Firstly I think I should apologise for getting locked out of our party !!! I did know about there being a daily limit of tweets because it has happened before (in my defence, it wasn't me that it happened to the last time !!!). What I didn't know what (a) how many tweets per day we were allowed and (b) that I would ever get anywhere near that magic number of 1,000. Now if I am totally honest, I didn't think I got anywhere near 1,000 tweets for the day (or even the 24 hr period leaving up to #vvow) but you better believe that next time we have a #vvow evening, I am going to cut down my tweets from the prior night and during the day leading up to #vvow (unless, of course, I completely forget about the limit, and land up getting locked out again because I have over-tweeted trying to keep up with all the conversations on the go !!)
I don't know about anyone else but I had A GREAT TIME (until I got locked out and then I had a sucky time following those who were left !!!). Unfortunately we had a few sick children around so not everyone could make it all night - hopefully next time the children will all play along nicely and stay healthy and go to sleep when they should. (BTW I am not suggesting for a minute that the children chose to disrupt the evening - it just happens - I get that !!!) I also hope that all the little kiddlies are well and happy little vegemites by now !!
There were a few different tipples on offer - my favourite was Amarula (of course), we had some vodka, some wine, sugar free creaming soda, breakfast martini (apparently not as good as previously made). And then cups of tea made an appearance.
I have just scrolled through the #vvow and realised how I really hi-jacked the conversations going - next time we have one, please would someone tell me to be quiet !!!!!! Sorry - didn't mean to hop into everything like that ! (Maybe I did actually use all 1,000 tweets up last night !!!!)
But the conversations flowed - from what we were all drinking to what we were doing the next day - explanations of what #vvow was and how it all started - to what we were watching on TV and sick children - seemed to be a fair amount of pooping and vomiting happening (and I was so pleased that none of it was happening in my home - I don't do either of those very well at all !!!). The conversation moved onto the topic of onsies and pj's and exercising. Discussions were had regarding tweeting on the phone vs tweeting on a computer. Children were put to bed. Teletubbies were watched on TV. Candy Crush came up for discussion as did AFL and the Lions/Suns game - especially the plight of the Suns given Gary Ablett's calf injury !!! Holidays were discussed and moving house. How to wake children up when school goes back vs how late they sleep during their holidays provided some more points for discussion. There may have been a few other topics that were covered but I can't remember them and I can't find them in my scrolling through #vvow !!!!
At one point we were trending second behind #LoneRangerAU and then at another point we were in first place (but I didn't get a photo of it before we dropped back to second again !!!) The next morning we were in fourth position (clearly there wasn't much happening around the world otherwise there is no way our little #vvow party would have trended that high !!!) and, while this was not the aim of the party, it was kind of cool !!!!!
(Just imagine that a copy of the photo I took to show us trending second behind #LoneRangerAU is posted here - and if you really want to see it you can go to Instagram on my account @kal20m. I have, once again, been challenged on a technical issue and cannot, for the life of me, or anyone else, figure out how I can get the photo from Instagram to here. I have tried copying it and mailing it and sharing it and it gives me heaps of different options to choose from, none of which are "Paste this photo to this blog." !!) So, if you don't have an Instagram account or don't want to hop over and have a look at it, you'll just have to take my word for it !!!
Again, I want to apologise for how many tweets I actually put out there on Friday night - it was only while scrolling through #vvow that I saw how vocal I was the whole night !!! I suppose the up side is that it means I am really comfy with all of you (like as comfy as Maxine says !!!), otherwise I would have sat quietly, at home, by myself and not said anything (oh wait, I was by myself some of the time !!! Well, you know what I mean !)
I want to say a HUGE BIG THANK YOU to everyone who took part in #vvow and helped make it the success (that I think) it was !!! Thank you to @FrancescaBlogs who helped promote it but sadly, couldn't spend as much time chatting due to a sick MissyMoo. I certainly had a great evening.
It's funny because A called after I had been locked out of #vvow, and said that he had been lying in the bath thinking, this time last week, L (Me) had been up in Townsville and this time next week, he would be home. Sadly it looks like he won't be able to make it to the Pink concert, so I may have a ticket up for grabs to her concert on Monday 22nd July in Brisbane. We thought he would be able to make it as we had bought the tickets as part of my birthday present but I thought that the concert was the day before my birthday and not the day after - and, because we are going to Tassie on 12th August, he isn't able to ask to stay down a day longer :( As cr*ppy as my trip to Townsville was the weekend before last, it certainly did help to break up the 4 weeks that he is normally away. I won't be travelling up there for a while as he won't be pulling anymore 4 week stints away until we get back from Tassie - YAY !!!
It's Tuesday which means it's the day to join in with Essentially Jess for #IBOT. Why not join in if you have a post on your blog today ?
Did you take part in #vvow ?
Did you enjoy it ?
Would you join in again if we had another #vvow evening ?
Would you join in again if we had another #vvow evening ?
TFTD : It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default.