Thursday Things

1. Friends.

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I KNOW, RIGHT?! Foaming and everything! Friday was a very big day in the ongoing drama of The Office Bathroom Soap Situation.

2. For a variety of reasons, I decided to take the month of November off from Facebook. (I will admit that I cheated on November 2 and 3, but there was a big event going on at my alma mater that I was very involved in during my college days, and since I couldn’t attend it was important to me that I made sure to love on my friends as much as possible via Facebook. To make up for it, I’m staying off Facebook through December 4.) Anyway, Facebook is not pleased by this.

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I mean really. Back off, social network. You’re doing me more harm than good, and I kicked you out of my life (temporarily) for a reason. Leave. Me. Alone.

3. Yesterday evening I joined several other bloggers at Color Me Crafty, a fun DIY event hosted by Erin of Color Me Styled (and Daily E) at Langford Market  Diversey. We chatted, browsed, ate adorable mini cupcakes, and made wine glass markers.

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I’ve decided mine are abstract. They’re inspired by sunshine, Thanksgiving, and mimosas. Ahem. Because I’m the artist and I said so, darn it! Hahaha.

Weird office stories?
Do you ever take social media breaks? Highly recommend Facebook fasting, btw. My thought process: if it’s important, I’m going to find out about it one way or another, even if I’m not on Facebook. Everything else is just social junk food.

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  1. Funny story about the facebook thing. I deleted my facebook for a sociology project my senior year in high school. It was right after I had chosen to go to Goucher and it was when people were “meeting” each other in the group for it. It’s also when two of the girls I had wanted to room with ended up rooming together. But because I didn’t have facebook, I was totally out of the loop. Even my mom, who is anti-facebook, thought it was a stupid decision on my part (we had to give up something for an entire month and I was not in a place to be giving up desserts or junk food at that point for obvious reasons). Anyways, I think facebook detoxing is really great, but there are times when it isn’t so great and I unfortunately chose the wrong month to give it up. In the summer I spend way less time on it because of the whole living-on-a-boat-no-internet-thing and I am so much happier because of it! At the end of the day, the people you want to spend time with will exisat in your life outside of social media and it really isn’t necessary to make plans. Yes, you feel out of the loop but it’s usually with people you don’t really like or hang out with anyways. Okay, rant over :)

    • Obviously my one-young-woman crusade isn’t going to change things, but it does kind of frustrate me how “necessary” Facebook has made itself. It’s such a convenient way to connect and stay connected and it’s wildly widespread that it can be tough to know what’s going on without it. But clearly people were able to make friends in a pre-Facebook world, or keep up with people they truly needed to keep up with. And that’s kind of part of it for me. There is so much information on there I DON’T need to know. Like honestly, random person from college, it doesn’t affect my life that you completed your Insanity workout for the day. You know? But yeah, it’s so ubiquitous that it can be tough to stay connected when you’re not on.

  2. I deleted my Facebook account my junior year of college and Facebook was really unhappy about it. I kept receiving e-mails about how someone tried to reactivate my account and then asking if it was me. Now, I’m all for being cautious about information online but I highly doubt someone was trying to reactivate my Facebook account. My life is not that exciting!

    • One of my friends deleted his Facebook account three years ago, and when we were talking about this the other day he said after he deactivated it, Facebook would e-mail him and be all, “Do you know what’s going on with *insert person he only kept up with via Facebook here*? No, of course you don’t, because you’re not on Facebook anymore! Stop missing out!” Ridiculous. Obviously they want to keep people on their site to be a successful business, but that’s just dumb.

  3. How do you always make my day just by being you? Hahaha i’m still cracking up about the wine glass markers…tres chic darlin and much better than anything I would do ;)

  4. too many weird office stories to share, I can’t even go into that. is it weird that last night when I was dealing with comcast all I could think about was how would bethany use her sarcastic humor to spin this into the best story ever?

  5. I was JUST telling a coworker about your ongoing soap dispenser saga after she shared with me that one of the hand dryers in the women’s room at Allstate Arena has been broken for four years. And then another male coworker told us that one of the stalls in the men’s room on our floor has been cordoned off for over a year. What is it with public bathrooms and the inability to fix them???

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