Thursday, April 2, 2009

Peeps & Twitter

peeps & twitter

I have to head out for the afternoon. I'm going up to Maine for death day. 8 years ago tomorrow my father had a sudden heart attack in the parking lot of his job and died. Totally tragic. I'm personally am not a fan of remembering his death. My mom hates that I joke about it and call it, Death Day. Why can't we celebrate his Birthday instead? SO much happier.


On a lighter note. Do you know you can follow me on twitter? Find out all the juicy details about my life including why I find running on the treadmill bizarre and the new hawaii chair greg wanted to buy me. I know the tweeter thing seems totally stupid. For some reason I'm getting into it. I kinda like knowing a little bit more about all my blogging friends. Click follow me to get in on the fun.


p.s. i took this photo of some peeps I bought this morning. They just seemed to go with a post about tweeting on tweeter.

17 comments:

  1. Im so sorry that you have a horrible day like that which you have to experience every year. It must have been just horrific when it happened. I agree about celebrating people's lives and births too. When a group of friends died in a car accident, I never wanted to put flowers at their place of death and remember the day they died. I wanted to remember the trees we climbed, the gardens we grew and the amazing times we had when they were alive. Good luck with it all and thank you again for your continual inspration and beauty you give us.

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  2. I understand - my father passed away 9 years ago this month. take what you need and good care of yourself. warm thoughts.

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  3. So sorry you have to be celebrating Death Day. I agree, birthdays are better, as you're celebrating one's life, not death.

    I recently joined Twitter, and I have to say it is rather silly, but I can totally see how one can grow addicted. I'll follow you!

    This is my first post. Great blog!

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  4. I am so sorry to hear about your dad, Katy. I would imagine it doesn't really get any easier as the years pass. But I hope it does for you.

    My mom and her brother call theirs Dead Dad Day, and they call each other up and get all riotous and talk about all the funny things their dad did.

    Will be sending good thoughts your way these next few days.

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  5. My father passed away a little over a year ago. My mom, my sister, and I always joke about it! It sometimes makes other people uncomfortable but we don't care because we know my dad would have preferred us being silly about! I hope you have a great weekend :)

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  6. I am so sorry, and I do think it's odd that we tend to commemorate death days over birthdays. And I make a joke out of pretty much everything, inappropriate or not.

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  7. i am so sorry...i know it must be hard...don't you wish you could just take the day off of the calendar. b'days are better ways to remember just as special he was.

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  8. Mmmm...peeps. I'm convinced that all candy tastes better when coated in pastel colors.

    And I love your twitter updates! It's so fun to get these little sneak peaks into people's lives...

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  9. My Dad died of a sudden heart attack also, in January of '97. I think of him every day. He lives on in the memory of all who knew and loved him, as does your Dad.
    Warm thoughts to your and your family.
    On a lighter note, I love your blog, which I discovered only recently (via thehaystackneedleonline). I'm a fellow Bay-Stater, though further west (Northampton).
    I'm an artist recently back in the US after 9 years of living abroad. My dream is to open up a shop once the economy gets back on its feet.
    You are an inspiration!
    All the best.

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  10. i am so sorry, but glad you wish to celebrate his more happier days instead... Keep your head up! I recently discovered your blog and love it! thanks for all your great findings!

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  11. I'll be thinking of you and your family tomorrow -- LOVE abbey

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  12. My dad also died of a sudden heart attack (while dancing with my mom) in January, 2005. I'm with you about Death Day. Not. A. Fan. Although about it does seem respectful.

    Joking on birthdays (and his was Halloween anyway) is so much more life affirming. And less...um...wound-opening.

    Good luck.

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  13. I'm sorry you lost your father.

    Your blog is a favorite.

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  14. I'm so sorry for your loss--I hope you find some comfort in being with your family today. My father-in-law died the same way two-and-a-half years ago and that sort of shock is awfully hard to recover from. XOXOXO

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  15. Wow thanks guys for all the kind thoughts!

    Have so many new twitter followers. I have to go through and add you all! Yeah!

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  16. i really appreciate how honest you are about your feelings about your dad's death and family stuff, and that you can post a photo about peeps and twitter in the same post. life all happens at once, good and bad together. i'm totally going to go stalk you on twitter now.

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  17. i wholeheartedly agree about celebrating birthdays over all else. hope you and your family shared some good memories and laughs yesterday. ps love those peeps!

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