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Who's on Facebook? And why? What are you doing there?

Do we all really have this much time to fart around on the internet? Good lord, what did we DO with ourselves back in the dark ages? Remember board games? I miss those.


Do you have "pet names" for things in your house or food or stuff that you refer to when your kids or your significant other are around by words or names other than their real ones?

The kids call my imported sugar-free cherry Kool-Aid Mama's Saft (Mama's juice). And we call summer sausage "pricky korv" because it's prickig korv in Swedish (polka-dotted sausage). Even when speaking English, we all refer to cottage cheese by its Swedish moniker: keso. For some reason I'm only coming up with food examples, but you must get the idea.


Things I have to do soon
  • edit wedding photos for my sister
  • finish the AWC directory layout
  • figure out where to put the antique sideboard cabinet we're getting tomorrow from my sister-in-law
  • water the plants
  • write a real post
  • acquire some easy-to-understand-and-use home budgeting software
  • finish the content transfer for the new AWC site
  • update the calendar with all the upcoming stuff
  • send out the Halloween trick-or-treating letter to the neighbors
  • beat Geena at Scrabulous

Looking Forward To: sushi and a cozy evening hanging out with brief_therapy

Tasteless But Oh So Funny: Bizarro on the Couch

Burning Bundles (from all the candles) of Belated Birthday Wishes to galestorm and sealwhiskers!
mood: silly
music: Anne Heaton—Give In To You


I'm on Facebook. It's pretty cool. Much better than Myspace and I've gotten into contact with many friends that I haven't seen in awhile.

what's your facebook name? :)

I'm on facebook too, but just barely. I don't really have time for all the games and whatnot.

What I sweetly call "cat food" is in actuality labor-intensive, worth its weight in gold gourmet epicurean delight. Several times I've proclaimed a new dish that I've made and people have said, "Is that for you or the cats?" For the record, they regularly get rabbit stew, roasted chicken, and occasionally get ostrich, duck or venison.

The goat stew was all mine, though, if only because they don't like carrots.

I'm on Facebook. Why? Because I'm an internet nerd... ;-)

We play board games on Facebook! Otherwise I just respond in kind to people and hope I'm not making a fool of myself.

We call Oreos "mama's cookies" and there were also Papa's cookies, though they weren't as frequently purchased and I now can't be sure if they were pepparkakor or something else. The cars are Nisse (even Anders calls it that now) and Calle. G only half-jokingly refers to my refried beans as dog food. "Oh, mama's having dog food for lunch" he'll say to the children. For obvious reasons, I'm not so fond of that one.

I always referred to refried beans, when my roommates in college had them, as "mud" :D

i'm on facebook to keep in contact with RL friends and to find people i've lost contact with. i do not have time for silly applications, "biting" people and whatnot. and i don't want any links to my LJ me. very few of my RL people know about it.

yes. i call toast with jam for "mouse toast", ketchup for "rött", masturbating for "MF". can't think of any more right now, but at least i found one that didn't have to do with food, ha ha. :-)

LOL! and why "mouse toast" ?

because a mouse got stuck in the toaster once and it took days for me to discover it. (which i did by the smell.)

oh gross!!!!! :O

I'm on facebook since a couple of weeks ago. I've already realized that I want it mostly to be a place where I can follow Guideline #1: Be me. So I don't throw sheep at people but sometimes I send hugs or flowers. And I've started sending myself a flower every day. And getting back in touch with a few blasts-from-the-past. And of course umpteen million games of Scrabble including the one which you are destined to lose.

I still call a/c "air carisher" because Michele did when she was little.

See you later mashed potater.

in a while crocodile

Facebook helped me find some long-lost college friends. Besides that, I don't really get it. Sending zombies and throwing pies and what not...not really intersting. But I figure it's good to be "findable".

The average age is probably around 19, judging by the majority of the applications.

facebook is today's MUST. plus it's so much prettier than myspace ever will be... i like it a lot. i'm keeping in touch with my friends through it and find perhaps some interesting networks.

Have you heard the socioeconomic breakdowns between Myspace and Facebook? Basically Facebook is for people who've gone to, or are in, or are bound for college. Myspace is for everyone else, and apparently that's because it started for musicians and bands to spread the word about their music.,,2111020,00.html

hmm, can I really admit this on the internet?

I should be ashamed to tell you that we have names for things all around the house-- mostly things in the bedroom (and no, it's in no way sexy, it's actually rather infantile). I have this quilt I got a million years ago in Portugal and we have no idea what is between the front and back (lead or dead bodies, maybe) but good god it is heavy as hell and we call it, "Big Hev", the mattress is "Visky", the flannel comforter is "Puff"

HEY, I know it's sick, but YOU asked ..


Re: hmm, can I really admit this on the internet?

Oh that's hilarious! I remember how heavy the carpet we bought in Turkey was...I'm amazed we managed to lug it home. Though we didn't NAME it, so you have one up on me, there :D

Hmm. No need to name here, as I don't live with family anymore : (
But when I was a kid milkshakes were "mote tote" and spaghetti was "ba-sketti" because that was how my youngest sister pronounced them when she was little. Also, when my kids were young, being grumpy was called "pooh-pooh can" as in "Daddy is pooh-pooh can.' I'm not positive where that came from. One of the kidlets probably said it once and it stuck.
I'll have to ask those grown kidlets if they remember any other "names" for things.
Oh, and I have usuallysometimes named my cars. The old rambler we had when my first child was born started the trend with an inherited name, "Fox."

LOL! I named my first car (Cozy Car, alternately The Appliance because it was a Renault Alliance) but for some reason, have never done so again with any subsequent car.

Other car names have been "blu,""pumpkin," "golden," "ginger." Do you see a trend here? Somehow though, these have seemed to express an aspect of the personality of said cars.
I am having trouble making "Ruby" stick with my current car. I think that's because it was previously my Dad's car and it's hard to cover "Dad's car" with a name.
Although the little round sticker on the rear window that says QH has been easy for me to over ride. It stands for "Quail Hollow," the 'over 55' community where my parents lived. When someone asks me what it stands for it has been extremely easy to say "Queen Heartsong."

"Golden" became "Ginger" after a breakup! (Not a car breakup silly, a relationship change.) I think she always was more of a Ginger.

I'm just getting caught up...and laughing about Facebook (because I just wrote a long post about it this morning). (Bottom line: I don't get it and don't get the appeal.)

like I don't get Myspace or the appeal :)

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