So, I finally gave in and joined Facebook a couple days ago (after being hounded by tons of friends for a long time). I still don't really think I have time for it, and don't plan to be updating every day or anything, that's what the blog is for! I think the whole "poking and tickling etc.." that goes on on Facebook is kind of silly. If you want to talk to me, send me an email or leave a comment on the blog, don't "poke" me...
I Do find it fascinating though, how many people are on facebook! I'm pretty sure anyone I ever knew in high school is on there!! It's bizarre after, what, eight years, how clearly I remember people and things about them. Now that I'm an - adult, married, happy, fairly secure and confident individual, it's amazing how easily I can remember being 15, 16, kind of shy, not super popular and not very confident about who I was as a person. One guy (Matt) called me "four barrels" (instead of four eyes), and I can still remember, with painful clarity, mean things that a girl said to me in biology class in grade eleven. (Us Canadians say "grade__", instead of "__th grade"). Another guy (Ryan), could never remember my name and always called me Julia, that was kind of funny. =) I also got Joa and Jola in high school.
It's weird... out of all the people in my high school, I was probably one of the few who wasn't "bound and bent on getting out of Norwich as quickly as possible after high school", and yet, here I am, probably farther away than most of them (a LOT of which live within an hour of Norwich today). Kinda funny... =)
Apparently, according to research conducted by Stanley Milgram in 1967, every person in the world could find a connection to every other person through a series of no more than six acquaintances. Hence the notion that there are a maximum of six degrees of separation between every person and every other known person. This does seem to be the case on facebook!
On a totally random note. I found this "thing" flying around the house today and it totally freaked me out! It's quite large and makes a very loud buzzing noise. I was afraid it was going to sting/bite us (or carry Keenan off!) I chased it around for a minute before I smacked it with a fly swatter (it's at least mostly dead in this picture). Does anyone know what it is? Is it some type of bee/hornet/wasp? It's really weird.. is that a stinger on the back, or is part of it's body just totally separate from the rest?