Did you miss me, bookish tweeters? Hopefully you didn’t for too long, because I am back – as promised – with the second part to my previous piece from yesterday, this time covering the tweets from this very week, finally getting myself caught up and just in time to see off July!
So, if there’s nothing else left to say, let’s get down to it then…
You Have No Idea… But Should Have Some Idea
Sometimes, don’t you just wish that that clueless person in your life could just take a hint and not ask you how you are when you’re giving off clear signals?
"How are you" well the gods chained me to a rock and I've been cursed to have an eagle eat my liver every day for eternity. How do you think
— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes) July 27, 2020
I mean, seriously: y’all need to read the room!
(By the way, in case you don’t remember the other tweet on Prometheus I commented on, read the piece I wrote that has it here, because I think the joke that I used then could more than better apply right now…)
A Name With Two Meanings
You ever wonder what your first, or sometimes last, name really means? If it’s self-explanatory, then surely, you’re aware of several words out there that are spelled the same but could have more than one distinct meaning (and might even sound differently in some cases). Words like: lead, tear, extract…
Scout Finch walking by her neighbor’s house: https://t.co/diSVBSncsI
— Harry Hill (@veryharryhill) July 26, 2020
So, the next time you call your bae “boo,” just think of the recluse in the house on your block, or maybe even just the sound a ghost makes…
What To Do By Age 30
You know how everyone has a list of things to accomplish – or things that are supposed to be accomplished – by a certain age? Here’s one person’s opinion on what to achieve by age 30…
By age 30 you should have:
– Mental anguish
– A thirst for revenge
– A claim to the throne of Denmark
– An uncle who is also your stepfather
– A court jester's skull that symbolizes the inevitability of death and decay
— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes) July 28, 2020
I’ve covered a tweet that was similar to this before – in the same piece as the other Prometheus tweet, in fact! – but I think this one hits the mark even harder, because who wouldn’t want to avenge their parent for the sake of their country and personal sake but end up killing everyone and yourself in the process? Oh, everyone doesn’t…? Again, this is just one person’s opinion…
Who’s Really To Blame?
When you wind up in a sticky situation and you look for someone to blame…
Sure, blame the guy whose act of hubris brought the wrath of Poseidon upon us all
— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes) July 28, 2020
Hey, it makes sense! Who else will be our scapegoat if not someone who thinks they’re better than the gods?
Dazed And Confused… And Compelled
When you don’t understand what you’re reading yet you can’t stop reading…
Me reading anything by James Joyce pic.twitter.com/aOmEkioE9h
— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes) July 29, 2020
This is pretty much me whenever I had to read the classics. (I’m not saying I didn’t understand to some extent what I was reading, just not totally, and in some cases, I loved them nonetheless…)
Roll Out The Montage!
Want a montage of snapshots of what this year has been for us so far? You got it!
2020 summed up in book titles pic.twitter.com/R5hWQmWPuo
— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes) July 30, 2020
I just wonder what the rest of the year is going to look like… In fact, you know what? Forget I even asked, because a large part of me doesn’t even want to know…
The Memo You Never Knew You Needed…
If you’re one of those people who has been forced to work from home and/or are considering starting your work-from-home business, then sending out emails to people who you usually do business with and/or people who might be your next new clients, then you must have jazz up your usual email-messaging style. Consider this approach…
Signing off an email with HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND:
Signing off an email with BEWARE MACDUFF; BEWARE THE THANE OF FIFE:
– a helpful tip
— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes) July 31, 2020
Again, there was another time when I covered a similar tweet to this one, way before we had to be under lockdown, but you can never get enough of new, interesting ways to respond to other people’s emails, especially if you want to make “fair” things foul and “foul” things fair…
Well, there you have it: that makes the last of all the tweets we got out of this month! What will the next month bring us, my bookish tweeters? Always remember this: whenever you’re feeling down, know that every little thing that seems like the end of the world today has already been done and somehow dealt with in every other fictional character’s world in books – old or new.
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