Everyone is posting their first-tweet and who-followed-them-first in celebration of Twitter’s 8th birthday. Mine was a very benign “what is this thing about” type of comment in 2007, mainly to follow all the people I knew in Denver who had joined. All these years later I have found so many real (and imaginary) friends via Twitter, here in Colorado and around the world.
This is a collection of the people I love to follow on Twitter from Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs… and all over our great state – plus a tweet that gives a taste (IMHO, of course) of what their feed is like. Prepare for a very eclectic list from music to media, funny people to tech, social media, and basically everything under the sun.
Warning. Some are NSFW and some are mommy bloggers.
— Adam Cayton-Holland (@CaytonHolland) March 17, 2014
The last time I wore this sportcoat appears to be to a Deftones concert. I can’t reconcile how that could happen.
— Allen Klosowski (@TheBigKlosowski) March 13, 2014
The parking lot at the new Trader Joe’s makes me want to stab my left eye with a chopstick… but only after I get my cookie butter. Seriously
— Amanda Edwards (@momofambition) March 24, 2014
I wish Cheetos weren’t orange. Alternatively: I wish my pants were orange.
— Andrew Catellier (@whlteXbread) May 26, 2009
I will never support invite only events. My event motto: Everyone is interesting. Everyone is welcome & valued. Everyone is complex. — andrew hyde (@andrewhyde) July 18, 2013
I just read about 1/3 of a really interesting article about how the internet is killing our brains.
— Andrew O. (@TheOrvedahl) February 19, 2014
I feel better than I have any right to this morning after last nights “Rumba Chiva” in Cartagena.
— Angela Berardino (@COtravelGirl) November 18, 2013
All-caps calendar entries are the bane of my journalism existence.
— Ashley Dean (@AshaleyJill) February 24, 2014
Do you think when big moments happen at the Gatorade Company, they dump buckets of humans on each other?
— Ben Roy (@benroy00) February 3, 2014
on a call about a new fund. i have never, ever, ever understood why VCs don’t always recycle / reinvest 100% of their management fees
— Brad Feld (@bfeld) March 17, 2014
It’s Pi Day so I had pie. Mathematically speaking, I ate like 208 degrees of that pie.
— Brandon Whalen (@BrandonSings) March 14, 2014
Don Henley turns 66 today. He once told me I was “ok” for a guy who worked at Clear Channel. I told him he was “ok” – for an Eagle.
— Bret Saunders (@Bretontheradio) July 22, 2013
“I’m sorry, but the person you’re calling has a voicemail box that hasn’t been set up yet.” <— how can I get that feature?
— Brian Inderwies (@inderwies) March 6, 2014
Just poked myself in the eye with hindsight. Bleeding previously.
— Bryan Bugfrog (@bugfrog) September 27, 2009
Did you know that we offer FREE parenting seminars taught by our pediatric experts? Check out the 2014 schedule: t.co/GHRUCcNU7L
— Children’s Colorado (@ChildrensColo) March 21, 2014
My favorite co-worker just spoke to me for the first time. Now in the process of finding a new favorite.
— Chris Charpentier (@charpiecomedy) May 30, 2013
Want to start selling phone-shaped pieces of wood, maybe with nice laser engraved art. Either as pacifiers for adults, or training for kids.
— Chris Maytag (@cpm5280) May 27, 2013
My iPad smells like ‘kitchen’…
— Christopher Cina (@ccina) January 24, 2014
Giorgio Moroder remixes Haim, and I’m certain this is part of an effort to desensitize us to the reality of robots taking over the world.
— Corey H. Jones (@CPRJones) December 4, 2013
I actually said to myself this evening: “this cheese board looks a bit busy” #fortheloveofcheese
— Courtney O’Rourke (@courtneyo) March 6, 2014
Hey! We’re paper marbling today! We may marble everything! stay tuned for pictures!
— Denver Craft Ninjas (@craftninjas) March 23, 2014
TSA: why do you have three laptops? Me: Because I could only fit three in my bag.
— Dadclap McGillicutty (@rockstar_) July 30, 2013
After learning he’s a Scientologist, I can’t really enjoy Beck’s music anymore.
— Daniel Burns (@boinzy) March 6, 2014
Change default reminder alert time in iCal? t.co/vFlh7X07Yj
— Dave Taylor (@DaveTaylor) December 26, 2013
— Denver Art Museum (@DenverArtMuseum) March 20, 2014
Summer Concert season is coming- are you a member? Added perks include member presale and discounted ticket prices: t.co/ST5k7dK1CK
— DenverBotanicGardens (@Botanic) March 19, 2014
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) February 21, 2014
— DenverCenter (@DenverCenter) March 12, 2014
This cave millipede discovered in Eagle County, CO was named in honor of Jeff Stephenson, our Zoology collx manager. t.co/8kostjicJO
— Denver Museum (@DenverMuseumNS) March 12, 2014
— Denver Nuggets (@denvernuggets) March 26, 2014
What should be the Outlaws signature song we play at every game? Vote in our poll (bottom right of t.co/506fah81oR) or tweet us!
— Denver Outlaws (@DenverOutlaws) February 13, 2014
Denver Zoo welcomes baby tamandua Cayenne! Mom Rio is learning the ropes from staff. Learn more and watch a video at t.co/XchtYmWWFt
— Denver Zoo (@DenverZoo) March 20, 2014
— Rep. Diana DeGette (@RepDianaDeGette) March 13, 2014
Gather around kids, I’m giving free PR advice. If you’re not sorry and you can’t pretend to be sorry, then don’t go on national TV. — Elaine Ellis (@elaine) January 18, 2013
In a recent study, 52% of Americans polled believed doing their taxes was easier than figuring out #healthyeating .
— Elizabeth Yarnell (@ElizabethYarnel) March 5, 2014
The bad news: there is no key to happiness The good news: it isn’t locked
— Emilia Sperandeo (@ChronologyChild) March 25, 2014
— ~ Emily (@ColoradoMom) March 5, 2014
— Eric Elkins (@datingdad) February 7, 2014
You guys, National Breakup Day is 2/13. So if you’re going to do it, at least do it on the right day.
— Francie Swidler (@francieswidler) February 6, 2014
#Helios is officially out worldwide (except Europe, u get it March 3rd). Hope you enjoy it, See ya on tour soon!
— The Fray (@TheFray) February 25, 2014
On avg, companies that post 20 x per mnth reach at least 60% of their unique audience. Post often & build relationships.
— Gina Schreck (@Ginaschreck) March 26, 2014
Denver residents see each other as citizens and have a lot of pride about this community. -Kent Thiry #denverleadership
— Ginger Pelz (@gpelz) December 12, 2011
— Grace Boyle (@GraceFullPlate) December 31, 2013
my grandfather polished his shoes every morning. i polish my phone. we’re not that different, him and i.
— Grant Blakeman (@gblakeman) September 16, 2009
Pickup line. BMW in front of me. Range Rover behind. It’s a bologna on organic GF chia honey bread sandwich.
— Gretchen White (@lifenut) February 26, 2014
Either my deodorant doesn’t work, or I bought burrito scented.
— Heather Kay (@lunchyprices) July 27, 2011
Will this selfie insanity drive the camera phone market towards more respectable front facing cameras with optical image stabilization?
— Henry Koren (@HKoren) March 3, 2014
Is today class picture day? I think it is. Pretty sure my girls are in basketball shorts and Adventure Time t-shirts. #mommyfail
— Housewife Hellraiser (@lovelalagirl) March 24, 2014
— Illegal Pete’s (@illegal_petes) March 4, 2014
— Jared Ewy (@Jaredewy) February 7, 2014
— Jennifer Broome (@JenniferBroome) March 22, 2014
I blame John Elway. #ThingsColoradansNeverSay
— Jim Licko (@DenverPRguy) February 3, 2014
Today I get to transport the rainforest to school in my car. Last yr, the solar system. I’m not sure how to classify this on my résumé.
— JoAnn Rasmussen (@ThisJoAnn) March 21, 2014
6 months since Flood. We remember our first responders, volunteers, state & federal agencies. Recovery continues. Colorado does not break.
— John Hickenlooper (@hickforco) March 12, 2014
Let’s say I was gonna open a coworking space August 1st aimed at devs and creative types. Who’d be interested? Pass this on. — John Wilker (@jwilker) June 14, 2011
Never harlem shake a baby.
— Johnny (@johnnyhatchback) February 18, 2013
Quality and quantity of our energy is renewable. How are we going to show up? Corporate wellness is much bigger than just fitness.
— Jolene Park (@JolenePark) July 24, 2013
When you really want to learn the subtleties of a thing, you should commit to teaching a lesson on it. Works every time.
— Josh (@jrmontag) February 24, 2014
If you start a sentence with “My children never…” you should probably stop right there.
— Julie Marsh (@thejuliemarsh) February 10, 2014
Yippee! The guidebook update I toiled over last summer is now published. Just got my copy in the mail. t.co/pyFnImx7Tx
— Kara Williams (@karasw) March 21, 2014
What food cant you live without? What your cravings mean: t.co/8xCqUZiC3z
— Katie Bauer (@nourishdhealth) September 18, 2013
It always tickles me when people walk into any of the Snoozes and are surprised when they are told it’s a long wait.
— Kelly Tidd (@dulcedementia) February 2, 2014
today involved the consumption of pink bubbly. ergo, it was a very good day. #winelifestyle
— kendra anderson (@swirlgirldenver) November 20, 2013
Have I mentioned how much I love seeing longhorn cattle hanging around the streets of downtown Denver? Stock show FTW!
— Kendra Wiig (@DowntownDTown) January 14, 2014
Legalizing dope and abolishing speed limits on private roads. Solving serious problems at #BOCC this morning.
— Kent Riggs (@Kentriggs) February 11, 2014
Saw #Denver’s Casa Bonita on Travel Channel’s “Mexican Food Paradise.” Would’ve made me really want to try the food – except I already have…
— Kevin Boulas (@Irant) March 22, 2014
Happiness is a slow meal with my family on the weekend including meal planning for the upcoming week #realfood
— kia (@bodhi_bear) March 8, 2014
Even before it was legal, you were still smokin’. #ColoradoValentines
— Kyle Clark (@KyleClark) February 15, 2014
I would type what I’m feeling during this game, but I vowed a long time ago not to use language like that on twitter…
— Kyle Gunnels (@kgunnels) January 3, 2014
I talk rap, sex, politics, blackness, creativity and rebellion.
— La Pistola Negra (@theperfectRu) March 24, 2014
According to this map of states’ fave bands, Delaware loves Rush. (And OF COURSE Arizona digs Linkin Park. Of course) t.co/pFJrV4RYQe
— Laura Keeney (@LauraKeeney) February 26, 2014
Dear Santa,Next time my children ask for a piano for Christmas, please have the elves bring me earplugs until they have had lessons:)
— Laurie (@clueless_mama) December 27, 2013
Guess what? The Colorado Get Movin’ Challenge is back in May! If you’re on board as a supporter, help us promote: t.co/B2aXbzyAgC
— LiveWell Colorado (@livewellco) March 18, 2014
In my dream last night I found the perfect pair of vintage boots, had a great meeting with my boss and answered emails. Why wasn’t it real!?
— liz kantner (@liz_kantner) January 20, 2014
Complaining about the time change? Don’t you realize wine o’clock comes earlier today?
— Lori Lavender Luz (@LavLuz) March 9, 2014
Today is my last first day of school & I got to spend my morning getting coffee w/my mom & talking life. Wouldn’t have had it any other way.
— Maddie Casey (@Maddielion364) January 21, 2014
The fact that there are as many exclamation points in my timeline for Kate Bush as for the NCAA tourney says I’m following the right people.
— Marin (@TheAntiM) March 21, 2014
I love watching the rain fall in the horizon. It looks like sky tentacles.
— Marissa Berlin (@stiricide) May 15, 2013
It’s not that I’m a hipster, I just like weird music and fancy coffee, and I wear big glasses and skinny jeans. Shit.
— Mark Johnson (@MarkJohnson303) March 26, 2013
Working away here in my office and was just thinking: I need a kitten sitting on my shoulder.
— Mary K (@daisycakes) March 14, 2014
If you happen to see dirty dishes flying out onto Speer Blvd today, don’t worry. It’s just me cleaning out the goddamn office sink again.
— Matt Farley (@Matt_Farley) December 28, 2013
Still haven’t found the manly way to walk across ice.
— Matt Monroe (@heymonroe) December 10, 2011
So many companies say “We want to be the Apple of [insert their industry.]” Apple never copied another company, so you already failed.
— Matthew Vermillion (@mkvermillion) March 19, 2014
Cool. .bar has been delegated to the root zone of the internet. That means .bar will be launching preregistration, sunrise & landrush soon
— Melissa (@snowkitten) February 27, 2014
I wonder if my cat understands me and just doesn’t care.
— Melissa Armstrong (@melissius) February 26, 2014
Facebook buys Branch, Google buys Nest. The only thing missing is the bird – okay Twitter, you are up next!
— MelissaHourigan (@MelissaHourigan) January 13, 2014
— Merredith (@Merredith) March 11, 2014
Congratulations to Coach Rudy Carey and the Denver East High Angels basketball team on winning the State 5A Championship. Way to go Angels!!
— Michael B. Hancock (@MayorHancock) March 16, 2014
Woke up dangerous, and I have no intention of changing that today.
— Michael St James (@michaelstjames) March 26, 2014
Now is the time to sign your child up for camp! Don’t miss our huge guide to Colorado’s summer & overnight camps. t.co/Wa58wjkix2
— Mile High Mamas (@milehighmamas) March 21, 2014
Me: no matter which social network you use as a journalist, success is found when you create the story that leads to conversation. #SXSW
— Misty Montano (@MistyMontano) March 9, 2014
My hips don’t lie. The bastards run around telling everybody how much I like donuts.
— moiste porque (@MoistPork) September 8, 2011
Remember back when you knew EVERYONE’s phone number by heart? I think I replaced that info with all of the passwords I need to remember.
— Monika McMahon (@monikarun) August 5, 2013
Just bought Colorado Whiskey AND Vodka. Kentucky and Russia are now obsolete.
— Nerf (@DJNerf) February 9, 2014
Note to self – don’t book a show the same night as Beyonce. The reasons for this are endless
— OneRepublic (@OneRepublic) November 8, 2013
Dear autocorrect, thanks for correcting from “high rez” to “high fez” because that makes so much more sense. High Fez everyone.
— Paul Bae (@realPB) February 11, 2014
I’ve got 99.9999% problems, but a Higgs ain’t one. — Phil Plait (@BadAstronomer) July 4, 2012
You know you’re on a plane to the east coast when you hear at least two different conversations about how Denver is “dry cold”
— Rachel (@dive_bar) December 23, 2013
A brief description of some of Lorde’s dance moves: The hair flip. The head bang. The air drum. The spell casting hand gesture.
— REVERB (@RVRB) March 23, 2014
Apparently, when you fail your driver’s test in Denver, they issue you a Subaru Outback.
— Rick (@trypnotik) December 23, 2013
— RMCAD® (@RMCAD) March 17, 2014
My inner-hustler keeps telling my inner-hacker that talking to people is work. My inner-hacker isn’t buying it.
— Ryan Angilly (@angilly) June 17, 2011
And my dog just played fetch… with a coyote. #truefact
— Ryan Budnick (@plexus12) February 21, 2014
“Turn a setback into a comeback.”
— Sally Francklyn (@sallyfranck) October 4, 2012
Hey, remember tearing the feeder edges off of printer paper? No? THEN GET OFF MY LAWN.
— SamTheButcher (@SamTheButcher) March 20, 2012
— sandra fish (@fishnette) March 13, 2014
— Sarah Gore, STANCE (@sarah_gore) January 16, 2014
Guys, can we please move beyond this weird startup trend of messages about why you can’t do things that are just poorly veiled humble brags?
— Sarah Jane Coffey (@savvysarahjane) March 21, 2014
Just got an e-mail from the Denver Dems entitled “It’s Cool to Caucus.” Is this what decades of turnout research has yielded?
— Seth Masket (@smotus) February 28, 2014
It’d be cool if we’d all stop being racist, sexist, homophobic, mean and other stuff to each other and just be chill and get along.
— shockness. (@rhiasnoise) January 15, 2014
Mouth piercings look like robot herpes.
— Squirt Russell (@RonnieWK) January 20, 2011
Look at these amazing side by side pictures of the earth’s natural & manmade changes t.co/ICPWRHAO1J
— Steve Spangler (@SteveSpangler) February 12, 2014
We’ve decided to not have children. The kids are taking it pretty hard.
— swollenvoice (@swollenvoice) August 18, 2013
After racing & beating someone on the bike ride in, I feel invincible. So what if he was 11 years old?
— Tara Calihman (@tarable) March 18, 2014
Pause… that train ripping through Broomfield late night will ALWAYS have a prominent place in my heart. #MusicToMyEars… resume.
— Ted Stauffer (@TedStauffer) July 8, 2011
Hey look, snow outside! We’ve moved on to Miles Davis’ weather-appropriate album “Nefertiti” as a result.
— Twist and Shout (@twistDenver) March 22, 2014
— Ubooly (@Ubooly) March 20, 2014
Our mountains and canyons tell a beautiful story. Share with us where Colorado’s history comes to life. State Parks, monuments, the mines?
— Visit Colorado (@Colorado) March 26, 2014
We really live in an amazing place – check out Colorado’s National Parks, monuments & historic sites: t.co/wIwYxIJw1F
— VISIT DENVER (@iknowdenver) March 26, 2014
Take a look inside one of Colfax’s newest boutique spots: t.co/82tkuxJQjD
— DenverWestword (@DenverWestword) March 26, 2014
Fact: The Denver music scene rules. Here’s why: t.co/mCCJoeYPmx
— Westword/Backbeat (@westword_music) March 1, 2014