Hotter: What are you doing?
MFA Mama: Sorting my Twitter-people into lists.
Hotter: Are you THAT BORED?
MFA Mama: Eh, it just needed to be done.
MFA Mama: Twitter was getting too crowded since I started entering lots of contests. I was missing tweets from people I cared about and getting too many freaking commercials and coupon offers.
Hotter: So unfollow the spammers.
MFA Mama: I don't have a spreadsheet for end-of-contest dates to tell me when I can stop following them. Plus then there's the problem of people I really SUPER care about getting lost among other people I don't want to follow. So I made a list called "top dogs" to put them in if I only have a minute to check up on my peeps.
Hotter: How many lists do you have?
MFA Mama: Five. Funny is for the ones I want to see. Contests is for ones I'm just following for contests. Top dogs I already explained. Meh is for people who everyone follows so I followed them and then they followed me and now I don't want to offend them by unfollowing, and people who lurve me but I'm just not that into them and I don't want to HURT them by unfollowing. Also people who are kind of depressing who I might not be up to reading just any time. WTF is for people I don't really recognize by their profile or remember why I followed them, but usually I have a reason so I put them in there.
Hotter: Oh. That seems...complicated.
MFA Mama: Yeah like right now? The Dalai Lama.
Hotter: THE DALAI LAMA IS ON TWITTER?
MFA Mama: Yep. It's kind of a tough call, because--
Hotter: That can't really be him.
MFA Mama: It's a verified account.
Hotter: I didn't think they had electricity!
MFA Mama: Well, he at least has a cell phone, because he's on Twitter.
Hotter: AND HE TWEETS IN ENGLISH?
MFA Mama: Yep. He's the Dalai Lama, of course he knows English.
Hotter: I AM DISAPPOINTED IN LIFE.
MFA Mama: If it's any consolation he tweets really profound and thought-provoking stuff. He gets a TON of retweets. Aaaanyway. This is tough, because I like him a lot, but he's just not FUNNY. Sorry Your Holiness, you're going in Meh.
Hotter: YOU CAN'T PUT THE DALAI LAMA IN MEH!
MFA Mama: Dude, I'm not always up for the Dalai Lama. I don't think he's gonna hold it against me. Besides, I'll still read him, just not when I'm feeling shallow.
Hotter: stomps off