I joined Twitter back when I was still in Ohio. It started out as a half-hearted attempt to network and promote my comic, but it evolved into something else; a documentation, a record of my life in 140 character segments. Ever forgetful, I’ve always been a journaler, tracking my life on the pages of notebooks and sketchbooks and blogs. Reading back through these is a reminder of all the things that have passed, things I could never, unfortunately, recall on my own. So, in honor of my anniversary of arrival in Hawaii, I bring you My Life in 140 Characters, a collection of tweets that I think best sum up the past year, along with some of my favorite snippets of wit and eloquence.

Fly home from Florida tomorrow, bus to Chicago Monday, gone for a week, move on January 26th. Lots to do = excuses! 4:22 PM Dec 29th, 2007

Dude, I think this bus is lost. We just passed signs for the Univ. of Phoenix (Arizona?) and Valparaiso (Florida?) 5:27 PM Dec 31st, 2007

Chicago! Happy New Year! 7:04 PM Dec 31st, 2007

8am. Why am I awake? I move tomorrow. 3:09 AM Jan 24th, 2008

Last shower. Last meal. Box of canned goods for the needy (aka my best friend). Thanks for the well wishes! 1:25 AM Jan 25th, 2008

Welcome to West Virginia. Forgot how big Ohio is. 2:43 PM Jan 25th, 2008

Welcome to Pennsylvania. Wow, that was short. 2:47 PM Jan 25th, 2008

I’m….. home 9:20 PM Jan 26th, 2008

Heading to Chinatown for the New Years parade. 2:42 PM Feb 2nd, 2008

I’ve lost track of all the rainbows 5:20 PM Feb 8th, 2008

Attacked in the shower by a giant flying cockroach. Welcome to paradise. 11:42 PM Feb 8th, 2008

I got the apartment! 7:29 PM Feb 21st, 2008

I have been adopted by a cute Chinese couple 1:52 PM Feb 24th, 2008

standing in the kitchen, suddenly realizing that I don’t own a can opener 5:44 PM Feb 25th, 2008

Library lists a phone # for after hours emergencies. What is a library emergency? 1:59 PM Feb 26th, 2008

just when I’m starting to feel confidant about my ability to get around, I get lost in a mall parking lot. 12:40 PM Mar 1st, 2008

At the movies. Accidentally snorted a raisinette up my nose. 9:26 PM Mar 2nd, 2008

Tripped on a curb. Might have broken something. Waiting to go to the hospital 12:58 PM Mar 14th, 2008

I’ve been living in this apartment for a month and I just now realized that I can close the drapes 11:49 PM Mar 25th, 2008

Sometimes I feel like an ass for using words like “duration” in casual conversation 8:10 PM Apr 8th, 2008

First day of work was fairly enjoyable 2:06 PM Apr 10th, 2008

I’ve lost the only spoon that I own. 10:10 AM Apr 13th, 2008

Sometimes I go wandering off in the wrong direction and don’t even realize for blocks. 10:42 AM Apr 17th, 2008

At the Hawaii Geek Meet! 2:15 PM Apr 20th, 2008

I got the dream apartment I’ve been crossing my fingers for all week! 9:27 AM Apr 22nd, 2008

I was just offered another job. At this rate I might not go back to Ohio. Wishful thinking 11:44 AM Apr 23rd, 2008

Ok, did not realize “kane” meant “male” until I went into the wrong restroom. 12:23 PM Apr 24th, 2008

It is entirely possible to cut open your hand with a piece of dry linguine 9:17 PM May 9th, 2008

Was offered a permanent position at my job. Weighing the pros and cons of staying in Hawaii. 12:02 PM May 13th, 2008

At the Lantern Floating Festival, remembering why I moved to Hawaii. 6:46 PM May 26th, 2008

Fireworks, penguins, flamingos, food and friends. Fun Friday. 8:47 PM Jun 6th, 2008

Happy Kamehameha Day! My first random work holiday that makes all my mainland friends go “Huh, what?” 7:57 AM Jun 11th, 2008

My mom, in Ohio, just called me in Hawaii to get directions to a movie theater. 1:00 PM Jun 17th, 2008

As of Monday I am an official full time employee of the Hawaii State Government. 10:07 AM Jun 26th, 2008

Spontaneous Wednesday evening beach party! 8:08 PM Jul 2nd, 2008

Been camping out at Campbell Industrial beach since noon. Food, family and fireworks. Earlier, fishing and snorkeling. I love Hawaii. 8:07 PM Jul 4th, 2008

Woke up covered in sand. I’m 23 today. 7:01 AM Jul 5th, 2008

I’ve been here for months and yet the Friday fireworks always catch me off guard. 8:02 PM Jul 18th, 2008

24 hours from leaving Honolulu, my mom picks me up in Columbus. 100 more miles until “home”. 9:57 PM Jul 30th, 2008

Hadn’t seen my best friend in 6 months. Slumber party and girl talk. 5:17 PM Aug 1st, 2008

I tried to initiate a pillowfight but got caught in the sheets. Pillowfight fail. 6:24 PM Aug 1st, 2008

Finally on the plane heading home to Hawaii. 2:33 PM Aug 12th, 2008

Well, I did it! I applied to be on Lost. Cool beans. 11:25 AM Aug 16th, 2008

Things that make me happy today: free m&ms, being mistaken for a local girl, compliments on new haircut. 9:33 AM Aug 20th, 2008

Cool and gloomy in Honolulu. It actually feels like fall! And here I thought we only had 2 seasons: rainy and dry. 8:13 AM Aug 27th, 2008

I just used “pau” in a sentence without even thinking about it. 11:56 PM Sep 2nd, 2008

Nine Inch Nails, Portland, December 7th, I got pit tickets! 2:04 PM Sep 16th, 2008

Off to my first doctor’s appointment in almost 10 years. Yay insurance! 9:48 AM Sep 20th, 2008

Going surfing today and nervous! I don’t know how to surf, who am I kidding? 10:08 AM Oct 4th, 2008

“Wow, you do have a life,” the subject line of an e-mail from my mom. Yeah, mom, I was surprised too. 9:15 PM Oct 15th, 2008

I know it’s called 24 Hour Comics Day, but it just dawned on me that I’m going to be drawing a comic for 24 hours. 11:58 AM Oct 17th, 2008

Eating oatmeal for breakfast, trying to pretend it’s cold outside. I miss Fall. 6:52 AM Oct 22nd, 2008

Co-worker caught me grinning. “What are you doing?” *guilty* “Er, blogging..” “What is blogging?” 2:16 PM Oct 22nd, 2008

I love how non-Hawaii people are completely baffled as to how to pronounce “Aiea” 9:28 AM Oct 23rd, 2008

I’m sitting out on my lanai with my laptop watching it rain in Waikiki 8:40 AM Oct 26th, 2008

Random naps on coffeshop chairs 9:32 PM Nov 5th, 2008

If one more person comments on how small my lunch is, I’m just gonna eat theirs. 11:18 AM Nov 6th, 2008

My coworker just waved a pear at me, only it flew out of his hand and went rolling down the hall. 12:49 PM Nov 7th, 2008

Homemade bean soup and crusty french bread. Imaginary crusty french bread. 6:27 PM Nov 12th, 2008

Quote of the night: “I almost spilled ideas everywhere!” 8:48 PM Nov 12th, 2008

I need to stop feeling homesick. That’s not home anymore. 10:24 AM Nov 15th, 2008

I wrote 50 thousand words. I wrote 50 thousand words. I wrote 50 thousand words!!! 9:38 PM Nov 18th, 2008

Everyone talking about the impending rain like it’s the end of the world. “The rain is coming, did you hear? It’s going to rain tonight.” 4:25 PM Nov 21st, 2008

Eating peppermint stick ice cream. It’s nice to hang onto at least one holiday tradition. 2:16 AM Nov 23rd, 2008

Thanksgiving is about remembering how annoying your family is. And loving them anyway. 12:33 PM Nov 27th, 2008

Packing for Portland, I suddenly realize that I’ll have to wear socks for the first time in almost a year 5:15 PM Dec 4th, 2008

Anyone heard of Rick Steves? Sitting next to him at dinner. Famous travel guy apparently. 6:08 PM Dec 6th, 2008

I’m in line for Nine Inch Nails. Love lines! 9:36 AM Dec 7th, 2008

A crowd surfer landed on my head 9:47 PM Dec 7th, 2008

Hanging out at the Portland airport with my mom. Our gates are right next to each other — her to Ohio, me to Hawaii. 9:20 AM Dec 8th, 2008

To be honest, I love it when my mainland friends tell me how cold they are and I say “Yeah, I might have to turn off my fan tonight.” 12:19 AM Dec 13th, 2008

I bought an entire crate of chocolate covered macadamia nuts to give out as xmas gifts. So far I’ve eaten four boxes. 5:17 PM Dec 15th, 2008

Opening up the last of my Xmas presents before Xmas officially ends. Had a lot of fun (but it still doesn’t feel like Xmas) 11:42 PM Dec 25th, 2008

Power is out in Waikiki, traffic lights out, lots of sirens 6:58 PM Dec 26th, 2008

I broke another glass. That’s two since I moved here, and this one all over the floor. Good times. 9:05 PM Dec 27th, 2008

Thanks to iPhone autocorrect, I have an Optimist Appointment tomorrow. I’m sure he’ll say my eyes are just fine. 8:38 AM Dec 29th, 2008

I’m all out of rice -and- soy sauce? What kind of Asian-wannabe am I? 9:30 PM Dec 29th, 2008

*SQUEAL* I just bought my plane tickets to Japan! I’m going in March! 11:58 AM Dec 30th, 2008

Guess who just managed to break ANOTHER drinking glass!? 7:46 PM Dec 31st, 2008

Happy New Year! 12:03 AM Jan 1st

Me: I almost got hit by a truck! Mom: Was it a blue truck? Me: No, why? Mom: Just curious. 1:21 PM Jan 1st

Reminded that it is family tradition to have sauerkraut on New Years Day. I’m thinking Reuben. 1:45 PM Jan 1st

A little voice in my head keeps whispering “Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan”. And sometimes “Pizza Pizza Pizza Pizza Pizza”. 10:41 AM Jan 5th

I just told a friend that Hawaii doesn’t observe Daylight Savings TIme, and she called us lazy 0.o 1:54 PM Jan 5th

Some days when I get off work, it feels like I’m ten again and the school bell just rang. Freedom! 4:25 PM Jan 5th

The To-Do list of important To-Dos never actually To-Does anything 10:59 PM Jan 5th

I’m always the wittiest when nobody’s looking. Like a Wit Ninja. 11:06 PM Jan 5th

Whoa, I completely forgot I had roommates until one walked in the door. 8:33 PM Jan 12th

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4 Responses to Twitter

  1. MyopicJoe says:

    I salute you, deadly Wit Ninja.

  2. @mochichick says:

    You moved to Hawaii on my birthday. πŸ™‚ I hope you are enjoying it!

  3. Diana Finch says:

    Afterwards, gorilla trekking permits were bought, lunch was eaten and we were soon off, travelling to the North.

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