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. 

 This is the fisheye.

This is 1974. (we look a little gray)

This is Lolo.  Bright.

Fun stuff.  Back to the internets!!

6 thoughts on “Facebook. I just can’t quit you.

  1. You look a little like Elphie in our picture! been depressed all week and I don’t have the trifecta going! I want to see Wicked again!
    glad you aren’t done with FB!

  2. I love the new set up! And stick with Facebook – it’s fantastic! Not for the supid virtual drinks or mob wars (neither of which I do) but because of exactly what you experienced – somehow it brings people together in a few simple words 🙂

  3. ahh facebook…so fun..and yet weird when people you were never ever friends with in school want to be your friend.

    so the mediation is not going great…but i would say I am taking more time to focus on my breath and just getting calm, so it’s a step in the right direction

  4. Welcome to facebook….i myself just joined, after much prodding from my wife. I do not know how much I will get out of it, but I am willing to give it a try for my wife.

  5. I don’t get Facebook either, but I too am a facebooker with fewer friends than you have, maybe 12 then again I don’t mess with it much, maybe it’s the depression thing, too much internet.

  6. Ohhhhh Facebook! Gotta love it. I think I’m more obsessed with the dumb applications more than the “friends” HAHA

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