Sunday, January 25, 2009

Facebook and food

I have been getting into Facebook more and more as more people find me. I only got on there for the games but now I enjoy browsing people's status updates and whatnot too. The thing I don't understand is all the "notifications" and the requests for all sorts of inane things. Come take this quiz, go send someone a muffin, poke me, hug me, trade me, blah blah blah. I so want to push the "ignore all" button in the top right corner but it seems redundant since I'm already doing that. I couldn't even get all the notifications on one screen so the shot above is only a partial list. Does this make me a "bad" facebooker?

This sandwich was so delicious yesterday that I took a picture. I'll admit it looks a wee bit disgusting but there's only three things in there besides the bread. Honey mustard, roast beef and brie. Yum!

See that? 55% less fat than a serving of chips! This caught my eye in the market yesterday because I had been horrified by my morning weigh in. 186lbs - more than the scale has ever reported to me. Anyway, don't let the label fool you. Sure there's less fat but you can't stop eating this stuff. Serge made me take it away from him at one point. It really is the perfect sweet and salty snack. You've been duly warned.

19 comments:

A Lewis said...

I have to honestly say that I'm no fool when it comes to labels -- I see straight through them and am not easily swayed by flashy numbers and words.
As for Facebook and it's "requests," I just delete them all....I love that. That I can just totally get rid of any poking or drinks or gifts being offered me!

Snooze said...

I eliminate most FB requests, but once in a while I get addicted to some sort of new word game.

CoffeeDog said...

I ignore a lot of requests on FB too. I've even ignored friend requests. FB is my recreation and I don't want to feel as though I have to filter myself because someone from work is my friend.

Sandwiches are the perfect food IMO. I love sandwiches.

don said...

Chocolate Chex Mix? That is so disgusting. Just think about how it is going to look coming out the next time you consider eating some. GROSS! Pet Sauce Alert!

GayProf said...

Apparently some of those add-in apps for Facebook include spyware.

el tarto said...

Yep, that's exactly the issue I have with facebook too. And when I ignore friend requests from people I don't know, then I worry I'm insulting them. In addition to all that, I think it's, overall, a sloppy layout that doesn't lend itself to quick and easy navigation. A blog is sooooo much easier. You got a post...you got comments. Plain, simple, to the point!

PS...I haven't turned anything "off"...but that bloglines thing you use just sucks as others have said I'm not showing up there either. Come visit!

Adam said...

I think of Facebook as the ultimate marketing tool. To use it fully, one must input quite a bit of personal information. A marketers dream - if they can get their hands on it. Facebook officially hasn't given that type of permission and those without authority try to hack into it all the time. Facebook is designed to lure you in...notice that "disclaimer" when you authorize an application. You know the one that says that said application will be allowed to access any of your required information needed. Hmmmm. Facebook is GREAT for connecting with any of your clan that is distan - those people you wish you could have more intimate, day-to-day interaction. But nothing in this world is free and that is the Facebook rub - your personal stuff and how to get to it with your consent. Kinda like inviting the Vampire inside - except they have to do so indirectly. Perhaps I am paranoid but I love Facebook for the reasons stated but find the way it (tries to) teases me into giving access to my personal information not so veiled. Applications tend to bleed information. How could they use it against me? Who knows. I BLOCK almost all applications and I adjust my settings so only friends can view anything regarding me. I also don't input my home address or my full birth date amongst other things. And once people note you don't respond to applications, they tend to send you emails and wall messages. I try to make my info harder to obtain. Perhaps that is paranoid or ridiculous but let's all remember that whatever info about oneself you put out on the web STAYS there and can possibly be used/accessed by others. Lots of precedent there. Best thing to do is know exactly why you are on the site and configure it accordingly.

LOL, sorry about the long comment.

latt├ęgirl said...

What Adam said, plus: FB apps not only say outright that you (in accepting an app) are willing to give out YOUR information, but also those of the friends in your FB list.

I love honey mustard.

anabel said...

I love that you took a picture of you half-eaten sandwich.

Thanks for the warning about the snack. My biggest weakness is Trader Joes peanut butter cups that have been cooled in the fridge. The kids know to get some quick or else they're SOL

anabel said...

Of course I meant "your" half-eaten sandwich. I really don't think "you" look anything like the picture! Hahaha

My last word verification was "cormo." I was thinking I could use it today. As in "wow, you look very cormo today." That would amuse me.

Rick said...

I just signed up for Facebook. So far I've just been a LinkedIn user.

Luuworld said...

i don't get facebook. especially the poking and snowball stuff. i kinda feel like a freak for not being into it!

Anonymous said...

As to Facebook, just how many friends can one person have? Some have over a thousand I have less than a dozen. I feel like a freak. I used to be a buccaneer on one game but since I never played it they bumped me down to wench. Now I keep getting sent kisses from people I don't know. Kyle Monogue wanted to be my friend but I doubt if that was for real. Also Mat Damoon the actor. Methinks he would know how to spell his own name. Word verification: exlyche...I don't know but I think it is a laxative. ed

johnny368 said...

Not too crazy about FB just yet...Ha!
:_)

Patricia said...

You can control some of the notifications by tightening up some of the settings (account, privacy, application).

I never eat brie cold. I should rethink this.

Roxrocks said...

I block every application I don't add myself. And I've ignored friend requests. Sorry dude, just because you were friends with my sister back in 1987, that doesn't mean I know you and want you to see pictures of my kids. I get so annoyed with FB.

Especially when I get my ass kicked on the Scrabble.

Greg said...

I like the (lil) Green Patch application, but most of the others I just ignore.

Word verification is Dimism - is this another religion for the Not All That Smart?

Fatinah said...

I can loose hours perusing status updates and whatnot on facebook. I do ignore all requests though that require me accepting an application - since I don't like having my private info out there. I have two friend requests pending cause I don't have the heart to ignore them - or tell the people I just don't remember them at all from high school!!

evilganome said...

I gotta admit I wish people would stop sending me apps on facebook. It kinda creeps me out. I am not sure how much info I want the wide world to have access to.

The RG, brie, honey mustard sandwich looks yummy! Chocolate Chex mix looks like one of those disgusting items I could become addicted to, so I will give it a pass, out of a sense of self preservation.