Monday, August 27, 2012

Defacing Facebook

"We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship." C.S. Lewis

I'VE HAD A short, uneasy relationship with Facebook. I was late getting in on it — what's known in marketing speak as a late adopter; on the other end of the spectrum, perhaps I'll prove prescient as an early dismisser.

As Paul would say, I've changed my other mind. My friend, Ann, declined to be on Facebook in the first place; she's my inspiration. I've decided to resume the old- and medium-fashioned means of staying in touch: personal visits, phone, snail mail and email. 

According to the news, the first day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa has been cancelled because of the threat of Hurricane Isaac. In 2005 religious nutcase Pat Robertson implied after Hurricane Katrina struck — killing 1,836 people — that it was punishment by God. Paul wondered what Robertson thinks about Hurricane Isaac. By his (il)logic, God must be punishing Republicans

Saturday Paul played on a float in the parade for Lincoln Highway Days in Nevada and after the parade, on the bandstand in the park. It rained all morning and afternoon. Although Paul was covered during both, he said that playing for an audience of five wet people in the rain is less fun than it sounds.

Late afternoon on Saturday we attended Dave Hansen's 71st birthday party where we met a very interesting and eclectic couple, Cheryl and Greg Long, who've been friends with Dave and Deb forever. Saturday night we cooked dinner at Virginia's and watched PBS and RFD. I keep a pair of slippers and pajamas at her house which, when I remembered, I thought to be positively brilliant on my part since it had cooled off enough to be chilly, and I was grateful to be able to get into something extra comfortable for the rest of the night.

Sunday we went to a "food-raiser" at JoeJoanne and Eddie Nolte's home — a benefit for the Pet Pantry. Friend Kitte Noble was there, too. Joe is president of the board, and Kitte is vice-president.

And this is me not on Facebook. Really, it's quite a relief. There was just so much I didn't need to know. :-)


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