I should change the banner to some pleasant field of green grasses. Oh, it’s still warm but it’s only been around 80° the past few days and we’ve even had some rain – and hence the neglected yard is growing and the weeds are out of control. I finally got a hold of a guy to hopefully mow the lawn. Another guy refused to come down to our house – says he has trouble with his trailer down here. But at least he gave me the number of someone else that might do it if the guy that is coming today doesn’t work out.
I was debating last night of whether to just boycott FaceBook the next few months or to ditch my account entirely when I realized I could just “unsubscribe” to everyone who is insisting on spamming me with canned political bullshit. Yes, on the political quiz I score just to the left of Ghandi, but I am reasonably accepting of other’s political opinions. Or at least I try to be. I don’t talk about politics much because, as I have said before, no one cares what I think and I don’t care what they think. If we have different opinions, we’re not likely to change our minds arguing about them.
The problem with FaceBook is that people seem to feel the need to spam other people’s pithy little opinions. And to be honest, I don’t really care whether I agree with you or not (except for that one friend who has been spamming anti-gay marriage rhetoric which I find truly offensive), it’s not why I go to FaceBook. I use FaceBook to keep in touch with a handful of friends since it’s even lazier than email. I wish there was a way to unsubscribe from all the photos and “funny” crap that my friends feel a need to share and still get the things they actually write. Oh, yes, I do occasionally share a link or something, I’m talking about the dozens per day per person that clutter up my newsfeed. No, sorry, I didn’t see that one post about something important because it was bounced by dozens of “click if you remember this” items.
I’m having something of a debate of whether it is worth it to stay in touch with that handful of friends via FaceBook or if I should put a little more effort into actually doing email. A couple of them are former bloggers as well as some real life friends. At any rate, I’ve temporarily solved things by unsubscribing from a bunch of people. That’s probably the chicken shit way out but I don’t like to offend folks if I don’t have to.