So I joined Facebook.
I know, I know! Every time someone would ask me if I was on My Space or Facebook I would throw my nose in the air and say "No, I'm 36." I thought those sites were like high school all over again. I was so above all that. Too cool for social networking on line. Totally immune to peer pressure.
Then I found out my girl Dee was on it. Dee, who is just like me - a grown up and above all that nonsense. And then at Bunco Monday night I discovered I was one of the only Bunco Babes not on it. Well I can't have that. I can't be left out. So I caved. I gave in to peer pressure. And now I am on Facebook. And it's not what I expected at all. It's really fun and totally not like high school.
But, is it dorky of me to admit I am totally overwhelmed? People are sending me flair. Flair!! (I don't really like talking about my flair.) There are Flair Points. You get points for sending Flair. So what do you do with your Flair Points? Is it like at Peter Piper Pizza where you cash them in on a whoopee cushion and some pixie sticks?
You can add a sandbox to your page and fill it full of stuff you like. I have no idea what that means, but I filled mine with glitter, a magic wand, a tiara, a Birkin, and a picture of my pretend celebrity boyfriend. It's kind of like decorating your locker. You would think you would have to spend your Flair points to get stuff for your sandbox. Yeah, someone really should have consulted me before they set this up. My ideas rock.
You can also send and receive gifts (do you need points for this??), buy a round of drinks (or this?), send and receive cupcakes (or this???), talk about your favorite movies and books, and take quizzes. It's crazytown, people! I'm telling you all this and you probably know it. I am convinced I am the last person who was not on it. Uberman and I both. So I sent him an invitation to join. And then I had to beg him to be my friend. Do you believe that garbage? I had to beg my own husband to be my Facebook friend. We'll see who's begging now, buddy.
So give me some advice here, all you Facebook aficionados. Is there Facebook etiquette? Is there protocol? Are there rules?
Can I give myself flair or do I only get flair as gifts? What is this poking thing about? I am not sure if I am okay with that. What if you ask someone to be your friend and they don't want to? Is it okay to talk smack? For example, if someone challenges you to a game of Word Challenge and you KICK THEIR ASS, is it okay to gloat? Or if they challenge you to a game of Tetris, do you let them win so they don't hate you for beating them at Word Challenge? Yeah, E. I am talking to you! BRING IT ON BABY. I don't think you can handle a piece of this. Next thing you know, you're gonna be challenging me to a celebrity trivia match. Where you will go down in flames. Believe that.
Okay, so what was I saying? Oh yeah. It's totally not like high school. Nope. Not at all.