Twitter Gives Me ADD and Also Free Desserts!

Posted By on October 17, 2011

I have been on Twitter since 2007, apparently. (I had to check my profile.) (Holy crap that’s a long time!) I don’t know what it is about Twitter, but I love it! I love sharing all my thoughts and people listening and replying to them. It’s the best companion for a spinster with cats. Because the cats don’t talk back. But Twitter does!

As I mentioned in my last post, Twitter has been my downfall when it comes to blogging. Because I share so much there, I tend not to share here because then it is old news.

But apparently Twitter is also good because it can get you free pie. FREE. PIE. The two greatest words in the English language.

I should back up. So on Friday night, I met some friends out for dinner and drinks at Lux Bar in Chicago. I got there early because I just came from work and it wasn’t worth it, nor did I have the time, to go all the way home. So I did what I always do – I went to the bar and ordered a drink.

I ordered a Goose Island 312, which is an excellent local brew, which probably isn’t so local anymore since Anheuser-Busch bought them out. I was only about 15 minutes early, so I told the bartender to close my tab. He asked if I knew about the October special. I did not.

Apparently all 312 beers were being sold for $3.12 and all proceeds from sales were going to a charity to support breast cancer research and awareness. For the whole month of October. So naturally, since I was sitting at a bar alone and drinking, I had to tell someone. And that someone was Twitter.

Once we got seated at dinner, I told everyone the special. And made them all order 312. Most of them did at some point in the evening. I personally contributed a lot to breast cancer research that night, let me tell you.

Just after we ordered, I was approached by some dude in a suit. He asked if I was Kristin. I said yes and was convinced that I was going to get kicked out. I mean, I didn’t think I had been to Lux Bar before, but maybe I had and I was no longer welcome there. No one is perfect, you know.

But no, this guy was the GM and he wanted to know if I tweeted about their 312 special. I said that yes, indeed, I did. It’s a great thing they are doing. He gave me his card, told me to call if I ever needed reservations, and thanked me for spreading the word. They had done it last year and raised over $15,000 for breast cancer awareness. That’s a lot of thirsty people and a lot of money out of their pocket. It is really a great thing they are doing! And hey! I really won’t object to getting drunk for charity.

Then he told me he ordered some desserts for me and my guests to enjoy and to thank me. And hey, I’m also never going to turn down free dessert.

Obviously this caused quite the conversation at the table. As most of the people weren’t even on Twitter and didn’t get it, they were all amped to join once they thought they could get free food out of it! And then they expected free drinks at the next bar we went to, which didn’t happen even though they sponsored my dodge ball team.

But my thing is, how did he find me in a crowded restaurant? I mean, this is me right now:

This is my Twitter photo:

This is my foursquare photo:

And this is my Facebook photo:

That’s some pretty good detective work.

About the author

Kristabella, who also answers to “Hey! Drunk Girl!”, is a reformed band geek with an amazing ability to drink most people under the table. You can read her inane ramblings here, where she talks about her exciting life as a spinster with two cats and a fascination for Bacon.


10 Responses to “Twitter Gives Me ADD and Also Free Desserts!”

  1. Jessica says:

    I’m guessing it was the FB photo – looks just like you 🙂
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  2. Andrea says:

    That’s a great story. One time I replied to one of your tweets about Corner Bakery and then Corner Bakery replied to me. I didn’t get free pie, but I was still excited.
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  3. Ann says:

    Maybe your table ordered enough 312s that the server/bartender was able to point you out based on your tab.

    Free dessert is awesome! But are those steak knives shoved in the top of the slices? and if so, WHY?

  4. Mahnee says:

    Yep, they found you because you look just like your fb photo!!!!

  5. Oh come on, you were wearing those giant glasses to dinner, weren’t you? That must have been it!
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  6. Maybe it was because you had contributed so generously to cancer research that night?
    Jen on the Edge´s last blog post ..Duran’d

  7. Okay, my last reply didn’t make sense. Allow me to elaborate: Because you were tweeting so prolifically and because you were contributing so generously, maybe that helped him figure things out?
    Jen on the Edge´s last blog post ..Duran’d

  8. That facebook photo is amazeballs. I am totally jealous of it. He must definitely be quite the detective. 😉 I actually have a feeling that because you were making everyone buy the beer. 312 is really a great beer. We went on a tour of the Goose Island Brewery last May. It was so neat!
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  9. Angella says:

    I think he’s Internet stalking you. Or something. 😉
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  10. Scarlet says:

    Your 4Square pic is hilar.
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