Poke!

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I only sign in to Facebook on Mondays, and when I do, it's a very focused mission with three critical items on the agenda. 1) Look at all the tiger photos that Suzi tagged and curated for me. It's a special treat, and it never fails to warm my heart. I don't need extra reasons to love tigers or Suzi, but she gives them to me anyway because she is incredibly generous. 2) Tell the Internet how many loads of laundry I've completed. This started as a joke because I didn't have anything else to share on Facebook, so I decided to transform my profile into a #laundrybook record. No one shot me for this dumb idea, and thus, it lives on. 3) Lead the sock monkey troops to victory in the few remaining "poke wars" that just won't die out.

One of those wars escalated a month or two ago when a friend sent me a handcrafted poke in the mail. I just put a stamp on my return poke tonight (shh, don't tell him it's coming), and I couldn't help but smile. We know each other through his sister, and I know his sister through the blog of a brilliant woman known as Golfwidow. It's one of those friendships that is incredibly difficult to explain to people who haven't experienced a true Internet community. And heaven knows the struggles involved with convincing people that there is any merit to be found in the Facebook poke feature.

But here we are—weird stories, silly games, postage, and all—and I realize for the second time today how much I like my friends and how much I like my life.

Joel

Joel

Like!

I actually really like the idea of only opening FB once a week. As you can see, I should probably invert my RSS/Facebook usage.

Rachelskirts

Rachelskirts

Yes! I find that a weekly check-in allows me to catch up on the big news from friends and enjoy a few charming shared links/videos/photos without getting too obsessive. (I've watched the same movie 249 times and have 59 Twitter accounts. Setting a limit like this is for my own good, haha.) And once I've completed my three main tasks and cleared all my notifications, I go back to doing my laundry and enjoying my day. I even use Mailbox on my iPhone to manually "snooze" any emails from Facebook until Mondays, so I know I won't forget/miss important messages or invitations or whatever.

WillieSun

WillieSun

I honestly don't understand that poke thing on FB and I hardly use FB aside from keeping up with the theatre and using the messenger.