Sunday, January 18, 2009

things facebook has done for me lately

1. A few weeks ago, a friend had the status line "[name] is bored in Heathrow." She was on the way home from Egypt, with her Blackberry. So I sent her a message on Facebook and said, you know, if you're *really* bored, you could stop in a bookshop and pick up the last Harry Potter book in the UK paperback children's edition. A few days later, it was in my hands.

2. This evening after I got back from the big inaugural concert at the Lincoln Memorial, I was bummed that She Gre wasn't around, so I couldn't go watch the rebroadcast on her cable. Then I learned from someone else's status line that the rebroadcast was streaming on the HBO website, so I watched it right then.

3. A few days ago my status update said I needed a better way to organize my knitting needles...and now J.Po is sewing me a knitting needle organizer thingy! And I'm knitting her an accessory of my choosing! Yay!

3 comments:

Jason said...

Wait - you're turning online social networking into real-life, flesh-and-blood networking? I don't think that's how the internet is supposed to work, young lady. Now get back to your World of Warcraft game - those Cheetos aren't going to eat themselves.

grrrbear said...

What is facebook?

Yappa said...

You could also always order books from amazon.ca... we get the British editions.

That tip might be a tad late in coming though...