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ImageDonkeyJay
Nov 21, 2011 4:25 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
It's a real conversation killer, isn't it, Karen? I mean, the other party is all charged up to talk about the latest stupid reality show or talent contest or Kim Kardashian idiocy & then we go & say "I don't watch TV" & after they say the tried & true "I probably shouldn't watch it so much either" or some variant thereof, the conversation is over, they move on... I get to go back to what I was doing. Hilarious!
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
Imagekqcrna
Nov 21, 2011 5:17 PM CST
Name: Karen
Valencia, Pa.
Yes, I can relate. Or when you say "I don't watch TV" they say "What do you DO?

Duh! I say "I play on mindless internet forums!" Hilarious!

Karen
BookerC1
Nov 21, 2011 5:25 PM CST
Name: Angie
Mackinaw, IL
Hey, who you calling "mindless?" Rolling on the floor laughing

I very rarely watch TV, and never watch sports, so I miss out on most of the lunchtime conversations at school. I got our youth pastor all hacked off; he was complaining about people spending money on games like Farmville and such on Facebook, so I asked him how much money he paid for his cable/Direct TV/satellite or whatever, so he could watch pictures of other people playing games. (Not to mention how much he spends on tickets to go watch sporting events in person.) LOL I was just trying to be funny, but I guess he took it a little personally. I don't even play the online games, so it wasn't like I was defending myself. I just thought it was fair to point out that others might find his level of spending for sports a little unreasonable, too. When will I learn to just keep my thoughts to myself? Whistling
ImageAnnaZ
Nov 21, 2011 5:32 PM CST
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Well, I must confess I watch WAAAAY too much "Say Yes to the Dress".
Imagekqcrna
Nov 21, 2011 6:14 PM CST
Name: Karen
Valencia, Pa.
I have no idea what you're talking about Anna. Not a clue.

I don't do Facebook, either. Football is the only sport I watch on TV. I never buy tickets - I'm too cheap.

Karen
Imageirisarian
Nov 21, 2011 6:20 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
ha ha. I watch the Packers every chance I get. they have been my team for 68 yrs. Just read 'Plain & Fancy Christmas,' a book envolving switched babies. Interesting, but light.
Imagewoofie
Nov 21, 2011 6:38 PM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
I hate Facebook, I love football. DH is addicted to the news, so I know waaaay more about politics than I normally would, left to my own devices. And he hates football. Oh well, that's why god created headphones. Big Grin
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
ImageDonkeyJay
Nov 21, 2011 10:17 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
See? If you don't watch TV, folks can't handle it... Hilarious!
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
Imageirisarian
Nov 21, 2011 11:00 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
My niece got me on facebook & I stay as my 'kids' post the pictures there. When I really want to talk to them I use regular e-mail.
ImageAnnaZ
Nov 22, 2011 5:53 AM CST
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
I hate Facebook and fail to see the attraction to it. I guess it wouldn't be so bad if I could just somehow not have postings show from people I have NO idea who they are, but are friends of friends and are replying. I am a "member" but rarely go there/post. Such drivel some people post..........
"we went out for lunch and this is what I ate". Met some friends and we went out and we ate this................." Cripes, is nothing sacred anymore?

Now you all KNOW I am an old fuddy-duddy. LOL Big Grin
ImageDonkeyJay
Nov 22, 2011 8:19 AM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
The friends of friends thing can be minimized thru filter settings. And you've got friends who post (tho' it seems they need to get a life... Rolling my eyes. ) Most of the 'friends' I have never post or just do the 'Like' button. I really don't see a lot of networking going on. Mostly it seems I use it to have a clue what my niece & nephews are up to, & what the K9 groups I'm a part of are doing.

Oh, & then there's the folks who seem to do nothing but take pictures... OMG, I was looking at a very 'arty' picture of a tire this morning. Blinking

I just friended someone I know from San Francisco & she accepted my request this morning. Checked her wall.... nada. Absolutely nada but what others have posted there. Thinking of unfriending her... doubt she would even notice.

I keep it up because I've gotten a lot of positive feedback on my posts... like "you have the most interesting wall". Sheesh, doesn't take much. Rolling my eyes.
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
ImageAnnaZ
Nov 22, 2011 9:17 AM CST
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Ok, what is the "like" button??? Cliffnotes tutorial, if you will............. Big Grin
ImageDonkeyJay
Nov 22, 2011 9:24 AM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
If you do much browsing, you'll have seen that 'thumbs up' sign on a button... that's the FB like button. If you click on it, it posts that you 'Like' that site on your wall... then there's the 'Share' button, which is how folks post video links like music videos, news clips, etc. As well as pages.... I just thought of the videos 'cause that's what my nephews post sooooo much of.

It's like someone carrying on a conversation using flashcards instead of actually doing their own talking... or pulling a Nancy Reagan "Ron says, & I must agree..." Rolling my eyes.

I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
lakesidecallas
Nov 22, 2011 10:42 AM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
I have a hard time with Facebook too, with the wall and the photos. I have a friend that sends me messages via facebook, but I can't figure out how to do that either. lol I finally joined, because I had the dim idea it might be good for my flower bulb sales. But I haven't done anything with it or put in any time on it.
What I hate is when someone sends you something, then you click on it, and they want all your facebook information. Someone sent me some "virtual roses" and that happened.

We watch way too much tv, and spend way too much time on the internet. Maybe that's why our yard looks like Hillbilly Heaven!

Anna, it's OK you hate S King and Harry Potter, we all have different tastes and can ignore or learn from each other here! Very very rare that I read a non-fiction book or history, but I appreciate the others that do!
ImageAnnaZ
Nov 22, 2011 11:36 AM CST
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Oh, gads, and all that Farmville cwap and stuff of that ilk. I ignore it all.
ImageDonkeyJay
Nov 22, 2011 12:15 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
You can actually block all the stupid games from showing up, too.

I'm very careful about what I click on, certainly nothing that looks like a 'gift'... those are often sucker punches. I'm not sure how one could use FB to increase sales of anything, seeing as anyone halfway savvy about the things blocks that stuff. I know they tout it as a sales tool, but the couple of artists I know... pretty picture, but nope. They're my friends, I support them in their art work, but lay out $10,000 for anything? Nah... not unless you can drive it. Big Grin
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
Imagesandnsea2
Nov 22, 2011 2:09 PM CST
Name: Janice
NC
Zone 7A
Just found this Forum, Sheryl, from your ATP link.
Great information, as I have been thinking of getting a reader of some sort.
Janice
ImageDonkeyJay
Nov 22, 2011 2:26 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Welcome Janice! Big Grin
We digress...
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
lakesidecallas
Nov 22, 2011 3:48 PM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
Hi Janice, welcome!
I just bought a $79 Kindle a few weeks ago. I was one of those people almost violently opposed to them, as I love my books, holding them, smelling them, etc. That said, I just love the Kindle and wish I would have gotten it sooner!
Rolling my eyes. Rolling my eyes. Rolling my eyes.
Imagewoofie
Nov 22, 2011 3:56 PM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
Yup, the el cheapo Kindle is very nice. I'm very happy with mine. And I've gotten several of the Amazon daily deal ebooks (.99 to 1.99) that have been quite enjoyable.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.

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