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Thursday, November 8, 2012

My Quest to Cajole and Coerce @LeeMacDougall Into Becoming Twitter Follower #293

If you’re one of my Twitter followers, I would like to offer you my sincerest appreciation and say that I love every single one of you (well, except for that dry cleaning shop in Georgia. I have no clue how or why they ended up following me. It’s kinda weird.). Anyway, you may have recently noticed my daily tweets to Mr. Lee MacDougall, a fun and not at all pathetic attempt to get him to follow me on Twitter.

Who is Lee MacDougall, you ask? He’s this handsome, witty, and way too tall Brit with the most beautiful voice ever, who, incidentally, doesn’t follow me on Twitter. I suggest you temporarily overlook that fact and go check him out later at

I suppose you may be wondering why I ever embarked on this somewhat frivolous and potentially hugely embarrassing crusade a few weeks ago. I don’t know, it seemed like a fun idea at the time (and I swear, no alcohol was involved). Actually, we hosted Lee for a private concert and some sightseeing while he was in San Diego last month, and a conversation between Lee and Twi-Daughter Megan gave me the inspiration. It’s since turned into a daily exercise in self-entertainment and your witty, confused and outraged comments have made it all the more fun.

I’ve recapped my tweets below and welcome you to submit ideas for future reasons in the comments so that I may steal and pass them off as my own. Feel free to retweet and make this a group harassment project!

Hey @LeeMacDougall , here are a few reasons to follow me on Twitter:

1. It would make Megan VERY jealous!
2. I promise not to sing along loudly and out of tune at your shows, mangling all the words
3. I’ll rename my cat after you (it’s not like Nemo answered when I called him anyway)
4. Next time you’re in San Diego, I’ll let you drive my cool car AND pick the music
5. I know where all the good Ralphs stores are

It was at this point that I received the following tweet from Lee:
You know what that means, right? Game on!!

6. I know that I’m not perfect, but my Mum says that I am
7. I’ll design your first tattoo. (You like Twilight, right?)
8. All the cool kids are doing it
9. I still like you even though you don’t watch Dr. Who (*shakes head in befuddlement*)
10. I hate to brag, but I can recite the entire Greek alphabet in less than 5 seconds
11. Unlimited Haribo gummy bears and hot tea next time you’re in SD (no, the “hot” is never implied)

Then I got another tweet from him:
How can he not know that it’s never a good idea to encourage me?

12. I’ll bet One Direction would follow me if I asked them to
13. I won’t tell people your middle name is Elvis
14. I know the secret to winning a toy in the Claw Game
15. I won’t discriminate against you for being a muggle
16. The Queen would want you to

That catches us up through today and I’m now left with several burning questions. Naturally, I consulted the Magic 8 Ball app on my phone for the burning answers (as I do for all important life decisions).

TwiloveSue: Is it wrong to pester or shame someone into following you on Twitter?
Magic 8 Ball: Yes
(perhaps it misunderstood my question?)

TwiloveSue: Will Lee ever become my twitter follower?
Magic 8 Ball: Cannot predict now

TwiloveSue: Will I be witty enough to keep Lee following once he starts?
Magic 8 Ball: Don’t count on it
(stupid Magic 8 Ball….)

So, there you have it.


TwiloveSue XOXO

P.S. I’m heading off tomorrow to live the hobo life in Camp Twilight “Tent City” for 5 days with 2249 other crazy people. Wish me luck!


CherylSab said...

I'm rooting for ya gal. How could he not end up giving in, you are hilarious!! Good Luck!!

Z Any Mouse said...

Hahaha! I think I'll unfollow you, so I can get some amusing Please Follow Me tweets aimed at me. Oh wait, I'm not a cute British boy with a guitar, and I hate gummy bears. I'll just keep following you and hope I don't get blocked.

TwiloveSue said...

Cheryl - Thank you :) He's just toying with me now, but I'm totally OK with that.

ZAnyMouse - Just remember that I know where you live. You can never ever escape me.

Dangrdafne said...

Because you're his biggest stalker...I mean fan ever.

TwiloveSue said...

DD - Careful, we don't want to scare him ;)

Anonymous said...

did he follow you?


let's offer him a recording studio. I have one in mind. ;)