Tuesday, August 19, 2008

More ways to waste time online

Just when I thought I knew all the ways in which I could get drawn into an internet time suck--browsing Japanese fabrics, trawling enviously through Etsy storefronts, reading your blogs, emailing my college girlfriends to try and coordinate a mutually acceptable potluck date--I discover another way to waste a lot of time I don't have. Facebook. Who knew what an obsession it could become?

I realized recently that with my twenty year high school reunion fast approaching, I'd better get my married name out there so that people could find me. So that, you know, I'd actually be invited this time. (I haven't gone to any of them so far.) So I created a Facebook account, invited a few friends, and went along my merry way. But so many people are finding me now!

I've had a number of college friends that I haven't kept up with "friend" me, an ex that I haven't spoken with in 10 years, and now, indeed, some high school people. I've actually busted out my horrible senior yearbook as a reference so that I can try to remember who these people were when they friend me. (Someday when I want to make y'all laugh, I'll post pictures of my enormous 1980's high school hairdo. I hope to never see another bottle of White Rain hairspray as long as I live.)

I think where the time suck comes in is when people ask me things like, "So what's your life like now?" and "What have you been doing in the last 19 years?" Those are both actual questions I've received and it takes awhile to summarize 19 years of personal history, you know?

Anyways, that's my most recent excuse for why I've been neglecting this blog.


devilish southern belle said...

Uh oh. You've got that glazed-over, Facebook look in your eyes, too?

I have a facebook, but I still don't 'get it'. It's been great as another way to meet, connect to, and keep up with friends old and new, though.

Beth said...

I have Facebook too, but like Devilish....I don't get it. I don't visit facebook very often! My blogs to read are a huge time-suck as it is!

Mommy Munch said...

First the Gorgon, and now you! lol. I would get a Facebook but my hubby would kill me. He has a hard enough time with me having a MySpace as it is.....lol. Well........I might go and just check it out.........what he doesn't know won't hurt him, right?

Bina said...

I guess it's a good thing I can't even LOOK at face book on my work computer. I spend way too much time on here as it is!

Joan said...

As you know I am on Facebook but don't use it much. I think many people as old as me aren't on it.

Mama D said...

I love facebook. But don't worry... it does get old. Or the obsession calms down or whatever. Which is nice. When it is just a nice way to see what everyone is up to and not a compulsion.

P.S. So would you be my facebook friend? Or is that too weird?

Suburban Gorgon said...

It's killing me, girl. I am on every single day.