Chris hates facebook. It's just like high school, he complains.
He's right, it is just like high school. With one big difference: I can represent myself in words instead of in person. Let me just say that if I had been able to do that in real high school, my teen years would have been much happier. I can totally do words.
If I wanted to, I could be a fan of the Smithsonian, Chicago Opera Theater and Dostoevsky. I could be perpetually enigmatic in my status updates. And my fellow high schoolers would say, "dang, she's really smart and sophisticated!" They will writhe in the knowledge that I am superior to them in every way and dagnabbit it they should have been nicer to me because I can now TAKE THEM DOWN PLAYING MAH JONG. Or ballroom dancing.
Or I could be a fan of Bukowski, Incubus and the Mercury Lounge, and my fellow high schoolers will say to themselves "seriously? The skinny kid who spent most of her time hiding in her locker?"
I could also start a group called Trophy Wives Anonymous, or, No Matter How Hard I Try, I Simply Cannot Age or Gain Weight!
As it is, my fellow high schoolers are probably looking at my status updates and saying "wow, she's dorky." I need to maybe work on those.
ps - oh look, the boy who lit my hair on fire in 5th grade is now on facebook. I shan't be friending him. Who are YOU not friending?