Do you know what this picture is?
It's a Black Hole.
Do you know what I did today?
I got sucked into Facebook.
Do you know why?
I don't either.
I don't even know how it happened. Oh, maybe I do. I have a friend at work who is a) younger and b) way more computer savvy and c) younger, and she has steered me toward some cool sites. Like Pandora, which is a lot of fun if you're looking for new music that you are (almost) guaranteed to like. There have been a couple of others, too, and I've come to believe her when she says "Oh, you're going to love this!"
And then we come to Facebook. It was a little slow today at work and a lot of the (younger) people there were checking their FB pages. All it took was one smart ass comment from me that I honest to god don't even remember, and the next thing I know I'm sitting in front of a computer with someone else entering all of my information. I kept on and on about how I didn't know a thing about FB and how did it work? and what's the point and so on. I was especially curious because I had gotten an invite to be a friend from the woman who had been my maid of honor when the FX and I got married, and who I've kept in very sporadic touch with the last whole bunch of years. (Repeat after me...rotten correspondent, rotten correspondent, rotten correspondent). I was kind of ready to take the leap.
That was when we found out that I already had a FB account. WTF? I did? At first I thought one of my kids was messing with me, but then I remembered that laurie invited me to become a friend last May, so I joined up so I could. And then forgot all about it. Clearly, the FB charm had been lost on me.
Until today. As my friend put in info that pulled a bunch of people I knew from work up, I started to get intrigued. And when laurie threw in her two cents worth of FB education, I thought hmmm....this could be interesting. (I know there are twitter and plurk fans out there, too. Imagine how ignorant I am about how they work).
Anyway, I get the feeling that this could be a great new way to
waste spend time on the computer. Gee. Like I needed one more reason to not get cracking on my book.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Posted by the rotten correspondent at 12:02 AM