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Monday, August 3, 2009

Your Good-Looking Face

I suppose you’ve heard of Facebook. So many people have. And you, you’re not the type to be easily confused by the new technologies, are you? You’re not the type to beg computer-time from your friends.

You’ve got your life together, don’t you? You know where your warranties are. You always have oregano on hand. You have never worn a swimsuit bottom in lieu of underwear.

Remind me again of how we met.

Lucky me, Facebook is an all new way I’ve found to fall behind. Because there weren’t enough ways already. It is now possible for me to have unread e-mail at all times.

Now that’s progress!

Every moment I’m awake – and many moments when I am not – it seems there are new ways for us to keep in touch without having actually met. I am aware of people who are never alone, technically speaking, while never being in the company of others.

At what other time in history has that been possible?

Now that I’m feeling all confessional, I must admit that I tried Twitter. I twitted five times in eight months and it went the way of all of the other things I thought I’d enjoy doing: home trepanning, beekeeping, do-it-yourself dentistry.

Actually, I don’t really mind Facebook, but you know what I’d really like? A knock at the door. Because there’s beer in the fridge, and Facebook just ain’t the same as a real face.

18 comments:

Ms Sparrow said...

Home trepanning!? Good god, woman--you have an unbelievably active mind!

Pearl said...

Ms. Sparrow, why thank you. :-D

darsden said...

I am enjoying my facebook..didn't think I would but I have re-connected with several friends and I am really excited about that. Oh and yes I have seen them face to face..with drinks and bbq's love it.

You were great on EB's show!

Pearl said...

Thanks, Dar! Did you hear me yelling, oh, I forgot Dar?!
Note to self: Be ready to perform free-style verse, have list of friends in front of so you don't forget (Sweet Cheeks, deCampo, Fingers, Icky and a host of others I was too keyed-up to remember), and take a hit of your inhaler before the show!

mapstew said...

Friends over for beers is always good.

xxx

f8hasit said...

I concur!
I get e-mails that tell me I've got a message on Facebook from someone who lives not too far from me. Now why didn't you call; or use the regular e-mail; or walk the hell over? No, sent a message through Facebook.
Hmmm.

I've thought about shutting that account down. Just don't get it.

Now then, that out of my system, what kind of beer are you offereing?
:-)

De Campo said...

I can't help to think that I wasted all those "pokes" on you.

Sigh....

Pearl said...

mapstew, you are always welcome to drop by, because believe me, if I'm ever near your place? I'm drinking your beer.

f8hasit, I'm thinking we start with a nice IPA and a plate of cheeses... :-)

deCampo, Poke-free over here!

ellen abbott said...

I confess to doing Facebook but I keep up with friends there who are far away and others who I have met briefly via glass and would not ordinarily ever really keep up with them otherwise. And to tell the truth, I have more contact with some of my friends than I did before even if it's only a sentence or two at a time.

Well, hey, thanks for dropping by my blog and for the lovely comment.

Aria said...

Days gone by... in this day and age, the best you can hope for is to go out and buy the same brand of beer as your facebook friends, turn on the webcam and hope for a good connection... Ahhh, the new millennium.

darsden said...

I just realize dang.. I am not a facebook friend of yours... stomping off to cry now...

Pearl said...

Ellen, I do think Facebook can be a good thing. It's just one more thing that I forget to check!

Aria, I hear you!

Dar, send me an e-mail and we'll hook up via FB!

Irish Gumbo said...

Right on, my dear, right on.

yeah, the home trepanning, not cool. I hated having to wear a big hat afterwards...

fingers said...

Pearl, the upside of FB is that now people can pop in for a beer WITHOUT bringing their newborn baby albums and crappy first-tooth/words/walk videos...

Warty Mammal said...

LOL.

When you take up plastic surgery, let me know.

Suzy said...

That was funny, more ways to fall behind. I just don't want to be found by old bf's or school geeks or my family. I'm the Marlene Dietrich of the Internet.

mapstew said...

Better get the beer fridge re-stocked then!

xxx

Shell said...

Amen to that sister! or is it Sista? Now you have been hit with a please don't send me stupid stuff pillow, you have 2 minutes to hit back or I win!! PLEEAASSEE