Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Facing the Book

I did something wild and rash yesterday. I joined Facebook. I know. Everybody is on Facebook. Even my daughter, which I didn't know till I joined. She refuses to be one of my friends. How mean! But hey ho, I've got five friends now. I might just come out of my cloak of anonymity here to reveal my real self so I can get more friends.

Because Facebook makes you want to have as many friends as possible, I've discovered. Just as having a blog can lead you to wanting to have lots of blog buddies who read your blog and leave comments and whose blogs you read and leave comments. (I don't think that's a complete sentence but oh well.)

I've already gotten in touch with one old friend (thanks to laurie), and who knows, there might be even more out there.

That is the bright spot of the week. Here's what else is going on with my friends: one's daughter has a rapidly growing fibroadenoma that is being removed Tuesday, one's husband just lost his job, one's father is on the brink of death.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in America, where we Americans traditionally pig out, watch football, sleep and have arguments with our families. Perhaps this year we can be thankful for each other. It's a very cruel world these days and we need as many friends as we can get.


menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Och well ye have one other pal here! I have resisted facebook but I might just nose around it again.

Sandrine said...


Have a very Happy Thansgiving tomorrow!
Take care.


-Ann said...

I'm on facebook! And I'm one of Laurie's friends too.

Candy said...

i just did the exact same thing - including the daughter refusing my friendship. I am 4 days in, and getting pissed that no one is sending me messages. Damn those friends of mine.

Kaycie said...

I might be the only person on the planet who hasn't joined Facebook. My kids are on there. It just seems weird to me.

I think I am officially old.

Trixie said...

You know my real name hon if you want to add me to your facebook!

ChrisB said...

Enjoy facebook. Kaycie is not the only person who hasn't joined!

Flowerpot said...

I'm not on Facebook! Probably the only woman in the whole of teh western world but there you go. Happy Thanksgiving!

laurie said...

facebook is a strange place where all your worlds come together--friends, family, colleagues, professional acquaintances.... it's a bit strange. but i have found it extremely useful.

you do need a lot of friends. not for the high-school reason of trying to feel popular. but without friends, nothing happens on facebook.

it's all about the community.

Fred said...

I'm on Facebook, too. In my case, it's solely to keep in touch with my daughters. It keeps me plugged in, and I put up stuff once in awhile for them to enjoy.

Expat mum said...

I'm on Facebook (and you know my name so you can "friend" me if you want). It is proving to be easier to keep up with friends on Facebook than via e-mail, but I still find it a bit weird that everyone can see everything you're doing. You can go through and make more things private, but that would make you look a bit paranoid wouldn't it?

Anonymous said...

I'm on Facebook too, haven't done much on it though.

CJ xx

wakeupandsmellthecoffee said...

MOB: Have a nose. You'll never come out.

Sandrine: A very belated thank you. I hope you enjoyed yours.

-ann: We're facebook buddies now.

Candy: I'll be your friend.

kaycie: You're only as old as you feel, honey.

Trixie: Still getting round to it.

Chrisb: You will, I predict.

Flowerpot: You and two other women.

laurie: I found someone when looking for someone else who had absolutely NO friends. How sad!

Fred: You're such a great dad.

expatmum: Well, we're friends now too.

CJ: You've probably got so many friends in real life you're too busy.