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Don’t Poke Me

When my niece Ellie was only three or four years old she had to go in for some tests at the hospital.  I don’t remember the circumstances but they needed to draw blood and the first time they didn’t get what they needed so they came back for more.  Ellie was very traumatized.  They had to hold her down.  “Don’t poke me!”  She cried. Poor little Ellie.

This is exactly how I feel after being poked on facebook by an ex lover who I recently found out via facebook had a baby.  It’s weird enough to find out via a facebook update that he had a baby.  Where were the updates leading up to this?  Why is this the first I am hearing of this? I had no idea.  You move to east Texas and this is what happens.

But why are you poking me?  Are you trying to impregnate me too via the intertubes? He even commented on his page about all the people he poked. Why is he poking people?

I always think of poking as sort of flirty. It’s just weird to me when friends who are married poke me, let alone friends who just mysteriously had babies out of the blue.  I can’t think of any time a girl poking me.  Aren’t pokes all about flirting?  Am I wrong?

He has been constantly posting updates on the baby and even set up a facebook page for the baby, which is where I found out who the mother of said baby is.  But my ex lover did not make any remarks on his own page about her.  I have no idea why his acknowledgement is so lax for the mom. “Was she just another seed sack for you?”  I want to ask him.  I am curious but dare not ask just what is going on or what their relationship is.  I know what happened.  They did it ten months ago ’cause the baby is now a month old.

I guess he and I have been out of touch.  But is he now trying to flirt with me even though he has a little itty baby?

Don’t poke me!  It’s WEIRD.

take me to your leader or take me off your list

People are mean and stupid. I just got yet another email from someone who has repeatedly sent me invites via emailing a list he has not bcc’d. It is the same person who has the audacity to hide the invite list on an evite. Doesn’t he know that I need to know who is coming on your evite because we were part of a theatre company where I dated and broke up with some of those people? And the not bcc-ing the list on a regular email invites all sorts of replies i get caught up in for an event i wasn’t going to go to in the first place because a) i don’t want to run into any ex-boyfriends without knowing if they are bringing a guest and b) I am pissed that the list was sent out not bcc’d, inviting all sorts of spamola.

Learn your invite etiquette, people.

And while we are at it, who thought it would be a good idea to see other friend’s events prominently placed in the right hand margin on my facebook page? Way to go to make me feel left out!

I hate technology. I am never leaving my house or going to another party ever again. Meanwhile I am waging war on the non bcc-ers.  And changing all my passwords, email addresses and names. Go ahead, call me petty and paranoid.  Just don’t invite me without giving me the semblance of control over how I handle your invite. The fact is we’re NOT all friends.

Sorry to be the bitter one, but there you have it.

UPDATE! The person has now made their extensive email list bcc.  Thanks.  NOt sure if he read this but if he did its all proof to the effectiveness of blogging your fury!