Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Farcebook

As surprising as this will be for all of you, I am usually a bit of a cynic. So when I received an invitation to join Facebook from a friend with whom I used to work, my initial reaction was not to bother.

I never really got into the whole myspace thing as it seemed more an avenue for slef-promotion (read wankery). Facebook seemed more of the same. My friend pestered me, and not being one to resist peer pressure, I signed up. You know what, I actually like it. Here are a few more things competing for my time...:

  1. An attempt to run as many on line games of scrabble as possible. You can play more than one game against any one person. Who would have thought you could have this much fun on the internerd, even taking account of the easy access to porn?
  2. It is important that I grow my Vampire, Werewolf and Zombie armies. There are no words to explain how important this is.
  3. There really are other people out there who like Ladytron, Depeche Mode, Sigur Ros, Goldfrapp, Portishead....Not only that, but they are happy to disclose the fact. You have no idea how validating this is. You also have no idea how embarrassed I am to have just used validating in a sentence.
  4. I have so far managed to get back in contact with friends in England, Hong Kong, Geneva. Yes, it actually works for what it was intended to do. Ridiculous.
  5. Trying to find a photo of oneself that is even slightly cool, or at least sufficiently so to be able to put it up as my profile photo. This may well rival global warming as an issue. Self-portraiture has never been a strength, whereas I do recycle.
  6. Budgeting my lunch money so I can utilise it for its best food fight potential. Trust me, getting hit with a lobster shows so much more love than pigs feet.

No, I am not telling you where it is. You think I want you lot knowing who I am?

10 Comments:

At 2:51 am, Anonymous SouthernBelle said...

Facebook? Argh. I joined MySpace and promptly forgot my login name and password.

And now 2 bloggers I like are apparently faffing about there instead of writing me emails, or, okay, blogging...

I bet I could kick your ass at online Scrabble!

 
At 10:29 am, Blogger WJ said...

SB, don't go there. you would only get a nasty case of whupass, and then you would have to explain that to your hubby.

 
At 7:08 pm, Blogger killerrabbit said...

You have hit the nail on the head about Facebook. However I am concerned that only one other person in the whole facebook world has the same birthday as me!

I currently only have four games of scrabble going though

 
At 11:42 pm, Blogger Steph said...

I hate the whole fakebook/myspazz thing. If I get one more request from my wanky friends wanting me to go look at their page I'll close all my email addresses and go live in a cave.......where I hear internet service is pretty bad.

 
At 8:34 am, Blogger WJ said...

kr, I haven't got around to checking the birthdays yet - what have I been thinking?!

I am at 6 games just now, but then it went down yesterday which was, quite simply, a disaster...

Steph, you couldn't give up the internerd if you tried. You are a celebrity, and methinks you don't hate that.

You should join us, it won't hurt a bit. Join us... join us... join us... join us

 
At 10:59 pm, Anonymous SouthernBelle said...

One of us, one of us, one of us


hehehe

 
At 3:27 am, Blogger Kelly said...

nerd

 
At 12:25 pm, Blogger Steph said...

NEVER! You people are like a freaking cult. It's scary! Having a blog is nerdy enough for me thankyouverymuch!

 
At 12:26 pm, Blogger WJ said...

once you have been assimilated, you will understand that you are stronger as a part of the Collective...

join us, join us, join us....

 
At 11:28 pm, Anonymous SouthernBelle said...

hehehe

WJ, my sister just started a game of scrabble with me...

once I get the hang of this new-fangled online version, your ass-kicking is imminent.

 

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