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November 18, 2009
Oh my God!
In between all the craziness of...uh...sleeping and eating and taking like, THREE WHOLE SHOWERS IN FIVE DAYS, I completely forgot to tell you about the most exciting thing to happen to me ever in my whole life:
...is pretty much what I said when I got the notification on my phone, right before involuntarily flinging the thing upward, like it was on fire (VOLCANO FIRE), where it collided with ceiling of my car, teaching us all an important lesson about Checking Twitter DMs While Driving, i.e. Don't Do It, It Could Be A Celebrity.
I drove home with this huge dorky grin on my face, composing hypothetical replies in my head that included the somewhat embarrassing factoid that I was a devoted Reading Rainbow watcher until the age of 12, maybe 13, SHUT UP YOU, and that I record the show for Noah whenever our PBS station decides to air it, and that a rerun this past summer was about composting and I sat there watching it BY MYSELF, with GREAT INTEREST, shouting to Jason in the next room about how we were TOTALLY gonna plant us some potato chunks in our backyard this year, because one potato turns into like, 45 potatoes according to Reading Rainbow, and think of how much money we'd save on potatoes? MILLIONS, probably. Also, yes. Reading was more of a strong point for me than math, as a child. Or ever.
Obviously, I planned on...editing all that down once I got home. Into one concise, non-crazy-fangirl reply, embodying both the reverence a Really Important Childhood Idol deserves with the grown-up understanding that we're all just regular people and stuff.
Then I call Jason and screamed into his voice mail: I JUST GOT DM'D BY GEORDI LAFORGE. JEALOUS MUCH?
(For the record, he SO WAS.)
Then I loaded up TweetDeck to actually compose my masterful reply and found that I couldn't. Because LeVar Burton doesn't actually follow me, because I am endlessly baffled by the Direct Messaging Rules of Twitter, always asking people to DM me and then they're all: I can't, Dipshit.
So I thought...well, maybe he plans to follow me and just hasn't gotten around to it. I should wait a couple hours and see what happens. Play it cool. Yes. I am cooooool.
Of course, he didn't follow me, because...why would he? I am a terrible Twitterer. Tweeter? Twit? I would probably use it solely to keep the world abreast of my children's bowel movements, if I could. I mean, I'm aware that I could, I just often forget that Twitter even exists for days at a time, while everybody else seems so much more...into it and plugged into the whole concept and @ @ @ RT RT #hashtagcakes.
My point is, Twitter makes me feel patently uncool, and we all know that my fragile vagina flower ego simply cannot handle that. So, when faced with the LeVar Burton Direct Message Quandary of Doom, I opted to simply ignore Twitter for a few days until it came to its senses and LET ME SEND LEVAR BURTON A DIRECT MESSAGE, DAMMIT.
Then Jason asked me why I didn't like, just thank LeVar Burton for his message on Regular Twitter, talking to him like everybody else does. And I fretted about that, because you know, he sent the message awhile ago, so I felt WEIRD bringing it up, plus wouldn't that seem kind of obnoxious, like I was BRAGGING to everybody else that OH HAI, LeVar Burton sent me a DM and not you, let's all bask in how AWESOME I AM?
Jason: Seriously, do you not get how Twitter works AT ALL?
Amy: Not really. But remember that time you asked me what the hell "RT" meant? I totally knew the answer to that one.
@LeVarBurton: *is just really wishing Amy had just sent the danged public tweet because OH YEAH, a whole blog entry about this is soooooo much less creepy*
Anyway. I'm writing this because today TweetDeck crashed and I opted to go crazy old school, using Twitter dot com...where I suddenly discovered that I do indeed have the option to reply to LeVar Burton's Direct Message, even though he doesn't follow me. And that I could have replied to him ALL THIS TIME. ALL ALONG, I had the power. And then I went back to TweetDeck to yell at it, maybe kick it a little bit...and discovered that I actually could reply there too, but I'd simply been looking for the wrong icon:
In my head, the lack of a little arrow box in the top left corner meant I couldn't reply. I checked the little gear wheel setting and all the little drop-down menus, but for some reason, THE BOX WITH THE ENVELOPE, THE ONE THAT SAYS "DIRECT MESSAGE LEVARBURTON" WHEN YOU PUT YOUR MOUSE OVER IT, never once came to my attention.
No. Seriously. This is the dumbest thing I have ever done. I admit that. Worse than getting off the train in Newark. Worse than the Not-Pregnant Mistaken-Identity Lady. It's failing at TWITTER. Topped off with a bonus of it involving a VERY MEANINGFUL CELEBRITY CHILDHOOD ICON.
But what could I possibly say at this point, because I would feel the need to explain WHY I hadn't replied earlier, which was so RUDE of me, because Oh Em Eff Gee, he's LeVar Burton and he took the time to cure me of a lifelong phobia and I couldn't even be bothered to come up with a single 140-character reply? Like, I don't know: "THANK YOU." That's only like, 34 characters, or something.
Clearly, my only real option was to turn to my blog and 1) tell you guys about what a freaking dumbass I am (again) (some more) (six bloggy years and counting!) and 2) go ahead and completely freak poor LeVar Burton out and get myself blocked on Twitter for the very first time.
So it is written, indeed.
you know, these sort of posts are a real comfort to me. welcome to the dork club ;)
Posted by: Bea | November 18, 2009 at 10:39 AM
So what DOES RT mean? I don't Tweet and am constantly baffled by the mechanics of it.
Posted by: Kate | November 18, 2009 at 10:40 AM
so you have to tell us... how do you REALLY feel now about volcanos?? did LeVar reeeeally make you not afraid?? he has those powers??
Posted by: vanna | November 18, 2009 at 10:41 AM
I am totally super jealous too. And if it makes you feel better, I do not understand Twitter. At all. I use it because no one emails anymore (Email is now OLD-FASHIONED WTH), but I don't get it at all.
Posted by: Dr. Maureen | November 18, 2009 at 10:42 AM
A-Ha! HAHAHA! You do it too! I'm enjoying this post entirely too much because I felt the same way when you answered my Smackdown question.
Posted by: Jamie | November 18, 2009 at 10:42 AM
Omigosh, omigosh, omigosh!
Posted by: Marianne | November 18, 2009 at 10:44 AM
I had this exact same experience when Amber Benson aka Tara from Buffy sent me a direct message when I started following her. I also completely geeked out to Rachel from Signing Time. I sent a total dorky fangirl tweet thanking her for like curing my son of his speech delay and she sent the nicest response ever back to me. Again proving that Rachel from Signing Time is like the coolest person ever. God, twitter turns us all into dorks.
Posted by: Siobhan | November 18, 2009 at 10:48 AM
I am trying to click the little star next to this post but there isn't one.
Posted by: supa | November 18, 2009 at 10:48 AM
I must know if his super powers worked. If you think about volcanoes or load up a YouTube video of a volcano erupting, can you remain calm just from his powers of suggestion?
Because he could totally market himself as a calming remedy with his voice alone, but think of the possibilities if he can cure phobias with text!
Posted by: Sherry Osborne | November 18, 2009 at 10:50 AM
I had the same reaction when I got the email saying you were following me on twitter! Yay us!
Eh. Siobhan's right. Twitter is turning us all into dorks. Except you. Shoot, if I got a DM from the Reading Rainbow guy, I'd freak too!
Posted by: Mary | November 18, 2009 at 10:55 AM
Out of all the people on Twitter, I think I would be most happy to get a DM from @LeVarBurton. Seriously. I would take a @LeVarBurton DM over one from @Oprah, @jack, @shockozulu or even @NeilGaiman. I would be happier if I got a DM from @LeVarBurton than I would if @BarackObama DMed me and asked me to interview him AND Michelle at the White House. So I totally understand why you're sort of stalking him. And now I will make you look less crazy:
When I was a nerdy little kid whose few books were among her most prized possessions, going to underfunded schools that functioned more like prisons, growing up in rough neighborhoods where kids got beat up for acting too smart, getting shuttled back and forth in a divorced family, spending half my time, but court order, with a criminally neglectful parent, Reading Rainbow was a fantasy world where the adults all appreciated children, treated them with respect, and wanted them to learn. In real life, my mother was the only adult I knew who seemed to value learning as much as I did. But Reading Rainbow taught me that, somewhere, in a part of the world I hadn't reached yet, a love of reading and writing and learning was highly prized.
I am honestly not sure I would be a writer today if it were not for shows like Reading Rainbow. And so, I would love to get a DM from LeVar Burton, just so that I could reply, simply, "Thank You."
Besides, I'm a major sci-fi geek ;)
Posted by: Jaelithe | November 18, 2009 at 10:56 AM
(Oh, and now Neil Gaiman is NEVER going to DM me anyway because I forgot for a sec he is @NeilHimself. Heh.)
Posted by: jaelithe | November 18, 2009 at 10:58 AM
I'm sorry but I'm still laughing at *my fragile vagina flower ego* and I may never stop!
Posted by: Christina | November 18, 2009 at 11:00 AM
Call me a dork or just from the stone age cause I don't twitter. I just can't get that connected. If I did I think I would be pretty dorky about it so don't feel bad.
Posted by: Vandy | November 18, 2009 at 11:03 AM
who is LeVar Burton?
Posted by: Jeni | November 18, 2009 at 11:07 AM
who is LeVar Burton?
Posted by: Jeni | November 18, 2009 at 11:07 AM
Rosie O'Donnell once answered one of my questions on her blog and I nearly had a coronary. And then I couldn't even tell my friends because I didn't want to admit I follow Rosie O'Donnell on the internet. Heavy sigh.
Posted by: Taryn | November 18, 2009 at 11:08 AM
You crack my shit up.
Posted by: Heidi | November 18, 2009 at 11:13 AM
@all_is_one is also SO jealous.
Posted by: Allisone | November 18, 2009 at 11:13 AM
I am so jealous. I love LeVar Burton!
To the person who doesn't know who he is...he was the host of Reading Rainbow and was on Star Trek The Next Generation.
So, basically he is a king in the land of nerds.
Posted by: Monkey | November 18, 2009 at 11:14 AM
Somehow I missed "Reading Rainbow" (my kids are now middle aged) - but I'd be thrilled to get a message from Kunta Kinte.
Posted by: Judy | November 18, 2009 at 11:14 AM
For some strange reason, MARIA SHRIVER is following me!!!!! So, I get this post, completely. And Levar freakin' Burton! That's cool!
Posted by: Megan@Blueberry Scones | November 18, 2009 at 11:16 AM
Wait...did he actually block you, or is that your prediction for when you stalk him by saying "Thank you"?
Posted by: Anononinny | November 18, 2009 at 11:18 AM
Holy wow, this is a special kind of hilarious and awesome :)
Posted by: susie | November 18, 2009 at 11:19 AM
Oh my holy CRAP that is cool! The DM dilemma just makes it all that much better because I totally would have freaked out about how to reply without being all Crazy FanGirl. Fortunately I think my chances of being DMed by anyone even nearly that cool are slim to none so it is a dilemma I will never be faced with!
Posted by: Erin | November 18, 2009 at 11:20 AM
OOOooOOO! Banana Clip Guy! He was my fav on TNG. Banana Clip guy knows his shit, Amy. No more fearing volcanoes.
Posted by: Amber McN | November 18, 2009 at 11:23 AM
I love you.
Posted by: Miss Grace | November 18, 2009 at 11:24 AM
What exactly is RT anyway? I don't touch Twitter unless I'm out of things to do and I am NEVER out of things to do according to my husband..
Posted by: Sprite's Keeper | November 18, 2009 at 11:29 AM
Sorry, I just can't stop screaming with fangirl joy at the idea of LeVar Freaking Burton DMing you.
Posted by: loonytick | November 18, 2009 at 11:30 AM
I watched Reading Rainbow well into middle school, also.
And, I don't get Twitter at all. I don't mean that I don't know how to use it, I mean I don't get the "why" of twitters existence. Guess I'm an old fuddy-duddy.
Posted by: Olivia | November 18, 2009 at 11:39 AM
I had to come here to comment because my Twitter client won't let me dm you cause you're not folllowing me, but.... I started following LeVar on Twitter earlier and you are totally now on his list of people he follows!
Posted by: Lori | November 18, 2009 at 11:47 AM
i asked Stacey London (TLC What Not To Wear) a question on Twitter a while back about a dress she wore in one of the show's episodes and she replied back right away saying she'd look into it and then she replied again with the answer. I've also had a DM from Mariel Hemingway and someone else famous I can't remember right now.
I think it's great how Twitter lets celebrities just be people. Makes the whole papparazzi scene seem so silly when you can just chat with your fave celebs on Twitter.
Posted by: denice | November 18, 2009 at 11:51 AM
OK, I'm adding him to my very short list of cool famous people on Twitter. Right up there with NPH, Captain Tight Pants (Nathan Fillion) and John Cleese.
You just got cooler in my mind because Reading Rainbow DM'd you. I loved that show and watched it offten by myself when I was a nanny.
Posted by: Amelia Sprout | November 18, 2009 at 11:53 AM
This post made me all giddy and swoony on your behalf because AHHH! LeVar Burton! So freaking awesome.
Posted by: Mrs. D | November 18, 2009 at 11:55 AM
"fragile vagina flower ego" is my new favorite phrase.
Posted by: Amy in StL | November 18, 2009 at 11:58 AM
I so hope you write another one of these posts if LeVar Burton actually does block you. Not that I think he will. Just saying. *IF*.
Posted by: cindy w | November 18, 2009 at 12:01 PM
O. M. G!
I love that little cyclops rainbow dude.
Posted by: Loralee | November 18, 2009 at 12:01 PM
Hate to break it to you, but just because TweetDeck shows the little envelope doesn't mean the DM will go through.
How do I know that? Just tried sending you a DM through TweetDeck and got the "Recipient not following [myTiwitterusername]" message :(
Posted by: chris | November 18, 2009 at 12:03 PM
OMFG! I totally just spit coffe all over my keyboard out fo sheer jealousy and SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
I'll try to get it togteher before my client call this afternoon, but let's be honest, that's probably not going to happen. LeVar Freaking Burton!
Posted by: Missy | November 18, 2009 at 12:05 PM
I LOVED Reading Rainbow growing up! My favorite book was Gregory The Terrible Eater.
I'm 32 with no kids and will watch RR if I'm home during the day. It's quality tv.
Posted by: Hope | November 18, 2009 at 12:08 PM
So, when do you book your Hawaiian vacation? I hear Haleakala is nice this time of year.
Posted by: ladybughugs | November 18, 2009 at 12:14 PM
You are KILLING me right now. I totally heart you.
Posted by: Pinkie Bling | November 18, 2009 at 12:26 PM
I have no idea who or what you were talking about.
Posted by: Meg | November 18, 2009 at 12:27 PM
If it makes you feel any better, I am a complete idiot when it comes to twitter. Like I really don't even know what it does. Or what its purpose it. Can someone explain?!?
Posted by: Nel | November 18, 2009 at 12:40 PM
A) I had to google Levar Burton. B) Can he get rid of any fears? Or just volcano fears?
Posted by: Belle | November 18, 2009 at 12:43 PM
Levar Burton ROCKS!
Posted by: b | November 18, 2009 at 12:44 PM
I'm clearly in the minority here, but I just don't the whole contact-with-a-celebrity-omg-omg thing. I mean, they're just people with jobs; granted, we get to watch them do their job, which is a bit unique, but still ...
Posted by: BretCB | November 18, 2009 at 12:51 PM
I don't usually comment on anything but this is sooo awesome that I had to say so. Also, you may be able to check out Reading Rainbow DVDs @ your library. I know I order tons of them for my library because... it's Reading Rainbow! It's LeVar Burton! How could I resist?
Posted by: amadeer | November 18, 2009 at 01:13 PM
I think this is the most awesome twitter account/story I've ever heard! Behold the power of the internets.
Posted by: Binkytowne | November 18, 2009 at 01:21 PM
ZOMG - I would be so excited too!! And, I have a hard enough time with Facebook. Twitter is just beyond me.
Also, for the benefit of others who asked about LeVar Burton, he not only hosted Reading Rainbow FOR.EV.ER and was Geordi on "Star Trek: Next Generation," for nearly ever, he also was Kunta Kinte in "Roots." He was, like, 10 years old, but kind of a big deal.
Posted by: Marnie | November 18, 2009 at 01:22 PM
I think you might be my favorite person ever.
Posted by: Loren | November 18, 2009 at 01:29 PM
Yeah, so I just tweeted from my company's twitter account that we were looking for social media consultants and asked people to DM me if they had suggestions, which, as you know, doesn't work unless YOU follow THEM. Me looking like an asshat I can handle...making my company look like a jester is highly embarrassing. Clearly I need help, on several different levels...
Posted by: Amy | November 18, 2009 at 01:43 PM
Oh good, I'm not the only crazy person...this is comforting.
OMG LEVAR BURTON!! WE USE TO SING THE READING RAINBOW SONG IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WHILE PUMPING ON THE SWINGS. ZOMG.
Posted by: Mrs Soup | November 18, 2009 at 01:44 PM
I'll admit, I watched Reading Rainbow at age 12, too. But I really love the older ones. My all time fave was the episode where they go to the library and have a huge sing and dance routine. "Check it out-don't shout!!"
AND "Miss. Nelson is Back." Why was that so scary to me?
LeVar is so cool. But you don't have to take my word for it...
Posted by: Cristin | November 18, 2009 at 02:00 PM
Amy--I think you were right the first time. I don't think it is possible to DM someone unless they are following you. I had the same situation (although with much less of a celebrity) where I received a DM a few weeks ago from someone who doesn't follow me and I could not reply! Based on your enlightenment in this post I went back in to DM her and it would not go through! Chris is right!
Posted by: Emm | November 18, 2009 at 02:11 PM
Should I feel bad that I don't know who this person is? Some sports athlete? Soap opera star? Musician? Now I must google...
Posted by: chantale | November 18, 2009 at 02:14 PM
I love Reading Rainbow too! Let's take a look, it's in a book, it's Reading Rainbow! Or, that's how the theme song goes in my head.
I wish they would come out with a Reading Rainbow for adults. Then I could pretend I'm a book club without ever leaving the comfort of my couch and sweat pants.
Posted by: Kailee | November 18, 2009 at 02:17 PM
As a blogger, I will know I have Made It when Levar Burton DMs me on Twitter.
I can die after that happens.
Posted by: Bachelor Girl | November 18, 2009 at 03:02 PM
I totally have written on Twitter about my child's bowel movements. And now I hang my head in shame.
Posted by: TheGoriWife | November 18, 2009 at 03:15 PM
OMG! This is the best story ever!!! I loved Reading Rainbow when I was a kid too. Whenever they played it for us at school, our whole class would ALWAYS sing along to the theme song. Ahh, memories!
This reminds me of my surreal Twitter experience when British author Louise Bagshawe (who I actually don't follow, but she follows me... so weird, I know) wrote to me OUT OF NOWHERE to say I should change my screen name because I shouldn't "label myself". (My screen name being "wonderworrier").
SO WEIRD. I wrote a post about it.. um... here: http://thewonderworrier.blogspot.com/2009/10/thanks-famous-author-for-your.html
Posted by: Steph the WonderWorrier | November 18, 2009 at 03:16 PM
That is one of the coolest things.
I loved Reading Rainbow too. My favorite episode was the one where they dug dinosaur bones up. Because of that, my brother, sister, and I spent many an afternoon digging up 'bones'.
As an aside, I was unusually sad to hear that they were canceling that show this year. I am a sucker for those types of kid shows.
Posted by: Jenny | November 18, 2009 at 03:19 PM
congrats to your famous-ness!
i SO don't get twitter.
interesting, b/c i also don't get facebook- and i just posted about that very thing.
so much of your post- while it had me laughing (of course!) also left me confused...
Posted by: mpotter | November 18, 2009 at 03:30 PM
I totally also squealed when I got the email that you had followed me back.
I then thought I saw a blonde woman in Silver Spring with 2 kids and decided I was weirding myself out (though, um, if you were in downtown SS over the weekend and wondered about the girl in the green coat staring at you, that was me trying to decide if it would be weird to go up and say "um, hi, are you amalah? your advice smackdown totally helped my skin and gives me hope for my bad makeup/hair skills"
Posted by: Bethany | November 18, 2009 at 03:47 PM
Please tell me that I am not alone in having that Reading Rainbow song totally stuck in my head now.
Butterfly in the sky, I can go twice as high
Take a look, it's in a book - Reeeeding Raaaaainbow!
I could not be more jealous of the LeVar Burton tweet. Not only do I love the RR, TNG is also one of my all time favorites. I once saw Captain Picard in a hotel lobby and proceeded to follow him into the elevator, up to his floor and had to stop myself from walking with him to his room. Probably the most self-restraint I have ever had to exhibit. Yes ... I am cool.
Posted by: Kristina | November 18, 2009 at 04:35 PM
This has to be the funniest thing I've read in a long time! I heart RR too!
Posted by: Elizabeth C | November 18, 2009 at 05:18 PM
What's a Tweetdeck? I'm guessing it has nothing to do with an addition to a birdcage in a Warner Brothers Cartoon.
Posted by: slyeyes | November 18, 2009 at 06:03 PM
I am a dork because I remember I squeeed (sp) when I saw a picture of you and another blogger I follow at BlogHer at the cheeseburger party.
Yes I am a nerd.
P.S. Reading Rainbow will always rock. Now I am going to follow Levar Burton.
Posted by: lisa | November 18, 2009 at 06:39 PM
On Halloween my family ran into Grant Imahara from Mythbusters in a parking garage in San Francisco. My husband even got him to take a picture with our 5 year old. I stood by and said stupid things because I get that nervous chatter thing going.
Later I uploaded the pic to Twitter and thanked him for the photo op (in reasonable, non-stalkery, succinct english). And then? HE RESPONDED! ON TWITTER! TO ME! PUBLICLY!
I vote you respond. No need to explain why it took so long. :)
Posted by: Michelle Madayag | November 18, 2009 at 06:50 PM
LeVar Burton was on Star Trek. He has known much creepier fans than you. Also? When I showed him the screen shot of the DM? My husband had spontaneous nerd joy. So it's not just you. : )
Posted by: Danielle | November 18, 2009 at 07:18 PM
OMG! Loved Reading Rainbow, because books! A whole show about books! Really, how much better could it get? (well, if I could have been ON Reading Rainbow, that would have been even better but... um, what was I saying?
Posted by: Woman with Kids | November 18, 2009 at 07:48 PM
Yay for you. So exciting. :)
Posted by: Rebecca | November 18, 2009 at 09:23 PM
Be still, my heart! In your honor, I shall wear my plastic headband in Geordi-visor fashion.
Ah! The warp core!
Posted by: Kimberly | November 18, 2009 at 10:35 PM
ZOMG. Just checked Twitter for the evening. I think he likes you.
Posted by: Kimberly | November 18, 2009 at 10:43 PM
So I was just over at Shit My Dad Says who follows LB and OMG did he tweet you again???
Posted by: Heidi | November 19, 2009 at 01:07 AM
WHO IS LEVAR BURTON?! Pffft, watch, next they'll be asking, "Who's Wishbone?" (If you get a DM from Wishbone, now, THAT will be sweeeeeeeeeet.)
Posted by: Kelsi | November 19, 2009 at 03:30 AM
DUDE! Dude. Dudedudedude! LeVarFuckingBurton. Am quite jelus!!!!
Posted by: L | November 19, 2009 at 08:24 AM
OMG! I am sooooo jealous! LeVar Burton.....Reading Rainbow!!!
Feel your pain, dislike twitter and love your blog!
Posted by: Lynn | November 19, 2009 at 10:27 AM
First of all, oh my god I love Star Trek.
Second of all- I was on Twitter and Sandra Bernhard made a comment about eating locally and I wrote back recommending (recommending? holy crap suddently that sounds so presumptuous) the book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and SHE WROTE BACK. Omg. So I told my husband, John, and he was all: Who is that? And I was all: IT'S SANDRA BERNHARD!!! And he was all: What was she in? And I was all: ...well, I couldn't remember... all I could remember was when she was the guest star on Will & Grace & my husband did not grace that show with his presence. So I was just all: WHO THE HELL HAS NEVER HEARD OF SANDRA BERNHARD?!!! (just in case you haven't :) : http://www.sandrabernhard.com/)
Posted by: Shauna | November 19, 2009 at 10:49 AM
He just shot up my ranks of superstar. This story is just awesome.
Posted by: Mrs. Q. | November 19, 2009 at 11:16 AM
That is, indeed, the greatest thing ever! The only better possibilities would've been William Shatner or Leonard Nimoy!
Posted by: Deanna | November 19, 2009 at 11:33 AM
Oh, the sad thing is now that when you think of volcanoes, instead of fear, you will feel OH CRINGE I DID LEVAR BURTON WRONG feelings.
Which is not so much an improvement, really.
My advice? Avoid volcanoes.
Posted by: Kira | November 19, 2009 at 11:44 AM
Hey Amy! I found your blog, believe it or not, not quite directly from the infamous LB, (but close enough) and I just want to say that you are awesome! How ONE person, celebrity or not can affect our lives, is so valuable and honoring. Thank you for sharing your feelings openly and honestly and being so transparent. Your experience was TOTALY WORTH all the fuss! You are a delightful inspiration to me (to keep blogging) and also to enjoy those special moments that we are blessed with every single day. Namaste!
Posted by: Melissa Z. | November 19, 2009 at 12:30 PM
Congrats to that? I'm not so much into Twitter! It just invites more stalker to take a look in my life.
Posted by: bingo woman | November 19, 2009 at 01:10 PM
I don't think you're dumb. I think TweetDeck is dumb, because that's a horrible non-obvious UI choice and I totally would have done the EXACT SAME THING. So, blame TweetDeck is what I say.
Also: DUDE. Awesome. (About the DM, not the ensuing reply adventure.)
Posted by: Dawn | November 19, 2009 at 03:10 PM
I used to stage Reading Rainbow-style book reviews all the time. For myself. Because I had no friends. Wonder why?...
Posted by: Leah | November 19, 2009 at 07:45 PM
You check your texts while driving? Tsk tsk!
Posted by: kate the great | November 19, 2009 at 10:15 PM
OMG I can't believe he DM'd you. Also, I think celebrities are accustomed to striking people dumb.
Posted by: Swistle | November 20, 2009 at 08:01 AM
Oh em gee. I love Mr. Burton so, so much. JELLUS! <3
Posted by: Kendra | November 20, 2009 at 04:59 PM
Spectacular. Truly. I can't imagine what my reaction would be if I'd received a message from a childhood hero, especially if it was in the form of curing me of an irrational long-held fear. If it's any consolation, I have a Twitter account (and about 10 creepy followers, you know, those people who when you go to see who they are, their accounts have been suspended?) but have never Tweeted a damn thing and don't follow anyone. I figure I can't keep up with phone calls and emails. I don't need another way to be bad at communicating.
Posted by: Kendra | November 21, 2009 at 06:21 PM
I love it. Go obsessive neurotics!
Posted by: Stacegmail.comtHeartR | November 23, 2009 at 06:04 AM