Thursday, May 21, 2009

Facebook Flashback

Thursday, May 21, 2009....

I've noticed since joining FB everyone has crawled out of the woodwork to get back in touch. Like the many drug commercials I've seen, I've 'Just Said No' to many requests.

Call me whatever you want, but if I a) didn't like you when we were younger; b)barely knew you; or c) you were a previous stalker, chances are I won't accept your gracious invite to be your friend.

However, the people I've reconnected with after many years is great! One particular person is a guy I used to date while in high school/college.

Before we dated we were friends and when we broke up there were never hard feelings...the relationship just ended. No drama. No scenes. We just moved on. Now, we're FB friends.

One night when I couldn't sleep (obviously, he couldn't either) we caught up via IM. We brought each other up to date on our marriages, kid (his) and divorces (my past and his impending one), but he caught me off guard with his 'thank you' comment.

Thank you for what? He told me that when his gfs would comment that he was an excellent kisser, he'd tell them, 'you should be thanking LMB since she's the one that taught me how'.

I was like, oh, thanks I think? Now, I have to admit I've had some horrible kissing experiences in my life [biting (I guess he didn't get the memo I was a person AND not a doughnut) and licking (everyone say ewwwwww because it is just gross)]. After quickly remembering these experiences, I quickly wanted to know how I accomplished this task.

I found out it was in the stacks of our city's public library. I won't go into the particulars, but let's just say, I didn't remember my lessons, but remembered having to spending a lot of time at the library senior year because one teacher loved assigning 20 page term papers. Since I had him for 2 classes and it was prior to the Internet, I spent a great deal of time at the library.

Considering I hated writing these papers, I procrastinated and procrastinated and...well, you get the point. Although, I may not remember teaching my old sweetheart the art of kissing, I can honestly say if there was a toss up between studying or kissing in the stacks, I'd opt for the later.


I can now sleep better at night knowing I have made my contribution to society. If I had not taught my old sweetheart how to kiss properly, just think of all the women (he went on to have many) that may have had to suffer a bad kissing experience as I had with other men.

See, you really can learn so much more at the library than surfing the Net.

11 comments:

maria.palermo said...

LMB, I totally agree with you about FB.....there was this girl who completely back stabbed me when we were co-workers and then came out and told me in an email that she wanted to cease all communications with me and just last month wanted me to be her friend on the site....I clicked on the ignore button so hard, I nearly broke my mouse!

Heather said...

I need to be firmer about ignoring folks...especially people I don't know. I get requests from complete strangers - it says we have mutual friends, but I've never met them.
And good job with the kissing lessons. Lords knows there are enough bad kissers out there!!

marathoner81 said...

It's great and heartwarming to hear a story about someone giving back to society. Bravo! Well done Little Ms. Blogger!

Tasha said...

I can't resist accepting facebook requests if it says we have mutual friends. I always think I should know the person and can't remember who they are. I accept them, wait a few days to see if they message me, and then delete them. Your library time in high school sounds WAY more fun than mine was! :-)

Sheri said...

I'm with you on FB. My 1st boyfriend found me. We haven't talked in 13 years, with the exception of him showing up for a funeral 10 years ago. This past weekend, he came to visit. It was A W E S O M E!

Thanks for the lessons. I can't stand a bad kisser! LOL

Miss_Nobody said...

I don't really accept people who never bothered to know me,and now wants to do it with a screen between us.That is so not cool.And kuods to you for giving it back to the society heeheee

Little Ms Blogger said...

Maria - Really? I can't believe she had the nerve to do that. People still amaze me..

Heather - With age comes the ability to hit the 'ignore' button. I'm glad I can do my part in society, everyone should.

marathoner81 - thank you....

Tasha - I won't accept the people I don't know. If they remember me and I don't them, it probably means they have some good stories on me.

Sheri - that's happy news! :-)

Miss Noboby - EXACTLY....

LiLu said...

After reading this, I feel even more honored to be your FB friend :-)

SillyStud said...

All these years that we have been friends and you never even suggested that you could teach me how to kiss... I teach you how to cook, how to garden, how to blog, how to send birthday reminders, how to pick up (desirable) men and what do I get out of all this??? birthday reminders!

The Sorority said...

LMB - always a giver aren't you!

Little Ms Blogger said...

LiLu - the moment you begin to stalk me, it's over...:-)

SillyStud - ummm..been doing birthday reminders since birth & LMAO about the kissing comment - AS IF....

The Sorority - Charity begins at home...