Monday, February 23, 2009

Let me tell you about how much I like and appreciate facebook

Sure, I probably spend too much time on facebook. But through the so-called "social networking site", I've reconnected -- at least in cyberspace -- with a lot of old friends and classmates. It has been great to catch up. I've even been able to get together with some of them.
One of thoe meetings will happen this Wednesday. I will have drinks and dinner with Jim. He's an Air Canada pilot who will be in Ottawa on an overnight layover. But 28years ago, he was a defenceman on a Juvenile hockey team that I managed. That team made it to the national championship tournament, and lost the bronze medal game, 8-7 in overtime.
I have also reconnected via facebook with Jim's older sister, Pam. She and I are the same age and went to school together in Kindergarten, part of Grade 1 (until my family moved "across the tracks"), then again in Grade 8 and all through high school.
So yeah, I spend too much time on facebook. Has it been worth it? You bet.


T said...

I have to agree. I have found people I thought I would never speak to again, exchanges apologies, caught up and re-connected. My name is Theresa and I am a Facebookaholic...BTW, did you get the message that I will be in your neck of the woods in August??

Maria said...

Is Pam single?
Maybe Wedding Bells with a little help from Facebook.

Newsguy Bob said...

Oh, Maria, you romantic, you. Actually, Pam is divorced.

And T, yeah, I got the message. We'll have to stay in touch about that.

Maria said...

she's divorced? How wonderful... well not wonderful that she's divorced but wonderful thats she's available.

My friend was married for 13 years, several years after her divorce she met up with the first boy she ever dated and I say "boy" cause they were both in junior high at the time. Now, they are married to each other. He also happened to be divorced when they met up all those years later... cool no? So I say, "go Bobby, go Pam" oh yeah!!

Newsguy Bob said...

Problem #1: She lives in Burlington, I live in Ottawa.

Maria said...

Hey, not that far away.
Love finds a way... get on it.

Newsguy Bob said...

Que sera sera, Maria. Que sera sera.

Ma Horton said...

Look Bobby Beefcake ..Maria is right.
This could be 'the one'.. All things happen in life for a reason. Now go for it .. I mean her ..