As a child, my favorite birthday party ever was when I turned eight. My mom willingly packed 10 screaming kids into her Ford Windstar and took us to Magic Castle, a renaissance-themed recreational facility in Ohio with trampolines, batting cages, a climbing wall, video games and unlimited pizza; it was an eight-year-old’s paradise.
As an adult, I prefer low-key birthday celebrations, usually with a small group of friends going out for dinner. I tend to follow the philosophy that says it’s the people you are with, not where you are the counts (yes, I think that is a Dave Matthews Band lyric). So when I read this article about Nick Cannon’s birthday plans, I found it hard to relate.
The New York Post reports, “Nick Cannon is looking to make a killing on his 30th birthday — reps for Mariah Carey‘s husband have sent out a mass e-mail looking for corporate sponsors to pay $25,000 for three tweets from next month’s bicoastal bash.”
As my good friend Nicole of Get NYC’d has recently pointed out, New Yorkers are full of irrational fears. One of mine, which likely stems from watching an unhealthy amount of Law and Order: SVU, is a home invasion. However, I can say that if – god forbid – I am ever in the situation, my first instinct will not be reaching for my phone to tell the Twitterverse.
Paris Hilton disagrees.
The celebrity gossip train was in full force this morning as reports of a burglar with “two big knives” found his way into Paris’s California home. Fortunately, we don’t have to wait for TMZ to break the details, as the celebutante has been sharing her experience via Twitter.
Maybe the accused will live tweet his sentencing. I’ll keep you all posted. . .
Lady Gaga topped Britney Spears for the top spot on Twitter after earning 5,743,505 followers while Spears dropped to 5,704,360.
Last night, MTV announced the winner of the search for the first ever Twitter Jockey. Gabi Gregg is a 23-year-old fashion blogger from Detroit who took the reigns of the Twitter handle @mtvtj this morning. She has over 12,000 followers and has been in a state of near-constant tweeting ever since she was crowned.
Let’s see if she takes the time to tell us how she plans on spending her $100,000 salary!
If the one day every girls dreams about most is her wedding day, then I think it’s safe to say that the proposal is the second most important experience we wait for (and after spending this past weekend at a bachelorette party watching the Martha Stewart Weddings DVD and reading 100+ bridal magazines, I can say this with complete confidence). However, I don’t think any girl would ever dream of having the Old Spice man pop the question on behalf of their future betrothed.
According to this Mashable article, the groom-to-be approached the Old Spice Twitter account and asked if they would help him propose to his girlfriend. Shortly after the request came through, Old Spice threw together this quick video and retweeted the guy. His response: “SHE SAID YES!”
We are both in our mid-twenties and both from Ohio. And today, Lebron James and I have one more thing in common: Twitter.
OK, so those may be the only three qualities we share, but today’s revelation has me excited.
Lebron created a Twitter account this morning (@kingjames) and within a handful of hours he has accumulated nearly 90,000 followers and counting.