March 8, 2008

Want to Be My, Um...Friend?

This is a LITTLE WEIRD. But...I have a Facebook profile now. And so if you want to be friends with "Swistle Thistle," you can be. What is the POINT of that, you may be asking yourself. AS AM I. But...it seemed like it might be fun. So I did it on a whim. And now we will see if it IS fun, or if it is just weird.

20 comments:

Shelly Overlook said...

Heh - I have a Facebook account and I don't do anything with it b/c I am so lame, I don't really know what to do with it. So you can be my first friend!

Maggie said...

OF COURSE I want to be friends with swistle thistle!

Jess said...

Okay now I am paranoid, probably for no reason. I don't mind you knowing my last name. But I am afraid that if I friend you then people will see me on your friends list and then my last name will be revealed to all of my readers who are also your readers, otherwise known as most of them. What do I do about that?

AndreAnna said...

I created a facebook account a while back and it scares me! It's just so busy. I can't keep up with all the people poking me, sending me flowers, or eggs or some stuff.

It makes me twitch.

Swistle said...

Jess- I know! Well, it did let me create an account as Swistle Thistle. You could create one as Jess Loolu, and use it just for blogging.

AndreAnna- I don't get it, either. It's fun but bewildering. I think maybe I'm a little older than Facebook is FOR. I think I would have LOVED it back in school.

Jennifer said...

Aw! I want to be a Swistle Thistle! However, after that bit of news came out that you can (at least to computer-challenged people like me) NEVER completely delete your Facebook profile (what if I want to run for Congress one day?!) I'll just have to settle for your wit and wisdom and the ol' site here!

Mairzy said...

I'm glad to know that Facebook leaves others feeling confused, too. It's so busy all the time. I have about seven friend requests in my inbox that I've ignored so far. I think you're right, Swistle: we're too old for it.

Well, I say that. My father-in-law loves it.

Kathi A said...

I love Facebook! I've gotten in touch with a lot of friends who I otherwise wouldn't have through it. I just added you as a friend!

annenahm said...

updates on how it goes, plz!

I tried myspace and it made me feel old and hung over, plus I still get about 10 spams a day from Russian brides and/or advertisers convinced I have penis size shame. Will be interesting to hear if Facebook is better.

Laura said...

I have a (cobwebby) MySpace that I started up to keep tabs on my daughter when we let her get one. She has a facebook but I begged off when she invited me to get one. My "wall" would be so totally blank...

samantha Jo Campen said...

I've wanted to be your Facebook friend for ages now, but thought since you were all anon it wouldn't work. Yeah! Squee! And all that jazz!

Kristin.... said...

I have Facebook too! Allows me to keep up with my high school/college age nieces and nephew. My sister-in-law helped me set up the account! I'll be your friend. :)

Misty said...

I have never been on facebook. What does one exactly do with it?

Swistle said...

Misty- I AM STILL NOT SURE. I think it's mostly for schoolkids to play around with and flirt with each other. For grown-ups, it's a way to keep in mild touch with each other and mess around with time-wasting activities like feeding virtual pets, dressing virtual babies, and sending each other quizzes and messages. It's fun, I'm finding, to collect friends---like living trading cards!

CP said...

Thanks for being my friend! I suck at Facebook but maybe I'll give it a chance. One of these days....

LoriD said...

No Facebook for me, even though everyone I know is on (including my PARENTS). I work at a university and it would be devastating for me to have one of them find my profile and find out that I have a *gasp* personal life.

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Saly said...

Um.. I added you as a friend. But I totally don't get that place at all.

drowninginlaundry said...

Facebook rocks! I have had lunches with girls from high school that I had totally lost touch with, and for that I am eternally grateful! I totally added myself, (my real self - name occupation and all) to your list.

-Danita

Sam said...

I totally want to friend you, I do. But I use my real name on Facebook, and so, I just can't. Like another one of your commenters said, it's not that I mind YOU knowing - it's the people I don't know that bother me. And just today I had my best friend from junior high find me on Facebook! Junior High! I am so very happy that she found me, of course, but still, sad, that I can't have you, Swistle Thistle. Of course I could open up one just for blogging, but that is far too much trouble for my little brain.