My thousandth tweet: time well spent?
Today I posted my thousandth tweet, and to celebrate, a few glasses of Champagne Jacquart's Brut de Nominee, which is an NV mainly from the 1999 vintage. It has a fresh, assertive nose with rich citrus fruit and toast aromas. The palate is concentrated, with sophisticated toasty flavours backing up the bright fruit. Polished and quite rich, it's really quite delicious and sophisticated, without being totally profound. I'd give it 91/100 (£60 Harrods, on offer for £50 during November).
So has all the time spent tweeting been well spent? I think so. It's impossible to measure its impact, but it's just something you do because you want to. It's like conversation in a pub. You don't measure it by its results, but some benefit invariably comes from hanging around with others and just chatting. You can follow me on http://twitter.com/jamiegoode, and there's a very good chance I'll follow back.
I've enjoyed chatting to others through Twitter, and even if there were to be no tangible benefit, just having fun online is justification enough.
Played a very wet game of football tonight, but it was enjoyable. Off to Leeds early tomorrow to judge the Guild of Beer Writers annual awards (it has been great fun reading some of the entries).
Earlier today, I went for a run with Fiona and RTL. In a few weeks' time we're taking RTL to meet up with six of her eight puppies, to celebrate their first birthdays. It should be a fun day. We've seen photos of how they are progressing, and they look like beautiful dogs. Let's hope they don't have RTL's crazy side.