Friday, January 20, 2017

Facebook

So now what do I do?  All my comments on the previous post, which appear to be veterans of the retirement gig, suggest I slow down and enjoy what time remains.  Good plan I am sure.  One to strive for.  Unfortunately, being a life long loose dog, go it my own way kinda guy, I just cannot predict where this all ends up.

Its not a case of what to do now that I am free and clear of my "day job".  Rather, I know myself well enough that when faced with uncertainly or multiple forks in the road, I will usually pick the one I didn't notice in the first place.

So anyway, one of those forks I have already walked down.  Because I wanted to use my shop's Facebook page to say goodbye to the area that used my shop over the years, I decided to update my personal page.  Damn, if I did not get sucked in.

Like I said, it started with using Facebook to button up business related issues and ended with me deep into the belly of the Facebook Beast.  And Facebook is a beast.  Maybe more akin to the Sirens from the Odyssey.  Seductive ego boosting taunts abound everywhere.

Once I became trapped with countless numbers of people demanding I "like this, or comment on that, I realized I had to set some boundaries, or create some counter sanity in order to deal with it.  My counter sanity is this blog.  Here I am able to slow down as my blogging friends have suggested without the constant red icon informing me there is something, someone new I need to pay attention to.

Don't get me wrong.  I am enjoying my re-entry into Facebook.  I have exchanged niceties and some good ole boy insults with people from my past.  And it has been a blast.  When the newness wears off, I hope I will have reestablished some old friendships with little maintenance on my part.

As to the Inauguration - Fuck the Inauguration.

Later ...........................................................................................

5 comments:

mohaverat said...

I don't use Facebook. Please consider this to be a "good old boy insult" if you wish.In regards to your retirement, a good actor knows when his lines have been delivered and it is time to leave the stage.there is an analogy hidden in there somewhere. congrats if they are appropriate, condolences if they are not.

The Blog Fodder said...

FB is fun. Keeping up with friends and family, learning new jokes, following all sorts of news stories and trolling the (other) idiots on the net.

Ol'Buzzard said...

Face Book????
I am still learning to use a flip phone. You punch end to turn it on and you punch end to turn it off - what the fuck sense does that make?
the Ol'Buzzard

Kulkuri said...

I found you on Twitter. There was only one tweet. I find Twitter is a good way to get news, but also a real time-waster like facebook!!

JACKIESUE said...

I use facebook to make my friends laugh and piss off my not friends.