Saturday, August 09, 2008

Diving In

Not only are the Olympics beginning this week, but I am diving into something new myself...jumping into the Facebook pool. An advisor - who shall remain nameless - at first told me not to take on this "sport" as it was probably for the younger swimmers. Besides, asking for
friends can turn out to be awkward if they prefer to dive with those in the same age group instead of a seasoned swimmer such as myself.
So, I swam about in my own little blog pool and very much enjoyed the activity there...and I still do! And will continue to do!
Recently, though, my advisor nudged me to try out Facebook as many of my peers were dipping into the pool. Reluctantly, I joined in the activity and found - for me - that this is harder to manage than my own Blogger account. More tabs, more applications, more options, more confusion! Not that I want to go there, but I'm an old dog trying to learn new tricks! However, oldsters need to keep those brain cells challenged and engaged, so here I am.
So far this week, I have muddled through placment of FLICK R favorite pictures, asking and accepting almost 20 new friends (peer-age for the most part...I don't want to make it awkward for you young 'uns debating whether or not to accept my friendship, but if YOU ask ME, I'll glady welcome you!!), writing on "walls," setting up my first photo album, sending and receiving first "gifts," and BEST OF ALL playing my first word games with friends. Talk about challenge!
Though not even close to what training and challenge our Olympic athletes need to do to compete in these sports. I'm excited to be an armchair participant!

8 comments:

Jed and Anne said...

Way to go, mom! You are doing your part on keeping your brain up and saavy! As your advisor, I am very proud of you.

simplicity said...

I love that you've joined facebook and that you're actually taking advantage of all the functions. I haven't even figured most of those out! :( I like blogger better :)

Linnea said...

I knew Anne was your advisor! And, ahem, I believe I sent you a friend request several days ago!!

The Lindahl News said...

Oh no,Linnea! There's another one with my name out there...did you sent the friend request to her? I never got yours and I want to be your friend!!!

The Lindahl News said...

Linnea... we are now official friends!

The Witty Librarian said...

Welcome to Facebook! You've certainly jumped right in- I've never figured out all the flickr stuff! I am totally addicted to the word games, however! You're awesome!

The Lindahl News said...

Witty - you are still #1 on the leader board and I am aiming to follow in your footsteps!!

The Witty Librarian said...

I've been enjoying our Scramble matches! I have a feeling you will very soon be at the top of the leader board! You are really good at it!