Monday, April 8, 2013

so, this is a thing that happened.

A few weeks ago, I was minding my own business, going on one of my sporadic Twitter outbursts sprees, when I got this unusual direct message from none other than Target. I didn't even know Target was allowed to direct message people. They were all YO WE LIKE YOUR TWEETZ, YOU SHOULD OPT INTO THIS CONTEST THINGY SO WE CAN USE THEM.


I was like, que? and clicked the link and I don't remember any of it other than if I gave them permission to use my tweets then I could win a gift card if it was chosen to be featured on some event thingy whatever. And I'm like, whatever, it's a tweet about yogurt, you can feature it anywhere you want, especially if you send me a gift card. I like gift cards. Especially to Target. I can not emphasize enough the "whatever" aspect of this whole thing.

Then I promptly forgot about it.

Then I got tweeted at on Wednesday and they were like YO WE MADE THIS WEIRD VIDEO ABOUT YOUR TWEET.


Which led me to a weird little YouTube video with a voiceover guy that sounded like William Shatner who provided an interesting interpretation of the pronunciation of my Twitter handle, and it was weird.




Like, I don't even know what just happened.


And then there were conspiracy theories, and then I crowned myself the Queen of Yogurt.


I meant to make a FaceShop photo for this but I have not done it yet and this post is collecting cobwebs so if I do it before I actually post this, you won't see this sentence, but if I don't, well. My intentions were pure.

And finally I tweeted at Target being all WHAT DOES IT MEAAAAAAAAAAAAAN and they're like, "if we pick your tweet to feature in our Runway Event tomorrow, you get a gift card!


WAY TO GET MY HOPES UP.

So then the next day they did tweet at me being all YO WE FEATURED YOUR TWEET and I was like WHEEE but then I clicked at it but then it was a different tweet that I didn't get a weird video for and I was momentarily confused because I didn't even know that tweet was a finalist.


No, I lied. It did get a weird video. IT GOT THE WEIRDEST VIDEO EVER

And then I got tweeted AGAIN saying they featured my tweet about the Yogurt.


NO SERIOUSLY YOU HAVE TO WATCH THIS VIDEO TOO. IT'S BIZARRE. LIKE, WHAT IS MY LIFE NOW?


Like, look at that model's bitchface. I DID THAT. I MADE THAT HAPPEN.

So I'm like, DID I WIN? TWICE?

Why yes. YES I DID.


They made good on their word, too.


Moral of the story: sometimes, just sometimes, the Internet will give you free stuff just for being awesome.

8 comments:

Kelly L said...

Oh hey that's me!

Kelly L said...

I am *almost* speechless. Two videos of models holding food, reading your tweets. I just, I don't even.

Kelly L said...

This is so weird and amazing.

Kelly L said...

I have no idea what is going on. I watched those videos in disbelief. WHAT WERE THOSE VIDEOS??? WHY WERE THE MODELS SO ANGRY??? YOU ARE SO AWESOME.

Kelly L said...

I know how much you love Target so I can only imagine that the "and then I peed my pants" part of this post was omitted by accident.

Kelly L said...

SO CRAZY. It's just wild to me that someone has a job to find tweets like that and then someone has to make the weird videos about it and there are multiple people who are involved in this weird tweet-video-runway thing.

Kelly L said...

What in the seriously fuck? I never thought Target would fail at being hip, but either i've crossed that magical age barrier into lameness or they are seriously confused about something. I don't know what their goal was, but hey! You got free gift cards! Which is awesome.

Kelly L said...

hahaha. i love this. so weird and awesome. yay to you for being so damn clever. xoxox