Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Facebook the Time Sucking Vacuum

You might be seeing more quilting and knitting projects out of me in the near future.  I'm taking a hiatus from the time sucking vacuum that is Facebook.  I usually give it up 40 days for Lent.  Well Lent came a little early this year for me.  I'm giving God 11 extra days. Consider it a bonus God and I would like extra credit for this please :)

The other day I was looking at my Facebook feed and realizing the sheer nonsense of it all.  It was depressing.  I vaguely remember when Facebook used to be fun and when the witty banter back and forth between actual friends would have you laughing so hard, you had tears in your eyes.  That was a long time ago.  Now my Facebook feed is nothing but agenda driven drivel.  Judging by the reaction I'm getting, you'd think I were giving up running water, electricity or shaving my legs.

So for 51 days, this is what I'm giving up:  
Pro-organic, gluten free, non-GMO jabber,
Anti-fracking babble,
Anti-Patriots/Anti-Seahawks hot air (because I still don't care about Tom Brady or his balls!)
Anti-vaccine propaganda,
Passive Aggressive Aggravation (Don't tell us, we'll just guess :))
Pro-pitbull babble,
Unsolicited medical advice,
Pseudo-inspirational nonsense,
Two cents worth of life style tip for self proclaimed gurus,
Never ending game requests,
Attention seeking drama queens,
Free to be a bird or a bee blather,
Save the feral cats folly,
Wild horse rescue hog wash,
Anti-religion rancor,
Anti-big pharmaceutical prattle, ,
Conspiracy theories galore and finally last but not least.....anti-Obama loathing!!

Yes  I know we're screwed but fifty plus daily reminders of the country's collective misery is just too much to have to scroll through while having my morning tea and planning my day.  Too much knowledge of current events is worse for my health than the non-organic banana I'm eating for breakfast.  And since I'm just a housewife and building a bunker is not on my list of things to do for today, I'm turning off Facebook and heading up to my sewing room.  Peace out!

1 comment:

Celtic Heart said...

Rilly I got your comment but I'm not sure where it went. I got an ipad for Christmas and I'm still playing with it...I may have accidentally deleted it or maybe it got sucked up in the same time sucking vacuum :) Totally agree with everything you said. Working on a pile of 2 1/2" scraps today and hoping to whip up a couple off easy, scrappy rail fence quilts and move them out off the house. Down size, down size, down size :)