I signed up on Facebook back in March or April. I didn't do much with it. I collected a few friends, wrote on a few walls, and got a few messages on mine.
Then my best friend from high school joined up, friended me, and the late 80's have come back to me in a rush.
I've connected with people whom I haven't thought about in years, and most of whom I haven't seen since shortly after college during the wedding rounds.
It's a bit eerie.
It's not like I left the hallowed halls of Dulles High School twenty years ago (twenty years ago!) with a staunch vow to never return or have anything to do with that life. I am in regular touch with two friends, and in touch through friends of friends or parents or siblings with a few others. I think that's a pretty good track record
But to suddenly see pictures of them (twenty years older), to find out where they are living, to see pictures of their pets and families--I'm not quite sure how to process it.
I have to admit that until now I wasn't really sure what Facebook could do for me. I friended people that I see every week, some family members, some college friends, some internet buddies, and people from my previous hometown. I couldn't get into it. But now I guess I get it. Seeing all of the people who my old friend (she's old, not me) uncovered, caused me to root out even more of connections. It's pretty cool, I guess.
As long as I don't wake up with toilet paper streaming from my trees tomorrow morning, I might enjoy this little trip down memory lane. And maybe I'll update my Facebook page more than once every 6 weeks. In fact, I've already updated it three times in the last two days. I am so hip.
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