I had to choose between Facebook, which is such a time suck, (thank you Glenn) and this anonymous-ish type of interneting known as the blog. I wrote about trying to quit Facebook, and then not.
Then I realized…I’m so freaking co-dependent, I found myself trying to stay up on top of everyone’s status and *friending* people, and their photos, and the 25 kajillion quizzes, flowers, hearts that go back and forth. What’s worse, is that if you accepted someone’s *flowers*, then Facebook gives you an “opportunity” to give flowers to every one of your friends, and it’s just one big clusterf**k of circular giving.
I sort of ranted on my sweet niece’s fiancee’s page about Obama and his foreclosure thingy, and then I realized the poor guy has to eat every holiday dinner with me for the next 30 years. It’s one thing to rant in the blogosphere, and another when you’ve got a name and a face to go with that rant. I simply adore these two, and know they forgive me…but still.
Over the weekend, I learned of a good friend who met her old college boyfriend on Facebook again, they’ve hooked up, and are sort of *together*, in a creepy, internet kind of way. There’s only one problem: 2 kids and a marriage that she says is bad…now. No, Facebook didn’t do that. Too much time on your hands, and a bad attitude did that. Boredom in a marriage, grass is greener…that sort of thing.
So, it was either Facebook, or WordPress and blogging (which I really enjoy). I deactivated my account, and am happily back in the world of semi-anonymity. I missed my bloggers on Bloglines, because I didn’t have time to read any running or teaching blogs, much less comment on them.
I’ve been sick. Haven’t run since Thursday, and am on a massive antibiotic, because…after all, I’m training for a Half Marathon.
I choose you, blogging world. Facebook, maybe you’re more of a vacation-type friend. Until then, I will yammer on about my trials trying to find another teaching job.
As of last week, I was let go, in the most odd type of way…More on that later.