Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Is Facebook the Root of All Evil?

I wish SO bad I could take credit for this post but I can't. I love it though. It's SO true and it happened to me just the other week. You can read JPo's hilarious blog here. I had a "friend" on facebook completely rip me a new one because of a stupid video that I put up on facebook. I'm seriously contemplating getting off facebook completely and just sticking with my blog. That way at least I have a reason to not get into all the stupid drama.
Is it just me or is there a constant cloud of drama hanging over Facebook? Do most of the arguments you get into start with, "I saw on Facebook that you've been....."?

I'm truly beginning to wonder if facebook is the Devil's mistress here on Earth. If Facebook was created in the pits of hell rather than a college dorm room. I've heard of people loosing friends, boyfriends, jobs and HUSBANDS due to the inner workings of this "social site" a.k.a. "festering pool of temptation".

Facebook is fun in a lot of ways....It's one less reason to call your friends on the actual telephone; you can join fun groups like, "I love Mac and Cheese"; you can brag to all your facebook friends by posting pictures of your latest dream vacation or your good looking kids; you can show that person in high school that would always turn you down how damn good you look now. It's fantastic.

But, oh how Facebook can be Satan in disguise. Things get twisted and turned around; people begin hating you for your political opinions; you begin to feel left out if you weren't included in a fun outing that you see the posted pictures of; people of the opposite sex seek you out; you unwillingly have to know the every move of that one fb friend who updates their status every few minutes even when it's "I'm now brushing my teeth".

I mean seriously? I don't want to know if your brushing your teeth, scratching your butt, taking out the trash or taking a poop! I don't care!

Too, often times have you asked your spouse, "Why did you say you 'like' Sally's post?" Is it because you like her??!
Or, why don't you update your relationship to include me? Are you ashamed of our relationship?

Today, I accidentally hurt a dear friend's feelings on facebook. I was so sad that this happened, but what I was most sad about was I had no idea what I did. Immediately, I hopped onto my facebook (which is conveniently located on my phone because, God forbid we go a second without getting our Facebook News Feed updates) to try and figure out what I had done wrong. Nothing, nada. I couldn't find it. After a few phone calls and further searching, BINGO. I found it. I totally see how it could have hurt my sweet friend's feelings. Not because what I said was mean or ill-willed but because it's typed and when something is typed you have no idea what a person's demeanor, feelings or meaning is behind it. It was not meant to hurt anyone just simply to make a joke about myself. But, what did it do? Instead, it hurt someone I love.

Sometimes I miss the good ole' days of MYSPACE, where bands constantly asked you to hear their music and you would search all Saturday morning for the perfect Profile background and Song List.

These Are A Few of My Favorite Things....

Sometimes I think I forget to appreciate the small things in life. So here is a list of all the small things that are my favorite. I could probably fill up pages and pages but here are a few.

  • A great parking space at work
  • Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
  • Being able to not have to put make up on
  • Watching Stratton try to put my make up on
  • Spray Tans
  • Taco's from Taco Bell with mild sauce
  • Swinging on a porch swing
  • Sleeping in Derek's
  • My own bed with flannel sheets
  • Pranks
  • Rollos
  • violets
  • my Iphone 4 and being about to FaceTalk with my MIL
  • the way baby puppies smell
  • blogging
  • 50% off at Hobby Lobby
  • geocaching
  • comfy jeans
  • Dr Pepper
  • McDonalds French Fries
  • Avenged Sevenfold music
  • Gelly Pens
  • new earrings for my the gaping holes in my ears
  • restaurants that let you color on their table cloths
  • new mascara
  • slow dancing
  • spell checks little wavy red lines
  • Ranch dip and hot sauce with Wibbs BBQ  sandwiches
  • Chinese food from Pagoda Garde, China Palace, and Golden Gate
  • True Religion Perfume
  • my new glow in the dark bpa free nalgene bottle
  • my planner!!!
  • hot wheels
  • Stratton waking me up on the weekend wanting eggs. I love the way he says eggs.
  • taking pictures
  • decorating my house
  • the smell of christmas
  • Stratton's hugs and kisses
  • Stratton's smell when he has just gotten out of a bath
  • DVR and not having to ever miss my shows ever again
  • Twilight everything
  • long warm baths 
  • getting my nails done
  • the feeling you get when you take off in an airplane

More about me

8 TV Shows I watch:
1. LA Ink
2. Terriers
3. Spongebob Squarepants
4. Project Runway
5. Life of Jenks
7. The Buried Life
8. Americas Next Top Model

8 Favorite Restaurants:
1. Cafe n' Me
2. Saffron
3. Ruby Tuesdays
4.Mediterranean on Broadway
5. Shogun
6. Taco Bell
7. El Torrero
8. Bella Italia

8 Things that happend to me today:
1. Woke up late
2. Freaked out because my face hates me in the winter and is breaking out
3. Picked up Stratton from D&L's then dropped him off with Mrs Lisa (love her)
4. Got to work 20 min late
5. Set up printers for the 2nd floor
6. Worked on the layout for the 2011 NAMM Show
7. Finished off my container of Hummus (sad face)
8. Checked out the new zit on my face again and plastered more make up over it...not helping my case.

8 Things I look forward to:
1. Getting this week over with
2. Finals next week and not sweating it because I've been staying on top of it! Score!
3. The Jingle Bell Run this weekend
4. Getting to hang out with my sister in laws next Tuesday
5. Getting Stratton to sit on Santa's lap for pictures (which probably isn't going to happen)
6. Making sugar cookies with my Steph, Stratton, Payne, and Mona
7. Catching up with old friends
8. The Future-it's lookin pretty bright to me!

8 Things I wish for:
1. An xterra
2. Stratton being potty trained
3. A shopping spree!
4. Snow on Christmas (I can't remember the last time we had a white Christmas
5. A maid
6. the power to fly
7. My hair to magically grow 8 inches
8. A stronger faith in the Lord

Starting a New Tradition

I want to start a new family tradition this year. I want all three of us (me, Derek & Stratton) to go to Hallmark and pick out our own ornaments for Christmas.I know when I moved out of my parents house it was really nice to not have to but a boat load of Christmas ornaments when it came time to put up our tree. My mom has saved ornaments (not just Hallmark ornaments) over the years and let me pick out a small box to start off our collection of family ornaments. (The sad part is that we are going to have to get a bigger tree because of all the ornaments we have now) Here is the ornament that my sister got for Stratton last year. I just love it.
It's the start of our Hallmark collection. I can't wait to go this weekend and pick a few more out for the entire family. Next year we might just have to invest in a new tree too.