If you are a voyeuristic freak that gets into trends that you are far too old for- like me- you may know that in order to snoop around MySpace, you have to create a "page" . So, I did. I saw my brother in law's cousin's pictures and had accomplished what I set out to do.
HOWEVER, that can of worms was already opened- I needed more! Now, I didn't know too many people on MySpace
Here is why... I saw kids that were just out of high school and in their twenties using this "social network" - but for what? They still see each other! Haven't they heard of the phone or e-mail? They don't really have "LIVES" that have moved them in different directions, causing them to lose touch with old friends.
I thought what an amazing resource for people like myself that actually have lost contact with old friends! I toyed around on MySpace for a little while, but inevitably ended up realizing that I was just too old, not a pervert, and was sick of declining random friend requests from 18 year old boys- I swear they said they were 18!
Still in the mood to find old faces, I went to the oldie, but goodie- Classmates.com. It is a great way to be nosey, if only someone would fill out any information! I must have gone to school with a bunch of idiots because NO ONE has pictures or profiles- I wonder if they know how to? That's no good-how could I stalk them, be jealous of how great they look, see if they got fat, or see if the guys were going bald?
I did however, find an old boyfriend on Classmates- or he found me- not sure which. We exchanged e-mails and did the obligatory stroll down memory lane via e-mail (which is so less painful than in person.) It was actually not horrible catching up with him and we have since kept in touch and exchanged e-mails and dirty jokes every once in a while.
So, then Facebook enters the picture. I started an account with them because one of my friends had recently had a baby and said if I signed up, I could see current pictures by going there. That was 6 months ago. Six months of forgetting I had that account, not knowing how to use it and having 1 friend- LOSER!!!
In the last 2 days, I have received 6 friend requests from people I went to high school with!!! What has happened? Have people realized, finally, like me, that us old folks are the ones that should have a "social network" and finally set their eyes on Facebook?
I am very confused. I don't know how to use it at all. I don't get "writing on walls" and green seeds (huh?) I have been able to be nosey though and that's awesome!
So the diet for my vacation, is two fold now, because I'll be damned if I'm "that girl" that got all fat and shit!