Facebook: Believe None of What You See

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I love you!

Facebook should really be called “Smugbook”.  I have had a love/hate relationship with Facebook. In the beginning, I didn’t really get it. It was one of the first times I felt “old”. Here was some new technology that I didn’t get AND I didn’t really care IF I ever got it.  I had a MySpace account (whenever I think I’m having a bad day, I think of the guys that founded MySpace and then my day doesn’t seem so bad!) and it wore me out because it seemed so pointless… all that time wasted on making your page look cool on the off chance that people would find it and friend you? No thanks. 

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I hate you!

One thing that MySpace was great for was stalking.  Everyone has at least one ex-boyfriend (or girlfriend) that they still wonder about, and with MySpace (and Facebook before they changed all the privacy settings), you did not have to wonder anymore!

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 I had a Facebook account because my sister, who was in college at the time, had one and she was posting pictures on her “wall”, whatever that was. I was peer pressured in to actually using my account, and, once I figured it out, I was hooked. I connected with so many people from back home that it actually made me sad.  My time in St. Louis is very limited, only about ten days a year, and there are so many people I would love to see, to grab a drink and just catch up with, but I don’t have the time. Facebook creates that artificial world- a world where I almost feel connected- it feels like I know what’s going on in someone’s life, but in reality, I only know what they chose to share… and frankly, I call BS.

If I am to believe everything I read, then something in my life is amiss. I do not go on fabulous vacations all the time, I don’t always look perfect, and my three year old just might kill me.

If I believe the hype, then every mom other than me has a perfectly behaved toddler who will eat anything and everything and loves to go to bed each and every night.  Where do they sell these kids and is an upgrade package available?! I’m kidding. Most of the time.

My daughter Emma is so darling, even she knows it. She will look in the mirror and remark on how pretty she is.  We encourage a healthy self esteem, but as we want it to be based on more than just looks, we remind her of how smart she is. Her response: “No Mommy I not smart. I PRETTY.” 

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Super. I guess we should start therapy sooner rather than later. I wonder if we would get a purchasing-in-bulk discount?!

Six On Sunday, Version 19

1. Dark Nail Polish. Lincoln Park After Dark is my favorite (Dark Cherry Chutney a close second). Now that it is officially Fall (even though we still have our A/C on), I can wear them! Yay!

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2. Hot Rollers.  I am hair stupid. I can handle the hair dryer and the flatiron, but that is the extent of my hair repertoire.  I found some courage, marched into Sally Beauty Supply and purchased said rollers. I have practiced… and let’s just say that more practice is needed… any tips from any pros out there? Please help a sister out!

 

3. The Most Beautiful Weather In the World. Enough said.

 

4. Home Crafting Projects.  Right after college, I made the most adorable night-light for my future nieces (at the time I did not want any children).  It is a small lamp that has its shade covered in peachy pink roses.  We used it while Emma was in her crib. Now that she is in her big girl bed, the color of the roses clashes so badly with her new bedding my head exploded.  The new lamp is covered in cream roses (with a touch of pink) and are WAY more pleasing to the eye! I will post pictures when it is completed, which will hopefully be before next Christmas.

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5. Mistress Mary Quite Contrary.  AKA Emma, my daughter. I don’t know what was up this weekend, but she was not her usual sunny self. In fact, she was the exact opposite and was a brat all weekend long.  If I said “up” she said “down”. If I said “black” she said “white”… you get the idea. Here’s to hoping next week is better!

 

6. Political stuff on Facebook.  It might just be me, but I really don’t see the point of putting political things on Facebook.  Let’s face it- no one is going to change their entire ideology based on link to a news article.  The folks that agree with you already agree, and those who don’t aren’t going to change their minds.  In a well thought out discussion where ideas are exchanged, minds can be changed. As Facebook is not the place for well thought out discussions, I think it alienates more than it brings together. But that might just be me.

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