I jumped into the twitterenzy a couple of weeks ago and yesterday started following Ruth Reichl on twitter. This morning when I got to work she sent out a tweet to say she was in Toronto - she was in the car on her way in from the airport and she wrote it seemed like a good place to live and eat. Which is particularly generous given she was on the road from the airport, maybe she was looking down at her briefing notes.
Anyway, you can reply to these things you know. And when Ruth Reichl tweets in your town the day after you start following her, it feels personal.
So i hit reply.
140 characters of welcome and wit. I typed. I erased. I typed. I erased. I caved.
Some are masters at it. Sir Ken Robinson is a good follow on twitter. He wrote the other day, also while on his way from an airport, this one in Vancouver , "Driving to Whistler. Asked driver if he is collecting me tomorrow. He said it will be him or someone else. An exact summary of the options."
Clearly I have to sharpen the knife edge of my wit to plunge into this.
Later Ruth tweeted that her lunch was good. phew. Toronto has its talents and I think food is one of them.
I'm tweeted out...