Friday, July 24, 2009

Weekly Update and Facebook

Well, I only accomplished 6500 new words this week, thanks to a niggle about a plot point. I'll start working on the fix tomorrow. Truth be told, it's somewhat daunting to go back a rework a story when I'm not finished with it. I might just chicken out and keeping moving forward. What's screwed up can be fixed later without affecting the plot from this point on. We'll see what I decide tonight.

I haven't mentioned it, but I do have a Facebook account. I'm sorry but to me Facebook is the weirdest thing ever. I only got an account because a friend of mine posted pictures he wanted me to see, and I needed an account to even browse his pics. Now I'm getting friend requests from all sorts of people. Don't get me wrong. I love the requests from people I know. When Karin Tabke friended me, I squealed like a little girl. Hell, I even got friended by an acquaintance from high school.

What's weird is when I get friended by people I don't know. Like tonight, I got a friend request from some guy in Washington state. No offense to him, but I don't make friends with people I don't know - either in real life or online*. :shrug: I'm touchy that way. It takes some time for me to feel friendly enough to 'friend' anyone.

Anyway, I was playing with Facebook tonight. I now have a picture up, but not much else. I really don't want too many exact details about me floating around the net. What you can find there, you can pretty much find here. I went to Goodrich High School and Northern Michigan University. I'm married. That's about it.

While I was playing, I went to my high school graduating class. Man-o-man, was that ever strange. The last time I saw any of those people was 1998 at my ten year reunion. Others I haven't seen since 1988. Quite a few of those people I'd never seen before in my life. The shocker was looking at picture of one of my old Quiz Bowl buddies. Wow. What a difference 21 years makes.

Anyway, if you're a regular visitor here and I know who you are, feel free to friend me. I might add more to the page once I have news to share. But then again, you'll find more recent and accurate information here anyway, so it's up to you.

On a slightly different note, I'd like to go on record as saying if we get ONE MORE storm, I'm going to scream. Last night's was a doozy, and another one looks like it's brewing even now. If you'll excuse me, I have to go shore up the basement before it hits. Stupid weather. =op

(*ETA (because I didn't think about this) - If you stop by the blog, then I consider you friend enough to 'friend' on Facebook. Like maybe not 'braid each other's hair' type of friend, but online buds, which is wonderful.)

Update @ 10:01pm: The storm went east of us. Yay!


  1. Sorry I just randomly showed up on your blog. I found it through Monica McCarty's and since you're also a writer I just started chatting =\

  2. Oh Natalie, that wasn't what I meant. I love it when new people stop by here and talk to me. I've really enjoyed your comments. I just feel weird when people I don't know 'friend' me in Facebook. I mean, if I don't know somebody, haven't commented on their blog, or had them comment on mine... had no contact whatsoever, then we can't really be friends. Ya know?

  3. Ahh okay good. I got really nervous that I'd been creeping you out or pestering you =S which was not my intention, LOL.

    And I understand what you mean. Facebook is horrible for that. People just go on adding sprees so they can have loads of "friends".