Kate Meyers: OK, I already love Michelle Obama. But I love her even more now that I know she doesn't understand Twitter and needed help composing her first tweet at Saturday night's annual White House Correspondents Association Dinner.
I'm sorry, but I'm over my head. I can barely manage my cell phone, and I am constantly wondering if I can purchase more memory. I text like a turtle. Usually I dictate to my children to save myself pain and embarrassment. More usually, they grab the phone because they can't stand the anguish of trying to watch me work anything electronic.
So Twitter comes along, and I even have an account. But like Michelle Obama, I have trouble with the pressure of being instantly and quickly riveting, and I don't think my daily thoughts are that important to the public.
I did recently interview Ashton Kutcher, who is a pro at Twitter and who seems to have almost five million people following his thoughts. But he's smarter, funnier and way cuter than me.
I am truly sorry if anyone has decided to follow me on Twitter and has come up empty-handed. I started the account with all good intentions, but I can't seem to make sense of life -- let alone life in haiku form.
Mostly, though, I just wish I could understand Twitter beyond it's being one more thing I'm supposed to do, be hip to and keep track of. I'm hoping that, beyond the commonality of mothering two daughters, the First Lady and I will bond forever over our tweeting ineptitude.