Facebook Fiasco

I’ve come a long way, baby…
Catherine Clemens Sevenau You go to a Real Estate convention and take a Facebook class. You joined FB a year ago and seldom came back on because it Catherine Sevenau, conventionwas confusing, and you felt like you couldn’t possibly keep in touch with more people, and then you get home and make the leap to update your page and fill out boxes and add pictures and make groups and call your son to find out where in the heck you write a message (like what nimrod came up with “Status” as a place to post a message) and you go through the list of people “Friends” you know and have not been in touch with forever, and the people you see sometimes, and the people you see all the time but don’t really know all that much about, so you invite 52 of them to be your “friend” and 37 respond within the time you’ve figured out how to post this. Please tell me you’re not all on Facebook at the same time.

I have thank you notes I still owe people from 1983, Christmas cards and letters I’ve not sent for 12 years, over 6,000 emails in my home inbox dealing with genealogy and another 250 at work I’m supposed to read, and now apparently I’m officially on Facebook, which by the looks of things could be an unpaid part-time job. I already have an unpaid full-time job. How does one keep up? March 6, 2012

My next post was to my son, Matt:
Catherine Clemens Sevenau Camera is connected to computer. Now what? March 20, 2012 at 6:15pm

And the oh so helpful responses:
‪David J Costa dunno, maybe take some pictures? 
March 20, 2012 at 6:18pm

‪Catherine Clemens Sevenau OMG, I was texting my son about his camera, how did it end up on Facebook? 

March 20, 2012 at 6:29pm

‪Trina Braren Cofer That’s funny! 
March 20, 2012 at 6:58pm

‪Colleen Gresty Militello You make me laugh! 
March 20, 2012 at 7:09pm

‪Catherine Clemens Sevenau OK, so son Jon is correct, I am Rainman. I thought I was texting son Matt, appears I was texting Facebook (don’t ask). Pictures now downloaded to my computer. Did not know I was supposed to turn camera on (not my camera so cut me some slack). Thanks for the hints though… and if you are interested in seeing 37 pictures of a 700 sq ft cond… I thought not. 
March 20, 2012 at 7:30pm

‪Catherine Clemens Sevenau that is condo, not condom… I can spell, just can’t type 
March 20, 2012 at 7:31pm

‪Christine Palmer You’re funny 
March 20, 2012 at 7:48pm

‪Jackie Hipkiss Avery I want to see a 700sf condom!!! 
March 20, 2012 at 8:20pm

‪Catherine Clemens Sevenau I better Photoshop it first. I don’t want anyone fainting. 
March 20, 2012 at 8:24pm

Kelly Cort Hahaha… literally laughing out loud! 
March 20, 2012 at 8:32pm

‪Matt Sevenau I can’t look anymore… 
March 20, 2012 at 9:00pm

‪J David Gray Oh so biting my tongue. So many possible responses. All so inappropriate for mixed audiences. You are such an accident looking for a place to happen. Laughing so hard over here, I’m crying. 
March 20, 2012 at 9:06pm

‪Marianne Delalay Anderson You’re making me nervous! 
March 20, 2012 at 9:23pm

‪Ron Bibler Catherine I had no idea you were so funny… 
March 20, 2012 at 9:31pm

‪Colleen Gresty Militello I am crying b/c I am laughing so hard! 37 pictures of a 700sf condom 🙂 what a visual & typo! At least it wasn’t in MLS as condom…
 March 21, 2012 at 9:28am

And still, and yet, and at times, I can’t for the life of me figure out how Facebook works. It’s like a thermos: “It keeps hot things hot, and keeps cold things cold, but how do it know?”

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  1. I like your posts. You are funny. And thoughtful. And engaging. Glad you figured out the FB stuff to the extent you have. And are willing to also admit you really can’t figure it out. Which is probably true for most of us (me, at least); we just haven’t been so public in our legitimate ignorance. Hey, FB IS always changing their own formats….How ARE we supposed to keep up?

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