Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Out of sight, out of mind?

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Over at Musings of a Housewife, she does a weekly carnival called "What I Learned This Week" (Make sure you check out what others had to say, too!). As I lay awake in bed last night, I wondered what I had learned. The answer I came up with was kind of a surprise for me. People remember me.

I spend a good amount of time thinking about people I've known in the past and wondering how they are and what they're doing now. Where is Bobby, my love from kindergarten, anyway? And does he remember how sweet he used to be? Is my 5th grade teacher, my all-time favorite teacher, still teaching? And what about those mean girls from jr. high? Did they get their comeuppance? (Oh, they were evil!)

But I never think that people will remember me, let alone sit and think about me. I'm not sure why that is, but I've always thought that once I'm out of sight, I'm out of mind for other people. Facebook has been rocking that notion lately. I signed up recently and people that I never would have guessed would remember me are finding me there. I have to admit that I'm still having a bit of trouble wrapping my head around that one, but it is really nice. I like being remembered.

Now, if I could just do something about all the pictures these old friends have of me... Did my hair really look like that?!

Don't forget to check out my new blog carnival, Life is Funny!

8 comments:

Bonnie said...

Thank you for visiting my little blog. I think it would be fun to see who all remembers you. and what they are up to. I like your new carnival too. I may have to try that one!

Darcie - Such The Spot said...

I don't even *know* know you but I remember you. There are certainly worse things than making an unforgettable impression my dear.

jen@odbt said...

FB seems to rehash all those insecurities I had in high school. I had a much better college experience. I don't like all the pictures either - it's like a bad 80s movie. You can untag yourself from pictures if you want.

Melissa P said...

I discovered the same thing with facebook. I have to agree with jen. It kind of brings back some of the high school stuff you don't want to remember. I liked your what I learned.

Musings of a Housewife said...

Facebook is definitely eye opening! :-)

gina said...

lol . Facebook is a trip for real! Pictures of me have been providing my oldest hours of laughter. ;)

JanMary said...

So far I am enjoying facebook, but I am a little wary of it too.

fortyb4forty said...

Facebook has its good points and annoying ones,too. Its been fun to reconnect with friends but then there are those moments when someone I'd rather forget about pops up and wants to be "friends"....its a little unnerving.