On My Twitter This Week I Took Selfies And Tried Hot Cocoa Bombs

I love Twitter. It went down yesterday evening and I had to go almost a whole evening without it. ON A THURSDAY! If it was a weekend I’d have done something interesting, but is there ever anything interesting to do on a Thursday? When Twitter is working I can post selfies, complain about things, and share thoughts in a super quick and easy way, without having to go through the trouble of making a whole blog post. Here are some of my tweets from this week. I’ve been on Twitter a long time, but I’m still learning it because it’s hard. Are tweets about hot cocoa bombs and wanting to be married my 35 still cool?

Hot Cocoa Bombs

My roommate bought these hot cocoa bombs. I thought they were cupcakes, so I was going to bite into one after dinner because I love my chocolate. I have a sweet tooth and I’m not ashamed. Anyway, he corrected me. I also read the instructions on top of the box. They directed me to heat up milk, drop the bomb in, and to watch the magic. I did what it said. It was pretty cool looking. I should’ve recorded it, but I didn’t. I’ll use another one eventually. They were really expensive so I didn’t want to waste them. Most importantly, my sweet tooth was super satisfied.


I post a lot of selfies on Twitter. I mean, you know, selfies that don’t have my hot cocoa bombs or whatever in them. Posting selfies is probably better than complaining on Twitter all the time. The selfies get used for my blog posts, too. Firstly, I need to post a picture of something with each post. Secondly, I need to get married by the time I turn 35. I’m trying to kill (actually, just startle-and-make-fly-away, not kill, because I mean really who does that?) two birds with one stone.

Twitter Questions

Sometimes I ask the void questions. I try not to ask people really annoying questions, but I’m alone and too lazy to google things and what else am I to do?

The answer was yes, “country-fried” in country-fried steak is hyphenated, even though there’s no reason for it because unless Country is a person and they fried steak, it’s pretty clear what’s going on there.

Unless I’ve already met the love of my life and don’t know it yet. Either way, they better get the ball rolling. I’m not going to marry someone after only dating for a month.

Twitter Thoughts

Similarly to the above tweets, I also tweet random thoughts. Sometimes tweets come back to haunt people so, maybe looking at them like this is a good way for me to think about some of the tweets I’ve tweeted and assess what I think about them after a few days. Here are some of those from this week.

I’m not against sex or body positivity. I just want you to pretend for five minutes that you want something more than getting into my pants. My preference would be to crush on you for about 2 years and THEN confess my undying love for you and get rejected, like always. But hey, I’m open to meeting in the middle.

I don’t like it when people challenge other people’s rights and abilities to participate in an art.

Thanks for reading about my hot cocoa bombs.

Hopefully blogging about my tweets was okay. I’ll probably do it again because I’m busy and this is an easy weekend post. In other words, I hope it’s okay that I’m a little lazy with one of my posts every week. Maybe someday soon I’ll get really good at integrating my social media stuff on my blog and we can have a social media blogging comment party.

What did you do this week? Did you tweet about any of it? Would you rather blog instead? Do you have a blog?

I could definitely keep going with questions but I’m going to get off of here and try to get some other writing done. Leave me a comment and let me know what’s on your mind.

Also, you can follow me on Twitter and like my page on Facebook.

Eric Shay Howard Selfie In Garden Louisville Belvedere

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My Attempts At Gay Thirst-Trap Photos

Sometimes I fall victim to gay thirst-trap Twitter. I’m not sorry. Some of ya’ll are just hot. Every now and then, I also like to write a blog post that reminds everyone that I’m gay. I wish I was hot enough to do a gay thirst-trap photo.

I’ve decided to try to do my own gay thirst-trap photo anyway. I make weird decisions sometimes.

I’ve tried this a few times in the past. I’m generally left pretty disappointed in how my photos turn out. But, I’m looking into starting Krav Maga classes and working on getting more fit. Even if these photos are super awful, at least I’ll have something to look at when judging my body progress.

Anyway, here are all of my attempts at my own thirst-trap photo on Twitter. This probably won’t go well.

My Thirst-Trap Photos on Twitter

This was after taking a bunch of selfies that just, well, didn’t work. However, I settled on this one just being okay.

This was attempt number two. Looking at my chest in the last one, I decided to hide it this time. Better, but not great. It got the job done, though, I guess?

I was braver by now. Above all, you have to be brave enough first. I think that’s the secret? Well, probably not because I still don’t know what I’m doing.

After that, I gave up on selfies and just wanted to look pretty once. I realized that I have a cute face. For instance, I haven’t trimmed my beard and it’s in the perfect sexy face shape. I’m still not crazy about my lazy eye, but that’s not completely in my control.

So, after many days of trial and error, inner epiphanies, and soul searching, I gave it one last try. And this, friends, is where the money is.

I’m very pleased with this photo that I took last night before bed. I’ve found my angle and this is now my default thirst-trap photo look. I’m very proud of myself.

Are you comfortable enough with your body to take thirst-trap photos?

eric shay Howard's shirtless gay thirst-trap photo

In conclusion, I’m still not 100% in love with my body or anything, but this is a step in the right direction. Do you take weird shirtless selfies? Are you ashamed of your nips? Do you shy away from the thirst-trap photos?

Leave me a comment and share your struggles! Also, post the thirst-traps! You can contact me via my contact page, follow me on Twitter, and like my page on Facebook.

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McDonalds and Taco Bell Still Don’t Let Cyclists Go Through the Drive-through During a Pandemic

In an effort to blog a little more consistently, I’m going to blog about whatever is going on with me once a week, or every few days, or at least more than once a year. These blog posts won’t be the greatest literary pieces or anything, but they’ll be something to hopefully get me writing more again. I’m so busy with work and grad school that I’m afraid I won’t write if I don’t at least blog. I’m not sure what to call this, so it probably won’t have a series title, either. I hear that’s not good for SEO anyways. So this week, I couldn’t ride my bicycle through a drive-through during a pandemic, I found a lost uncle named Ralph, and thought I was in the middle of a national emergency outside of my apartment for about 10 minutes.

You Still Can’t Go Through A Drive-Through On A Bicycle During A Pandemic In A City

The first thing that comes to mind to talk about was the most recent thing that happened. I wanted to do some Uber Eats deliveries on my bicycle so that I could make some coffee money. It had been over a year since I’d delivered an order on my bicycle. I received an order for a Taco Bell delivery. Taco Bell has the lobby closed due to COVID19. That’s completely understandable. However, they still continue to have a policy that doesn’t allow cyclists to go through the drive-through. They weren’t prepared for the idea of a cyclist picking up an Uber Eats order, even though Louisville is the largest metropolitan area in the state of Kentucky.

These tweets represent my thoughts on the subject of drive-through windows and banning bicycles. The policy discriminates against people with disabilities, low-income households, and other communities that low-income disproportionately affects. Taco Bell is not the only fast food chain that does this; McDonalds and other fast food chains also have similar policies. It’s time to stop the madness and let people on bicycles pick up a drive-through order during a pandemic.

I Found A Long-Lost Uncle In A Painting At The Speed Art Museum

Okay, so I don’t really know if I’m related to him or not, but we have the same last name and we both have, well, a face.

Speed Art Museum September 2020

Meet Uncle Ralph of Wicklow, 1726-1786 ish (I think.) I forgot to write down who painted the portrait, which is super awful of me. (Update: actually the painting was painted by Pompeo Batoni.) Anyway, red is my favorite color, too. I will now refer to him as Uncle Ralph. If I ever get rich, I’ll commission someone to do a replica and hang it over the fireplace. I’d have also loved to get Uncle Ralph’s opinion on bicycles going through the drive-through during a pandemic.

An EMT stood outside my door and yelled “National Emergency”

That’s what I heard, “national emergency”. Or at least that’s what I thought I heard. After it was all said and done, I think what he might’ve said was “actual emergency”. These walls are pretty thin but I guess they are still walls. It was a light show for a while. I’m still really not even sure what happened. There was a guy with a stretcher outside my door, and there was a guy in a car on the other side of the street talking out of his car window. The EMT stood next to my door with the stretcher for about 10-15 minutes and then everyone left, without putting anyone on the stretcher.

And that was my week. How is your week going? Are you doing anything exciting? Did you by any chance try to go through a drive-through on a bicycle during a pandemic? Comment below and let me know what you’re up to. I’m stuck in my apartment all weekend working on a paper.

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So I’m Trying To Grow My Audience And It’s Hard

I’ve been reading a lot of that advice that people have about growing your blog and your following.

I’ve been implementing it slowly over the last few weeks. Not only have I been interacting more on Twitter with my head held high, but I’m finding some really interesting people and getting more followers. I’m not sure how much of it exactly translates over into growth for this blog, but baby steps, people. I don’t want to get overwhelmed.

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Social Media Awkward

I haven’t been posting on Fridays because I don’t want to, usually. I need my Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays to be an irresponsible college student who is almost 30 and still single as crap. I had a sudden worry the other night that maybe Fridays were the best day to blog ever and that I was missing out on some awesome Friday people who liked to read blogs by almost 30 year olds on Fridays. I thought I’d try a Friday out, maybe just once. In an effort to not let Fridays get too crazy and super serious, I thought I’d talk with you guys about my blogging and social media strategy. You know, because I care.

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