As if I needed someone to tell me that at 57 I am, to most of the world, an old guy. One of the tools I use to monitor Twitter, let me know that someone tweeted the following: “ashromano : @rmorse8843 omg ur gonna die go look at bob morse he is this old guy!!!!! its great.i miss you already LMAOO”
Let me interpret: ashromano is the Twitter name for one Ashley Romano. She has no profile on Twitter, but I suspect from her photo that she’s about 18. She wanted to send a Tweet to her friend who also happens to be named Bob Morse. Unfortunately, she guessed wrong about his Twiiter name. Then she looked up @bobmorse and yes, found out, OMG! He’s an old guy!!!!!. I suspect all the extra exclamation points means like, really old. I sent @ashromano a Tweet back saying I was grateful for the declaration and hoped I could now get a discount at Denny’s. But I doubt she will read the message. I don’t think she understands much about Twitter.
BTW, I was confused by LMAOO. As far as I can tell it’s a typo for LMAO. Which I knew without looking up, stands for Laughing My Ass Off.
Oh. And BTW 2, it looks like I’ll be teaching a class in all this new fangled communication stuff to a bunch of other old folks this Fall as part of OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) through Humbldt State. And BTW 3 you can follow the REAL Bob Morse on Twitter.
Happy Birthday! Now I know what LMAO means.
“I suspect that twitter will go the way of ‘awesome’,,,”
Which would mean that it will be included in the dialogue in Disney-produced cartoons for at least another twenty years.
Old *guy*?! Tish-posh … Just wait ’til you become an *old fart*. Then you’re in trouble. IMHO, you’re been young and hip ever since you were taking the “grubbage” out and playing “glof” … whereas I suspect that twitter will go the way of “awesome” sooner than you can say OMG!
It’s not her fault that she’s young, but she may have some responsibility for that idle space between her ears.
Even at 37 I’m afraid I’d be old to Ashley.
Tina. Thanks for the link! I’m no surfer. Except in a sea kayak, but the forum at oldguysrule.com is fun!
Bryant Gumbel once answered in a TV interview when asked the definition of “old” … it’s 10 years older than the person you’re interviewing.
Besides, 57 is the new 37. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
Bob, the way I see it, someone as cool as you is forever young.
30 is old Bob, havent you ever seen Logans Run?
Great post. or, as the cool kids say, “LMAOO”