. . . and I am a Facebook addict. I do not want to be a Facebook addict. I never meant to be a Facebook addict. It has been fun reconnecting with people from my past (some more than others) and chatting at all times of the day with people all over the map . . . BUT, this is getting crazy. I even have a Facebook application on my phone and check for updates at red lights. Surely, I have better things to do a red lights . . . like watching to see when the light turns green.
Many of my “friends” are people I knew from high school. Many I knew well and am so glad to catch up with them again to see how they have grown over the years. I have also figured out that I really missed out on getting to know some fun, quality people back then. It is nice to have a second chance in cyberspace. Other friends are people who I see all the time and others are people who I have never met in real life. I do feel that I have gotten to know my friends a little better, and that is a good thing, BUT I could still stand to spend less time logged in.
The worst part about Facebook is the games. Perhaps it is truer to say that I am a Bejeweled Blitz on Facebook addict. For a while I was a Farm Town and other “ville” addict, but I gave those games up cold turkey. My previous laptop, may it rest in peace, got a virus and I decided that it was because of all those silly “ville” games. However, I also managed to convince myself that the viruses did not come from Bejeweled Blitz. So, I continue to waste time playing that darn game. Tonight my son pointed out that I have nothing to show for the time I have spent playing Bejeweled Blitz and he is so right. Then I remembered this lonely, neglected blog. At least if I spend my time writing a blog post, I have something to show for it. Even if no one reads it.
From now on, when I get the urge to waste time on the computer, I will try to spend the bulk of my free time blogging, reading or writing e-mails to loved ones and much less time Bejeweled Blitzing. Who knows, I may even convince myself to turn off the computer and just hang out with my family sans the computer!