Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Facebook is One Scary Place!

I'm into trying new computery things. I twitter, I blog, I've my spaced, I've even downloaded a few itunes and I don't even have an ipod. So knowing how savey I am my "friend" (I now say that in quotes) convinced me Facebook was the place to be. It was like the studio 54 of the 21st Century. The hip in place to be. So as not to loose any more street cred (I wear more mom jeans, go to bed by 9pm, and make meatloaf on a regular basis. My hip points are sorely lacking) I decided to go and see what all the fuss was about.

This is what I found in the first 10 minutes:

1 high school prom (ummm lets call him a date)

4 old boyfriends

3 mean chicks who hated me in high school

1 guy who still remembered that unpleasant comment I made in 1986 and was still holding a grudge

and some guy named Ed who for the life of me I cant remember

I grew up in Philly and although it was a big city it felt like a small town. Everyone knew everybody. Every silly thing you did was broadcast to all citizens of my town (at least it felt that way). As a teenager I did a lot of silly things. I think in fact I was the queen of silly things. When I left Philly I breathed a big sigh of relief and I thought now I can start fresh.

And I did

Until Facebook.

Did you ever have that nightmare where everyone you knew in high school were still there dishing the dirt on you. Pointing and poking you all over again. Where you never really grew up and felt just as vunerable as you did all those years ago? Did you?

Well welcome to Facebook!

27 comments:

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Ha!

I actually like Facebook though. I spend very little time on it and rarely update my page - but I've gotten in touch with some old friends that I would never have known how to contact otherwise.

I get friended by people who have seen me at my worst in college (I was a very good girl in high school) - but none of them remind me of embarrassing stories. They probably have too many of their own - or were too drunk at the time to remember what I was doing.

Cat said...

I think it's fun to catch up with people you haven't seen in forever! That one guy, the one you always thought was gay? HE IS and he's PROUD! The one girl who tortured you? She's nice now! I promise! I don't know, I definitely see what you're saying but have, overall, enjoyed seeing where people are today.

We are THAT Family said...

Yeah, that's exactly why I've NEVER been on there.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Facebook scares me a little, even though my husband and my teens are on it. Even my great aunts are on it! For that matter, my mother in law is even on it, but she's just a lurker. She only started an account so that she could see everyone's pictures. This has mildly freaked out my kids.

Valarie Lea said...

I have a facebook and thank goodness, I have not run in to anybody I did not like from my past. I will be your friend though if you want to be mine. :)

Erin said...

You read my facebook post from a couple of days ago...ex-boyfriend's wife trying to friend me. Yikes! I also belong to my "class of 1994" high school group, and every time I get on there and read, I go straight back to the insecure, no self-esteem teenager that I was. It's kind of not worth it.

adrienne said...

Yikes. Highschool all over again would be my nightmare, too.

Pink Ink said...

I definitely don't WANT to try facebook now. :-)

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

That's what the ignore button is for! It's funny who is lurking in FB. And it's a huge timesuck too!

Ren said...

OH, I am right there with you. I don't even know why I stay on there. Maybe I secretly like the abuse I'm still receiving from people I haven't seen in 8yrs. Or not.

Tay said...

Ahh, facebook! Where the mean girls from high school can also add you as a friend in hopes of that making up for things they said and did. well, it doesn't. haha!

(you can feel annoyed with Christmas, I am sometimes too. I'm picking up what you're putting down. :) )

Kate @ Life As I Live It said...

So far, I haven't had that experience. It's been fun to reconnect, even if just vaguely, with people from high school and previous periods in my life.

Tales From the Eurovan said...

I get friend requests from time to time concerning Facebook. You have just convinced me of what I thought all along...I am not going to do it!
Take care,
Julie

Brooke said...

Ahhh facebook. I have liked it so far. I will have to add you to my friend list ;)

Annie said...

I love Facebook. Love it. I despise and loathe MySpace, but I adore Facebook.

Of course, I have my entire profile on lockdown, and I could give a shit about have 900 friends - so if I don't deal with you on a regular basis in real life, you're not getting on my Facebook.

Which means I've denied a lot of friend requests from the shitheads from high school. It felt wonderful.

Vered - MomGrind said...

I mostly use Facebook for networking... and I totally agree, the word "friends" is not very appropriate.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I just hooked up with facebook and I definitely think it is intimidating.

Kmommy said...

LOL!! It is a good place to meet up with all those old "friends" ;)

Ali said...

I have problems with facebook. I have a page but i've resisted and resisted adding friends prefering to challenge everyone to see how much they like me. I was speaking to someone the other day who says they've seen me on there but not added me cos they were waiting for me to add them . So complicated. Now I'll have to rethink everything, or just not go back on facebook.

Jae said...

VERY well said!! Course I have a FB problem, addiction we could call it ... but I totally agree with you!

April said...

yeh, i have a facebook account, but get on it very rarely. for the exact reasons you've just espoused.

April said...

It's so weird that I normally get here right after the other april.

I've actually had fun re-connecting with old high school buddies in Facebook. What's weird for me is I don't just have friends from high school - all my worlds have collided there.

Connie Weiss said...

I friended someone that I was pretty good friends with in high school and now she is ignoring me. Can I 'unfriend' her? What are the rules on that?

forgetfulone said...

Thank you for coming by and giving me support in light of the news about my mother. I really appreciate it.

The Mrs. said...

and that my dear is why I have no desire to join facebook!

Dr. Grumbles said...

I am thoroughly amazed at how many friend requests I have received from HS classmates who barely noticed me back then!

Tina said...

yeah good old facebook. anyone and everyone can find you on there! sometimes its people you like, sometimes not!!

 
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