Sunday, February 15, 2009

Connecting with Friends

Up until now I’ve kind of ignored some of the social networking sites like classmates.com and facebook. After hearing about them a while back, I had signed up, then quickly forgot about them.

Last evening, Alan and his girlfriend Taylor stopped by and stayed for dinner (a wonderful unexpected visit). They were shocked to hear I had a bunch of invites from “friends” on facebook, and was ignoring them. Taylor said there is a whole etiquette to social networking that I’ll have to learn about; clearly I’ve been in the dark.

Much to my surprise, in addition to invites from local friends I see often, there was an invite from an old college friend, and, she had a friend who was my college roommate. Both of whom I lost contact with over the past 35 years. So I’m going to give it a try. And I’m quite excited about connecting with “real” old friends.

My only hesitancy is that I really don’t need to spend more time on the computer. Seems one of the battles of aging is fighting being sedentary (but for all those aches and pains), and I've discovered there really is such a thing as a “computer ass”.

2 comments:

Michael said...

I suppose you'll be getting some neat earrings to wear when you're not paddling and on Facebook... They really work for me! LOL

Capt'n O Dark 30 & Super Boo said...

Switch out your kruger seat for the stool you sit on while on facebook... cross training!!