I am careful about what I post online, and stay away from controversial issues upon which I have no business sharing or commenting. Plus, I don’t think my boss even has a girlfriend. For me, Facebook has served not to strain relationships, but to fill in the blanks of events in loved ones’ lives that I miss due to distance or laziness.
I’m not the best keeper-in-toucher. Months go by without giving people a call or a card to say hey, what’s up? So many years have passed in some friends’ lives that I have to stop and think about how many kids they have. This is not my best quality. I care, but I am not good at connections. Being better at this is a constant work in progress.
Yesterday I was Facebooking with some loved ones who I see once a year, family members and people who I grew up with and love like family. If Facebook didn’t exist, none of the closeness and sharing that occurred would have happened, and that would be sad. Here’s a sampling of the important details of our lives that we shared, which would have gone unknown had Facebook not existed (names have been changed):
On a brighter note, if it's still going on tomorrow afternoon, I can't wait to verbally abuse some people!
Ewww. Wear your rubber boots.
Hector: Can't wait to see you! I was fuming till I read your comment... brought a smile to my face :)
Zo: I wish I were riding this train tomorrow morning
Jo: At least they are occupying a huuuuge waste of tax dollars to prove the point instead of a shitty park no one cares about.
Flo: Jeeez that’s worse than puke on the light rail
I can't wait either! Yeee haw!!!
Max: Yeee hawww is right!! Andrea, did your mom tell you about Sunday?
No. What's going on Sunday?
Max: Bocci and bacon party at Dulcie’s house:)
Hector: Please ignore the last 4 comments... back to Occupy: F those guys!
Max: If you get arrested for said blood bath, I know a good attorney ;)
Hector: I’ll be at work long before then. I'm worried about the afternoon commute...
Hector: Dammit Andrea! It's about Occupy not Bacommm...bacon *drool*
On Sunday, Bacon will be occupying my mouth.
Hector: Bwah haaahahahahahaaahahhaha!
Sigh. I *heart* Facebook. It brings us all closer.