Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Facebook Freak-Out

I may have to take a break from the "Face". It's beginning to freak me out that people from my past are now showing up with alarming frequency and that little e-mail from Facebook that starts - "So-and-So has added you as a friend" is starting to make me wince.

I still love it, the "Face" that is, don't get me wrong, it's just that some folks from my past that I hardly knew are adding me as friends. It's mostly the high-school thing that's giving me fits. I start to think, if I were still in high-school, and I was the person now that I was then, and they were the people now, they were then, we'd never be "Facebook Friends". I realize we're all grown up and we're adults and all that, but that itty-bitty, tiny little piece of insecurity, still hanging on by her finger tips, is having a MAJOR FUCKING FREAK-OUT! Think of it this way, they're looking through my photos and reading my "wall" and my "info" and maybe even my blog! The people I knew in high-school, that I considered friends, this of course doesn't bother me in the slightest, in fact I have given them the link to this blog. It's the "others", you know the cool kids who wouldn't let you play with them (disclaimer - I was totally not a cool kid, I was a jock).

Recently one of my friends from high-school said these exact words to me "Wow, you've changed a lot since high-school." I had two thoughts - DUH! and You bet your sweet ass I've changed, because I couldn't have made it through life as the person I was then. And so far I have been joyfully surprised by some of the people from my past and I smile whenever they pop-up, especially when they send you drinks on Facebook. But I still wonder what they think when they see the pictures and perhaps read my stories. Some have actually commented on photos and I get a little weirded out. It's the hazard of living part of your life in the cyber world, open to the public and all that.

I will get over it, I will...I just may need to find a Chemist who could create some Facebook Prozac, that little blue pill that won't make me cringe just a little when another person from my past pops up.

14 comments:

kel said...

Word.

Lucy said...

I totally know what you mean! One of my high school boyfriends found me and now he keeps "poking" me.

Ummmm, ICK!

Nilsa S. said...

You always have the option not to accept their friend request. =)

Salt City Mistress said...

@Nilsa - I know, but I don't want to be a bitch by not adding someone. Isn't irony and reality a total bitch? LOL

Summer said...

Oh Sweetie! I so hear you! In fact, my very first blog post was on this same topic.
(http://tinyurl.com/3oat7c) Actually I hurt one of my friends feelings a little bit because of it too.

Facebook is fun...but evil...but mostly fun.

kel said...

Although, in response to your response to nilsa, who really cares if you hurt their feelings? It didn't matter to them then, so.......and also, you probably never seen them anyway, so I say run with it, bitch!

"The D" said...

I don't have a link to my blog on facebook. Mostly because then I would have to censor myself, and censorship is WRONG!

Here is a fun facebook game I recently started playing. Start randomly changing things, if your single change it to married, if you have your location shown then change it to another city and country.

If freaks people out, they will start asking all kinds of questions. BUT, and this is the most important part, don't reply to them. Then after a few weeks change it back.

Hours and hours of fun right there.

@manda said...

Embrace who you are now.
You are a powerful, independant, successful, smart, woman... Who used to be forced to live in a bubble and hand-fed creepy religious mumbo jumbo.
I deal with that feeling all the time. Who I was (granted it was only 7 or 8 years ago) and who I am now is night and day. And I am so proud of what I've become... even if it is a little pathetic for the time being. lol

Helmey said...

I'm all the friend you need. The pill you are looking for is a roofie. Ask summer to send you some...

Princess Pointful said...

I am still shocked by some of the people who add me, like so and so's little brother, or the girl who totally despised me.

Felicity said...

What happens if you have a memory lapse and someone adds you as a friend and you can't for the life of you remember who the hell they are. And they are asking?? Do you remember me??

Sarah Bellum said...

I'm with you.

littlemansmom said...

I just can't seem to find the time that I'd need to spend on there! I have one...but it's used VERY minimally...I'm actually considering closing it! I'm rarely there!

PS...I hate being so casually poked...it lacks feeling and intimacy! LOL!

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