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!


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.


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.


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