Keri gave me the gift of a Facebook account when she went away to Georgia. While I am never one to turn my nose up at a gift, I wasn’t quite sure how to go about using this one. I am not exactly the Facebook type.
Not that I really know what that type is.
I just did not see myself as one to “hang out” on computer social networks…HA!
The irony of that statement does not escape me. Yes, I LOVE blogging, but I see this as being completely different. A way to log your thoughts, record your journey and make a few friends along the way. To me, Facebook is a bit, ummm, less deep???
Now, all you Facebook lovers, please don’t hate me. I’ve come to appreciate it, but let’s get real here. You can’t actually learn that much about someone with no more than “Jeff is off to the the gym” or “Sarah is taking a nap” or “Jenny wishes the rain would stop” or my personal favorite, “John is petting his dog, Sparky”.
While I have used the site to reconnect with a few old high school friends, we have done nothing more than exchange a few pleasantries and moved on. I think I just have this need to connect on a deeper level.
I will admit I love seeing all the pictures. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. I also realize that sites such as this are the wave of the future. I’m just a little slow on boarding the fast moving train into the unknown. I like my little comfort zone in which I surround myself. But we all have to stretch beyond our boundaries from time to time and this was one of those times.
So I disguised my uneasiness with feigned excitement and jumped in. I still feel like I might hyperventilate from time to time when I log on. So. Much. To. See. It can be overwhelming. But it has been the greatest way to see a bit of what my girl is doing on an on-going basis. She always informs me of her latest photo uploads and my heart melts that she wants to include me in all she does.
Today, she posted the following on my wall. See if you find any similarities in how we think.
Count Down….5 weeks left after this one….but basically it’s only 4 weeks because the last week of finals doesn’t really count…and then basically 3 weeks because the last actual week of classes doesn’t really count either…but it might as well be 2 weeks because of our birthdays…but then I’ll be home the weekend for Easter soooooo pretty much what we’re left with is ONE week until I’m HOME with YOU!!!!I love you mommy and miss you like crazy! ♥ .
That wonderful way of taking any situation and spinning it exactly to your liking…well, let’s just say, THAT is how I know she is MY daughter!
Edited: The fabulous Jill just left a comment hooking me up with THIS hilarious video about Facebook. It’s a must-see! (Updated October 30, 2013: This video link is no longer valid. Hate that ’cause it was a riot!!!)