Facebook. I tried to love you. You were all the rage this year, so I hopped on. Alas, I only have 28 friends in the whole wide world, while my little niece has 285, or something like that.
Here’s the deal. There was a study put out about five (5) years ago. It said something to the effect that more time connecting in cyberspace is more likely to make people feel less connected, and thusly, more depressed. So, I’m thinking, hey, I have the trifecta of crap: no husband, job and probably possibly home. Why do I need to be more depressed? (Which, actually, I’m not…but I digress…)
Facebook. So, I don’t really get it. I adored my best friend from 3rd grade, but that was 1967. She is the sweetest girl and is getting all of my classmates together. I love that my family is all connected, and talking to each other’s walls. I wall-to-walled with the boy who gave me my very first REAL kiss, at the football game. His reply: I remember it like yesterday. So, what does that do for me? Sends me into yesterday, which is a place that, while innocent and fun, is just…well yesterday.
And, just as I’m typing my final farewell and so long to FB, I happen to click on my FB tab, because you know it’s so addicting…”who wrote on my wall? who is sending me flowers? who loves me?” …and there is my drunk silly sister who types: Lisa “is joining the 20th century”.
…and I realize. She doesn’t know it’s the 21st century. So I send her cute pictures for her profile, and ALLLLLLLL my relatives and friends, and call her up and we are laughing so hard I can’t stand it. and I suddenly realize, I can’t quit Facebook, because I am laughing.
…and I really haven’t laughed in a few days. The belly laugh kind. It made me happy in a stupid cyberspace kind of way. Sadly, it’s one step closer to match.com, which I vow to avoid as well…So, I spice up the theme of my blog with happy colors, and edit some fun photos, and pretty soon, will call it a night.
[new iPhone camera app: This is called Camera Bag. Here’s a few snaps of the race…it takes your photo and edits it on your phone. Fun!] Got a 6 miler tomorrow, rounding out week 5 of Half Marathon training.
Fun stuff. Back to the internets!!