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  •  I'm sick of the bragging and Narcissism on (2+ / 0-)
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    foresterbob, Caipirinha

    Facebook.

     I know you might not know but everyone of my 900 friends has perfect children who are all wins every trophy their school has to offer (I know it's true I see the pics).....

    every friend I know has a perfect tract record of getting fit and running 5k's and eating healthy and losing weight ( I know because I see the food, get the weight loss stats, see what song is playing on Spoofy at whatever gym they are working out at)...

    Every friend I have has a perfect spouse who sends flowers on every holiday (pic proof provided of the perfect bouquet on the perfect desk every holiday) and they say adoring nauseating love quotes to each other for all their friends to see...things that in times past were generally saved for a wedding toast or kept to the confines of a bedroom between the perfect lovers....

    Every friend I have gets weekly bonuses, awards, new cars, a wonderful vacation, has the perfect baby, have children that are beyond lovely, gorgeous, handsome, beautiful, sweet and well.....just perfect!!

    It all makes me look at my not so perfect life and want to puke!!!!!  LOL ;)

     

    •  Facebook was a scary enough concept to start with (3+ / 0-)
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      88kathy, GreenMother, foresterbob

      and THEN former highschool classmates started friending me......

      YIKES!

      I did NOT want to know what rabid Republicans they all were.  So I've unfriended the lot of them.

      As of 02/22/2012 in Washington State pharmacists can exercise their "religious freedom" by denying women access to Plan B because the judge thinks there aren't any bigots in this state.

      by FlamingoGrrl on Wed May 02, 2012 at 08:56:01 AM PDT

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    •  It's part of branding and "You,Inc." (3+ / 0-)
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      GreenMother, Caipirinha, Bailey2001

      You're not just a person, you're a brand!

      The savvier people realize this and it's like one unending Christmastime newsletter -  little Foofie winning Best-In-Show, the last marathon run completed, the replica of the Kon-Tiki  being built in the basement for little  Monty's solo around the world voyage, daughter Heyleigh's win at the science fair for her cold fusion project that got her a full scholarship to MIT, etc.

      For many, it's hard to compete with "here's Bud falling asleep and drooling in the recliner " and "here is my cat hawking up one of her 20 hairballs a day".

      Not so perfect lives can be pretty wonderful but they don't translate well in the Competing With the Jones Facebook world.

      “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” FDR

      by Phoebe Loosinhouse on Wed May 02, 2012 at 09:05:26 AM PDT

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      •  I am a brand, then I am a snooty water hole for (0+ / 0-)

        caffeine addicted artists, that only locals know about.

      •  I have a former co-worker who's also a (1+ / 0-)
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        Bailey2001

        Facebook friend. His FB consists almost entirely of pictures of himself posing with gorgeous women, most of them provocatively dressed (NFL cheerleaders, Hooter's waitresses, etc.). He's not exactly George Clooney in the looks department, either.
         I can only conclude that his Facebook page is his way of telling the world that he can pull beautiful babes...not that anyone cares, but it's cheaper than buying a Corvette, I suppose.

        "I don’t wear no Stetson, but I’m willin’ to bet, son, that I’m a bigger Texan than you are".- Robert Earl Keen

        by Kellybee on Wed May 02, 2012 at 10:12:09 AM PDT

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      •  Yeah that is actually the stuff I post on my (0+ / 0-)

        Facebook to make fun of my "friends" who are constantly bragging....but they never get it:

        ""John forgot my birthday again...can I borrow one of your husbands next year??"

        "Can Call of Duty be considered birth control....because my son would have to actually leave his room on a Saturday night to have a date, right??"

        "Is it just me or do my profile pics really look older and fatter no matter how many goofy faces I make or how many tries at Photoshop I attempt to use to"adjust" them??"

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