Monday, April 27, 2009

The Wind from my Sails

I think I am finally feeling a little better -at least I'm not breaking down in tears during my morning runs. I swear - the passing of little Maddie really did a number on me. I still think of her and Heather and Mike every day yet I haven't been able to bring myself to mail the card I have for them. I will do it today though - it's been long enough.

On a completely different note, something happened the other day that really caught me off guard. You see, I really like Facebook and I spend a little bit of time on it almost everyday. Not a lot of time, but time nonetheless. And I usually do it while I'm at work. Well, the other day I'm checking email and low and behold there's a friend request from none other than my boss. I stared at it for a couple of seconds and then I actually looked around my office - like maybe he somewhere nearby, spying on me. I work alone folks and I actually looked around my office. What a dork.

Anyway, I wasn't really surprised to see his friend request waiting in my inbox. After all, I've heard the man snore before, I've even seen him in his jammies. Yeah, you read that right - but it's not what you think. His wife is one of my best friends, their son is The Captain's best buddy, and outside of the office we're all good friends. We know more about the other person than is probably appropriate for a professional relationship - but then again, this isn't your typical boss/employee relationship. They hired me for the position because I was a friend and they wanted someone they could trust, someone they didn't have to worry about. I fit the bill I guess so for that last three years I have worked for my best friend and her husband.

So anyway, after a couple of seconds I clicked "accept" and he joined the ranks of my "friends", most of which I know from elementary school, high school, college, and grad school. Now I have my boss on there too, and I'm not sure how I feel about it. My Facebook page was the one thing, besides this blog, that my immediate circle of friends didn't know about - until now it seems. I'm not sure what I'm more bummed about - that I am going to have to stop updating my Facebook during work hours or what.

In any event - I would love to hear about your Facebook stories. Have you "friended" someone you didn't want to? Have you "unfriended" anyone? Do you have any ex's on your page? Just curious.


Sprite's Keeper said...

I have friended an ex on Facebook and denied another ex's request because I didn't feel like hashing out those old memories.
I only have a limited number of work friends on my list too, because I don't like the possible spying aspect of it.

Mommy In Pink said...

I don't have a facebook account, but I know what you mean!

Casey said...

I only check FB about once a week and don't get caught up in the games aspect of it. I haven't had any ex's friend me but a bunch of people from high school have tried (I denied their requests). I've unfriended people, yes.

I won't friend any bloggy people since I have to keep my life separate from my blog (I blog in secret).

Bex said...

hmmm.... facebook. i'm not so sure about the facebook and the twitter and the pudding pop!

its getting late, and i'm getting delirious!

i tagged you on my blog!

Becky said...

Hmmm, the whole facebook thing is weird. I am friends with my exes, because they were my husband's AND my friends in college, but when he friended a girl he dated in high school, I was like, "Whaaat?" LOL.

But you're right, the big issue is friending people you only want to know in a professional context. Tricky! Though I guess if you don't post pictures of yourself pole-dancing, it may not be a problem.