I have no idea why I’m here today.. well maybe that is a lie. I was reading on FB about a girl who started and stopped her blog many times.. and has been in a grove for a whole year, I thought.. wouldn’t THAT be a novel idea. I am pretty much stuck on FB.. I may click on a link to a blog but I get all my information and entertainment from FB now.
I am not ME on Facebook.. I was here. I’m only partially me.. the one that family knows.. and coworkers.. not the me that my blog friends have seen. Inappropriate me.. like the one who took the above photograph in Cape Town South Africa.. I took over 700 pictures and put the link on FB but there was a part of me that was screaming.. OMFG look at the Labia movie theater.. and make really inappropriate jokes.. maybe i need to bring that side of me over here more 🙂
I really think that there is a place for both. I can’t see posting my thoughts and feelings to 600+ people.. friends, family, classmates.. but I can here.. to the world. You think that would be odd but it’s not. Here.. you have to make a conscious decision to click and read my blog.. a Facebook post shows up in your stream, you almost have to see it.
For me Facebook is about being entertained.. either with news or comedy. I don’t want to hear about your boil or how stupid your sister-in-law is. I want to know celebrity gossip, see cute little someecards, play my games, see your pictures.. If I want to know your struggles.. fears.. or learn about your life then I will read your blog or have a private conversation with you.
I now have a little room in my life for my blog again, and that feels good.
Life never truly goes without thoughts of blogging. My good Catholic upbringing keeps the guilt.. knowing this is sitting here.. just hanging out waiting for me to type.. and then there is Facebook.. I’m friends with oodles of bloggers and still read some of the blogs now.. and then.. not very often but I do. I have lost touch with everything else.. like I just found out Bossy was getting divorced and I have no idea if Pioneer Woman ever opened a B&B.
My life goes on. Same job.. same house, same husband, same stepson.
Parents are getting super old.. 85 and 90 now. When I last left you we were going to Hawaii.. and I didn’t want to go. We went. We landed and I checked my phone.. my dad was in the ER… and it’s all been insane since then. Dad’s gone downhill.. the lastest ended up being a visit to the hospital and then the nursing home, he’s getting discharged this Sunday. Mom had had some home care.. they will now get 24 hour care in the home. But they will be together.. It’s insane really. Mom thinks that if she would have adopted another child I would be better off.. well it’s a little late for that. I’m 44 I dont’ think it’s time to get me that brother I always wanted.
I think I have gained back all the weight I lost last year. Oh and I stopped smoking… again. I am going to have to get back on the exercise wagon. Our YMCA is now awesome and one of my BFF’s moved back and wants to take Zumba with me, I went to one class. I realized I’m better off watching the purses.. but this isn’t a bar.. so I have to try. Hopefully my knees will hold up. I really should get back in the pool.
I’m going to download WordPress to my newest phone.. and see if I may not actually become a blogger again. I really miss it. I’m just not sure if I want to combine my blogging and facebook. I don’t think I will.
Do I cuss here? I cuss in real life and I don’t cuss on Facebook since I’m friends with ex teachers and priests and stuff.. Can I say fuck here? I forget.
OH.. and Survivor starts again. Mmmm Boston Rob.. (yes I know I’m bad)
I read a few blogs..commented..and even entered a contest I’m not going to win. WHY you ask?
PW is coming to town!! I need to feel like a blogger again instead of a facebook addict. Yes, Pioneer Woman has created a cookbook which she is selling in stores…AND she’s going to be at a bookstore in town that I didn’t even know existed and sign books. I just read Jean’s post about the event which made me miss blogging.
I get in these kicks..it was actually my status update on Facebook yesterday. WHY..is it SO easy to break good habits and SO hard to break bad ones??
Blogging, IMO was a good habit. It was an internal therapy, I really enjoyed it then I went kind of Pppbbbttt… I started a reader..then I had all these obligations to read all these blogs and then I did what I do really well.. I quit. Just figured that instead of picking a few people to quit reading I just quit reading everyone’s blog. And I didn’t feel one bit guilty. Why..you ask? Well because I was tweeting…and twittering and twot.. Ooo no maybe not. Anywhoo I was in touch with the majority of the community still. Twitter, twitter.. I could even do it from my phone. Then came Facebook….to which I fell off the deep end. Grade School, High School, College, Work collegues..Farmville, Fish Wrangler, Mafia Wars, Bejeweled Blitz. Yes, I got SUCKED in..and really still am. Next step.. A BLACKBERRY! Oh yeah. I can tweet and FB from my fricking phone. I am a machine. I can also blog from it..for reals!
So.. now tweeting has gone to the wayside a little.. my FB status updates aren’t as often. I realized that there were a bunch of “friends” that didn’t care about the types of updates I was typing..only blog friends would appreciate them. Family didn’t care that I just heard thunder and almost peed my pants..but I know if you are reading this you may enjoy that comment..or not..
The one thing that I have been VERY lax in is photography. My favorite hobby next to TV and books. My flick account just isn’t getting the action it used to either.
The thing is, nothing has really replaced these things I”m not doing anymore. So what am I doing? I dunno…
So..hopefully you will see me around here a little more. And hopefully I’ll start reading blogs more..and I’ll be taking more pictures.. And please be my friend on Mafia Wars and Farmville.. 🙂
Facebook. OMG I joined Facebook. It’s like a mini carnival on my computer. There in one room are friends from High School, Twitter, Blogging, TV, Flickr..and you know what, some of them know each other and I didn’t know it. We are sending each other buttons and angles and joining groups and sharing pictures.
OMG I totally get it.
In other news..Drew had 2 soccer games, a win and a tie. The tie caused cuz he ran down a kid and the ref thought that he tripped him.
We joined the Y! I brought my book today so I can choose what I’m signing up for. I’d like to do beginning Yoga but the timing may be wierd. Anyone else do yoga?
I’m STILL waiting for my new glasses to come in. They said my sunglasses were there but my regular glasses weren’t in yet.
NCIS is on tonight… Wooo hoo..!
Who is watching Amazing Race. I was sorry to see the hippies leave. I don’t care for the wife of the cheater, Starr the sister or the runner boyfriend of the NY gal w/ a job.. he REALLY pissed me off. Get over yourself already.. She should dump him and get herself a boytoy like Dallas.
And..if you have an opportunity and you haven’t seen it…check out the movie called The Black Book. It’s in dutch w/ english subtitles..but don’t let that discourage you. The movie takes place in Holland at the end of WWII.