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Friday, October 23, 2009

Okay, I Give In

I have often said since November that I think Facebook is ridiculous. I've said if it is not completely ridiculous, it is at least a major waste of people's time or it is a blatant display of how much time people waste. Something like those type of complaints have ushered from my lips or at least rolled around in my grey matter.

But I give in. I have to declare Facebook as being a nifty tool. Someone got a facebook account just so she could find me. Me. Little ol' grumpy-pants,-yell-at-the-world,-sack-cloth-and-ashes,-we-are-screwed-up" me. And because I have a Facebook account and I am actually attempting to use it, even though it requires that I say no more than a sentence or two (that is torturous quite frankly), she did indeed find me.

So for about a month and a half now, an old friend (clear back to seventh grade folks!) and I have had a couple of conversations, visited in person and on Facebook. And today she is coming for another visit to Vicktory Farm and Gardens so I won't tarry here long so that I can run the girls into little town this morning, return a movie to BB and books to the library and be back to greet her with a fire in the woodstove, a cup of something warm and some little toasty things to nibble on.

And I suppose I would have to say that some of last weekend's basking in an old friendship with a family we don't see but once a year, accidentally at the Fair, would also have to be attributed to stupid Facebook. It is just too easy to say, "hi, come on over for dinner" when you "see" a person on Facebook often.

And not to mention Facebook is going to be instrumental in the girls and I getting to know the sister of a good friend just a little better than seeing her occasionally at said friend's house for events that we would both be there, like wedding and house warming and moving days. Because she is going to come and make applesauce donuts with us next week! Just because of some silly little banter on Facebook, and because another Facebookian who knows both of us in real life, a reluctant and grumpy sort (kinda like me only far more pessimistic) who doubted the accuracy of our being able to say we are friends said, "oh, yeah and you guys are going to be real friends and actually talk?" or something to that effect. Well Bucky, this is Facebook Throwdown with Lanny.

So there it is, I cave, I cave to Facebook. But I admit I am not sure how some people can have 450 "friends". I just have 45 and I run to keep up with them. Yes, only 45 Facebook friends, isn't that like way sad?

Hey, is sad the only word these days that is still used in it's original manner or did I just say that it is actually cool that I have only 45 Facebook friend or something equally weird?

Have an awesome day Sweet Listener and Brave Converser. I'd have included a picture here but you can just see Facebook for yourself on your own computer. Maybe, just maybe, I will have some illustrations for you tomorrow. Oh wait, I will be without computer tomorrow, so you will not be hearing from me 'til at the very least Sunday. Because, yes, I am trying to get back to posting nearly every day. We'll see how that goal works.

Tute ta lue

14 comments:

Mildred said...

Have fun!

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

I Think I have 48 ! HA! Congrats on the FB reconnect! Have fun!

Daisy said...

Much of what technology has brought us can be very good and also very bad just depending on how it is used, I think. How wonderful that you have reconnected with an old friend. :)

Susie said...

Lanny I didn't want to be on Facebook either but my sister put me on it. I have come across lots of old schoolmates so that's be kind of fun.

KathyB. said...

See, even us humbugs surprise ourselves with these newfangled modern inventions and social networks. Have fun with all your new reunions Lanny.

Cliff said...

I'm still at the "what on earth are those people doing?"" stage with FB. Maybe one day.
I'll bet you do have a little trouble with limited space.

Darla said...

I have yet to give in to FB.

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Well, I don't facebook, but you can still consider me your friend! There are so many wonderful things that the computer world offers! Have fun, blessings,Kathleen

Kanani said...

me too.
I have very mixed feelings about twitter and facebook, but they can be very useful.

Anyway, i guess what I try to remember is what my yoga teacher said:
Use the technology but don't let it use you.

Tipper said...

Facebook-is a neat way to connect to folks you haven't seen in years.

LindaSueBuhl said...

Cool you find FB useful - I was on it few years ago to stay in touch with a friend doing a year abroad - finally realized I didn't need to hear from people who were in my 9th grade algebra class or cousins I didn't know existed - that is just me - was also spurred on by a husband who feels more time on the computer isn't necessarily the highest and best use of my time - but with extended family to stay in touch with or children at home - I can see the FB interest - just not going there myself. Blogging and my exercise accountability website - and incessant reading of news, I find enough grabbers of my short attention span! DH has an FB account - he was trying to find a friend he was in army with - now just keeps it because so many people from church have "friended" him -even some people who wouldn't know him face to face! btw 45 sounds manageable - 450 - NOT

Carol............. said...

Heck..I'm still trying to figure out this Facebook thing.......I keep getting messages to visit my friends but have no idea how to find them!!! LOL

Guess I'll keep trying!

Far Side of Fifty said...

HA! You caved..you are a Facebook Convert.. I have an account too..to keep track of my grands and nieces and nephews especially those far away. I do not go there often..but it is nice to pop in on those having a birthday and leaving a message:)

bella said...

you can play scrabble on facebook..did you know that? if you like scrabble that is. i play scrabble with my neice two states away from me..in fact..i just remembered that it's my turn..better run over to fb! hey, i know you were a follower of my blog..it's on a little hiatus until next year. don't leave me forever cuz i love your commentary!