I got started on Facebook simpy because people kept asking me about my facebook account. I find Facebook odd because my Mom has 2 accounts and I try very hard to keep my Mom out of my personal life. She has a very nosy bone (as do I) and is not really above Spying. But I like facebook because she can only see me a little unless I friend her. Of course I sort of want to friend my cousins but not her. I have not figured that one out yet, so I have not "friended" any of them. LOL
I was still not enthused about facebook, but then I saw I could utilize a fundraising link for my upcoming Marathon. And A few of my facebook friends have linked my page to their Facebook page, in hopes of helping me. (Not such good luck, but you can see my fundraising progress in the tool bar on the left. I am 16% there at 8 months to go, not bad.)
What is cool is that I have found some friends from College and high School. I really did not stay in touch with anyone from college after a while. I moved out west, most of them stayed in New York (Where they are still). In addition, things like email were actually not in use when I first went to college (Golly I am old). They were in use, but only by the few, so keeping in touch with someone required much more commitment to writing letters, and phone calling. (No one had cells when I first went to college either. Dang I feel REALLY old).
It's sooo wierd. I am chatting with one guy who I was really good friends with. We were part of a "group" that essentially did everything together, parties each weekend, going to see bands, even took some classes together as we had the same major.
But its been so long we keep asking all those "get aquainted questions" because in reaity we used to know each other. We don't now, but in some ways it is comforting to chat with him for some reason. I looove seeing pics of his kids and all that jazz. It's like we are standing there just examining the years we lost.
I try not to do too many of the time wasters, such as the egg throwing party that went on for Easter and such, but as I start to learn how it works more, perhaps I can start throwing virtual eggs around.
I was pretty excited to see the runnalicious program that havybeaks uses. Now I need to start running seriously. I seem to be allergic to Juniper Pollen and feel as if I have been felled by a giant cold. Wierd symptoms. I was going to wait until to morro to get allergy meds, but I might just have to drive into town earlier.