Today twitter was boiling with the #gimmeacall hashtag. It all started as a promotion for the book Gimme A Call by Sarah Mlynowski. YA authors started tweetting their younger selves and before long, everybody was sending messages of encouragement, warning, love, etc to themselves. The premises of the book is about a 15 year old girl who gets a call from herself from the future (sheesh! I’ve used self a lot, haven’t I?). How cool would that be?
I had a blast reading tweets from people like Neil Gaiman. His was: Dear 15-year-old-self, those comics you feel guilty for spending your barmitzvah money on each week will save your life one day.
Sarah’s was: What I would tell my high school self #1: Do not kiss two boys in one day. You will get mono.
@zieglerjennifer: Dear High School Self: At your reunion, your high school crush will admit he always liked you. So ask HIM out…
nerdgoddess Dear HS Self: everyone is just as worried about what people think of them as you are. Relax a little …
Some of my tweets to my teenage self were:
- Keep studying those idioms. One day, you’ll write books–in English.
- The guy you end up marrying is so much hotter (and so much more worth it) than the one who broke your heart.
- You will feel in heaven when a 9 year old tells you you’re beautiful. Because he’s your son.
What would you tell your younger self if you had a magical phone?
Last, before I break my promise, the lovely Amparo sent me this wonderful award:
I’ll break the rules and do only five. But they’re all deserving ladies.