Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Apparently, I’ve gone off the deep end

This afternoon, while busily working at my desk, I answered the intercom phone. The caller ID showed it was Rich, from the business office.

HIM: You’ve gone off the deep end this time, I’m telling you.

ME: What? What’d I do now?

HIM: You’re cracked, I tell you. Cracked.

ME: What! Why?

HIM: Your dog has a Facebook account?

ME: Who told you that?

HIM: I can see him. He’s got a Facebook account. And you told me this morning, ding dong.

ME: Oh, right. I forgot.

HIM: Well, why didn’t he friend me?

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Alas, I have succumbed to peer pressure and opened a Facebook account. But I didn’t open it under my own name. I’ve been avoiding Facebook like the plague because it’s just another thing that will involve time spent in a seated position at a computer. And I already do enough of that. Besides, I’d heard it was really addictive, like crack. Or worse, Photoshop.

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So I opened the account under George’s name after a friend did the same for her dog, and begged asked me to pleeeaaassseee get George on Facebook. Her dog already had 19 friends and I needed to hurry.

Rich was laughing at George’s profile, after I quickly friended him (he’s happy to be in the loop now) and was looking at all George’s friends and reading his wall and laughing at the fact that the dog admitted eating some pop tart for breakfast this morning.

I just don’t know about this Facebook thing.

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Facebook is crazy and has tentacles that go into your mail system and pull up oodles of potential friends for you. Last night, I began clicking on people that I knew, and some blogging friends and did a group friend request. However, I accidentally clicked on one of my sons and after I realized I’d made the mistake, I wrote him telling him he didn’t have to friend the dog. (My sons don’t share their Facebook accounts with me and I’m fine with that).

To my surprise, rather than responding to the e-mail he friended George back. And then sent him a song he’d recorded. Unfortunately, I can now see my son’s wall. And his pictures. And holy hannah, let me tell you, it’s more than I wanted a young dog to know.

So I’ve gone off the deep end. I just needed you to know that.

What’s the world coming to?

67 comments:

Char said...

LOL oh dear...george is not my friend? LOL

and then i got tickled when I saw "happy birthday char" on your post recommendations at the bottom, until I realized it wasn't me. uhmphf (LOL)

Astaryth said...

Have George Friend me... Jeanie James. You'll know it's me cause I'm using my dog as my avatar ;P

Brynwood Needleworks said...

How hilarious. Darn! I wish I'd thought of that for Kes! Thanks for today's giggle.
xoxo
Donna

cottage farm villa said...

NOW I HAVE HEARD EVERYTHING!!!!!

Hilary said...

Yeah.. DEEP end. ;)

Cloudia said...

Befriend ME, George!
How do I find you at FB?



Oh, Aloha to you too, CG ;-)


Comfort Spiral

ELK said...

oh this is a hoot.... thanks for a chuckle at the end of a tiring day! I have two daughters and that is exactly why I will not get a FB account...too much time AND info!

Jason said...

You have a great site here. I have a travel blog myself which I hope to be a top resource for information on vacation destinations.

I'd like to exchange links with you. Please let me know if this is possible.

Jason
ThatVACATIONfeeling.com

Jo Whitehurst said...

Welcome to Facebook, George! I resisted as long as I could, but found so many long-lost friends, that I am loving every minute of it, now!

Deb said...

What were you thinking? Your going to spend more time at the computer now keeping up with all of George's friends on Face Book. He's going to be one very popular canine :)

Country Girl said...

I don't know, Deb. Already it's 10:30 at night and I haven't even had time to read my book. My dog's friend count is growing as I type. What WAS I thinking?!

~ C.G.

willow said...

Everyone's gonna love George.

Jason said...

This is a great site you have here. I have a travel blog myself which I hope to be a top resource for vacation destination information.

I'd like to exchange links with you to help spread some traffic around between each other.

Please let me know if this is possible.

Jason
ThatVACATIONfeeling.com

Caroline said...

LOL... I love facebook...it's not that bad...but it keeps me in touch with all my friends back in the Midwest.

Jerry Jones said...

Now that's alternative!
Now, will we see George on You-Tube next? ; )

J.L.S. said...

Hahaha, I love it! Welcome to facebook! I'm sure he'll enjoy his time on there. I know I do! :)

The Lone Star Queen said...

Om my gosh, that is halarious. I love that George has his own facebook account.

Leenie said...

LOL, Facebook, then U Tube. Go George.

Emom said...

You are absolutely right....the info on your kids alone is enough to send a mother to the hospital...mental ward, please.
And FB is addictive...no doubt about that....sorry that it happened to you too...smiles.

Country Girl said...

Actually, George is already on YouTube. There's a couple of clips of him here in this one, along with some photos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlBhIGFKpsI

~ C.G. who is very tired and going to bed.

Carol E. said...

I am not friend of my son on FB, but I am friend of his wife, my DIL, which allows me to see her friends' photos (= my son). Uffda. Wish I hadn't looked.

baronessvonb said...

Peer pressure. The dearth of us all.

I know it's a bad day when my dog has more to say than me. Soon he'll have more friends, too. Sigh.

JackDaddy said...

Facebook now - Twitter tomorrow! :)

Oliag said...

...soon he'll be tweeting:)...

Bren said...

OH DEAR... add me to your friends list! http://www.facebook.com/BGgarden

I love the images of your pup. I left Olivia behind when I went for my walk in the woods today because she always scared the ducks away. AND LOOK..... I still didnt' get a photo of those 'dang' ducks.

I hope you will stop by my winter walk. Happy New Year !

Coloradolady said...

Awww...I'd love to be George's friend too. Suzanne Melkoski....and I agree, seeing your kids fb wall is a little unsettling...I still shake my head at times! Welcome to fb...um...George...it is addictive...

JC said...

You are so funny ...
George has his own account.

Facebook is wild ... you can see everything about everyone.

I'll have to look him up ... LOL

Sweetpea said...

This is a CRUEL post, I tell ya, cruel, cruel, c.r.u.e.l. grrrrrrrr!!!! You got me about jump'in outta my seat here, think'in that I can just hop over to my F'book page and *friend* George and then what the hay....no link to even FIND George over there. grrrrrrrrrr.

George, please go tell your mother she is cruelcruelcruel and that I want to *friend* you RIGHT NOW!!!!!!! I'll send you some really yummy dawg treats, now that's a good boy :>]]

Amy said...

Hahahahaha...It's true though, I'm totally facebook addicted- resist if you can!! I think I've got my dogs on facebook too- they call it dogbook...but I don't quite understand their pages as much as I do mine..will have to look for George- is it just george? Maybe it's easier if you add me or my dogs? I add EVERYONE..LOVE facebook..but mostly I have dog friends on there and only a handful of blog friends..and honestly, I probably know 10% of my "friend" there...hahahaha..but who cares..it's fun!!! It's kinda like the blog world only it goes faster...

Julie Harward said...

THAT IS TOO FUNNY! WELL, ALL I CAN SAY IS, "I HEARD THAT FB HAD GONE TO THE DOGS", SO I GUESS THIS PROVES IT! LOL (but my heart belongs to blogging..much more fun!) :D

Pony Girl said...

Facebook is bizarre! I've connected with old high school friends, it's fun to follow their lives, but very weird because I like never see or talk to them. Except at my 20 year reunion which I had this past fall. Anyway, this post cracked me up. I am a much bigger fan of blogger than Facebook. I skipped My Space altogether. I do NOT Tweet- yet. Just can't get myself to go there, and, I haven't signed up for any, either. But I suppose I will succumb at some point....

Mary said...

OMG, you are too funny! Of course you realize George is going to be so popular on Facebook that he will end up on The Today Show or something...

:)

Debra (a/k/a Doris, Mimi) said...

YIKES! I have avoided Facebook like the black plague. I barely have enough time to blog. According to my friends who are on Facebook, it is VERY addictive! I just can't add something else to my already busy life. Good luck!

Barb T. said...

My 17 yr. old nephew won't befriend me, and I don't want him to, but I sure wish George would!!
Barb Thompson

Laura ~Peach~ said...

welcome to the deep end ... i do so love you george and kate i think i would not open one in your name ... one account is more than enough to keep up with... our dora and her mom have really got their hands full... I refuse to allow hank to come inside much less near face crack...
love n hugs and tread when things get nuts...

Pocono Dreamin' by Renée Hoover said...

Love this post! Nothing like a good laugh to brighten the beginning of a day!

Evening Light Writer said...

My mom has a facebook account so I can't say things like "drank too much" or any curse words because then she gives me the Mad Mom look and I can feel it through the computer screen. I love my mother but I don't want her to say "I didn't raise you to talk like that" in front of 200 people.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Oh, I needed that laugh. Thanks for the joy you add with your incredibly funny perspective on life.

Kerri said...

We love you on that deep end!! I think you could write a book about George...so it's great that he has his own FB page :)

Jack Matthews said...

I not for sure, but I bet a few horses have facebook accounts. Good piece. Yes, looking at our progeny's wall reveals...look the other way!

Staci said...

I have asked George to be my friend! He's the most famous dog in the world, in my humble opinion.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I see George and Dora are in the same club!
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Treasia Stepp said...

How sweet that George has his own facebook page. I am here to tell you facebook is like crack. I am proud to say that I haven't been on my page in two weeks now. I had gotten to the point that that is all I done all day long. Seriously. My home looks so much nicer now and I am actually doing things like painting and glazing furniture. LOL.

The Weaver of Grass said...

There is nothing wrong with going off the deep end, Kate. If you stay in the shallow end all your life you miss a lot of fun. Looking at George in the photos I would say anybody would like to be his friend.

The Japanese Redneck said...

I don't face book or twitter. It's all I can do to keep up with the blogs I follow and type posts for my own.

Love that gorgeous dog.

Sharon said...

Oh good gravy! I did FB about a year ago. Couldn't handle it. I failed high school socializing.

Carolynn said...

That's a riot!

TSannie said...

Glad you've finally joined the rest of us!

Daryl said...

I wondered if MPM did it for you ... now I know the truth ... HA! You can set filters so you dont get inundated with emails ... we'll talk!

Flea said...

LOL! I'm so happy for George. Just don't let him stay up past ten hogging your computer.

Joanne said...

LOL, you crack me up. :)

I'm still holding strong against this Facebook following thing, but I completely understand those days when the pressure to join nearly cracks you.

And now there's Twitter with all it's Tweets too...I agree - social network overload!

Linda said...

What a great way to sneak into FB! I'm there too if George cares to friend me:)

noble pig said...

Goerge better friend me or I'll be hurt! Immensely.

Judy said...

Too funny...Now I want to get my Boston Terrier, Sara, a FB page so she can friend George....LOL

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Oh, how funny! Well, I'm not going to do the Facebook thing. I flatly refuse on the grounds that I spend too much damned time on the computer as it is. And maybe, just maybe, I don't want long lost people finding me. Maybe I just want to retain what computer dignity/anonymity I have left and not be on someone's wall, for heavens sake. But that George will have his filled up in no time. Might even find himself his one true love and take it into his head to start over someplace new. I like some bones to remain buried. Don't know about George.
Brenda

These Nine Acres said...

Facebook is crazy and addictive. But, I have to say, my dog does NOT have a FB account. So, apparently I have not gone off the deep end...yet.

Country Girl said...

Oh, I know. Crazy. And Sweetpea, calm down, k? George has no idea how to tell everyone how to get to his page yet. He's barely getting around in there.

~ C.G.

Karamika said...

I love George, I must find him and Friend him... My current dog friend is a George too.. named after the Clooney kind of course:).
Today Facebook - tomorrow--- well who knows - he could be starring on the Ellen Degeneres show... And yes scarey watching those "childrens" facebook accounts... Their friends call me "Stalker Mom"..

Farmchick said...

I am so not surprised that George has a Facebook account. When you are that cool....well, you just have to be in the know...

Donalyn said...

Oh no. You know what this means, don't you? George, Dora, Maddie? I am keeping Riley off the computer until those invites cycle down my page a bit - I will never hear the end of it!

Deb said...

I, myself, am trying to stay in the shallow end, thank you very much!

alphabet soup said...

Hey, that post drew a big comment crowd. And I read every comment, now I do have a Facebook somewhere. Where did I leave it?

LOL
Ms Soup

Eleanor and Seamus Nesling said...

George please don't play all those Facebook games...farkle, cooking stuff etc. and then post them BECAUSE nobody cares and besides you have a life. George remain sane and do all the doggy stuff you like to do. Don't get sucked in with some of the facebook stuff. In the meantime what's your link as I'm sure Seamus would like to be your friend.

Eleanor

Sue said...

Oh George....friend me friend me please......
Suzanne Adivari

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

The blog world will all remember the day George got his own Facebook page. And it was good.

Just as good, though, is the conversation with your person at work. How I ENVY people with internet access at work!

Does George want to befriend a goose? I was telling Dora she should look up Gustav's fan club page or whatever it's called. Although quite honestly I'd hit the "ignore" button if Gustav the Killer Goose wanted to friend me.

Chocolate Cat said...

I have 2 friends that keep asking me to take up facebook but I don't have enough hours in the day as it is !! My kids spend far too much time on it and I'm happy not to be their 'friends'!!

A Scattering said...

Too funny! By the way, it's crowded here in the deep end but we love company - it validates us..