Eoin Butler: writer, journalist and Mayoman of the Year

Tripping Along The Ledge



Day Three of my personal Twitter revolution and – aside from a few blog updates, which are posted automatically – I remain pretty much a Tweet virgin. Its just not happening I’m afraid. My main problem is that I don’t have any thoughts profound enough that I want to share them with the world, but also concise enough that I can express them in 140 characters.

Nonetheless I have had thoughts over the course of the day. Musings even. Some of them even borderline insightful. But none quite Tweet-worthy. Here, if you’re interested, are my not quite Tweet-worthy Tweets. @Taxis are convenient but they work out kind of expensive if you take them all the time.
@Yeah, I’m gonna check the Best Before Dates on these Taytos, Mr Spar Worker… We both know you’ve burned me in the past.
@Boobs, boobs, boobs
@Down by the Botanic Gardens my shrub and I did meet.
@Grab your jacket I’ll explain on the way [no context, just something I’ve always wanted to say]
@Foolish Christian… Your first mistake was saving my life! [ditto]
@My ears are really small. I never noticed that before.
@I wish my father was alive
@I like pizza

December 17th, 2009.


  1. Cormac Says:

    Your ears aren’t small, you’re just not taking into account the context of their setting.

    You’re right about the Boobs though.

  2. Eoin Says:

    You’re saying my head is enormous. Well that’s true I suppose. When I did that thing with David O’Doherty last week, the first thing that went through my mind was that for the first time ever I’d met someone who, in head-size terms, could call themselves my peer.

  3. Jenny Says:

    I think at least half of those would make respectable tweets. I’d @ stephenfry a couple too. Hey presto you’re the new ashton kutcher

  4. Eoin Says:

    Which ones?

    Just had the Subway Christmas chicken, stuffing and gravy sub there. Couldn’t decide whether to Tweet the event in real time or not.

  5. Matt Says:

    What about off licence is cheaper when you buy in bulk but then you just end up drinking it all much faster

  6. Matt Says:

    Or Christmas is a time of togetherness and good cheer for most. But for others its a time of loneliness and depression.

  7. Eoin Says:

    Jesus Matt, I think you need to get back to Newry. Fast.

  8. David O'Doherty Says:

    awww thanks eoin.


    so opiniony

  9. Eoin Says:

    Well the camera was right behind my head, so in finished product it looks like your head could fit into mine about ten times.

    But had it been a level playing field, I’m sure it would have been a close run thing…

  10. pretty far west Says:

    Yes, I say scrap Twitter, which just gets too much out there, a fog of brief inconsequentials. Just tell the first person you see whatever it was you had considered tweeting instead. Conspiratorially. You’ll make friends.

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