You know you are too.
But lately, some things that have been happening on it have made me a little jaded.
It was so cool 2-3 years ago when everyone started using Facebook. I had so much fun reconnecting with old high school friends. Seeing that the really hot Senior (think Jake from Breakfast Club) is balding & uhem...larger now. Or that the girl who had it so perfect in college has been divorced 3 times and has 6 kids. Or seeing that the guy you predicted was going to become a rocket scientist in your yearbook, actually did become a rocket scientist. Yeppers - fun.
And it was really cool to see that twice-removed cousin and his 2nd wife and 4 kids are at Disney World right now. Or that former co-worker from 3 jobs ago (what was the name of that company?) ate sushi in NYC for dinner. How about that your boss's wife is getting a facial in preparation for a trip to Spain? Or that your neighbor down the street just stubbed their big toe?
All VERY important things to know.
Even better....I love the amigious status updates like...
"I can't wait for tomorrow!!"
why....come on tell me...I am dying to find out!
"Some people just don't know when to keep their mouth shut!"
Spill it sister, what did they say??
or my favorite:
cause that tells me a lot.
I guess it's better than the constant complainers, "It's so HOT!" "I hate my job!!" "I am sick of......" I don't like to hear you complaining in person, why do I want to read about it.....
At first it was fun to see that so&so's kid's made the honor roll or scored a goal at a game or got commended on the TAKS test - we are all so very proud of our kids and just want to brag..... (I do this as well) but when they start looking like this, they are getting out of hand...
"Today, Daughter X, did a front flip while holding an egg on a spoon and reciting the Declaration of Independence in less than 30 seconds!!!!!"
It's as if we are trying to outdo one another - who has the BEST child out there???
But the worst lately are the check-ins. I don't need to know that you went to the HEB (for lemons), then Starbucks (for a Chai latte), then the post office (for stamps..duh!), then to Marshall's (to return some shoes).....seriously. I. don't. care.
Many like to check in at places all together when they do stuff - I guess to show they have a social life, so the rest of us at home can feel like losers? Cause they weren't out at the nightclub too? I totally used to do this...until I saw the implications first hand (and that was some ugly drama).
Don't get me wrong. I don't hate The Facebook. I look at Facebook multiple times a day. I still post updates. Especially if my kids do something quirky or funny. I still post pics of the Bubba bear all the time - someone out there likes them cause I get comments on them. And if I am "checkin in" it's cause I'm at a unique place...with my family...
Facebook isn't bad - it's just stating to make me laugh. It's like everyone tries to "out-do" everyone else in real life already, now we have a social medium to do it on too? It just gets to be too much.
and I'm movin on....some really cool chicks from Oklahoma taught me all about the Twitter - there's no bragging going on over there.....