If you’ve been following me on Twitter for a while, you may have noticed that the quality of my Tweets in the past few weeks/months has been, to say the least, a little bit different as it has transformed from foul mouthed gunslinger of filth and debauchery to morning radio sports talk. No more alcohol-fueled dick jokes; no more blatantly-offensive-to-get-a-reaction-tweets; no more boob quips. Now you’re seeing a lot of sports related tweets (some general, most Seattle based) and I’m sure some are wondering, “What the hell?” or “Who cares?”
There’s a reason for that.
While I’ve had fun using Twitter as that type of release, my plan is to eventually do stand-up comedy. I’ve always been infatuated with the art form and after years of watching/listening some of my favorite performers, I’ve realized that’s what I want to work towards.
But that still doesn’t answer why things are different.
Simply put, I’m saving the jokes I come up with. Writing them down, creating a structure for them, letting them grow into something more than sending out a Tweet at 3:30 in the morning that has no audience. While some would still see it (and maybe enjoy it a little), sometimes I felt as if they were going to waste.
Sports, other than comedy, is another one of my biggest passions. Being born and raised in Washington State, I watched (and attended) the Seattle-based Mariners, Seahawks, and Sonics games. Now living outside Phoenix, Arizona, I love my hometown teams more than ever, through the good and in some cases (see Mariners), the really bad times. I just really enjoy talking about sports and like many subjects, Twitter is a fantastic medium for it.
I guess what I’m trying to say is if you initially followed me for the jokes and don’t want your timeline filled with Tweets about guys with sweaty balls (and sometimes women with a musty funk coming from their cooch), I’m sorry and I I understand if you unfollow. For those that stick around, I appreciate the support.