I’ve been testing my social networking skills for the last few months by goofing off learning my way around Facebook and Twitter. Facebook came first and started with a group of high school friends just trying to keep up with each other. Needless to say, I dove in head first and have a slight full-on addiction to checking status updates, photos and musings of friends. Facebook has remained personal for me. I know everyone I’ve ‘friended’ and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reconnecting and keeping in touch with people from various ages and stages of my life.
I’m still figuring Twitter out. Tweets (status updates that are limited to 140 characters) move fast and there are some hard-core, serious tweeps (people who tweet) out there. On Twitter you have ‘followers’. The last time I checked (5.7 seconds ago) I had 131 followers. I’m following 119 people. Relationships on twitter are not mutually exclusive. Some people garner thousands of followers, yet only follow a handful of people themselves. This is generally considered bad tweeting manners, and even the uber-popular tweeting elite will try to follow the lesser known tweeps, like me. Of my 131 followers I personally know about 5. Yet my addiction interest in Twitter is just as time consuming as my beloved Facebook. Twitter for me is 90% food related. I follow the LA Times food section, a handful of restaurants, and tons of food bloggers like myself.
My point is….I spilled the beans on Facebook and Twitter this morning that I have a dirty little secret. I don’t cook every day. There, I said it. If you are a Facebook friend or follow me on twitter this is old news as I made this confession much earlier today. But in fairness to all, I will share my passion for The Soup Peddler here at The Cafe. The Soup Peddler has an amazing story and is a great contingency plan for me on days that life just gets in the way of my desire to cook.
On Wednesdays, I leave this cooler on my front porch and by mid-afternoon my order is delivered and dinner is done. This week I ordered Straight – Up Vegetable Soup, a Spanish Cocido filled with brisket, chorizo and garbanzos, and The Quiche of the Week (mushroom and spinach). I’ll get at least three or four meals out of this for our family of six. Tonight we will feast on the veggie soup and I’ll make grilled cheese sandwiches. And the Littles will enjoy the quiche for dinner tomorrow and later in school lunches.
So, that’s what I do when I’m too busy on Facebook and Twitter to cook for my family. Now you know.