#LiveParentTweet Goes Live!

For those of you who weren’t living under a rock…and are my friends on Twiiter or Facebook, you might have caught wind that my parents were in town from June 15-23.

Now keep in mind that this isn’t the first time my parents have come to visit the sis and I (they come up every few months from the Caribbean to visit with us), however, what made this visit significantly different…and memorable…from their other visits was my decision to start tweeting what my folks said in what has now “famously” (at least amongst my social network) come to be known as the “#LiveParentTweet.”

I started to do #LivePhoneTweet whenever I talked to the folks on the phone. (There was a series of tweets of my mom and her “army” talk that had everyone in stitches.)

So when the folks were with us this time around, I figured it would be fitting to just carry on the #LiveTweet concept…and thus #LiveParentTweet was born.

I honestly didn’t expect the response that I got from my friends.

I mean, I know my parents say the most ridiculous things, but I honestly thought that their dry sense of Indian humor & syntax would be lost on others and really just was inside family joke material.

So you can imagine my surprise when everyone thought otherwise…

It was heather513‘s tweet that got me thinking that hey!…maybe I do have something here with these tweets.

But it was really udandi who privately messaged me urging me to compile all my tweets and create a blog/twitter account.

So dear Andi, ask, and you shall receive…

The official blog is now live…

And so is the official twitter account…

Thanks Andi, for giving me the inspiration/encouragement to start this lil “project.”

Right now, both sites are a rehash of all the tweets from my parents’ last visit, but Mandi & I promise to post authentically “live” tweets when we talk to our parents. We just wanted to collect all those old precious gems of tweets floating in the Internet abyss into two convenient places for your reading pleasure.

Who knows?

Maybe this will be the beginning of something big, or if nothing else, just something silly to keep Mandi & I entertained, as welll as our friends.

Hope you all continue to follow my parents’ hilarity via the blog & twitter account.

Thanks for finding them funny.

They appreciate it.


~ by Maureen on June 29, 2010.

5 Responses to “#LiveParentTweet Goes Live!”

  1. Great project Maureen! Excellent idea!

  2. awesome idea, can’t wait to see what happens next.
    I still want to meet them sometime if we’re ever in the same part of the country at the same time.

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  4. You know I believe in you and think this is a step in the right direction 🙂

  5. […] Ok, ok, only one more I promise! Based on one of my faves, #LiveParentTweet Goes Live!… […]

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