Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I'm Being Stalked by Build-a-Bear

Well, not really...well kind of. This morning my cell phone informed me that I was being Followed by Build-a-Bear.

Say what? What could I have done to tick off Build-a-Bear? I mean, we haven't been there in a while but was that enough to have me followed???

Should I be on the lookout for this guy? Are bears going to be hiding in the bushes? How exactly did I get myself into this situation?

Twitter. That's how.

It started out so innocently. I joined Twitter because all the cool kids are doing it and, well, I've aspired to be a cool kid since sixth grade when all the boys and girls were trading leather bracelets and I never got one. Plus it was just one more way to exploit my life just a tiny bit more.

{Yeah, we all know I need therapy. Maybe I should set up a Chip-In widget for people to donate towards my sessions.}

When I joined I had no idea what I was doing. I still don't really. I started with a couple of followers I had never even heard of and have no idea how they even found me. And then I got some real tweet friends, just a few, but enough to make it interesting.

For you nonTweeters, there's a whole world out there waiting to be explored. I feel like Christopher Columbus trying to find China and but discovering the Caribbean instead. Some days I feel like I'm groping around in the dark and then I stumble upon something.

{Okay, Stumble Upon is a REAL THING I just found out about today!!! Yesterday someone told me in my comments that they "stumbled upon" me and then I found out what it meant today.}

Back to my story: I discovered something called GNO, which stands for Girls Night Out. We all know that this Girl is in desperate need for a Night Out so I was definitely checking that puppy out! I signed up for it last night, it takes place on Tuesday nights, but didn't do anything with it. But all of a sudden, this morning I started getting invites on Twitter and it appeared they were coming from GNO.

And then I got this Tweet: Buildabear is now following you.

Was this a joke? I was at my laptop and looked it up and followed the link and it looked pretty legit. The Build-a-Bear was following me on Twitter. How weird was that? So weird that when I was tweeting with my friend Brandy about Christmas cookies this afternoon I tweeted her:

I just found out that Build-a-Bear is following me on Twitter. Should I be scared? That sounds totally WEIRD!!!!

To which she replied that she was also being followed. We laughed about it, with Brandy telling me not to answer my front door if a giant bear was there, to send Ross instead and she suddenly announces:

Oh shoot he just hugged you too. :}


What was she talking about? Then I saw this message:

buildabear @MommaDenise Sorry to alarm you. Sending you a virtual hug. :)

Now, I don't know why, maybe its the lack of social stimulation or the fact I really have no life, but I thought this was so hysterically funny that I laughed and laughed to the point of thoroughly annoying my children. First, Build-a-Bear, the Build-a-Bear was "following" me -- I mean, seriously is there a little bear tapping away at a keyboard following people? That must be very difficult given the fact that those little guys have no digits, much less opposable thumbs. (I happen to know its a keyboard and not a cell phone because its says "from web") And second, not only was it following me but it was actually conversing with me and apologizing for alarming me. I'm sorry, but that's some funny stuff.

I chuckled all evening long until I got another Tweet. Discovery Toys is following me too.

Oh, crappy doodles. I may need to get a restraining order.

60 comments:

Just say Julie said...

hahahaha! That is hilarious! I stumbled over from SITS and was headed for the SITSmas post, but this one cracked me up!

Miss. said...

hahahha, that is so funny! Love it

christie said...

Crazy! So funny!

mommytoalot said...

You made me laugh out loud..Now my kids are looking at me funny..
xo

Sandy Toes said...

How fun!!! This post is so fun..that bear is so cute!!!! I love a funny post...thanks for chuckles!
-sandy toes

Crystal said...

Denise, your life is never boring!

Denise said...

Crystal, and thank God for that! What would I write about??? Is it just me though, or is most people's lives like this? Maybe its my destiny to have all these crazy experiences to entertain the masses.

Brandy said...

I'm still having quite the chuckle over it...and I still think Ross needs to stay close.

Build a Bear gave a hug to everyone this morning. : }

Jill said...

Oh dear! Oh dear Denise! What will be next...be careful...one of those freaky creatures from YO GABBA GABBA could be trailing you next...THAT would really freak me out in a dark parking lot!!!
FUN!

i'm black betty said...

LOL! this made me laugh... xoxo

Grand Pooba said...

Just discovered you from SITS. I would be very afraid if I were you! Those bears are friggin scery!

You may want to sleep with a can of mace!

heathersister said...

Seriously, my family is already giving my a hard time for being on the computer too much. Like when did they start to care what I am doing? That's all I need is one more thing to eat up my time. I am so addicted to blogging, I better stay away from that addiction.

Melissa B. said...

Hey there, SITSta! Thanks so much for coming by on Tuesday and leaving Seasonal Best Wishes. Those SITS Gals really know how to throw a Holiday Party, don't they? BTW, I've been nominated for a Pretty Neat Blog Award. If you have a chance, please come by my place and vote. Pretty Please?

Denise said...

Grand Pooba, be careful about what you say-- they are reading this post you know. REALLY!!! They sent me a tweet this morning that my post cracked them up. I quickly apologized if I offended the little bear who types the tweets. I have enough enemies, you know? No need adding psycho bears to the list!

Heather said...

This is all incredibly terrifying. Toys following you?? It's the stuff of nightmares.

tara @ kidz said...

Trust me, there are much scarier stalkers than that. I think you'll be ok! Congrats on being saucy!!!

GNO Gals, Jyl and Carissa said...

Hey i spoke with Ms. BuildaBear after GNO and told her to have a look at all the GNO chicks from the twitter group list! I'm soo excited to see that she followed up on that!

I'm telling her to have a look at your blog right now!!

--Carissa

Cathy said...

That is hilarious! And...a little freaky! Stopping by from SITS to say hello.

Barb Jacobucci said...

This post had me laughing out loud. I had a similar experience from GNO, but didn't have the conversation with the girl friend. (I was definitely thinking it though!) Thanks for putting humor in the middle of my day.

twitter.com/barbjacobucci

Brandy said...

~They are talking about your post on Twitter. They being the bear and GNO ladies. LOL!~

DJane said...

Funny! I actually found your post through "Build a Bear" by their tweet referring to your blog post. Funny how the world wide web is so large yet can all link together so quickly.

LeapFrog is also following me! ;)

Beverly said...

I haven't even figured out facebook yet I can't get started on tweeter or whatever.

ElleBee said...

Well, it all started out perfectly innocently. I found my way here from SITS and the next thing I know, I have a Twitter account. I blame you. Of course, I can't figure out how to add people, so you are one of three people that I follow (completely by accident, I might add!). Thanks ever so much! :) Love your blog, btw. Happy Saucy SITS blog week!

Veggie Mom said...

Pretty funny stuff! Hey, I'm returning visits from the FanTAbulous Merry SITSmas Event the other day. Thanks so much for visiting, and please...come by my place to see how to Pay It Forward during this Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

This Little Hen said...

I just stopped by from SITS and needless to say I am laughing so hard. I personally would have gotten so freaked out if I though I was being followed by a B-A-B. Too funny~

Kristin said...

I am so thankful my life is much more calm than yours. I don't have any toys or animals following me around. Whew!

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

So FUNNY!

Don't you love stalkers...

Nessa said...

That's too funny!

Congratulations on being Saucy!

Midwest Mommy said...

OMG! That is great...is it bad I kinda what to be stalked by build-a-bear too now.

debi said...

OMG...this post is hilarious! I thought I was going to pee in my big girl panties! Now, I have never been afraid of "bears"...but, if you start being followed by those scary looking knomes...then I think you may have to take out that restraining order!
xo...deb

AndreaLeigh said...

That is so odd and just a little creepy! LOL. I love StumbleUpon. What is this Girl's Night Out? Is it a website or something in your community?

Sissy said...

and I thought I was cool when Neil P. Harris started following me!

Rick said...

This tweeter thing seems to be a big thing. I don't need another thing - though. Just started a FaceBook not long ago. Too much stuff to keep up with.

Denise said...

AndreaLeigh, GNO is with Twitter. If you click on GNO in my post it will take you to the page about Girls Night Out. Or go to this link and it will tell you all about it. http://mommygossip-gno.blogspot.com/2008/10/what-is-mommy-gossipgno.html

I haven't participated myself. I had seen twittering about it last week and checked it out and signed up Tuesday but didn't participate. But that's how Build-a-Bear got my my Twitter name to follow.

mommaof4wife2r said...

maybe it's just the 'mom stuck at home all the time' thing, but i'm dying laughing here too! i love the diggs btw on the bear in ur pic! it's so hollywood/ghetto. cracks me up.

anyway, i am twitting now too and i'm lost, so maybe you can teach me. i was just there today trying to d=send a direct message and i'm sure i screwed it up. and did i mention i'm an engineer? oh well...

Crystal said...

Denise...I think it's your destiny.

annie kelleher said...

that is way too cute!!! and thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hi! :)

sandy said...

Hehehe! Funny!

Mrs. S said...

that build-a-bear looks like that guy off of Law & Order: SVU. Munch. haha

thanks for stopping by my blog. I think my son will be cute his whole life bc he looks just like his dad!

Joanne said...

That was hilarious! I just discovered Twitter, too. I probably would've thought it was a little weird that THE Build-a-Bear was following me, too.

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.

Amanda K said...

Just popped over from SITS to say hello! What a funny little post but you have to love Twitter!!

April said...

LMAO!

Clippergirl56 said...

I am stopping by from SITS again. Okay, I've enjoyed your posts so much that I am going to have to check in on you every day. This is absolutely hilarious. Being followed by a Bear.

Debbie said...

Hi Denise! Thanks for stopping by Blog Around the World. You are all linked up!

Teresa =) said...

Oh, crappy doodles (LOVE that phrase and I WILL be adding that one to my repertoire!)...now that you're all famous on SITS, my comments will just get lost in the shuffle. I still have my lowly 13 followers...you're heading to 50!!!

At least I can say I knew you way back when, before you became famous...

Teresa =)

Denise said...

Teresa, you better still comment on my blog!!! In fact, I'm thinking about what my next giveaway is and trying figure out how to make sure you win this time! And, of course you know I'm still harassing YOU with comments on your blog!

Oh, and feel free to beg, borrow or steal "crappy doodles." I try my best to maintain a G rated house (and blog) so crappy oodles is one I can pull out when Crap (which is actually kind of a bad word in our house) doesn't quite cut it.

Teresa =) said...

Oh, Denise, you're not getting rid of me no matter HOW big and famous this blog becomes! I actually had a dream two nights ago that I babysat Emma for you and our house was hit by a tornado! (Not Emma's fault, by the way.) Want you to know that I kept your baby safe from harm!

Keep working on that "fixed giveaway" for me, girlfriend!

Teresa =)

Brenda Jean said...

BAHAHAHAHA You never know who may be stalking you on Twitter:) That bear looks pretty suspicious. Hmmmm...could be a twitter spy!

Vickie said...

This almost could be a good scary movie:) Get the rights to it now!!

I am hearing alot about this twitter. Must check it out.

Rhiana said...

This is so funny I had to go back and read it twice. Thanks for the laugh for the day.

Tiffany said...

LOL! Too funny....I get a little curious when strange people start following me too. But can't say I've had The Bear!! Thanks for stopping by my blog last week!!!

Kay Bratt said...

Denise, you have outdone yourself. This is the best post ever! Funny...

JD said...

Hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!

Donna said...

Hilarious....love the post!

Donna

Marrdy said...

Creepy and cuddly at the same time. You can never trust a teddy bear!

Whimsical Creations said...

ok, LMAO!! That is hilarious....I just had to go follow Build a Bear...I am following you too now. =D

Andrea said...

That's hilarious! Happy SITS day!

Mindy said...

I'm jealous I want Build-A-Bear to follow me on Twitter j/k.

Love your blog, you look to young to have 20 something year old children.

blueviolet said...

Build a Bear follows me on Twitter too. We'd better be cautious....

I love your blog!

HoneyB said...

This is a funny post! I have "places" following me also that I thought was weird! LOL