then – but thuis is scary/fun about 12 hours ago from web Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Rob La Gessekr8tr BDU Anthropology. Definate about 12 hours ago from web Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

fernando prunedafr3dly @kr8tr: good on you dude. keep going. you’re only in the wrong…take her picture and upload it to flickr. about 12 hours ago from web in reply to kr8tr Icon_star_empty

Rob La Gessekr8tr BDU second course, i gues steaks, baked potato and some kiwi thingy. Have dessert yet. Had break to get steaks off grill. about 12 hours ago from web Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Rob La Gessekr8tr bdu – but eating now – be back in a bit about 12 hours ago from web Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Rob La Gessekr8tr BDU – she pees every 10 minutes! about 12 hours ago from web Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Ike Pigottikepigott @kr8tr – Dude, she’s not peeing. She’s tweeting about you. (Don’t blow this, you still have a chance to steal third base.) about 11 hours ago from web in reply to kr8tr Icon_star_empty

Rob La Gessekr8tr @ikepigott – no. she doesnt even own cell. about 11 hours ago from web in reply to ikepigott Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Rob La Gessekr8tr BDU – this is not going well about 11 hours ago from web Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Ike Pigottikepigott @kr8tr – Tell her your sexual fantasy is dressing up as Captain Planet. Offer to let her bond with the Earth. about 11 hours ago from web in reply to kr8tr Icon_star_empty

Rob La Gessekr8tr BDU – she is not tree hugger. she is earth huggr. thinks we all need to get “more connected with our planet” and shit like that. about 11 hours ago from web Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Rob La Gessekr8tr BDU – thinks computers R a root cause of our planet “going into decay”. I think I stopped listening. Typred brind under table about 11 hours ago from web Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Rob La Gessekr8tr BDU The wine helps though about 11 hours ago from web Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Rob La Gessekr8tr BDU – she likes Judge Judy. I like Judge Alex. This cant work. about 11 hours ago from web Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Rob La Gessekr8tr @ikepigott – you know too damn much about me 🙂 about 11 hours ago from web in reply to ikepigott Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

fernando prunedafr3dly @kr8tr: snap a picture of her. don’t be scared. : ) about 11 hours ago from web in reply to kr8tr Icon_star_empty

Kami Huysekamichat @kr8tr Just caught up with your blind date, very amusing. about 11 hours ago from web in reply to kr8tr Icon_star_empty

Rob La Gessekr8tr @fr3dly – nah – that would be more rude then twittering this. about 11 hours ago from web in reply to fr3dly Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

fernando prunedafr3dly @kr8tr: you’re right, dude. good call. : ) about 11 hours ago from web in reply to kr8tr Icon_star_empty

Rob La Gessekr8tr @kamichat – it started that way. Not so sure now. about 11 hours ago from web in reply to kamichat Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Rob La Gessekr8tr BDU UH-OH!!!! Politics and religion! If she didn;t hate me five mionutes ago she will in 15 about 11 hours ago from web Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Ike Pigottikepigott @kr8tr – You’re on your own for the night. Wife and I are settling in to watch disc 2 of Return of the King. Lord of the Rings in seven days about 11 hours ago from web in reply to kr8tr Icon_star_empty

Rob La Gessekr8tr @ikepigott – thanks. The wine through the nose helped a lot, I am sure. about 11 hours ago from web in reply to ikepigott Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Evelyn Rodriguezeve11 @kr8tr: Doesn’t appear to be a match made in heathen. You may be prime early adopter of those singleton rings…or whatever they are called. about 11 hours ago from web in reply to kr8tr Icon_star_empty

Kami Huysekamichat @kr8tr Too bad, I was hoping she could study us and make some sense of our community. Ah well, sounds like it’s lost on her about 11 hours ago from web in reply to kr8tr Icon_star_empty

Rob La Gessekr8tr BDU – funny – once we started shouting at each other I think we both became more interested about 11 hours ago from web Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Rob La Gessekr8tr BDU – and I am Twittering openly now. We are adversaries at this point 🙂 about 11 hours ago from web Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Linda ShermanLindaSherman @kr8tr It seems like the friends who set this up cold have picked up on the computers are root of planet decay thing. Bleech! about 11 hours ago from web in reply to kr8tr Icon_star_empty

Evelyn Rodriguezeve11 @kr8tr: Reminds me of a scene in “Amazing Grace.” They become comrades in flummoxing their married friends….of course, later married. about 10 hours ago from web in reply to kr8tr Icon_star_empty

Rob La Gessekr8tr BDU – it is clear my freinds wife just found two single poeple and tried to throw them together. Biatch! about 11 hours ago from web Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Rob La Gessekr8tr BDU – very “some movie” scene – eating strawberries and cream and she got some “Cool Whip” on her nose. I wiped it off. about 11 hours ago from web Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Rob La Gessekr8tr BDU – guess you have to be here about 11 hours ago from web Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Rob La Gessekr8tr BDU – She wants to tell you all something. Next Tweet is her, not me. about 11 hours ago from web Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Rob La Gessekr8tr BDU – ok, I told her what Twitter was, and that you all are over the planet and she’;s nervous. Tell her to tweet! about 11 hours ago from web Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Rob La Gessekr8tr BDU – Call her “K”, ok? about 11 hours ago from web Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Rob La Gessekr8tr BDU (trying to explain why there is a delay between post and responses. *sigh*) about 11 hours ago from web Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

angela pennyapenny @kr8tr Hi “K” … about 10 hours ago from web in reply to kr8tr Icon_star_empty

Kami Huysekamichat @kr8tr Hey “K” We don’t bite, actually, we are a community of geeks more or less, great to study if nothing else, and mostly normal about 10 hours ago from web in reply to kr8tr Icon_star_empty

fernando prunedafr3dly @kr8tr: hello from southAustin, “K.” nice to meet you. i just learned about your blind date tonite. have fun. about 10 hours ago from web in reply to kr8tr Icon_star_empty

 Linda ShermanLindaSherman @kr8tr Hi “K” about 10 hours ago from web in reply to kr8tr Icon_star_empty

fernando prunedafr3dly @kr8tr: it’s hard to explain, “K”. i’ll try. and i quote, ” http://screencast.com/t/eTG…about 10 hours ago from web in reply to kr8tr Icon_star_empty

Rob La Gessekr8tr BDU – this is silly. Rob is nice enough, but weird (and yes, he is reading this). But I don’t get it? Sharing nothing with strangers? about 10 hours ago from web Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Rob La Gessekr8tr BDU – Rob: OK. It IS hard to describe things like Twitter and blogfreinds to someone that doesn;’t like computers about 10 hours ago from web Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Linda ShermanLindaSherman @kr8tr I have been talking about Twitter a lot lately and most people get it. I think “doesn’t like” is a big factor about 10 hours ago from web in reply to kr8tr Icon_star_empty

Evelyn Rodriguezeve11 @kr8tr: I don’t get dating. Too defined. I meet people all the time, sometimes they turn out to be friends, sometimes lovers, who knows. about 10 hours ago from web in reply to kr8tr Icon_star_empty

Rob La Gessekr8tr BDU – but it is 10pm on a work night. So this is coming to a close. We WILL see each other again, as fruitless as that sounds! about 10 hours ago from web Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Rob La Gessekr8tr BDU – last. Cleaning up – her inside, me out. Will we ever really go out again? I doubt it. We have nothing in common except no spouse. about 10 hours ago from web Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Rob La Gessekr8tr OK – heading home. Will be back on Snitter (thankfully!) in about 15 mins about 10 hours ago from web Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Rob La Gessekr8tr Back home. Safe and sound. Back on Snitter, and happy. about 10 hours ago from Snitter Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Rob La Gessekr8tr BDU – Twitter-dating is a bad idea. I should have stayed home and watched TED videos. about 9 hours ago from Snitter Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Rob La Gessekr8tr @apenny – Twitter is the only thing that kept the night interesting. “Hooking me up” with someone that hates computers is a waste of time. about 9 hours ago from Snitter in reply to apenny Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

angela pennyapenny @kr8tr or left twitter at home 😉 about 9 hours ago from web in reply to kr8tr Icon_star_empty

angela pennyapenny @kr8tr @lindasherman hmmm about 9 hours ago from web in reply to kr8tr Icon_star_empty

Linda ShermanLindaSherman @kr8tr I met my husband playing tennis. We still play. I think meeting around a shared interest is very helpful. (social object reference) about 9 hours ago from web in reply to kr8tr Icon_star_empty

Linda ShermanLindaSherman @kr8tr @apenny I think experiencing a variety of people helps you realize “the one” when you meet them. It worked for me. about 9 hours ago from web in reply to kr8tr Icon_star_empty

Rob La Gessekr8tr I have computers in every room of my house. Would make “K” insane, me thinks! about 9 hours ago from Snitter Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Rob La Gessekr8tr @LindaSherman – yes – it was a case of the people setting up the date being blind. about 9 hours ago from Snitter in reply to LindaSherman Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Rob La Gessekr8tr @LindaSherman – I agree. I met my ex over shared interests (but they changed over the years). Key point though is I am not looking. about 9 hours ago from Snitter in reply to LindaSherman Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Rob La Gessekr8tr @LindaSherman – yet my friends keep looking for me. I still have two teenagers at home. Maybe when they are gone I’ll look. about 9 hours ago from Snitter in reply to LindaSherman Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

Phillip Zanniniphillymac @kr8tr Shout out to new twitter friend! Dude. That live tweet was *awesome* about 9 hours ago from twhirl in reply to kr8tr Icon_star_empty

Damondacort @kr8tr Thanks for live-tweeting your blind date! That was great! about 8 hours ago from im in reply to kr8tr Icon_star_empty

Comments

  1. DUDE! Classic!.

    I’m doing a blog post about this..

  2. @Kristin – ah, I had forgotten this. Seems VERY long ago! Glad it entertained you!

  3. You are too funny. Thanks for sharing this — I’ll definitely become one of your devoted Twitter followers now. BTW: I’m going on a blind date this Sat. night …. you’ve given me some ideas…..

  4. Thank you for sharing your blind date with us and thanks for being my Twitter Bud. I am glad I happened to be on Twitter at the time. I agree with Steve S it was entertaining and no harm was done.

  5. @ Deannie – 🙂

  6. deannie says:

    *rolling eyes* You are such a trip

  7. Steve S says:

    This is the best and most entertaining use of Twitter I have seen so far. Thank you for sharing this – your friends were especially funny. Your date may not have been a success, but the experiment most definitely was.

  8. @Ike – Makes me kinda glad she doesn’t have an email address 🙂

  9. Glad I could help.

    I wish K had an email address, so I could send her that picture of you dressed as Captain Planet.

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