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TwitterZona: Heated emotions in wake of Zimmerman verdict; weather tweets storm Twitter feeds

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A look at Arizona news, views and images—via Arizona tweets.

By @MikeTheSauce

SNAKE APPLE IN BIG APPLE

D-Backs president and CEO Derrick Hall, tweeting from the site of the All-Star game: “We found our @dbacks apple at Broadway and 34th! Best looking one!!!”

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HOME IS WHERE THE HOT IS

Indie publishing and improve guy Jeff Moriarty of Phoenix: “Ah, Phoenix. Home, sweat home.”

SUN-SCREAM

Cronkite student Haley Buntrock: “I will never not wear sunscreen again. Probably 2-3 layers of my skin are currently peeling off.”

BAD CASE OF CART-BURN

3TV senior news producer Ruben Hidalgo:Nothing says Monday like a shopping cart burning your hands.”

HOT RUNNING IN AZ > HOT RUNNING IN DC

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema: “I went running this morning in the soup that is DC’s July, and I was reminded yet again why I love Arizona. #ovenvscrockpot #ovenwins

SUMMER BUMMER

Entrepreneur hopeful Julie Leach of Arizona: “Dear summer, do you really have to be over so soon?”

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I DON’T SPEAK ‘STARBUCKS’

ABC 5 Yuma TV reporter Patrick Hayes tweeted: “I don’t speak the lingo and I don’t the sizes but why in the name of all that is good can I not get a Trenta caramel macchiato. #Starbucks

TRAYVON EMOTIONS

ASU hoops phenom Jahii Carson: “Lol these ppl gettin mad at me for defending Trayvon Martin”

TRAYVON REVERBERATIONS IN PHOENIX

12 News reporter Mary Nguyen tweeted this and with photo: “Protest downtown regarding George Zimmerman acquittal.”

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LINCECUM NEUTRALIZES ZIMMERMAN

Digital media engineer Derik Hettinger of Phoenix: “Best part of Lincecum’s no-hitter: It’s reduced the number of Zimmerman-related tweets on my feed.”

CALLING THEM OUT

Phoenix Business Journal editor Ilana Lowery: “As a journalist, I’m appalled @abc15phx went to Lolo’s in Phoenix to get reaction to #ZimmermanVerdict. Why a chicken and waffle restaurant?”

OVER-EAGER OPINION SEEKER

AZ Central scribe Eugene Scott: “Eating lunch in Arcadia. Older gentleman randomly comes up to me to ask my opinion of the Zimmerman verdict … #Phoenix

OTHERS ARE ‘FORGOTTEN’

Abraham Hamadeh of Scottsdale: “Innocent people die in the streets of our urban centers every day without a single mention of their name. They are the forgotten ones.”

BREAKING: TUNA MELTS BEING CONSUMED

PR guy and news junkie Ryan Narramore of Phoenix: “I love staying up-to-date on current events, @CNN, but do I really need to get a news alert that the #ZimmermanTrial jury is going to lunch?”

AIR THEY GO AGAIN

12 News reporter Lissette Martinez: “I guess you gotta do what you gotta do, friend sent me this as she covers #ZimmermanTrial

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MORE OUTRAGE

Cronkite master’s student Amy Gleich of Phoenix: “Acquitting Zimmerman is tantamount to accusing Trayvon”

UNORIGINAL STATEMENT

KTAR host Gayle Bass: “Telling someone to ‘get out’ of America if they don’t like is intellectually lazy. It’s not very creative and exceptionally rude.”

DOWNED HOUSE

Andrew Hasbun of Fox 10 Phoenix: “Panorama of the Ahwatukee storm damage by @JKFOUR.”

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TIME TO GET OUT OF THE POOL?

NewsBreaker tweeted: “JAW-DROP: This is what a dust storm looks like as it approaches, now moving into the Scottsdale, Arizona area.”

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HOOPS=HAPPINESS

Suns player Kendall Marshall: “I love my job. Basketball all day everyday.”

CONE CATCH

12 News photog Chad Bricks: “This was the scene just now. I’m not sure how it happened but I think I caught it. #WhyDidIThrowIt?”

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ROOTING FOR MONSOON

Word nerd and Daily Star reporter Becky Pallack of Tucson: “Awe struck by this storm! I have my book and candle ready. Bring on the power outage. #TucsonMonsoon

MELON-CHOLY SCENE

Ch. 3 assignment manager Marceline McMacken: “Commuters: Avoid I-10 westbound in the tunnel. A truck lost its load of watermelons. Traffic down to one lane.”

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