Saturday, August 29, 2009

Facebook status updates

So I think I'm totally addicted to facebook and might seriously need an intervention. I came to this conclusion the other day when I realized that I compose at least a dozen more "status updates" in my head than I actually share online. Maybe it has something to do with all the time I spend sitting in a chair nursing an infant.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with facebook status updates it's a way to share your thoughts about anything with your "friends". Status updates can be short or long-winded and usually fall into one of several categories:
  • Schedule (I'm doing or did this & this & this today)-->sorry, but often quite boring
  • Annoucements (I'm pregnant, moving, tired, bored)-->big announcements are fun, little ones are okay...sometimes
  • Questions (looking for feedback or simply rhetorical)-->can be very helpful sometimes
  • Humor (can be sarcastic comments, relating a funny event, or just random thoughts from your head)-->my favorite
  • General statements (everything else)
I enjoy the humorous updates and attempt to compose them for myself. Here is a sampling of some of the facebook status updates I have thought about sharing lately:

  • Megan Boote Lorenzen had an $0.88 double cheeseburger (no pickles) from Burger King and a can of Diet Mt. Dew as an "afternoon snack" because a) we received a coupon in the mail today b) Burger King is just down the street and I had to go to the Post Office anyway c) I was starving and nothing else in the house sounded good d) I desperately needed both the protein and the caffeine to make it through the rest of the day.
  • Megan Boote Lorenzen desperately needs more sleep at night. Or anytime, for that matter. Heck, I might even consider camping if it meant more than 4 hours in a row!
  • Megan Boote Lorenzen is starting to get annoyed with 60-year-old toilets. Why should I have to remember to "unflush" after flushing every time?
  • Megan Boote Lorenzen has been reminded of why we have to have covered wastebaskets in a house with a nosey dog. Used nursing pads are rather interesting coming out on the other end of things.
  • Megan Boote Lorenzen finally dealt with the abyss that had become my purse and came up with $2.96 worth of change. As a bonus I even purged the expired coupons from my coupon file!
  • Megan Boote Lorenzen is sick of getting peed on. Lincoln has completely soaked through his pajamas and mine 6 times in the last 2 weeks during night feedings. It has occurred with two different brands of diapers and right after I just changed him. Any suggestions?
  • Megan Boote Lorenzen has wasted yet another evening on facebook. :op
What are some of your favorite updates or ones you've never shared?

1 comment:

Becky Bartlett said...

This is funny, Megan. :) I don't have an update for you, but a diaper suggestion! We had the same issue and now use Huggies Overnights- in a size or two bigger than he actually needs. Then hike them way up in the front and it should help!! They've worked wonders for Boaz and for several others I know.