Feb 5, 2009

FACEBOOK? UM....NOT SO MUCH

OK, I admit it. I am a complete idiot when it comes to a) computers, b) popular culture, and c) interacting socially with other people. So you can see how FACEBOOK was a nightmare of epic proportions for the six and a half minutes I was on it.

It all started innocently enough. I was curious, that's all. I wanted to be able to chat and be hip and "with it". I wanted to be able to say "Why, yes. Of COURSE I'm on Facebook. Here's my homepage (or is it address?). Oh crap. I tried. I really did. But it was JUST TOO MUCH for this Spinster to process in a day.

I loved re-connecting with people that I'd lost contact with, but somehow I received hundreds of emails asking me to be friendly with people that I don't think I had ever met and/or heard of. I got so confused....I wanted to know how I knew these people and then the damn thing just had a mind of its own, so I did what any rational person would do. I ran away and hid under a blanket until it stopped.

I didn't make any progress on Strawberry Garden last night, but I did catch up on all of the DVR'd programs that seem to multiply like rabbits. What IS it about stuff in this house that seems to foster multiplication? First it was my stitchy stash. Then it was the pile of laundry. Now it's TeeVee programs. Could there be something in the water? Did somebody slip some kind of mass-multiplication fertility-inducing device into Chez Spinster without me noticing it? Oh boy, if Stewey suddenly starts sporting a "World's Best Dad" coffee mug I'm moving. To England.

Speaking of Stewey....he and I were awakened at o'dark hundred today by the howling of coyotees. I'm not kidding. Really. Howling. Of. Coyotees. In Indiana! Aunt Chrissy and I saw one last summer in the field behind my house, so I know he's out there, but apparently last night was the semi-final of Coyotee Idol. It was fascinating and creepy all at the same time. Stewey was not interested, however, and told me to wake him when it was over.

Today was supposed to be house cleaning and laundry day, but in the effort to reduce my carbon footprint, I've decided that sitting in the Happy Chair with tea and stitching would be much more advisable. Who needs all of that hot water, detergent, and dust clouding up the atmosphere? (You're welcome, Mr. Gore. Just doing my part, Mr. Vice President. Say Woo Hoo to Tipper for me, won't you?)

So I'll leave you with a pic of my stitching and a promise to stop being so damn CHATTY. I don't know what's gotten into me, but I can't seem to keep it brief these days:

13 comments:

  1. Oh, geez ... Facebook. I rarely go there because it seems so silly. Especially the fact that my sister's idiot boyfriend wants me to say I'm related to him (gag). Not a chance in hell. I'd much rather spend my monitor time in blogland with stitchers.

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  2. Great progress..I love this piece..Connie

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  3. Coyotees! Yipes! And to think it freaked me out when a raccoon looked through the storm door right at me about 2 seconds before I blindly opened it to let the dog out! Fortunately I turned on the outside light, saw the critter, and slammed the door shut!

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  4. Reducing your carbon footprint?! I love it! I've never thought of it that way...

    Thanks for the giggle!

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  5. Please don't keep it brief Coni! Your posts always brighten my day! I just got sucked into the whole facebook thing. It's fun to keep in touch with old friends, but now it's just kind of weird because my dad is on there! I used to hear coyotees when I lived in California, I had no idea they had them in Indiana! Your Strawberry Garden progress is beautiful by the way! :) Can't wait to see more!!

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  6. No coyotees near Versailles, France. But a great internet connection that allows me to enjoy your posts !

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  7. Your Strawberry Garden is delicious!
    We don't have coyotees but there was an urban fox in the mews when we got home tonight!

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  8. I'm sorry Facebook didn't play nice.

    On another note - my "hero" is Miss Judith Manners and according to Miss Manners, there is only one President (or Vice President) at a time; after they leave the post, they revert to their previous title, so Al Gore is Senator Al Gore these days :) - I'm going to take her word for it - she knows her stuff. Anyway - I'm sure the good Senator appreciates your efforts!

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  9. I heard foxes howling the other evening when I got home from work, I think perhaps it is the mating season. I love how your Strawberry Garden is coming along, you sure are a fast stitcher.

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  10. Your Strawberry Garden looks great! Just an FYI - you can turn off all those emails on the settings page of your profile (link in the upper right corner of the page) on Facebook. They about drove me bonkers too until I figured that out.

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  11. Coni - the same rule for former VP's also applies to former presidents. George W. Is now Gov. Bush. The writers of Tee Vee shows don't read Miss Manners, apparently :)

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  12. Please don't worry about making your posts shorter. My daughter and I were just having a good laugh while reading it.
    You seem to have some of the same problems I do, the multiplying laundry and tee vee shows.
    I was feeling a little sad and read your post and it made me laugh, thank you.

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