Thursday, December 16, 2010

Facebook Love


Facebook is funny.  Isn't it?  I'm weird when it comes to adding people as Friends.  I have two Flickr contacts that "Liked" my page.  And I wrestled with adding them as Friends on Facebook.   We aren't strangers.  We comment regularly on each others' photos.  I figure if they wanted to be Friends, they would have done it.  Perhaps they have the same feelings about their Facebook as I do.   I felt like my Facebook was different than Flickr or this Blog because I looked at it being more personal.  How silly is that?  I share my tampons pictures on this & my Flickr page!  I would never do that on Facebook.  Never.  But I love Facebook.  I have discovered more new music this year because of the site (mostly because of this pusher).  I've read funny news stories that I would never have seen if it weren't for Facebook.  I got my holiday addresses in record time because of a quick email.  Half of those people, I've never had their email addresses prior to the Facebook age.  But I also hate Facebook.  I hate seeing where people are spending their days.  Especially if I'm in the middle of Nowhere, I hate when I see someone is on vacation or lunch at a favorite spot.  I'm happy for them, but I want to be somewhere spicy.  This is going to be a crazy statement, but I hate when people get overly mushy in their status updates.  My kid just threw up all over me, but I love them so much.  And isn't motherhood worth it?  Really?  I fucking hate when my kid pukes on me.  I get it.  I do.  Some people that just are Half-Full types.  I love the quick connection, pictures, interests, news bites, & all the other junk that comes with Facebook.  I even started a page for my photos.  So if you Like my photography page, would you get mad if add you? 

I swear that when my kid pukes on me, I won't romanticize it in an Update.  I'll be pissed.

-Erika

12 comments:

  1. thumbs up erika! thumbs way way up

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  2. I've had this exact same thought process so many times. Facebook is a strange thing, and everyone has their own perspective on it. I think it's odd when a friend-of-a-friend "friends" me - why the hell would they do that? I don't even know them. And then I'm like, why not? Any friend of So-and-So is a friend of mine... But I still feel a little skeevy about it.

    Anyway, I hate it when my kid pukes, pees, and shits on me, and I'll be the first person to admit that being a new parent sucks a lot of the time. It's really hard, maybe not for everyone, but certainly for me. How come no one ever posts that on FB? When I see people post stuff like, "We started crying it out this week, but the kid never cried and is perfect! I am a great Mom!" my general response is, "Well, good for fucking you!" Grumble grumble...

    I guess what I really mean to say is, I hear ya.

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  3. I like you too. And I would never be mad at you, if you add me.

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  4. First of all...how did I not know you were on FB? Second of all, I totally agree with all the phoney, stupid ass updates like "I just love being a Mommy"..it just pisses me off. Now, i have to go waste some time on FB finding you.

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  5. Well, you know what pisses me off about Flickr, and I know what pisses you off about Facebook. Honestly, I can say that I've gotten to know people better through Facebook and am very grateful for it. However, I've also seen people's marriages break up "because" of Facebook (which leads me to think that they weren't that strong to begin with).

    So the next time the Girls puke on me, I'll be sure to post it . . . because I'll be pissed but you'll know about it LONG before it hits Facebook.

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  6. You seriously crack me up.
    And please friend me..please do.
    I hate overly optimistic people in general... I think they must have had a lobotomy at some point in life.

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  7. i've got a love/hate relationship with the FB too, and flickr, and blogs, and well, just the whole internets i guess. ;)

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  8. I've got the same things going on with facebook..some days I can't enough and other times the updates just make me a little nauseous. I used to wonder about friending people..then I just decided I don't give a shit, I'll friend anybody as long as they aren't an orkut person trying to steal pictures. Overall facebook is fun, and nice page ErikaRay!

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  9. i liked you. and i would love for you to add me!!

    ps, i hate puke, too. and i bitch and moan a lot about how shitty life with an infant and a 3-year old can be. 'cause it totally can be pretty shitty.

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  10. i have found that fb is just another way to keep in touch with my online friends that i 'met' through flickr and blogging lol. some of my real life "friends" i wont add, because before fb they never gave a shit about what i was up too, so why would they now? :-p i liked your page too. :o)

    ps. i hate puke too. but i also hardly update my status, so we wouldn't have the mushy glass half full problem.

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  11. I have the same relationship with facebook too..Love this post :)

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