Virtual Christmas Card

Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one."

"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one."

It’s December 11th, but I have yet to receive even one card, newsletter, or picture (my insurance guy doesn’t count).  This is usually my favorite time of year to check snail mail because I can count on anywhere from 50-75 cards throughout the month.  Even though Christmas is only two weeks from today, I have yet to put up one decoration, nor have I sent out my annual holiday greeting either.

Everyone is busy.  Money is tight for most.  But Christmas will still come. This year it’s all about improvising, so I’m starting a new tradition that will save time, money and be green (which is to say, more ecologically responsible). My first annual Christmas card via blog post. Continue reading

Facebook Anonymous

Can one actually be addicted to a social networking site? Well addicted might be a little strong (or maybe it’s denial), but if you happen to be one of my FB friends, and you pay attention to my news feed, you’ll see my Facebook activity takes place 24/7. That’s not to say I’m on all day, it just means at any given time I can be drawn in, and sometimes find myself lingering on the site way too long!

Signs of addiction

I’m glad this social networking phenomenon was opened up to the earlier generations (yes, that’s a nice way of saying old folks), though admittedly it takes a bit more effort to convince someone over 30 being abookie” isn’t just for the kids.

Advancements in technology have their fair share of detractions, but I like Facebook despite its’ somewhat voyeuristic nature. It allows me to reconnect and keep up with friends all over the world, but in a way I don’t feel obligated to respond like I would an e-mail or voicemail. Continue reading