Song of the day: It Would Take a Strong, Strong Man by Rick Astley.
Hahaha, I miss Rick Astley’s songs. I was driving home tonight and listening to Friday Madness on the radio. The first few notes of this song suddenly blasted me back to the good old days! I was happily singing along, while thoughts of my friends back in high school flashed on my mind. I only have a casette tape of his album and I’m sure if I open my box full of high school memories, I’d find it there… but how am I going to listen to it when I’m in the car, lol. I’m now longing to buy his greatest hits CD [is there one?]. I have to check those record stores for it when I get to visit one.
Anyway, this is not a post about Rick Astley. It’s about my first full day without Facebook. Well, it was supposed to start last Ash Wednesday, but yesterday, I got notifications on the email about some messages and I have to answer the important ones. Wasn’t planning on telling the facebook world I was going to be missing, but since some friends rely on facebook to contact me, I had to post on my status that I was going to be out for the next 39 days. Unfortunately, my friends wondered if I was going to be traveling, lol. I was compelled to say I was just going to fast from facebook for Lent.
I cannot believe how much free time I have on my hands without facebook. Since yesterday, I had accomplished a lot of my paperwork in the office, because while writing, I don’t take a peek there anymore. I didn’t know how much time I had spent just reading the status updates, clicking the links, checking the pictures, making comments, chatting. Whoa, so much precious time lost. [Hmm, how many extra hours would I save if I drop my asiandramas…?]
Even at home, I have done a lot of house work that I don’t normally do. For example, I just finished cleaning the refrigerator after dinner tonight. I don’t usually do that myself and leave it to our house helper who comes weekly, but tonight, I was itching to clean it.
But don’t think I’m not wondering what’s happening in facebooklandia. I feel so disconnected. There were a lot of times I almost clicked to open the site, but I overcame the temptation, hahaha. I’ve gotten so attached to seeing my family and friends there, so maybe I’m just missing everybody.
Forty days ain’t that long. The funny thing is, I usually end up giving up altogether those Lenten sacrifices I do, like the chocolates every after meal. I guess it would be a miracle if during Easter, I have totally weaned myself from facebook addiction.