Friday, January 01, 2010

I am a weak and weedy woman

I nearly held out for the full decade.
Until late last night ...

Guess what I was doing in the dying embers of the year.
Yes, holding my hands over both ears and saying, 'Ow', but I don't mean that.

Yes, friends, it's confession time.
In a moment of supreme weakness I went to the place where I had always sworn I would never go.
Yes, dear friends, I allowed my kids to set me up on Facebook.

And today, oh joy of joys (smell the irony), my Inbox is filled with messages.
Just what I needed ...

I'm not even sure what I'm going to be using it for, apart from yet another online distraction to stop me doing more important stuff.

But I'll tell you what I won't be using it for.

I won't be using it for creating some sort of idiotic virtual farm for people who have dust from the keyboard under their fingernails instead of earth.

I won't be using it to join random cyber groups designed to beat meaningless records for numbers of people signed up to random cyber groups.

I won't be using it to poke people, whatever the hell that is. Nor do I wish to be virtually poked by others, thank you very much.

I won't be using it to send messages into the world that are so shallow they wouldn't even moisturise the soles of your feet.

Any messages I do send will not now, nor ever, contain the letters LOL.

Nor will I be learning complex codes in order to insert banal emoticons into said messages, whatever they consist of.

So, having stated all that, if you'd like to meet up with me at the forbidden planet, you can connect with me here.
Just don't poke me.

Oh ... and Happy New Year.


Unknown said...

So sayeth the wise woman. The rest of us will just hang around and watch with amused expressions on our mugs. ;-)
Can I make a suggestion - visit your settings so that you don't get a gazillion messages flooding your inbox or you will be driven out of your mind. And don't succumb to applications, some of them can be come seriously addictive. Oh and mind the Scrabble and Wordscraper and Farkle and Bejewelled Blitz and Pathwords and and and...
Have fun! ;-)

Queenie said...


I haven't succumbed to the lure of the Facebook yet, but I will when (if) (when) I have a book to promote. You say 'I'm not even sure what I'm going to be using it for...' - may I respectfully suggest that you give the promotion of your work some consideration where Facebook is concerned? Thank you.

Miriam said...

I agree with you about poking and farming. I don't do those either. But I wonder if you'll ever change your mind about LOL. It's only a quick way of saying, "I thought that was really funny."

Liane Spicer said...

Uh, LOL! I'm with you on most of those, but have to confess to frequent use of LOL and ROTFLMAO. Plus, <3 creates such a cute little heart icon!

Welcome to the Facebook club. I'm a Twitter holdout, though. Never, ever will I go there.

Debi said...

Ab Van - you're revealing a sadistic side I didn't know you had! But thanks for the suggestion re messages.

Yer Maj - just worked out PMS stands for Pissed MySelf, not Pre Menstrual Syndrome.

Miriam - don't ask me to rationlise my hatred of LOL - anyway Ha! is just as short.

Liane - yeah re Twitter. That's what I say too. Just as I said I'd never ever go on Facebook. Doh!

Jen said...

Oh, it's a slippery slope you know!

Actually, I lurve Facebook since it means I can keep up with everyone without my shocking lack of email-replying becoming evident.

As Queenie says, it's a good marketing tool too.

Right, time to click the link and be your friend - wahooo.

Debi said...

It is indeed a slippery slope and I'm already sliding down it out of control ...