30. August 2008 · 4 comments · Categories: Ramble

I’m on facebook, but I gotta tell you, I don’t fully “get” it.

For one thing, the whole “friend” thing is odd. People I don’t know ask to be my friend. So I puzzle over the word “friend” a lot. And it’s now a verb. We “friend” people. Or we don’t. But we don’t reject anyone. We simply click “ignore”. Whew. (I’ve only “friended” one person, I think; it’s partially because I don’t want to put someone on the spot, forcing them to either become a friend when they don’t want to, or ignore me, which might hurt. Or not.) I accept anyone as a friend, because I don’t like to ignore people. Ignoring people seems sort of rude. Even if it’s some random person who smiles and says “hi” while I walk down a street. Right? But not many FacebookFolk™ ask to be my friend. Which is okay too. Since I don’t get facebook. Except that I’m not winning any facebook friend contest with my low numbers. I’m not at all like this guy:

But at least I’m far too old to ever have a facebook stalker. Or maybe that’s not good … maybe it would be flattering to have a facebook stalker. If he or she lived far, far away, that is.

Okay. Being silly here. Wasting time. When I could be checking facebook to see what everyone is up to.


  1. Well, now that you actually mentioned facebook I thought I would just for fun add you – but there are like 10 pages with your name… So I didn’t;-)

    I don’t think I really like it, but it is kind of funf to keep in touch with people I don’t see everyday

  2. Well, if you want to find me I think you could look for me + UCSC or something like that.

    And the picture is the one I have here with the knife. (Scroll down a bit and you’ll see it.)

    I’m just not sure about facebook, but I keep using it since I do manage to connect with students that way!

  3. I tried to add you too, and I went through all the 10 pages and didn’t see you anywhere. Also tried cross-ref with UCSC and your email, neither worked. So I tried to send an invite to you so you would have my fb page, but it said your email couldn’t be sent! So weird.

    Anyway, if you’d like to be my facebook friend, that would be great! Just look for Jill Cathey, there are only 3 hits and I’m the one with the kayak.

  4. That’s pretty weird, Jill. Maybe something is up with your computer, because I’m definitely there! I’ll go see if I can find you. 🙂