Why on earth would I dream that Oprah and I would work on a cookbook?  I’ve never even watched an Oprah show all the way through.

It was wonderful seeing both of the kids yesterday.

I haven’t had tea and toast for breakfast in so long, I think that’s what I’ll do this morning.

The minister of my church sent me a Facebook invite.  I’m on livejournal – if you want my moniker I’ll forward it on upon request – but I’m sitting Facebook out.  I’ve been severely reducing the amount of time I spend on line because on line time is not an appropriate use of my lived time – at least in the amounts I was doing it before I left the Augur Inn. Also, and it’s easy to predict doom and destruction, but I don’t think Facebook is going to last.  Smart people are opining that the regulation (by which I mean self-regulation and monitoring) issues will doom it (Livejournal just went through a horrorshow/storm about ‘the incest journals’ and is a sadder but wiser internet locale since). Also, I believe that Facebook belongs to younger people.  I know that’s stupid, but I’m 48, I already have my own vanity blog and I carn’t manij the social network I have, if by that one means “taking care of the people who like you and staying in touch with them in appropriate and life enhancing ways”. Also, if the only Facebook invites I’ve received are from my daughter’s buddy and my minister, it means the collection of wise and anarchic individuals I hang with is staying away in droves.  Ya mon, I’ll sit this one out.
I know a guy who is on every social network thingee that blows through the internet.  As far as I can see, the stated reasons “staying in touch, looking for work” are bs.  He’s just pulling tail.   I am sure that my minister and my daughter’s girlfriend are doing it for legit social networking reasons but when I heard this guy was an early adopter that also encouraged me to let go of the rope.

I have one last reason to avoid Facebook, and this is even more stupid and trivial than all the foregoing reasons. makes BRUTAL fun of Facebook at every oppo.  Erm….

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Born when atmospheric carbon was 316 PPM. Settled on MST country since 1997. Parent, grandparent.

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  1. Allegra, I think your blog is already an efficient way to keep in touch with friends and family … and church provides an excellent opportunity for face-to-face social networking. I agree with you regarding Facebook — knowing my daughter is using it to keep in touch with all her university and high school friends has led me to think of Facebook as a social network for teenagers and 20 somethings.

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