Too much caffeine, makes Julie crazy

My keys in the door.

I was in utter panic last week.  I had to leave for work and could not locate my keys.  I was yelling at Angry Husband for like an hour.  I ran an errand real quick, and took his truck.  I came back and tossed the house again, looking for my keys.  Gee, guess where they were? I never use my keys for the front door, so it was not the logical place for them to be.

I would like to thank the 32 oz. fountain Dr. Pepper for that flip out.

Auto DM's TweetI’m participating in this RAD Pro Blogger Challenge with the SITS peeps and The BlogFrog.  You may have seen the hashtag on Twitter #31DBB.  If you are not on Twitter, just ignore my rambling, because none of this will make sense to you at all.

I just followed a ton of new people on Twitter, because of this.  I usually follow people with caution, check out their stream, and see who else they are following.  I really don’t want to see randomness all day long.  I’m a Twitter addict.  I like my Twitter with my breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even late night snack.  Twitter is like a comfort food to me.

But ack, seriously….I’ve gotten at least fifteen to twenty Auto DM’s today.  What are DM’s? They are direct messages on Twitter.  I get it, you are thankful I’m following you and stuffs, but your pre-programmed messages, well they suck.  I’m tired of getting the “Thank you for following me, I appreciate it, please check out my website at iliketoautodmyoutodeath.com for more info”.

So I got a little stabby finally, and tweeted out that message above.  I may have been drinking an awesome 32 oz. Dr. Pepper from Del Taco.  But then again, too much caffeine makes Julie a little stabby and a little crazy, all at the same time.

The moral of this story is, “Help Julie find her keys, cause she loses them a lot, don’t Auto DM because it’s annoying, and keep the Dr. Pepper flowing if you want entertainment late at night.”

P.S. I just saw that I totally wrote a post in 2008 about losing my keys.  I think I have a problem.

19 comments
Elaine
Elaine

OMG - So glad you found them. Our son came home from trick-or-treating last year with a full set of keys that included one to a BMW. We contacted the local dealership and they sent a salesperson to our house (who had an ID) so we released the keys to them and they said they would track down the owner. I can only imagine that person tearing apart the house next day!

Daisy
Daisy

Too much caffeine totally makes me crazy too. I don't let it stop me though... even even When I get the shakes, I just pour another cup. Sooo glad to know I'm not the only one suffering, alone, silently...

ScrappinMichele
ScrappinMichele

I'm with you on the Auto DMs and I've had the same thing with the #31DBB. I unfollow anyone who sends me an auto DM cuz I HATE them. I don't find them welcome...they are annoying. I'd rather they send me an @ in response to something I sent out and then they can say "thanks for the follow".

Amy
Amy

Great place for your keys :) It would be the last place I would look for them too. I also hate the DM's. If they feel the need to auto something, I wish they could just do an auto mention. A DM is meant (for me anyway) for a conversation to continue away from the rest of the twitter world- like if I'm sending my address to a twitter friend or if I'm asking a personal questions. It is not a place to receive SPAM and that is what a DM is. Great post and I love your discussion on BF.

Amanda
Amanda

Funny you write this. I locked mt keys in the house yesterday. Thankfully we live on post, so a call to housing (thank GOD for cell phones) and a maintenance guy magically shows up to let me in. Dr. Pepper, huh? I'd say you're a cheap date, but DH and I noticed my soda costs as much as his beer when we eat out these days. I wish I liked beer. At least then I could get a buzz for $3.

Alana Morales, Author Domestically Challenged
Alana Morales, Author Domestically Challenged

I have left my keys in the door SO many times...it's embarrasing, really. I have come home from work to find my keys in the door. I also totally agree about the DM thing on Twitter. DELETE!

Julie
Julie

Stopping by from the ProBlogger challenge! I had to check out your blog because we share the same name. When reading this post I started laughing so hard! I have done the same thing, including yelling at and blaming my poor husband for what ended up being my fault. Darn caffeine soft drinks. My vice is Diet Coke...

Daenel
Daenel

Hilarious! And, um, next time you're feeling stabbity, could you tweet about people who use auto play music on their blogs? That is total suckage. Thank you. I've tweeted it but no one listens to me. :-(

julie diaz-asper
julie diaz-asper

Oh that happened to me. It was so embarrassing because this mom came to pick up child and they were in the door. oh boy.. I was so embarrassed when she handed them to me. I'm not a fan of auto DMs either. It's junk mail for twitter.

Sara
Sara

I have to agree with the Auto DM's, I got one today from someone I had been following already for a while to enter some drawing. I automatically unfollowed this person because it made me feel like it was tacky and possibly a virus of some sort. It's simple, Auto DM's, just don't do it. Glad you found your keys, I lost mine months ago with no luck on finding them.

Christy Cross
Christy Cross

Visiting from BF and the SITS #31DBBB challenge :) Nice to meet ya! I threw my keys away once....turned to house upside down and finally dug through the trash...yep, I'm a dork.

Ashley @ Just Another Mom of 2
Ashley @ Just Another Mom of 2

I love this post, and I could not agree more. More often than not, if I get an auto-dm, I unfollow. Seriously people, lose them! Oh, and good luck with your keys- we once had a set of our keys lost for over 2 weeks after our then-2 year old managed to grab them. I was more amazed that they resurfaced than anything!

TJ
TJ

I have never understood why auto-DMs are supposed to be appealing. I mean, maybe, for someone BRAND NEW to Twitter and the internet in general, getting the first DM could be oh so exciting. But otherwise, I am with you, and so not flattered or swayed by an automatic form message.

Maranda
Maranda

Oh that's too funny! Poor thing losing your keys! I'm glad you found them though!! I totally agree with you about all those DM's as well. Thanks for tweeting that! Someone had to!

Sara Plays House
Sara Plays House

My now two year old daughter stole my keys and hid them once. That was over a year ago. They are still missing. In other news, I really miss Del Taco. Taco Bell just isn't the same.

Teresa
Teresa

Julie, same exact thing happened to me this morning! I had to wake up early to be in San Diego by 6 a.m. I am hunting all over for my keys because I need to put the pop up, table, and chairs in the car and can't find my keys anywhere! Sure enough, my keys were in the exact same place as yours ~ different house, same county, same location! You are brighter than I, as I didn't think to take a picture of it to post on my blog! Have a great day!

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

I think we need to spread the word about Auto DM's to the World of Twitter. I've seen so many people whom agree with us on this, yet people still do it.

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

YAY for Julie, and of course, I'm a West Coast Julie too!!! Thanks for stopping by.

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

Ohh the auto music...people will never learn that it also needs to stop.