Tom Stephenson is now on Facebook.
Ok, I know I said I would never do it, but I haven't done it willingly. I just wanted to see what was going on behind my back in the pub, that's all.
The trouble is, you know what a loudmouthed gobshite I am - I really have to force myself not to respond to other people's postings about their latest holiday, boyfriend, meal or whatever, and I really have to stop myself from prying into the private lives of all the young people who have been foolish enough to either put this stuff up publicly (why would you do that?) or accept me as a friend.
I have tried to limit my friends to people who I actually know and actually like, but it is difficult. Last night I had a personal message from someone I didn't know, saying how much she enjoyed our conversation in a different pub, and it was signed on the bottom by someone I did know, so I replied by saying I thought she had the wrong Tom, and was she he anyway? She said she was confused and she had to un-friend me (no offence). SHE was confused?!
The thing is that there is a lot of bad decisions being made and other shite going down at the pub right now, and whereas about 5 people read the Forum, 5000 read its Facebook page. Pragmatism -if you can't beat them...
I was scrolling through the small handful of people who I am proud to call friends last night, when I noticed a man who I actively despise, who had somehow snuck in under the radar. I un-friended him.
If only real life was that simple.
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