Thanks to Twitter, I will no longer have to suffer the indignity of cutting tomatoes with a dull knife.

As you’ve no doubt surmised, (not to be confused with “summize“) there’s a story behind that statement.

Last week, I noticed that I had reached 400 followers on Twitter, the microblogging tool.  While it’s still a small number compared to Jason’s account, it was a milestone for me–so I tweeted about it.

A couple of folks picked up on my tongue-in-cheek plea for swag:

So I went off on a nice little humorous riff:

Well, I’ve now officially learned to be careful what you wish for.  Especially on Twitter.  Guess what I got in the mail this week, courtesy the extremely kind @jonathaneunice of Illuminata?

Yup.

My very own set of Ginsu knives.

That, my friends, is the power of social media.  If you’re even marginally entertaining, people will send you precision cutlery.

So because I’m a woman of my word, I finally got the webcam working.  The video quality is not exactly hi-def, but here, in all it’s cheesy glory, is my homage to Ron Popeil:

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About Kat French

Kat French

Kat French is the Digital Operations Manager at CafePress. An exceptional writer both on the web and in other genres, Kat combines creativity with an agile, get-it-done attitude across a broad range of experience in community management, SEO/PPC, social media strategy and program management. She has worked with national brands like Maker's Mark, Daytona Beach Tourism, Optima Batteries and more.

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  • http://mariadkins.com Mari Adkins

    Oh that's fantastic. ROFL

  • http://mariadkins.com Mari Adkins

    Oh that's fantastic. ROFL

  • http://blogtillyoudrop.wordpress.com lolly

    I think it's awesome! It just shows how powerful communities can be ;)

  • http://blogtillyoudrop.wordpress.com lolly

    I think it's awesome! It just shows how powerful communities can be ;)

  • KatFrench

    Mari and lolly -

    Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it. :) When I opened the UPS box, I literally fell on the floor laughing. My coworkers were also a little concerned when they saw me walking through the office carrying a large box of knives…

    When I told Jason about it, he said I had to post about it here–so there you go. Some blog posts, you really have to struggle to find a topic; others arrive via parcel delivery and nearly write themselves. ;)

  • KatFrench

    Mari and lolly -

    Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it. :) When I opened the UPS box, I literally fell on the floor laughing. My coworkers were also a little concerned when they saw me walking through the office carrying a large box of knives…

    When I told Jason about it, he said I had to post about it here–so there you go. Some blog posts, you really have to struggle to find a topic; others arrive via parcel delivery and nearly write themselves. ;)

  • http://www.communplug.com/ Ed

    And now where's the steak? LOL!

  • http://www.communplug.com/ Ed

    And now where's the steak? LOL!

  • Erin McMahon

    Love it. ;) More Katco!

  • Erin McMahon

    Love it. ;) More Katco!

  • http://www.theharteofmarketing.com Beth Harte

    Kat, that is hysterical! I have a new found respect for Twitter! I had no idea it julienned!

    @jonathaneunice better watch out or he'll be shipping lots of door prizes in the future. [Hint, hint, I am nearing 400...but will pass on the knives. Money works though. Kidding!!] ;-)

  • http://www.theharteofmarketing.com Beth Harte

    Kat, that is hysterical! I have a new found respect for Twitter! I had no idea it julienned!

    @jonathaneunice better watch out or he'll be shipping lots of door prizes in the future. [Hint, hint, I am nearing 400...but will pass on the knives. Money works though. Kidding!!] ;-)

  • http://bitchybetty.org Aronado

    excellent video, love your enthusiasm, you may have another calling ;P

    congrats on the knife set….that's hilarious

    cheers!
    @Aronado

  • http://bitchybetty.org Aronado

    excellent video, love your enthusiasm, you may have another calling ;P

    congrats on the knife set….that's hilarious

    cheers!
    @Aronado

  • http://bitchybetty.org Aronado

    excellent video, love your enthusiasm, you may have another calling ;P

    congrats on the knife set….that's hilarious

    cheers!
    @Aronado

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