I have always been known as a messer.
In my youth, it was probably a derogatory term because I always messed things up.
Now it just means I like messing around with things. Experimenting.
I’m not a gadget freak. I don’t have the latest mobile phone. I don’t have a plasma television. I don’t have an ipod [I’m still not sure what they are]. I don’t have satellite navigation in my car. Gadget freaks are a different [inferior] breed altogether.
I have just discovered a Digg button for my blog, so I have to try it out. If it irritates me, I’ll remove it again. If it works, I’ll keep it. But I like messing around with these things.
A couple of weeks ago, I joined Facebook. You know – just messing.
I messed around with it, and drop in from time to time. I still can’t get the hang of it. Maybe it’s my age. It’s a weird place. People have bought me drinks, and being a true Irishman I have bought drinks in return. Not a drop has passed my lips. I’m still sober. Someone turned me into a vampire. Strange. I tell people what mood I’m in, which alternates between Tired and Grumpy. What do people care what mood I’m in?
Facebook seems to be a world where the rules are slightly different. For example, you can go up to total strangers and poke them. Weird. The only person who ever poked me in Facebook was our K8. I hit her with the basball bat in return. There seem to be thousands of rooms where you can wander in. People ignore me when I do that [just like at any other party], because I don’t like to butt into other peoples conversations. So I leave again.
I have found a couple of old friends there. We had brief conversations, and went our separate ways. There are a couple of friends who keep writing on my wall [I said it was weird] so I write on theirs. That can be a little bit of fun. But I can send them e-mails anyway, or chat to them on Skype, so it’s a little bit pointless.
Unlike my Digg button though, I can’t leave. There isn’t an uninstall button. Once a member – always a member.
Yet another damn password to add to my ever growing list.