Twitter Time With Senior Stephen Bonser
Q. What is your Twitter handle and how did you come up with it?
A. Mine is @21Slalom. 21 is my number, and the “slalom” is a dance move I invented. It’s easy to learn, feel free to ask for lessons, just bring music. Preferably “More” by Usher.
Q. How often do you check Twitter?
A. Depends on the day, but I get queasy if I get more than four or five hours behind. You got to keep up, you know?
Q. What would you say is your average number of Tweets?
A. I’d say about half my tweets are replies or directed at someone, but I’ll usually have two or three regular, open-air tweets a day. I try to be philosophical, which fails, so I end up making poop jokes and quoting movies.
Q. Which of your teammates has the best Tweets and why?
A. Ryan Furtick (@flexfurtick), Kevin Paule (@DietWhiskey), Chris Sanderson (@csanderson5), and Kyle Kozak (@KJbaseball20). Furtick doesn’t tweet often, but when he does, they’re gems. KP started #PunSaturday, where we tweet puns on Saturdays. Sanderson and Kozak both have quality tweets, even though they’re freshmen. Give them all a follow.
Q. The people I follow in baseball are…
A. Various Washington Nationals players, sportswriters, D3Baseball.com (@d3baseball), and one of my favorites is Arizona Diamonbacks pitcher Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32). He’s always good for a laugh.
Q. Someone who you wouldn't think I follow is…
A. Katy Perry (@KatyPerry). So insightful.
Q. The people whose tweets you can't miss…
A. The four teammates mentioned above, as well as various members of the women’s soccer and women’s golf teams. Shoutouts to Melanie Walsh (@MellyMelDubs), Hannah Buck (@THEHBuck), Nicole Martin (@nixmartin), Hilary Stepansky (@hilpantsky), Murphy Stanley (@smurffles). And also, my good friend Erica DeJohn (@EricaDJ18). Trust me.
Q. I wish_____was on Twitter.
A. No comment.
Q. What Washington U. coach or staff member do you wish was on Twitter?
A. Head golf coach Sean Curtis – the man is pure brilliance and I want to know what he does daily. Same goes for women’s basketball coach Nancy Fahey. Side note: assistant baseball coach Ross Clites could use a character limit.
Q. Describe your Twitter followers.
A. Stellar, humorous, fuel for my procrastination. Love you all.