Sucked In.

So I have always been someone who does things 100%.

When I played Barbies, I played for days.  Setting up my dream house in the living room with my sister and not cleaning up until I was completely over it.  Then, I moved on.

When we got our first Intellivision, I played "Pitfall" endlessly.  

Seriously, that may still me the BEST video game ever created.

When I got internet access, same thing.  Hours of time.  I had this really WEIRD infatuation with Mark Macquire.
I would just look for all these sites about him online.  

Let it be known, I am a total freak.

And you all know how I DEVOUR books.  I.Become.Obsessed.

When this blog started, I was crazy.  I would refresh my page hundreds of times and PRAY for comments.  

I commit 100% and then I lose interest and move on.

Now, I love you all, and I do love my blog.  And, of course, SITS is part of my life.

But, something new and shiny has caught my eye and attention.

I swore I wouldn't get sucked in.  

I put it off for YEARS.

Facebook has taken over my life.

Help.

Comments

suzspeaks said…
It doesn't take long that's for sure!!! Have a great weekend!
Casey's trio said…
Ha-ha! Too funny. It sucked me in a few months ago too!
Rhea said…
Ruh, roh!!

I'm on there too. Let's be friends.

snicker.
my2boyz said…
I am ADDITCTED to FB...I have an iphone which makes it even more of a "problem"
Just Lisa said…
I'm on there... I wouldn't go as far to say I'm addicted, but I'm on there!
Sunshine said…
First of all...I totally get all sentimental and nostalgic with that Barbie house. My best friend had it and I played with it until I was 13...yep. Last year, I found one on Craig's List and now it is taking over half of my daughter's bedroom!

I am just like you! I become totally engrossed in things and I too am all about the facebook right now. Totally. In fact, I'm going there right now. :)
Hells no!

My addictive personality is, um, too overwhelmed by it's current Internet addictions to add another.

But one day, one day soon I think I'll cave.

Until then, I'll miss you!
Summer said…
Oh no, look away! Look away!

Kidding, I'm on there too. Can't figure out what else to besides status updates though. ;-)
Swirl Girl said…
It is the new black isn't it?
jori-o said…
I'm trying my hardest, even as we speak....not to...... get...... sucked....... in.............. help!
KatBouska said…
I started off on myspace a couple years ago.

I got a facebook account, but I think I prefer ghetto myspace.

It makes me mad that I can't snoop and view peoples pictures on facebook without being friends with them first.

I quit.
Becky said…
It sucked me in almost a year ago! Thank heavens though I have been able to moderate my impulses and check it only about 50 times a day! : )
Unknown said…
I'm on Facebook. However, I can't currently remember my password or what I logged on as ...so I think I'm safe !!
Amy said…
Facebook, a time suck at it's best. Have you had installed facebook mobile yet? That's scary too. You can play facebook anywhere!
Becky W said…
Welcome to the world and the addiction!! It is great and horrible at the same time! Thanks for featuring me yesterday. I was so overwhelmed with all the comments on ALL my posts! It was a wonderful day!
Hang in there on the facebook thing and just enjoy catching up with friends from the past.
Anonymous said…
HAHAHA!! I too was sucked in a couple weeks ago! It's a lot of addicting fun!
Heather said…
Nope. I refuse. I'm not gonna. I'm a rebel.

Now get off of there and get back to us.

Seriously.

(Love you)
sassy stephanie said…
Sigh. You can join my support group. We sit around in a circle and read FB entries on our mobiles.
Crazy Momma said…
Hehehehe....I know what you mean!
CaraBee said…
Oh Facebook. I love it. I hate it.
Tenakim said…
Lord help you! I am there, but just lurking still- I wouldn't call it sucked in yet!

I never had the crush on McGuire, but being in St Louis- knew MANY that did- it was an exciting time for us!!!
I am on facebook. But I don't think I have been sucked in yet. I think it's just because I can't remember the full names of the people that I wonder about :-) I have found three old boyfriends.

And I am soooo like you. I am 100% until I get bored.
OOOHHH Facebook... I haven't fell into the black hole yet... even if I do have an account... (Harper Jones) if you'd like a new friend.

I was a Myspace addict and knowing how that took over my life I'm trying hard, VERY HARD, to stay away from facebook...
Anonymous said…
FB is so addicting! I think it's the ability to connect every stage of my life all on one website! You crack me up!
nikkicrumpet said…
I refuse to even go look at face book, touch it or smell it. I sure don't need another obsession that keeps me planted in this computer chair!
>>I commit 100% and then I lose interest and move on.<<

Oh my gosh, that is SO me! I usually go in 5 year cycles, especially with crafts, so I'm getting to the end of my "stamping" period.

As for Facebook, I just don't "get" it. I did a whole post about it. I'm on there, but I just don't know what to do when I get there.
AndreaLeigh said…
FB is the best! of course we all want to see what our old classmates are doing and what they look like now. it makes it easy to be a stalker. :)
Anonymous said…
I hear ya sister! Ha! I've been waiting for this post. I knew it would get you! :-)
Susan said…
Facebook gets us all, girlfriend. Nobody is immune!
Ashley said…
I'm sorry. There is no help for this. It's shininess does fade a little but you'll never be able to function without it. Sorry.

P.S. Pitfall was the best game ever.
Anonymous said…
I had the same Barbie Dream House! :) I have heard other people describe the time suck of Facebook but it just hasn't happened to me yet...can you describe what the rest of us non-Facebook-obsessed people are missing?
Alison said…
Oh nooooo! I will continue to resist. I just really don't need to find people from my past.
Facebook is indeed addictive...so is Myspace {I'm more of a Myspace lover myself, but I have accounts w/ both}.
Lula! said…
I hate Facebook.

I love Facebook.

Eh, whatcha gonna do?




p.s. I play Pitfall at least once a week--on our new-but-retro Atari. Teaching Libbey. She's mastered Pole Position...Pitfall is next.
SOUL SISTERS...that's me & you.
Jen said…
Tiffany, say it ain's so. Come bakc, PLEASE! Don't let Facebook suck you in.
Kristi said…
I hear you. But soon I guarantee it will become a love/hate. Today it's love. :)
Susie said…
I can't help you. I have problems of my own:-) Hee, hee, hee.
Finding Normal said…
I'm resisting. For now. I just don't think I could handle that.
Anonymous said…
Facebook? Never been on that. How is it different and why do you like it better? Or is it cause it's new?

I was big on Frogger BTW. Slowest damn game but there was just somethin about it.
TuTu's Bliss said…
See everyone wanted me to myspace and I wouldn't. Finally I caved and by that time everyone has moved on. Now it's Facebook, twitter etc.. but my password limit is maxed and I just can't squeeze in another.
Stephanie said…
Facebook has a tendency to do that. I cant help but check it at least ten times a day.
KatieSaysSo said…
i find myself on facebook way too much. its like i get sucked into it...like i come out of a trance 2 hours later and wonder what i have been doing with my time and i dont even know....and i suddenly know so much more about people!!! which is SO fun lol..and i almost feel sneaky and stalkerish and like i know things that i shouldnt be knowing....you know?

ok enough of that....another thing, about that barbie dream house!! i wanted one of those sooo bad when i was little but my parents got me one of those stupid little cardboard ones with the elevator on a string.

just like this one:
http://tinyurl.com/7rqh5u

hope you have a great weekend!
lov said…
found you on sits
and HAD to comment!
i had a facebook....but being "older" (aka not 18) when i first got on facebook, no one i knew was on there...
so i was a myspace fanatic.....
i loved it, but earlier this year i decided i was done with the drama that came with myspace....
and i realized how many of my friends who were my age were actually on facebook! i love facebook! :)
my husband probably never thought i would say that! :0) being that we used to fight over which was better ... myspace or facebook!

by the way...
love your blog!
Dee said…
I was getting obsessed with FB, till I found blogging, luckily, cause FB and dial up internet are not friends. I had to euthanise my online puppy 'cause it took too long to load and all these strangers were feeding him....I was worried I would have Facebook SPCA onto me....
Laura said…
Oh facebook... its a lovely and dangerous thing. So much fun and such a time sucker. Love it!
Wep said…
You are too funny. My latest are my iPod touch and twitter.
Anonymous said…
I finally got a face book. I still don't know what the heck I'm doing. But one thing is for sure my little sister is so proud.
Facebook IS fun.......I've had like 4 old acquaintances a day find me.

Please tell me you are not into food flinging though. Please......

And that barbie house? Totally STILL have it!
Amanda in GA said…
I just spent an hour on fb and I would have sworn I was only on for 10 minuets!

fba meeting starting soon ;)
Debbi said…
yep
I must admit to ALL your issues. Only problem is, I haven't stopped the first one before starting the next!

Barbies: I have a dayhome- and a strange need for them to NOT mess up their barbie's outfits that I so carefully chose out. Cuz Im fashionable like that.

Intellivision: I was ALL ABOUT DONKEY KONG and BASEBALL!! love me that intellivision.

Mine wasn't Mark MacGuire, but Roberto Alomar.

Blog-- yep, refresh WAY too often. Even got that Google Analytics thing just to double check that people thought I was cool.

Facebook. Heaven help me! brutal.
Leanna said…
I was never a Barbie girl! Too much a tomboy...catching frogs in the culdesack under the street light.

But, I did play for hours on Atari...the Mad Bomber game.

Internet...here I am...still in the Blogging faze, swearing I just don't have time or an interest in Facebook.

I am like you though and go 100% (until I'm done with it).
LORI said…
I'LL BE YOUR FRIEND!
Between facebook and twitter I don't know how I get anything else done!
Unknown said…
I've been through all these addictions. Now it is all about blogging for me.

I loved pitfall but my real love was the Hamburger game on intellivision (don't remember the actual name.) did you ever get the thumb blister from playing?
Paula said…
I sooooo get you! ME TOO, ME TOO!! FB ROCKS!! I like SHINY!!
Diva Scrapper said…
I'm on Facebook too, but only there in spirit..all my friends are there and someone invited me and so I signed up...but that's it, no picture, no comments, no games...NADA. I'm still sooo addicted to my blog that I can't seem to move on from there. Plus I scrapbook...so mossy over to me and check it out.
I followed your link here from SITs..thanks for sharing. I'll be back.

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