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What a Twit: Part IV

I am an avid Tweeter and take to sharing my favourite tweets with my blog followers every three or four months. This year started off with a bang and I have more tweets than usual...lots of them funny, some inspirational, and others informative. Enjoy!

@TheLoveStories Never regret something that once made you smile.

@TravelBloggr Dear Twitter spell check, Pancetta is not "pancreas." Just thought you should know. Learn some foodie Italian please.

@juiussharpe 10,000 years from now people will probably be incredibly confused why they keep digging up dog shits perfectly preserved in plastic bags.

@dwuori Don't forget to set your clocks ahead one hour tonight for daylight cycling time.

@MargieClayman If Breaking Bad had been made in 95: http://ow.ly/ivkZ9 (video) - brilliant!

@SexCigarsBooze Don’t let someone who didn’t love you keep you from someone who will.

@NPSteve Kiss me I'm Irishish.

@LoveofCycling There is something about the act of cycling that restores my faith... in everything.

@kitwhelan Judging by my 99 year old grandpa - the key to a long life is to never stop moving, working and giving back. Retirement schmirement! #TTOT

@ExtremePR PR joke for the day: Three journalists walk past a bar… hey, it could happen.

@matthewcarney "What is your opinion of the 'Lost' finale?" is the only profile question really necessary on dating sites.

@Sarahondrum Woman at takeout food place: "What was your name again? Xena?" My response: "You just made my day"

@NPSteve My greatest grammatical pet peeve is when people write "you're friend is hot" instead of "you are hot"

@robert_ruggiero Nonna used to grow cannabis to weave into baskets in Italy. There's no pulling a fast one on her.

@BloomsburyPress OMG BLIZZARD: best photo so far: pic.twitter.com/SbpMgwwM

@brainpickings Why we fall in love, what we’re all made of, how dreams work – famous thinkers answer kids' most pressing questions http://j.mp/QhS6Am

@duzer Bike more, smile more, kiss more, live more... @bikesbelong @peopleforbikes http://instagr.am/p/R_JA0ytULo/

@dgirard5 Welcome to the hipster capital of Canada, where 80% of people still try to ride their 1960s bicycles in a mini blizzard. #WelcomeToToronto

@hear_it_here Someone needs to open a tattoo parlour called Tat for Tit.

@HuffingtonPost "Before you point your fingers make sure your hands are clean" - Bob Marley

@PeterKlesken Exercise in the morning, before your brain figures out what you are doing.

@rhh Burger joint. Cook fixes me with a glare. I am bathed in neon. I sense I cannot, in fact, have it my way.

@Quote_Soup If it is important enough to you, you will find a way. If it is not, you will find an excuse.

@SexCigarsBooze Perfect has seven letters, and so does whiskey …Coincidence? I think not.

@hear_it_here Late night run to the drug store for ladythings. I’m an adult now.

@KenKaminesky “The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” ― Dorothea Lange

@Quote_Soup Worry is a down payment on a problem you may never have.

@jjtho Keep getting calls for work placement from social services. I'd assume it's a wrong number, either that or they know I'm a photographer.

@rhh Men are wearing sweaters around their necks. I must be in Montreal.

@mkshft I've learned today that if I ever just want to be alone, all I have to do is start singing. 

@mkshft I think Siri just sexually harassed me.

@BarackObama You can watch President Obama's second inaugural address in full here: http://OFA.BO/erTacV

@PAM_ehlah I wonder if I can take a week off work because the emotional stress, Lance Armstrong's confession has caused me.

@BikeCrave Big ride tomorrow in mountains. No $75M worries. No talking points. Or lawyers. Have my health, family and friends. #gratitude

@CyclismasEditor RT @denisleary: Never mind the Tour De France - I can't make it thru the Lance/Oprah interview without doping.

@cbctom Asking #Lance to clean up cycling is like asking Bernie Madoff to clean up Wall Street. Best to walk away & not come back.

@MrMediaTraining Okay, I'll make one good comment about Lance. After testicular cancer and the stress of being a huge liar, the man sure looks good.

@WomansWisdom Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been any different.

@fatcyclist Today, I interviewed one of the people affected by Armstrong's cheating and dishonesty. Me. http://fatcy.cl/13EqTeM 

@SexCigarsBooze Shit happens; flush the toilet and move on.

@Intrepid_Travel Travel thoughts: reading the pages in the rich book of life... http://ow.ly/gCObD #travel

@SSBike Ok, imagine this...Betsy wearing an afro, slowly wheels the chair around to face him. "I've been expecting you, Mr Armstrong...."

@juliussharpe A rule for myself that's worked my entire life: when you hear the garage door open, put your penis away.

@FastCompany The Cambodian Village Fund began as a simple gift of a bicycle. But that bicycle ended up turning into much more: http://www.fastcoexist.com/1681123/how-one-bike-can-put-a-rural-village-on-the-path-to-success#1 

@PeteOlsen Your time is precious. Don’t waste it on anyone who doesn’t realize that you are, too. -Unknown

@PeterKlesken I'm not telling you that it's going to be easy, but I'm telling you that it's going to be worth it.

@ReneCuperus Richard Florida: Why Creativity is the New Economy - Culture and Society - Browse - Big Ideas - ABC TV http://www.abc.net.au/tv/bigideas/stories/2012/10/29/3620638.htm 

@LV_Sports sore body today = strong body tomorrow.

@forshannonski OH: "And to this day, that is why I keep a stick of butter in my purse."

@BikeCrave I LOVE my daughters. Daughter #1 saw this morning on tumblr and texted me. http://instagr.am/p/TjDpNuk8Ty/

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