We all know Facebook can be annoying. I've prided myself on being one of those who can enjoy the positive connections and ignore the stupid stuff. But lately, I've caught myself being a Facebook Whiner.
Sometimes it's annoying that the new "Messenger" deal on FB alerts me to private messages. I don't need that, do I? But I was feeling blah the other day and happy to be notified that my friend Karen, had sent me a cute video to cheer me. Yay! I clicked to view the video and suddenly heard a phone ringing. What? Am I calling or face-timing Karen? What did I do? How do I halt this thing? I haven't even combed my hair, am I going to be face to face with my old college friend? Suddenly I heard her voice. We laughed over my tech ignorance. We chatted briefly and I still haven't figured out how to avoid this in the future!
It's August and there are a lot of vacation photos out there on FB. Actually I would much rather see people's vacation pics than political rants, so that's good. But when I was feeling a little yucky, it was annoying to see pictures of people smiling on beaches and waving on mountains. And then I remembered. "Beth, you have posted only a zillion vacation photos on FB." And every time I've posted a happy or exciting photo, I have not stopped to ponder. "Gee, I hope my photo doesn't cause any of my FB friends who might be grieving, ailing or suffering, to feel frustrated." That would be called OVER-THINKING-FACEBOOK. So, I'm going to let those vacay pics I see on FB entertain me! And I'm going to love the silly animal videos, because they always do. And if I find myself getting close to "O-T-F", then I need to read a book!
I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast cancer and then I was done.
On March 13, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. Only this time, it was affecting more than me. I ranted for a year, until I got my vaccine in March 2021.
Coronary Artery Disease was the reason I restarted this blog on September 26, 2021. This time it was Don who was dealing with a worry that started with the letter "C".
Coronavirus and Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease! All are evil, but none can totally get me down... if I vent! I usually end up feeling a little more positive at the end of each post!