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I Don’t Mean To Brag…

For anyone who says Twitter is stupid doesn’t know what they are talking about. I am a strong believer that the 140 character constant status updater is a relationship building (or starting, in this instance) tool.
Tonight, while watching the Dodgers game from my laptop on MLB.TV, I decided to send a little Twitter message to fellow Dodger fan and famous actress, Alyssa Milano. For those of you who don’t know, Alyssa is probably one of the biggest Dodgers fans in Hollywood. She is present at numerous Dodger games every year, has her own MLBlog and has started her own MLB clothing line for women. Not to mention she is more attractive than most women (see picture below).

I’m not going to lie, on this night I was feeling good about myself. So I sent Ms. Milano a direct tweet… errr, twit… twat? no…. whatever, you get the idea.

Here is what I sent:

ahuff32: @Alyssa_Milano Are you watching the Dodgers game right now?!
11:41 pm May 4th, 2009

I know, right?! Pretty forward if you ask me. After sending this message, I went back to watching the Dodgers game. Although, it wasn’t long before I had to refresh my Twitter page and check to see if she wrote back. First attempt, unsuccessful. I guess I should wait longer than 24 seconds before I refresh next time. I gotta give her time to respond. One minute later, I noticed that I had a direct tweet waiting for me.

Who was it from? None other than Alyssa Freakin’ Milano! Here’s what she said:

Alyssa_Milano: @ahuff32 5-2 Dodgers.
11:42 pm May 4th, 2009

SHE WAS WATCHING! It was 5-2 Dodgers at that point in the game! I didn’t know what to do? So I peed my pants. Then quickly after, to keep this intriguing conversation going, I wrote back!

ahuff32: @Alyssa_Milano Atta girl! I have a paper to write, but just can’t get enough of my Dodgers… Thank goodness for MLB.TV!
11:43 pm May 4th, 2009

Probably not the best thing to reply with, but I didn’t care. I was in the freakin’ zone! I was talking with Alyssa Milano! I knew that this was just the beginning of a long term relationship.

Who knows what could be next? Maybe:

Alyssa_Milano: @ahuff32 You’re kinda cute. You should come out to LA and go to a Dodger game with me. It would be nice to watch with such a big fan such as

Alyssa_Milano: @ahuff32 yourself.

And then we start seeing each other… And probably later on down the road, we get married. Heck, we already have one thing in common with our undying love for the Dodgers. There have been marriages started on less than that! Heck, like J.P. says in Angels in the Outfield, “It could happen!”

She never responded to my second tweet.

But I didn’t care. I had already held a conversation with Phoebe from Charmed. What more could a guy like me ask for?! Well, how about another conversation with the beautiful actress? That’s right, I was about to pull a George Costanza and double dip. I just want to see the @ahuff32 right next to Alyssa Milano’s twitter name and profile picture. Who wouldn’t?

At around the 7th inning with the Dodgers up 6-2, I decided to ask her another question about the game that from her previous tweet, she was obviously watching.

ahuff32: @Alyssa_Milano Too early to say 11-0 at home this season?
12:04 am May 5th, 2009

Yup. I am still waiting for a response to that one. However, she did kinda hint toward something in another update a few minutes later.

Alyssa_Milano: So… This was a good tweet day! I didn’t have to block anyone. LOL! Thank you. Until we tweet again…
12:11 am May 5th, 2009

You see that? I think that tweet was indirectly directed toward me. She said it was a good tweet day. Was it because I tweeted with her? Who knows? Then she said she didn’t have to block anyone. Including me. Followed by a laugh that was out loud. She has a great sense of humor. Then she thanked me and said until we tweet again. Hubba, hubba! Right?

Eh? No? Well… I like to think that it was directed toward me.

Anyway, in all seriousness, I think it is really cool how such a big name celebrity like Alyssa Milano takes a chunk of time out of her day to reply to as many people as possible on Twitter. That is really cool of her because I know a lot of celebrities on Twitter just ignore anyone who they don’t know. So thanks, Alyssa. I can call you Alyssa now, right? It’s me Austy Bear! We twittered earlier tonight. Remember?

Oh, and for all you doubters out there, here is my proof:

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Austin hosts a country music morning radio show in Chicago after nearly a decade in sports talk radio (The Jim Rome Show, Steve Gorman SPORTS!) Colin Cowherd and Smash Mouth follow him on Twitter and he wears pants every day.


3 thoughts on “I Don’t Mean To Brag…

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    May 5, 2009 at 9:24 am

    I can’t tell you how sold I am that you took the time to give us visual proof.

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    May 5, 2009 at 10:03 am

    Obviously Photoshopped. Get a life Huff! Why don’t you write about something worthwhile like maybe the best pitcher in the MLB????

    BTW that’s bad ass that she tweeted you

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    May 6, 2009 at 10:26 am

    That is true love if I have ever seen it!


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