So, if you haven’t heard, all facebook profiles are being forced into the timeline on February 5. I am not excited about this change. I was not excited about the last profile update change, but I guess we all just have to learn to live with it or quit. And let’s be honest. The chances of people quitting facebook in mass are very unlikely. So, we will put up with these changes and move on with our lives. That being said, I started my facebook account as a freshman in high school, and as a freshman I was not too concerned with my new, semi-adult self. This makes me afraid of what my past, 15 year-old-self posted on facebook. In an attempt to make myself look less lame, I’ve switched to the timeline early with plans to erase, hide, or whatever it’s called now, all those statues I don’t want people to see.
Of course, this also seemed like a great time to collect them all into a fun Sunday blog post so my past self can be gone but not forgotten. Feel free to add some of your own in the comments (they don’t have to facebook statuses, just embarrassing, funny, and ridiculous things you said, wrote, posted back when you still thought you were cool). Maybe we can all have a good life this Sunday.
Starting September 20th 2005:
* I was very into added -est and -y or -ies to the end of words. I’m not really sure why.
*I was a hard core liberal. And by that I mean my friends had a conversation where we said “OMG! u r a liberal! so am I! Liberals ROCK!” “OMG YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liberals are the best” (I am now..well…not a liberal).
*There was also all the role play speak with *does something ridiculous I’m obviously not actually doing in real life*
*Chain posts with symbols making things like snowballs and money
*Apparently having voices inside your head was cool. Wow. Those were the days…
*Excessive use of punctuation we apparently didn’t find nearly annoying as we do now.
*Lots of pictures of dances. Both high school and from my old Ballet and Jazz girls. I miss my dance sisters. I wonder how they’re all doing now. Maybe I should get in touch with them.
*I started my Marilyn Manson/goth phase. I still have the boots. And wear them occasionally, but only when nobody’s watching…or to live Rocky Horror Picture Show showings.
*I apparently got married…but I can’t for the life of me remember to who. I probably should have sent my ex husband (or wife, those facebook marriages are pretty liberal) a christmas card.
*I was in a relationship with my first boyfriend/love. The only no-regrets relationship I’ve had come to think of it.
*Facebook hadn’t changed the posting glitch where you could “rape” someone’s wall by posting the same thing hundreds of times.
*We didn’t think there was anything wrong with calling it “facebook rape”
*I got my dell desktop and thought it was the coolest thing in the world, tried to install linux on it and murdered it within 24hrs. (I did fix it though)
*I made a lot of “who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf” statuses…and the English nerd is revealed
*I promised to be friends forever with people I’m not even friends with on Facebook anymore. That’s a little sad. Life kinda sucks sometimes
*I joined the group “I judge you when you use poor grammar” without using proper grammar. I now must judge myself.
*I discovered punk rock. Enough said.
*I started dating my official “high school boyfriend”. We broke up my Freshman year of college because he told me he was disappointed in me for going to college and not turning into an alcoholic slut. Good. Riddance.
*I didn’t know how to spell gin. I’m not sure why that even came up.
*My best friend started her legendary adventure as a quick trip employee
*Facebook statuses still stared with [your name] is… Therefore we all talked about ourselves in the third person. ALL THE TIME. I’m glad that’s over.
*I was still planning on majoring in music.
*High School Boyfriend seriously took over my wall with mundane facts about his life. I’d delete them all but I 1) don’t have the time 2) guess it was important to me at the time
*We talked about communism a lot. As with all things communist…it seemed like a good idea at the time…
*”yala onaa en’alu” This is when I thought it was cool to let people know I could speak Elvish. I don’t remember what it means. Too bad. If I could still speak it I could say I’m bilingual on job applications.
*My facebook posting seriously slowed down. Although I was a junior and working a lot more. Maybe this is what growing up looks like…lack of facebook posts
2009: (apparently the year I started posting a lot of facebook statuses)
*I picked a college and graduated from high school
*went to graduation parties galore. And the Rancid show.
*Had my first short story published
*”just saw a sign that said $5 footlongs only apply to 12inch subs…and then wept for humanity.” I must have done a lot of weeping for humanity. But yes, there are still 12in in a foot…people in America should know this
* “is apparently Victorian-Proletariat-literaturey according to mary kate” this is still one of favorite descriptors
* “Thinks the answer to life the universe and everything really should be 42.” You know what? Still true. Oh Hitchhiker’s Guide. I like to know I’ve always been a nerd.
*Had a lot of those “song lyrics that ambiguously apply to my life at this moment” status updates. Yup, those are getting deleted.
*Found out I’m apparently going to die at age 79 while watching kung fu panda?
*Started dating one of the biggest mistakes of my life because I was told it would be convenient…and that he was gay…
*[name of friend] is no longer a person; he has, in fact, been demoted to napkin. But if he tries really hard he may eventually be promoted to pasta bowl, or possible even plate. Okay, favorite status so far!
*Lots of statuses related to drama caused by stupid boys (maybe I hadn’t grown up so much since 2005 after all)
*Built forts with my roommate, fell in love with deconstructionism (how stereotypical English major of me)
* “Just saw a crow flying away with a giant cookie. Is it sad that I’m a little jealous?” This is still my favorite college experience I think.
*got a job at macy’s and a second story published
* remember that first boyfriend/love from 2005. Yup, he came back. Sadly we didn’t get the ending we wanted.
* had the best, most fantastic roommate and best college friend ever.
*the song lyric statuses have made a comeback. Shame on me.
* the year of the Faustus paper. I loved that paper. It became my life for a while.
*I seriously considered becoming a professional tetris player only to find out they don’t exist
And I’m going to leave off 2011 because that was essentially this year. So, post your favorite growing up with Facebook memories, or anything else. Have a fun Sunday!