Mar. 12th, 2012 08:05 am
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[personal profile] miss_swamp
Why do we still do Daylight Savings Time? I'm so grouchy and so tired. We had a nice visit with my brother and his girlfriend, but too short and I opened my mouth perhaps too much. He'll be back soon for his book tour. His book tour! You should buy his book! We had a nice time, ate pretty well, enjoyed a favorable adult-to-child ratio.

I said I wanted to post more here and be on Facebook less. I haven't. Hardly anyone comments anymore here (guilty, and I hardly post either), and the comments over there are so addictive. Actually, I think a lot of people are addicted to Facebook. I'm also not so sure it makes anyone happier. It's easy to post links (with inviting previews) to interesting articles. This is lovely, but more often the articles either distract me from what I should be doing (even if it's posting in my neglected blog or playing my turn at Scrabble), or they're about some issue that raises my blood pressure both with the injustice of whatever situation and with the feeling that I'm powerless to fix it. Then there's the suggestion that everyone else is having fun without ne. Oh, look, 200 pictures of a party you didn't invite me to! But hey, you sent me an invitiation too! ... to sponsor you in your half-marathon. I know Bitch Brain overblows these things, but Facebook feeds her. Books do not. Even LJ does not.

Perhaps this sounds depressed. I'm not, I'm just trying to be sure I'm aware of what these things do to me. This week is going to be intense: work, late meeting, concert tonight; Wednesday and Thursday nights and Friday morning, I'm running three different workshops, all with just a few hours today for prep. I want to stuff my mouth with croissants and my brain with Facebook fluff, but neither will help me get it all done. So I'm packing up my lentil soup and apples, and clicking the little red "X" in the upper right-hand corner.

Have a good one.

Date: 2012-03-12 05:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
word. I pull away from Facebook a little more every month. We're all so addicted, and what for? The power went out this morning and I watched the birds outside the window and daydreamed about the garden. The birds!

Date: 2012-03-12 06:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes yes yes more LJ less Facebook.

Can I implore you to read my today's post about school problems and comment? What with you being a teacher and knowing teachers and having 3 year olda and maybe being able to give me a balanced opinion if I am being an idiot?

I hear the intense week bit above so if you have no time, no problem, I understand =)

Date: 2012-03-13 03:54 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] katybeth
I read LJ even though I don't post anymore (which I may also fix).
I don't read or post to FB.

Good luck with everything.

Date: 2012-03-13 04:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
More LJ, less Facebook. I'm not quite so sure why FB is addictive, though I think it has something to do with the immediacy of realtime response. But still, for depth and thoughtfulness, LJ wins out every time. I'm staying here. I hope you do too.

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