Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I don't get it!!!!!

I never really wanted a Facebook page to begin with.

You see, I'm a staunch fan of the MySpace. I got into that about a year before the damn thing blew up and everybody and their moms got profiles, so I was really happy when it got more popular and I began connecting with people I hadn't heard from forever.

Apparently this wasn't enough for some people.
So I was bullied into getting a Facebook account.
I just. Don't. Get it.

Now with MySpace, sure, there's a fair amount of vapid spamming and people trying to collect friends like the Hungry Hungry Hippos, but you can typically avoid that. People send you messages, comments and event invitations. Cool. Fine, I can handle that. The bulletin system is good because if you want to ignore the damn things, you can. If someone sends too many stupid ones, you have the option to delete them from you friend list on the spot! Instant retribution! You can also personalize your page with a little creative HTML code and don't have to rely on a bunch of applications to fill up your space.

Fucking Facebook? I get hardly any ACTUAL messages or comments from my Facebook connections, who are a group that varies from old college professors to good buddies from school in Hong Kong to a guy I've known since I was about 4 but haven't seen in the last 8 years. I just got a friend-request today from a guy that I know went to my high-school, I was never really buddies with and of whom my strongest memory is him squirting Elmer's glue up his nose in 2nd grade. I added him anyway though. Why? Because I know he will never ACTUALLY attempt to contact me. I never hear from ANY of these people! I'm sure this is partly because I log on about once a month, but this doesn't stop them from "poking" me, sending me "drinks" and "plants" and any number of invitiations to take a quiz or join a group. Allegedly, I'm a Zombie, a Vampire AND a Slayer. I don't think I should be able to be any of these things.

Now one might read this and just feel that I'm being an anti-social Facebook user. This is probably true but in all fairness, Facebook pushed me away. If it wasn't cluttered up with so much stupid, I might give it the time of day.

If you want me, I'll be on MySpace changing my song, updating my preferences and sending personalized messages. And feeling very smug about it.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Intrigued? Then click on it, dammit!

DK's comin'. Hide your heart, girl.


Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Things I've missed out on

All these years.
In the 22 years since its release, I had never seen "Pretty in Pink".
Turns out I really like it. The only thing I didn't like about "Pretty in Pink" is Andie's shoddy treatment of Duckie. I gotta say, I have a bit of a retroactive crush on Jon Cryer circa 1986. This is not much unlike when I was 5 and, thanks to re-runs, had a thing for Davy Jones of The Monkees. But come on! How can you not love a man who appreciates Otis Redding?

Even Annie Potts looks a little turned on.

I've also been watching The Mary Tyler Moore show (thanks Hulu!) and appreciating the genius that is Valerie Harper.