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[...] there was the fan who asked me about my five-hour airplane delay. Since that column ran 11 years ago, I looked at him like he had three heads until he said, We were on the same plane in 1998, and we got stuck on the runway for five hours.
Bob Tales with Bob Frey Everybody Twitters — Well, Not Everybody I take a lot of pride in the fact that people have become big fans of Oddly enough, we got disconnected, and my computer still doesn’t work. I’ve tried calling back, but I must be on some kind of list — you know, the Twittering, too. Heck, John Force even Twitters, although I think he may have “people” who do it for him. I always wanted to have “people.” What this column. Everywhere I list that says if Bob calls, hang up. happened to a good old-fashioned blog? Remember go someone will come up So for me, simply trying to get my computer to when that was the hot, new thing to do? Last week, I to me and make reference work is a real challenge, so you can imagine what I got 42 invitations to join someone on Facebook and to previous Bob Tales would do with an iPhone, an iPod, a 3G network, a another dozen people wanted to Twitter with me. columns. Occasionally, if webcam, a motherboard, an RCA adapter, a remote- That sounded exciting until I realized that when you our paths haven’t crossed in a while, they’ll refer to control molex connector kit, a Logisys RM02 with two Twitter with someone, you don’t even have to be in one from a few years ago, and that often catches me remote controls, or a solar-powered, stainless-steel the same state let alone the same room. What’s by surprise. For example, in Sonoma, a fan came up acrylic-bubble garden light. Heck, I’ve just learned wrong with a little face-to-face Twittering, huh? and said, “Hey, Bob, get your dog’s head caught in what to do with my mouse. No comments, please. And My oldest grandson, Stevie, is now 14; he’s into all the window lately?” Well, since that column was four I have absolutely no idea what a Twitter is. Or are. Or of that high-tech, computer stuff, and when we were years ago, it took me a while to think about old might be. Just for the record, I don’t tweet, twit, blog, riding in my car the other day, he told me that I need Nestlee (my dog), and the day she did, indeed, get blimp, IM, AM, PM, Facebook, MySpace, My Face, to learn to tweet. I told him that he needs to call Phil. her head caught in the window. It was really funny — Your Place, My Book, Your Book, Plaxo, Flaxo, Harpo, Then he told me about Tagged, Ning, Meetup, well, unless you were Nestlee. Groucho, or any of that stuff. And I don’t want to. Breakup, Setup, Bebo, Hippo, Fixster, and a dozen Then there was the fan who asked me about my OK, so I did tweet once in seventh grade, but I got more places that “I need to be on.” By then, my head five-hour airplane delay. Since that column ran 11 caught and was sent to the principal’s office. Of was spinning, so I just turned up the music on my years ago, I looked at him like he had three heads course, that was in Catholic school, so that might eight-track and kept driving. And just then, a kid who until he said, “We were on the same plane in 1998, have had something to do with it. was driving while texting and listening to his iPod and we got stuck on the runway for five hours. I’m Anyway, I read National DRAGSTER and pulled out in front of me. I hit the brakes, skidded to Bill, remember me?” “Oh, my bad, Bill, sure I NHRA.com faithfully, although I have to admit, it’s a a halt, and yelled, “You stupid twit.” Now I get it. remember you. You were on the plane with me when lot easier for me to read DRAGSTER because I don’t That’s it for now, I’ll see you at the races. I’ll be we spent five hours on the runway, weren’t you?” have to go to my computer to do that. When I want the only one not Twittering. After I said that, Bill turned to his wife and said, to check NHRA.com, I’m often asked if I want to Oh, by the way, no part of this article may be “See, I told you he’d remember me. Bob, you have a upgrade, downgrade, upload, reload, unload, free load, reproduced without the express, written permission great memory.” Yeah, that’s me, Bill, a real genius. or install a new flash drive. I don’t even know what of John Force, John Jodauga, John Foster, Chris The reason I bring this up is because I want to that is. OK, so I did flash, once. Wait, that’s another Foster, Chris Cunningham, Scott Benham, Wesley make the point that the faithful readers of this story for another day. Now where was I? Oh yeah, Scott, Scott McVey, Rich McPhillips, Michael Phillips, column know a great deal about me, which means NHRA.com. I love the articles by Phil Burgess, but I and Phil Burgess — especially Phil Burgess. ND that they know that when it comes to technology, had to draw the line when Phil told me that he is now computers, gadgets, gizmos, whiz-bang new Twittering and that I should join him. I don’t think Bob Frey, who has been writing his Bob Tales contraptions, and stuff like that, I am far from a so, Phil. It seems that Twittering is now socially column since 1994, has been a drag racing announcer genius. In fact, I’m a dope. When I needed to get my acceptable, and, apparently, everyone is doing it. since 1966 and an NHRA national event announcer computer fixed recently, the guy on the phone asked In Sonoma, a fan asked me if I Twitter, and I told since 1985 and is co-host of the NHRA Lucas Oil me what kind of computer I had, and I told him, him, “Only when the in-laws are coming over.” He just Sportsman highlights show broadcast on ESPN2. “Brown.” He said, “There has to be more to it than
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