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I'm going to see if I can crosspost my Facebook posts to my LJ to see if that will inspire me write a little more than I will on Facebook.

At the gym I discovered that the spanking brand new Arc machine has a fan on it. YAY! I also discovered the fan automatically disconnects when you go below 80 steps a minute. BASTARDS. Some call it motivation. I call it.... BASTARDS.

Here's the thing about Facebook--I can't really be me. My family's on facebook, people in my industry are on facebook and I'd really rather not get my freak on over there too, too much. Even when I say something that I think is harmless, I find that someone, somewhere thinks I'm completely off.

So Thom and I were at the gym. I'm still struggling with my weight and with all my deep-seated self loathing issues surrounding my weight. I'm also dealing with the fact that Liv is graduating from high school in six weeks and heading off to college in August--as in I've got a cap and gown in the closet and I have to put a tuition deposit down this week. Oy.

So needless to say I'm a neurotic ball of neurotic.

But really, is anyone surprised by that?

Date: 2013-04-23 01:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I don't have Facebook for that very reason. I like my selective anonymity.

Poor mommy!

Date: 2013-04-24 07:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I have fb, but it's strictly for work purposes, so selective anonymouse-ity for me too.

However, I have learned some important things about using fb, and the most important of these is "Custom" postings.
If you wanna get your freak on, make a list of the people that you want to see that post and *exclude everyone else*. Your family and friends are just as easy to exclude as total strangers.

For example, there are certain posts I made which are innocuous by most standards (e.g. nude Greek statues in museums), but certain raving nutbar religious freakoids have reported people to facebook for any kind of nudity, so when I have to post about something to do with nekkidness, they have been collected into a group which is specifically blocked from seeing those posts. This is in addition to directing post specifically to a sub-group we shall call "Nekkid OK".
Does that make sense?

Date: 2013-04-23 03:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, I have the same problem over there. I don't have anyone from work friended over there, but you can't NOT friend family. I find I have to sensor myself a bunch. It's not so much Facebook, as Face-you-want-people-to-see-book.

Date: 2013-04-23 09:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
However, whatever brings you back here must be embraced as a Good Thing by your avid readers - you have been missed!

Date: 2013-04-23 02:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well, it's good to see you back -- I've missed you!

It must be so hard to see your child become an adult -- My parents saw me back on their doorstep at least 3 times after we all thought I'd taken flight. But congratulations on having raised a wonderful daughter!!

The only reason I'm on Facebook is to check up on my nieces and nephews.

Date: 2013-04-23 03:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
And that's exactly why I couldn't deal with Facebook.

Google+, with the simple expedient of letting you share things separately with separate circles as you choose, helps lots.

Liv graduating from high school still makes my eyes pop a little, I can't imagine how you're feeling. But she's awesome and she's going to go on to make more awesome, so there's always that.

That stop fan below 80-steps-a-minute thing is a very good example of a lawful evil genius type design decision.

Date: 2013-04-24 07:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Facebook now lets you share things separately with separate circles too.

Date: 2013-04-23 05:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Not really. ::hugs:: You are outrageously funny, creative, and yes, at times, a ball of neurotic. In short, you are Irene/Crevette, whom we adore.

Welcome back, hon.

Date: 2013-04-23 06:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I have multiple facebook accounts. One for the me that everyone knows, one for potential employers and one just to stalk celebrities. None of them have my real name or any information about me though so privacy is maintained. (I don't buy into anonymity)

Btw, being completely off is a good thing :)

Date: 2013-04-24 07:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Multiple fb accounts! Another good way to go.

Date: 2013-04-23 10:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's always great to hear from you! I'm only on FB because I have a couple of friends who never respond to e-mails; if I wasn't on FB, I'd never hear from them. And I use an alias because there's at least 2 people on FB whom I had trouble with in the past and who, as far as I'm concerned, can STAY in my past. So I almost never post anything there.

Liv is awesome, and she's gonna go on to do amazing things--you've done a wonderful job of raising her!

Date: 2013-04-24 01:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I have the same problem with facebook -- my little 4-H'ers read it, my mom reads it, yadda yadda yadda. The public-ness of it means that it has to be watered down pap. Today on facebook I was like 'There's a lot you probably don't know about ducks'. That's true enough as it goes, but the thing I wanted to post was that boy ducks are mostly raping bastards with 9" extendable corkscrew rigging and girl ducks have evolved similar defenses. There's boatloads going on in those innocent-looking fluffy feathered bottoms, but of course I can't say any of that very interesting stuff because the parents of the 4-H children who read my facebook (children read my facebook, not their parents) will be horrified.

Date: 2013-04-25 02:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Sorry dude, that was my bad :(

Date: 2013-04-30 04:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I LOVE the Arc trainers. And yes, the fan thing blows, but any machine that actually MAKES me want to get on it is ok in my book.
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