Posted by: Discovery Science Center Blog | June 19, 2009

Twitter Brightened My Day

Lovely sunflowers that @AvanteGardens sent us yesterday!

Lovely sunflowers that @AvanteGardens sent us!

 This was just the nicest, most unexpected little occurrence, so I had to blog about it:

We are on twitter, as you may or may not know. You can find us by clicking here:

We joined twitter to try and connect with our local community, and to see what other science centers and museums were up to. We tweet every once in a while, but so far we’ve mostly just watched and listened to what goes on in the twitter world around us.

It has been a lot of fun to read tweets from the people we follow, and we try to pass on (or “retweet”) cool news, special opportunities, discounts, or anything else that we see that might be of interest to our followers. But, you never really know if anyone is listening out there when you tweet something like “June gloom again today. What could we do to brighten this week up a little?” on a random Monday morning.

Well, @AvanteGardens was listening. They are a flower shop in Anaheim, and they are one of our twitter followers. Tuesday afternoon, these beautiful sunflowers showed up at the front desk. The card attached read “Here is the Perfect Antidote for June Gloom. Avante Gardens (one of your Twitter Followers)”

In less than 140 characters, no less!

So thank you, @AvanteGardens, for the lovelies, and thank you, Twitter, for connecting us!



  1. So glad you liked the sunflowers. 🙂 Looks like June Gloom’s just about done. Yay!

    We followed the Discovery Science Center since since it’s a favorite OC spot for our family, especially our 12 year-daughter.

    Thanks for your updates with the happenings there. We’ll be visiting again real soon.

  2. Hi,

    We have just added your latest post “Twitter Brightened My Day” to our Directory of Science . You can check the inclusion of the post here . We are delighted to invite you to submit all your future posts to the directory and get a huge base of visitors to your website.

    Warm Regards Team

  3. Hmm. Is it true? 🙂

  4. Pretty cool post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say
    that I have really liked reading your blog posts. Anyway
    I’ll be subscribing to your blog and I hope you post again soon!

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