I’m not a great Facebooker. I have an alias because there are people I’m not friends with but who are friends with my friends and I don’t want them to see my name and think that we should be all Facebookey Friends and shit. You know what I mean? I don’t need classmates from high school friending me and then commenting on my stuff instantaneously which happens to my brother from a girl in my class. And he can’t unfriend her because he has tried that with other people and they emailed him and asked to know why he would do that. Haha! Teach him to make fun of my pseudonym!
I don’t get the Timeline thing. I know that I don’t really like it but it doesn’t upset me. I have a pretty picture of my favorite beach on the banner so I like that. I know many people are REALLY upset about it. I don’t think it is an improvement but it’s fine. I searched Google images for something funny about hating Facebook timeline and got the photo shown below. It was the 20th image shown. I didn’t scroll to the 20th page of results. I didn’t scroll at all because that photo is on the first page of Google Image results for “I hate facebook timeline”. I don’t know, I don’t understand it either.
This morning I received an email from my sister Katie, which read, “Today on Facebook, my ads are for “cougar” t-shirts, wrinkle cream and cellulite treatment. Fuck you, facebook.”
At some point since the making of that movie Social Media, Social something, The Social Network which was a very good movie. Anyway, at some point since the making of that movie or the creation of Facebook something happened and ads started showing up on Facebook.
After I read Katie’s email, I went to see what ads were on my page and they were: Coppertone, Don Draper Tshirts, gout study and a balanced budget.
I don’t know why Coppertone but it’s a good product. I watch Mad Men. Gout…I don’t have gout. My dentist does and my mother-in-law does but I don’t. I haven’t given a balanced budget amendment a lot of thought but it could be a good idea.
So I closed Facebook and now I’m going to open it again and see what I get, isn’t this so exciting!?
There are new ads up! They cover the U.N., woodworking, hemp fuels, the Oregon Coast, how to avoid foreclosure (rather foreboding) and of course, Coppertone.
What does it all mean? No idea.
In other news….
Derwood and I are going to Sunriver for Memorial Day weekend. Sunriver is a resort in Central Oregon. It is the high desert and should be warm and sunny by now. Derwood was there last week for work and got very tan. It may snow there tomorrow so I will not be getting tan. We are also supposed to go fishing which is definitely worth a blog. I don’t want my first fishing experience in 30 years to be marred by discomfort from being cold. You know who really doesn’t want? Yep, you’re right. Derwood really doesn’t want that.
Weekend after Memorial Day I am venturing to the East Coast for my 25th Colgate Reunion! yay! I loved Colgate! I love seeing all my old pals from back in the day. I have been corresponding with a friend of mine who I really only see every five years now and we have been talking about how wonderful our connection with our Colgate friends is. There were fewer than 700 kids in our graduating class so Colgate is more like a big high school with beer. But we know a time and part of these people that not everyone knows so we have a real connection even without seeing each other for years. Anyway….I will have plenty to blog about after that!
Happy Memorial Day weekend!