Friday, July 11, 2008

Hello, 21st Century...It's Me, Elizabeth.

Apparently I live in a box because I just officially set up my Facebook account. One would think that a girl as technologically advanced as me (Ha!) would have done this centuries ago, but alas I did not. Perhaps I have been too busy birthing babies over the past few years for such things.

Anyway, I am now on Facebook. Perhaps tomorrow I will learn how to text.

Although I do have a profile established on Facebook, with a cute picture of me and the husband, I did somehow manage to make my middle name my first name. Seems that ol Facebook attempts to keep a quality image for themselves and will not let me just go in and fix my mistake. Instead, they review my request to change my name and then determine if said request is worthy of being met. Sigh. Only I could mess up my first name, the name I have gone by for 30 odd years now.

Now that I have joined (although technically under a false name) it seems like the strategy is to gain friends. Alison has like 5 thousand, which puts my measly 4 to shame (although they are a stellar group of people). This whole "making friends on Facebook" is slightly similar to entering into the school cafeteria all over again, searching for a friendly face amongst the sea of lunch trays. At least my hair looks a bit better than in my school cafeteria days and my jeans are not tightrolled nor my Eastland Loafers fastened with knots.

Off to make friends...

6 comments:

Kelly said...

I just got sucked into it as well.

Jennifer H. said...

Can't wait to talk to Elizabeth on Facebook! ;-)

DCVol said...

I am so impressed! We have yet to do facebook or texting....yes, we are called grandparents on a regular basis. I am amazed at all the facebook etiquite there is now- my 18 year old brother has been telling me how the whole "friend" thing and "posting to a wall" works and it just seems so stressful yet silly because it has such implied meaning, when it is all 100% virtual! I will get off my soapbox for now, but I look forward to hearing your stories :).

Amy said...

Welcome to Facebook, Lizzie - I mean, Lynley:-)

Ashley said...

Elizabeth, find me on facebook! Welcome to another internet obsession

natalie Conrad said...

OMG!!! first, i love your blog... second, i felt equally odd walking into the cafeteria looking for friends. while i was worried about your bumpy name label--i was more intrigued by your cafe horrors! glad to see the old ELIZABETH on face book and the net! nat