Welcome to a day in my life. I can't guarantee that this will be an exciting read for anyone. My life is filled with all the mundane activities of a stay-at-home-mom just trying to raise her three sons to be the best men they can be.

Monday, November 12, 2007

When I first started hearing about Facebook and looked into how it worked, I thought it was very weird. Why do I need Facebook to stay in touch with friends and family ... isn't that what email is for? The whole thing just seemed a little bazarre. O.K. I could see why kids would like it because it's like a giant playground where you can hang out with your friends. Then, during the summer, I had so many people asking me if I was on Facebook. After saying "no", they would say, "you gotta go on. It's so much fun." Then one day I was chatting with Jeff, a guy that I had worked at camp with almost 30 years ago (hey, stop trying to do the math ... I was very young when I worked there,) tell me that he had contacted BJ, another staffer from those summers, and they had been chatting back and forth. Cool, I thought, that I could get into.

So I finally entered the Facebook world in September. For the first couple of weeks I was checking it all the time and searching for everyone that I could think of to see if I could add them to my "friends". I was getting gifts, giving gifts, throwing disgusting things at my brother, writing on people's walls and them writing on mine, and catching up with people that I hadn't talked to in years. The best part was continuing water fights that were started irl at Music Camp. (by the way ... for those on you involved in these water fights, I'm saving all my water so that I can dump a whole pool on you!) It was all very entertaining.

Since those weeks, my Facebook time has settled down. I got rather bored with some of the silly things (like throwing bird turd at someone), and now I'm just keeping up with people, and letting them know that I'm thinking of them by sending them a Christmas present, or a hatching gift. The most fun I have is playing Scrabble with different people on my Friends list.

It is really a weird phenomon.

Spencer is on Facebook too, but everytime I send him a Friend Request he takes great pleasure in denying me. Hmmmmph! I can see how he feels, though, because last week I got a friend request from my own father. That felt weird, but at least I accepted him as a friend.

This is a very funny video of an acapella male group singing about Facebook. By the way, if you're on Facebook, add me to your friends list.

7 comments:

  1. I'm the same. I haven't even been ON my Facebook in a month!

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  2. That's one computer addiction that I haven't got - yet!!! A friend of mine was telling me all about it the other day ... she's found long lost cousins and everything! I just don't think I can afford to spend any more time in front of the computer than I already do. But if I ever take the plunge ... I'll ask you to be my friend!! ;o)

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  3. I have resisted facebook with all my might. I signed up so I could read a few things, but I have nothing posted... and only two friends. and one of them isn't really even a friend. lol. The truth of the matter is that my addictive personality would get pulled into the world of facebook, and my scrap supplies would likely sit untouched for months and months on end. And that would be really sad in my eyes.

    All that to say, I'm glad you're enjoying facebook, but I hope you'll keep using your blog to stay in touch with us facebookless folks.

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  4. i don't know what's worse - being on facebook all the time or actually taking the time to write a song about it!

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  5. I don't know facebook... and I don't think I will. Sounds like more computer time. And that's the last thing I need right now. :)

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  6. iluv2scrap (Teresa)12:42 PM

    That is such a cute video Barb! I didn't know you were on Facebook...I'll have to add you as my friend....lol

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