Lately, I’ve seen a hashtagging craze on social media. The hashtags range from straight-up boring to downright hilarious. I noticed that some of my hashtags always seem to get a reaction out of people, especially the ones in Spanish or, better yet, the ones in Spanglish.
Here’s a definition of a hashtag in case you don’t know what one is:
I went onto my social media sites and took out some of the random entries including hashtags that always get a reaction and a lot of LOLs from folks. Hashtags are like having the last word, or giving your statement a punchline, a word or group of words made to get a ‘boom!’ reaction and that relates to what you’ve just posted. Some folks tend to go overboard with the hashtags, in my opinion. The shorter, the more down-to-earth, the more real, the better.
Take this morning for example, I had to get into meetings this morning, bought a medium coffee, and was still extremely drowsy as I drove into the office which got me to thinking the following:
“This café is not helping wake me this AM. If I find out that “el mac donal” gave me DECAF at this hour, va a haber bronca, it will be ON. #TooEarlyForFregaderas”
Because, yes, it was too early for fregaderas!
While I do own a hair dryer and straightener, I’m a huge fan of opening all four windows of my Jeep and driving on the freeway to dry and, better yet, straighten my hair.
“My favorite hair dryer and straightener. #estilorancho”
Just last week, I wanted to put my room in order as our Ita would be coming over and staying in my room. I put everything onto the bed and started working through that ‘montonal’ of clothes, books, and junk. At about midnight, I was ready to toss everything:
“OMG only I would decide to spring clean at night! Kiki came to see how I was and I flipped my middle finger at this mess! LOL. I say I should just throw it all out!#QuienMeManda”
Ya’ll know that I’m on the eternal quest to stick to an exercize plan…I love walking outside and, while walking in a park, one is bound to find folks walking their dogs. One night last week, it seemed as if all of the huge horse-sized dogs were out and I always get nervous around dogs, especially big ones:
“Had to cut my walk short — too many very large dogs — while I wish dogs no harm, ya’ll KNOW I’m not a dog person. El colmo: a dog tamaño horse was sniffing my bottom as I walked, that was it. #EstasNalgasSonMias”
Another day, it happened to be very hot as I walked:
“Good workout but oh so hot – if I could get away with it, I’d drive home in my chones LOL. It’s all about turn the música up and drive home with all windows down.#NoLonjaZone”
I love checking out other people’s hashtags, some of the more hilarious ones are by comedian George Lopez, too funny! My favorite one of his is #CalzonesTodosCagados – I laughed so hard at that hashtag that I completely forgot what the actual post was about. I’m been trying to get over writer’s block and MADE myself write about something tonight – just to get back to writing. Maybe this ‘hashtaggeando’ thing just might do the trick and get me back to my regular writing schedule! #DejaDeFlojerasCarmen