Tuesday, January 4, 2011

yay for facebook *sigh*

I have been trying to reconnect with a friend of mine from way back when. He is actually one of Colin's God-Fathers and we just lost touch over the years. Yeah, I KNOW - horrible.

In the past few years, I have sent mail to his last known address, sent messages to his brother who I found on facebook (3 actually, thanks dude), found a myspace page (looked like he never even used it) and even found a possible employer who had a facebook page - who I posted a message on their FB fan page.

I looked for siblings, etc on facebook as well.

Well, his mom just joined facebook and sent me a friend request/message. I was thrilled!!! She has been divorced/remarried/divorced, etc so I never knew her name to search for her. I sent her back a message asking her to forward my contact info to my friend. Also updated her on what has been going on with us, etc (she asked).

After 2 messages, she no longer wants to e-mail - but would rather call me. I guess she would rather talk. Well, 2 messages was about all I had to say to her. You know, how are you, what are you up to, I have more kids, I live in NJ, tell your son to e-mail me, etc. I mean, really - what would we really have to talk about? She also contacted me directly through e-mail because she said she was uncomfortable with the "safety" of FB messages. (??)

So, now since I gave her my phone number to give to her son, she has it. And, is planning on using it to call me soon. Great. Yay. Sensing the sarcasm?? I don't want to be rude or anything. But, I really did not know her then, and I only accepted her friend request to have a contact to her son.

I guess I will be screening my calls. I would rather contact through e-mail, and if we really had stuff to chat about other than the standard small talk stuff, then maybe phone calls.

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE facebook. Just would like to keep some people strictly facebook friends (lol)


Megan K said...

Maybe this is just the worry-wort in me coming out, but is there any chance that something awful happened to your friend and she wants to break the news to you on the phone rather than via email? I hope not, but that was the first thought I had.

Amy (MyColonyNJ) said...

PP - nah, she is just old LOL She gave me a brief update on her son (where he lives, where he works, etc). Ijust think she does not really do the internet.

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