Friday, June 21, 2013

It's the middle of the night, and while I was totally exhausted when I got into bed, that exhaustion left the moment my husband fell asleep. It's sad. Because, you know, I like sleeping next to him. But it's really hot tonight, and I am a bit restless.

So I'm making banana bread. It's my mother's recipe, which I have been trying (to no avail) to make all summer, but the opportunity kept disappearing. It's not hard to make, it just takes the right ingredients at the right time. I just realized this second that I now have to stay awake for another hour to let the stuff bake. Sigh.

I also still don't know if I'm pregnant. Guess we'll test again this weekend?

It's been a rough few days. I had somebody get upset at me on Facebook, and block me, and I don't even know why. We weren't best friends or anything. But I will never understand why people don't just talk to each other when someone misinterprets something.

I read an article once about arguing/emotional issues on the Internet. They said that in this situation, let's say you're having a discussion with someone, and the other person doesn't agree with what you're saying. They get offline, they block your profile FOREVER, and you never hear from them again. In real life, in non-Internet life, this would be the equivalent of having a similar discussion in person, and when the other person gets upset they just stand up and leave without telling you why, then they move away to a different state and change their e-mail and phone number and you never hear from them again. No explanation. They're just gone.

No one would do that in real life. So why is it okay on the Internet? In real life, you would probably express your discomfort, OR you wouldn't let yourself get upset because you're a mature adult and you don't have to take everything personally.

Anyways. It's very upsetting for me to be misrepresented, and while I KNOW I didn't do anything wrong, it still hurts me that another person is so upset with me they'll cut me out of their life permanently.

In other news, I went to the beach yesterday. If you want a good workout, just walk in the sand for a while. My legs are likely the strongest part of my body but that sand is a killer! Sheesh.

So now I'm going to find something to do for the next 50 minutes. How's everyone else doing, eh?
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    Hope the banana bread worked out. I have heard a lot of unpleasant things about facebook and therefore have not joined it. When you meet people like the one you talked about, don't let it get you down. You can't please everyone as the quote goes. Just be yourself, your personality will shine through.
    1790 days ago
    Ugh, that sucks about the Facebook friend. I hope you feel better about things soon.
    1795 days ago
    I think the idea of social media is great, a convenient way to keep in touch with people. But I also believe that it is a tool that is constantly used with bad intentions. So many people use it to cyber bully other people, either anonymously or not and that can have severely damaging effects, especially on kids. Also, I believe that as we grow up and our values and interests change we naturally lose friends and make new ones. But now with facebook, these kids have hundreds if not thousands of friends, mostly from their school, it's all one big popularity contest. People are meant to come into and out of our lives for various reasons, but these days once someone comes into our life, they never leave because of social media.

    1796 days ago
    I'm with you - I don't understand why people believe it is appropriate to behave in ways on the Internet that they wouldn't behave in person. People say things and act in ways that are very hurtful; I'm amazed sometimes at the amount of anger and spitefulness you see people post. It must be miserable to go through life like that. It's one of the things I appreciate about SparkPeople - the folks here are at least positive and supportive, and when we disagree with each other we still keep it positive.
    1796 days ago
    People blow me away. I had someone get mad at me once in a chatroom for some advice I had sent to her (in a misguided, post-midnight moment - she did ask first, though) in a private message. Every few days, she would find some way to snipe at me in the forum. I could have just left, but I didn't want to. I could have taken her up as publicly as she did me, but I knew that wouldn't really help. I finally just readdressed the issue privately, and that cleared it up.

    I guess the point is, I didn't even know her very well, and honestly, I liked her even less, but I didn't just walk away. I don't know why people do that. In fact, I think it's easier to address things online than face-to-face.

    Sorry. I didn't mean to rant. Happy banana bread! Good stuff!
    1797 days ago
    Hope you got some sleep after the bread was baked.
    1797 days ago
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