I've decided that I am overwhelmed by social media. Twitter and Facebook are the main culprits. Probably Twitter more than anything. I discovered TweetDeck and I am obsessed with keeping up with the timelines and the columns and the @replies and the DM's. It's crazy. And don't even get me started about blip.fm. (Let's just say I'm an awesome DJ. Can I get a w00t w00t?)
I imagine my fascination and exploration will come to a grinding halt when I return to work on Monday, but I've had a great time "meeting" folks and finding new peeps to follow and picking up followers. So I mean "overwhelmed" in the nicest sense of the word. I think I've read more articles and stories as a result of tiny URL's in the last three weeks than I read all of last year. I feel so educated and enlightened...but alas, I have bills to pay, so I have to go back there. Back to work. And it's worrying me...for several reasons. Let's explore those reasons together, shall we?
Reasons I am worried about going back to work Monday
Reason #1: I have to wear a bra for at least eight hours in a row.
Reason #2: I don't think I can install TweetDeck on my office machine without getting someone else involved. And that someone else really doesn't need to know that I would be playing on Twitter at work. Not that he even knows what Twitter is. He just knows it isn't what I'm supposed to be doing. And he will tattle.
Reason #3: I will not be able to continue my role as Clover's personal assistant. Who will jump up and go running to her every single time she sits in the kitchen making that high pitched dog cry? She needs me.
Reason #4: Pajama pants are not appropriate business attire.
Reason #5: I have very little use of my left arm still. How will I carry my misto and use the Tweetie app on my iPhone while walking up and down the stairs at the Ferg?
I think I will stop there. I'm getting more and more depressed. Truth be told, my main worry is that my educated and enlightened self will be fading away come Monday. I would like to think I will return to work full of ideas and optimism and energy, but it's just not likely in my current environment. And yes, I realize I could be to blame for that. But I'm just not sure what to do about it. That's what worries me the most, really. That and the fact that I will have to wear shoes.