Saturday, 12 June 2010

My Splenditious Avatars for Eurovision !!

25 friggin Avatars for Eurovision     -      #25frigginavatars4eurovision

It all started as a joke.. Sweeping up after the hairdresser left, I stuck some hair down my top.. That led to "Germany" being created.. Much amusement followed for a few days as people clicked on what they thought was my sexy new avatar.. Such was the response that I thought I would make a new avatar to support the UK in Eurovision 2010.. One thing led to another and I ended up with 25 avatars, one for each country through to the final!

The night itself was crazy.. with each act I changed avatar and tried to tweet about the act, total madness but I think I entertained a little.. Possibly better than some of the entries.. !

I had great fun making them, hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

To see the avatars in their full glory, click here ! Enjoy!

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Eurovision 2010 - Twitter Sweepstake.....

Suggested by @lfcsandra  Twitter Sweepstake for Eurovision..

Here's a list of the Finalists... Add your choice and name in the comments below and I will update this page as we go along..

United Kingdom    @Dawney43                           Serbia

Azerbaijan    @lfcsandra                 Belarus  @humphreycushion

Greece   @apptme2theboard                                   Russia

Portugal    @greglovelluk                                       Ireland  @kerryMP

Spain                                               Georgia

Moldova     @zoraphina                                      Turkey   @RoscreaLife

Cyprus     @novocastrianrob                                          Albania

Bosnia and Herzegovina    @neillmorris              Iceland    @jimbob1289

Belgium                                             Ukraine  @hanlemic

France     @ericpickled ; )                        Romania  @jonotrumpeto

Armenia                                             Germany   @stewpot

Israel                                                  Denmark

Norway  @ashleymason

The Eurovision Song Contest 2010 was won by Germany.. so well done @stewpot who will receive a signed photo of @ericpickled 's bottom.  The losing side was United Kingdom with a dismal 10 points, @Dawney43 has won a signed photo of @ericpickled's face...

Friday, 28 May 2010

Why I *heart* Twitter

Twitter has taken over my life. It has become the first thing I think about in the morning and the last thing I *waves* goodnight to. How did that happen? I opened my Twitter account in December, after reading a newspaper article about @kerryMP and @stephenfry. Slowly, it has consumed me.. I have a passion for the English language and so have never enjoyed reading or writing "Text Talk", it irritates me so much.. (However, one of my favourite tweeters is @Lindylooz who tweets in text-talk. I cant understand a word of it but it makes me *chortle* every time I re-tweet her to my followers)

It has got so bad that I even *speak* Twitter now.... I tell my kids that I love them *muchly* and give them verbal *snuggles*... Arghhh! One of the things that most appeals to me is the challenge of writing a whole paragraph in just 140 characters. You can use just one word, for example #fail to show your disapproval of the subject, which changes the whole tweet.

#fail is also Multi-Lingual..It is used by Spanish, Chinese, Germans.. a quick search of the #fail hashtag reveals all..  (More on hashtags in "Bloody Love Hashtags"...surprising, I know.

There is even a "Twitter Artist", @johannabasford who undertakes 24 hour compositions, drawing up tweeters ideas live via webcam. A project she names "Twitterpicture". Johanna also creates a monthly Twitter Calendar !

One of my joys is the characters tweeters portray, some simply made up characters, others spoofs of celebrities. My favourites include @mrsstephenfry who tweets about her life with Stephen Fry and their numerous made up children. Sometimes the real Stephen Fry responds to her which is heavenly.

My very favourite spoof tweeter is the fabulous @ericpickled, a spoof of the Conservative, newly appointed Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. The real Eric is a portly figure and his spoof tweeter always slips in a pie reference or two into his tweets. His Bio reads: "I'm a pie eating machine and my views are all mine. Just like the pies" I am truly, madly in love with @ericpickled and bake *virual pies* for him and am hoping to marry him and make baby pickled cushions..

Currently on Twitter, @hayfestival are hosting a "Most Beautiful Tweet" competition, to be judged by Stephen Fry himself. Tweeters send in their best 140 character tweets.  Myself and @ericpickles have entered love poems to each other.. I am *sure* we will win....

And those are some of the reasons why I *heart* Twitter..... *nuzzles*

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Bloody Love #Hashtags !!

A hashtag is # followed by a brief description of the subject you wish to promote. Tweeters can search for a particular hashtag to show who is tweeting about that subject.. for example, #ge2010 was the recent General (ly bad) Election, #PMQs = Prime Minister's Question Time. You can watch TV and tweet about it, #glee for "Glee" obv and #HIGNFY is "Have I Got News For You" and so on..

There is a wonderful "Club" on Twitter, hosted nightly by @tchee , who *throws open the doors* at 1 am every morning, for insomniacs, night workers, drunks and nutters alike.. A search column can be opened, revealing all the #1AMClub members online. @tchee *pours drinks* and *puts nuts on the bar* whilst catching up with everyones' news... Occasionally, @dnsnow brings some friends along to add to the fun!


Those of you who follow me on Twitter may have noticed that I am rather keen on #hashtags... It has got to be such an addiction that I even try to use them in real life #honestinjun . My tags tend to be *slightly* longer than most and I make them up at will..

Here are some of my recent favourites:





These next two are both of the maximum 140 character limit...


And a few minutes later I had to tweet an apology...


This tweet followed another which led to a #fight between me & my mate Jilly @jilllaker

Who's Hashtag Is Greater? @humphreycushion #thinksshesgonnagetlucky VERSUS @JillLaker #doilooklikeihaveaprivatejet One way 2 find out....

Made me laugh anyway #fact

Twitter Eurovision Project - Twittalongsingalong

On Saturday 29th of May 2010, the World will be watching the Eurovision Song Contest. I absolutely *heart* the Eurovision, bit gay I know but I am a true Leo, comes with the territory.. Having attended some dreadful Eurovision parties in the past, I have decided to host my own this year. On Twitter.

I shall be wearing support Avatars for each contestant, tweeting links to the lyrics so you can singalong... and of course tweeting a running commentary. If you follow me and do not like the Eurovision, I suggest you unfollow me for at least the next few days!


Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Twitter Eurovision Song Project #twittersong

Eurovision 2010 UK: Josh Dubovie – That Sounds Good To Me

Sorry, Josh.. It's not you, honestly. You are a sweet boy and a good performer with a strong voice but the song is absolutely dire. The title alone lends itself to instant ridicule. I cant hear you sing it without loudly singing "Shite" when you sing "Good". I am sure I am not alone in this.

So, Twitter project...

Personally, I think this years' effort is way too complicated and last years' very cliched, although simple and it did fairly well. (Mostly due to the sterling ambassadorial efforts by Andrew Lloyd Webber I think). So, lets go back to basics and write a simple song with a catchy tune...

Add your ideas below and I will include them as we go.. !

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Twitterarmy Triumphs, Dorries fails to give due credit..

At the risk of you all thinking that I am obsessed with Nadine Dorries...and thus stalking/emailing her constantly...this post is, yet again based on Her Najesty. I think it is because she irritates me so much that I simply have to rant at someone!

So, latest Dorries news item: "Tweet delete for MP" (via @gilesthomas with grateful thanks)

Nadine yet again blames Tim Ireland for her woes.. Rather than admit that the onslaught by our Twitter Army following her Dr Death tweet caused her to retreat from Twitter quick smart! A quick Topsy search shows the volume of tweets her nasty, victorious tweet about Dr Evan losing his Oxford seat created. A flurry of new hashtags promptly appeared, including #sackdorries and #twitterarmy

It seems that every time Nadine Dorries opens her mouth in public, she reveals her true self. That is the reason she has been silenced, not because Tim Ireland or any of her other alleged "stalkers" are endangering her reputation or safety in any way.

Other recent articles of interest include:

Nadines Huge Bar Bill, Buying supporters perhaps? Or not, as was proven in the John Bercow farce..

First MP in New Parliament to face new Expenses Investigation

Arrogant Nadine takes a Bubble Bath and strolls up at Count at last minute to be Re-Crowned Queen of Narnia