August 1 13

I still have a hard time understanding people on Team Twitter > Facebook. I am still most definitely firmly planted on Team Facebook > Twitter. When I post a photo on Facebook of my sister from the 80s and I’m dressed fully in a velour tracksuit, socks with sandals, and a questionable almost-mullet haircut, people comment–my mom (I know! She uses Facebook!), my sister, my relatives, my old neighbors who I haven’t seen since I actually looked like that small child.

When I post it on Twitter?


When I post on Facebook about the alarming amount of coughing I am doing, almost two weeks after I first came down with the mystery vacation illness, the conversation that follows is hilarious. We talk about TB and consumption and pleurisy and, uh, dystentary. These diseases are not just for Anne of Green Gables and those historical American Girl Dolls, you know. I know. They are alive and well, and possibly living in my chest cavity.

When I post it on Twitter?


When I post about books on Facebook, I end up with a giant list of books to look for—new fiction and non-fiction and biographies.

When I post about books on Twitter, I get yelled at by angry and insulted authors…but I also get


Seeing the pattern here?

I’m funny and confessional on Facebook, people have stuff to say.

I’m sentimental on Facebook, people click that thumbs up.

I have questions on Facebook, people have answers.

On Twitter, not so much.

I mean, just yesterday, I admitted something that falls in the HEART WANTS WHAT THE HEARTS WANTS files:

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That’s it.


I mean, I just told you I like giant eyebrows and strange laughs and MULLETS and Cher.

And nothing?

Those were really important confessionals.

But alas, it got me thinking about all of the other things I just can’t help but love.

Sean Penn.

Candy Crush.

Dancing to Blister In The Sun exactly like Angela Chase.

Jesse Eisenberg.

80s sitcoms. (See also: references from 80s sitcoms.)

She’s All That.

The History Channel.

Survivor. (Also: Jeff Probst.)

Board games.

Dylan McKay.

Anything on the CW.

Christmas music.

The Young and The Restless.


Kid cereal.

That Miley Cyrus song. And that other Miley Cyrus song. And that Britney Spears song.

The August And Everything After album.

Degrassi. ALL OF THEM.


What about you? Guilty pleasures? Things you can’t help but love?

  1. Jolene by Dolly Parton. Total guilty pleasure of mine and people don’t often get it.


    Scarlet replied on

    In no way should you feel guilty about loving Jolene!!!!


    Comment by Sandy on August 1, 2013
  2. Candy Crush (and the time traveling aspect of it) is probably both the best and worst thing to ever happen to me. And I LOVE the August and Everything After album. I’m also a sucker for Mrs. Potter’s Lullaby.


    Comment by alyinponderland on August 1, 2013
  3. I usually respond to you on Twitter! But I am starting to understand your Facebook > Twitter argument. I think it is because there is no limit on characters! Like someone can respond and not have to fit it in 140 characters minus @alimartell.

    Hmmmm, I love all the things that a 12 year old girl does, so I’d have to add that to my confessional. You name it – kids shows, pop music, Teen Beach Movie.

    Also eating black olives out of the can. I do not like any other olives, but canned black olives? Heaven.


    Comment by Kristabella on August 1, 2013
  4. I’m team FB > Twitter, too.

    I love Top 40 music and I’m not ashamed. ;)


    Comment by Angella on August 1, 2013
  5. Every other week or so I log onto Twitter, look around, say nope and log back off. My last tweet was in May. I’m close to deleting it, but I haven’t done it yet. I used to love old Twitter. It was a great place, full of lively conversation. In the end, Facebook won. I’m very shocked about that, but it is true.

    Current loves (and I’m only sorta ashamed): frosted cherry pop-tarts, Otter Pops, the new Miley song, Farm Heroes Saga.


    Comment by Issa on August 1, 2013
  6. Mmmmm….Gross Anatomy, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, John Denver, stickers, pens, The Judds, just to name a few. :)


    Comment by Alison on August 1, 2013
  7. I do wish there was more interaction on Twitter. Sometimes things disappear down the timeline way too quickly. But, sometimes I wish people’s random statements on FB would go away a little more quickly, haha.

    I, too, love She’s All That.


    Comment by Scarlet on August 1, 2013
  8. I think my love for Y&R will always be there. Every now and again I check in on the Abots and Newmans to see what’s new. Also, 80s sitcoms. Yes, please. Board games, iCarly, and Christmas music. Also, puzzles, Pepsi, and House Hunters.


    Comment by Arnebya on August 2, 2013
  9. I used to love twitter and came to fb kicking and screaming. I still don’t really LIKE fb, but the thing with twitter is everyone left. I’m still there, and I still engage with people, but very few other people are. Not sure why that is. The thing I hate about fb is everyone’s life is so shiny and happy and perfect. Even when it is bullshit. I feel like on twitter that is not true. People are more real.


    Comment by Jodifur on August 2, 2013
  10. Oh shoot. I forgot the rest of the question. I’m totally in love with the tv show mistresses. I’m sorry. And candy crush. And coffee. Just plain old black coffee. Nothing fancy.


    Comment by Jodifur on August 2, 2013
  11. It’s Saturday afternoon and I’m sitting here watching Wednesday’s episode of The Young and The Restless. Because I must stay abreast. I must. It’s probably the longest relationship I’ve ever had. That and level 65 of Candy Crush. I can’t break up with them! I also kind of can’t break up with that new Miley Cyrus song. Alas…


    Comment by fadkog on August 3, 2013

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