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random thoughts from my couch

29 January 2012


Blogger friends. Seriously, I can’t stop getting all gooey over the amazing people blogging has brought into my life. A couple of you I met two years ago via my former blog, two in person in very recent times and some I’ve never met in person but know I will one day. You beautiful, talented, funny, supportive and kind women know who you are. *waves* You fill me up with joy and gratitude.

Tennis. Sitting in front of the tv, texting back and forth with my gorgeous fellow tennis watching girl. Incredible games that have had me tensing my muscles and cheering. Fighting through the sleep waves to stay up until the last point is played has been so very worth it.

Eyebrows. I’ve been down memory lane this week with old videos. Smiling as I recall the wonderful people who have supported my pursuits. And pondering the very serious topic of my eyebrows. 2002 was definitely the year of “the thinnest brows ever” for me. I’m so glad I stopped that before too late. You too, mum? Since 2007 I’ve been embracing thicker, natural brows and they suit my face much more. And are so low maintenance, yay!

Facebook. Ugh. I haven’t had an account for a long time. I value one-on-one private conversation in person, via phone, text, blog or email. Or the handwritten form of course. But, I know I’m fighting against a new norm. Sometimes I think I have to open an account again to remind people I even exist. Even some of those who you know love you to bits only communicate via that medium. I wonder if I’m missing out on anything? Time to email my girl who also boycotts it and see how she’s handling this issue. Anyone else battling this? I treasure those who still communicate with me regularly through other mediums. You people are keepers.

What are your random thoughts today?

9 Responses
  1. January 30, 2012

    I love this post. And thanks for stopping by musings today…I always the lovely notes you write. It is really quite remarkable how the internet allows us to have blogger friends halfway around the world. As to facebook, I started mostly because I wanted to be in touch with the young people in my family. It’s fun to see a tiny bit of their world when we live several states away. It’s been the same with my sisters, an easy way to be a little more in touch than phone calls and visits allow. We email too, but facebook is easy. And I have fun posting a photo I like now and then. But I haven’t tweeted, though I probably will at some point, now that Michelle Obama is!

  2. January 30, 2012

    Oh, proofing – I meant to say I always ENJOY the lovely notes you write.

  3. January 30, 2012

    haha, love reading about eyebrows! i am so “into” eyebrows. i wish i could grow mine more, but they were plucked once in high school and they never grew back. :( aaaand i guess that’s my random thought for the day!

  4. January 31, 2012

    The “Eyebrow thoughts’ crack me up! I have had some bad ones. Unevern, overplucked, you name it! My mom would say to me,”STOP plucking your eyebrows or they won’t grow back!” Well… mine always did. Lucky for me thicker is “IN!” I can achieve that look easily! LOL!

  5. January 31, 2012

    I didn’t watch the tennis but was very excited to read about it the next morning and seeing everyones comments on FB. Yes i’m on FB – don’t love it, don’t hate it. It just is what it is. Husband jumped on the bandwagon when we moved over here – really only to keep in touch with friends back home. Don’t we all have an eyebrow story?? I hope so because I’m still in “brow-rehab” so YAY for your brows!!!

    P xo

  6. January 31, 2012

    Some very lovely notes there – I’ve been feeling much the same way about FB lately too. Ditto the wonderfulness of blogland – it builds such random and nice connections, such as this one:)

  7. January 31, 2012

    I feel the same about FB. I only have an account (which I rarely go on, by the way) for people that need to reach me. Most of the people that I communicate with either call, text, email or leave comments on my blog. That’s about it. And that’s how I prefer it.

  8. February 1, 2012

    I adore so many of the bloggers I have come to know in recent years too (including you, of course!) It really is a treat to meet like-minded people. Keeps me hopeful!

  9. February 4, 2012

    Such lovely random thoughts.
    I often find myself getting all gooey about the wonderful bloggers I’ve met both online and offline … I think we’ve had this conversation about how you get to know a person through their blogs first, so there’s already that feeling of common ground. It’s so lovely! :)

    Haha, that tennis … yes, what fun this past tournament was to share with another who was watching exactly the same thing. xx

    I’ve been sorting my eyebrows too! It’s so much easier to stick with the more natural look – it definitely appeals to my lazy side! ;)

    Sometimes I like facebook because I tend to ‘hang’ with a more intimate crowd over there, and I find that it’s a space that promotes different conversations … but I know it’s not for everyone. Thank goodness there are so many other ways to keep in touch. :)

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