We have, in these days, a whole new internet vocabulary that most of us know like a second language. MySpace, Facebook, Email, Bogs, Websites. I never even said one of these words growing up, but today, you
can refer to them to almost any person under 45 years old, and they know exactly what you’re talking about. People-watchers no longer have to go to the mall or to a bar to enjoy examining the elements of humanity. You just need an internet service at home and a computer. MySpace was my introduction to the world of social networking, referenced here when Caitlyn set up her site with the Grim Reaper and discussed smoking weed with her friends. As with most things digital, I learned about most of it from my kids.Facebook is the preferred social network in my family at the moment.
Within minutes of setting up my account, thousands of people’s profiles were at my fingertips. It was, at the moment, so cool! I would rack my brain for all the names of the guys I’d had crushes on in high school, or old teachers, or anyone else I could think of.
Suddenly, people you went to high school with, old boyfriends, or long-lost relatives were within reach. All you had to do was send a “Friend Request”, and boom! you have a front seat view of their life. And, even if the person didn’t approve you, there was still enough public information to abate the curiosity to some degree (that is how I got to see what my stepfather’s new wife looked like)…Very fun.
One thing that was interesting was to find old boyfriends that in high school, you just thought you’d die if they didn’t fall madly in love with you, and see what they look like now. Don’t lie. You know you all did the same thing!!
One of the people I looked up was Shane, my first boyfriend. I have always hated how I broke up with him, referenced here. All grown up and mature now, he was very kind to me when we touched base again, and mentioned that he liked this bandana I was wearing in one of my pictures.
Shane is in a band now, and I thought it would be fun to send him the bandana and have him post pictures of himself wearing it. Actually, the funny part is that it is red and yellow will big flowers on it. Shane was game, and here he is wearing the bandana:
If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men. Romans 12:18
I know it was long in the past, and didn’t count for anything, but it is nice to know that another person that I “happened to” forgave me. And he played!!