It was always going to happen one day, and here we are.
The CJP computing department has decided, in all its wisdom and hard-work ethic, to block Facebook.
I only logged on a little bit.
Just a few minutes here and there.
I hardly spend any time goofing off on line.
Hardly any at all.
I rarely even blog.
A friend of mine, one who logs on to Fb rarely and never updates her status or posts jokes, commented recently that when you talk to people on Fb you think you've communicated but you really haven't. It's all too shallow; this new virtual way of being friends is just a fake and misleading version of being real friends.
Well, I might agree with some degree of truth there, if all there is to a relationship is exchanging one-liners. But I find that as an addition to an established, in-person, friendship, Fb really helps me keep in contact with people I see just once a year, if that. I live so far away! The time difference makes it awkward to call, and email has its place, but Fb is like seeing each other in passing all the time. It isn't stopping and having lunch together, but we don't expect it to be.
Anyway, I'll miss being able to keep it open in the background. I'll miss seeing that Liz is off to an SCA event this weekend, and Georgia is cranky from not napping, and John's cold is about gone. Things people don't email me about, but which do significantly contribute to feeling a part of each other's lives. I just didn't know how much until that tenuous connection was cut off.
I just hope the computing guys don't go after Blogger next!