50,000 tweets & my 90-day kidneyversary (July 21, 2011)

I have been so busy the past month or so that I’ve let my blog sit idle for too long! Bad, Amy. Bad!

So, Tuesday was the 90-day anniversary of me donating my kidney to TinyMom. As you all know, she avoided going on dialysis for 10 years with a very strict diet. She had to cut some foods out of her diet that contained either a lot of potassium or protein. Tomatoes, potatoes and bananas were on that list. Her favorite food? Pizza. She hadn’t had pizza in ten years. Close your eyes for a moment and think of something you eat every week because it’s your favorite. Now, imagine yourself ten years from now (OMG I will be 50!) and think of NOT having something from TODAY until that day. So, I told her the day I met her that I would be buying her first pizza.

It’s so weird, though, that people said to me “Why do you have to buy it for her? You already gave her a kidney!” which just goes to show you the nature of most people. I’m a giver, that’s obvious. It never occurred to me that buying her something would be looked at like that. I’ve learned the past few months that people are generally selfish & self-absorbed. I’ve also learned who I can and can’t trust, which really sucks.

While waiting to get ready to order the pizza and go over there for dinner, it was also a pretty big day in TwitterVille for me. I was about to hit 50,000 tweets. Fifty. Thousand. Over the weekend, a friend had asked me “So, what are you going to do for you 50,000th tweet?” I had thought about it a few days before, when I saw my tweet count. Holy shit! Have I done anything else 50,000 times? What about sex? Have I done that 50,000 times? I mean, we’ve all eaten 50,000 times. But I’ve been on Twitter for just over 3 years, and it breaks down to:

1147 days

27,528 hours

Roughly 47 tweets per day

1.87 tweets per hour

and on and on and on…

So, I thought about it. Two big things happening on the same day. I didn’t want it to be too stupid, so I turned the comedian off. The biggest thing Twitter has done for me revolved around my recent surgery.

My 50,000th tweet:


(I can’t get the damn thing to upload!)

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