Epic FB Posts, Part 2 – Rody and the Chicken

March 10, 2012

As I mentioned in my last entry, Epic FB Posts, Part 1 – The Astroglide Post, two of my gauges of Facebook post quality are (a) the construction of the initial post (which must be based in truth) and (b) the resultant Comment thread – which can be measured in quality, quantity, and most importantly, the beverage-through-the-nose factor. It is a noteworthy event when a post exceeds expectations by all of the aforementioned measures. But to have two in one 24-hour period is a feat that will not soon be surpassed. And so I bring you Part 2, Rody and the Chicken – with 49 Comments (a record that holds to this day). For those of you who don’t know Rody, I need to give you some perspective – that’s her on the right.


Epic FB Posts, Part 1 – The AstroGlide Post

March 10, 2012

In my mind, the quality of a Facebook post rests in (a) the construction of the initial post (which must be based in truth) and (b) the resultant Comment thread – which can be measured in quality, quantity, and most importantly, the beverage-through-the-nose factor. It is a noteworthy event when a post exceeds expectations by all of the aforementioned measures. But to have two in one 24-hour period is a feat that will not soon be surpassed. And so I bring you Part 1, The Astroglide Post – with 36 Comments:

Next up: Epic FB Posts, Part 2 – Rody and the Chicken


My Favorite Agility Things

April 19, 2010

(to the tune of “My Favorite Things”)

Paws on the contacts and down on the table
Running as fast as these old legs are able
Being lined up when the Gamble bell rings
These are my favorite Agility things
♫ ♪♫ ♪♫ ♪♫ ♪

Bars in their keepers and weaves that are flawless
Stays at the start line and timely front crosses
When the dog soars as though fitted with wings
These are my favorite Agility things
♫ ♪♫ ♪♫ ♪♫ ♪

Sailing through Jumpers without a refusal
Handlers obsess over course map perusal
Great Snooker strategy, Super Qs bring
These are my favorite Agility things
♫ ♪♫ ♪♫ ♪♫ ♪

Running the course like I know where I’m going
Getting through Snooker with no whistle blowing
Loving my canine with no attached strings
These are my favorite Agility things

When the bar drops
When the dog balks
When I’m running slow
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t fe-e-e-e-e-el so low


Who are my FB Friends (and how did I end up with 346)?

July 30, 2009

I was recently asked how I managed to accumulate 346 FB Friends in just seven months of membership. I found myself wondering the same thing. I certainly don’t know 346 people that I would truly categorize as friends, but we all know that on FB, the term Friend is used very loosely.

I know some people “collect” FB Friends for reasons that have nothing to do with actual friendship – for instance, I think that some games like Mob Wars may require competitors to be Friends. Not me – all of mine are people with whom I have a legitimate connection. In fact, I recently determined that there are less than a handful of people on the list that I haven’t actually met in person.

Since I joined Facebook, tracking down people from my past has evolved into a fun hobby. Not in a creepy stalky way, but because I actually do care about reconnecting and am fascinated by the process and the responses. I’ve had tremendous success in three areas:

  1. I’ve made some truly amazing re-connections with people I had completely lost contact with, and I have documented those in a separate Note (http://tinyurl.com/nb6pc8).
  2. In addition, I have had the distinct pleasure of developing real-life friendships with several people who I hardly knew or hadn’t even met before, solely on the basis of common interests or history or like-mindedness that was revealed through a FB connection.
  3. And finally, there’s the delightful aspect of getting to know so much more about acquaintances through FB-only phenomena like “25 Random Things”. I once attended a team-building exercise at work where work relationships were described using an iceberg analogy. We rarely get past what we can see above the water level – FB has changed that and I love it!

But this Note is about the original question – who are these Friends and why do I have so many of them? I keep them pretty well organized in Groups, and so I was able to quickly compile this categorical list (in descending order by number):

Dog Agility – 106
School (K-12 and College) – 75
Previous jobs – 39
Other Hobbies (Music, Football, Motorcycles) – 37
Echo Lakers – 30
Professional Colleagues (outside of work) – 28
Current job – 22
Family/Family Friends – 15

I realize it doesn’t quite add up – that’s because there are a handful on more than one list. Hope that answers the question!


Hot Flashes – 7/20/09

July 24, 2009

This one took on a life of its own. I think it set a record for most comments (23) of any Status I’ve ever posted.


The Beer Bottle / Sneeze-Guard – 7/20/09

July 24, 2009

I don’t know what’s funnier about this one – the exchange between me and Cheri, or Peter’s comment, which I have to assume he posted in direct response to my original post without reading what came after.


FB threads that make me chuckle

July 24, 2009

Occasionally, there comes along a Facebook Status / Comment thread that is just worthy of keeping. If for no other reason than they make me chuckle every time I read them, and I don’t have any idea how long FB keeps them. So I’ve decided to add to my blog a category called “Facebook threads that make me chuckle”. As with most things in my life, I’ll probably get bored and stop posting, but who knows?

The simplest way to capture these is to screenshot the thread and post the graphic. It does raise some questions of privacy, since some of the commenters might not expect to see their words on a public blog, but I’ve rationalized that as follows:
1) All of my 300+ FB friends can see the comments, so it’s not that private anyway.
2) Because I’m posting a graphic, it’s not searchable by any search engines.
3) If you are quoted and don’t like it, just let me know and I’ll either pull the posting, redact your name, or edit out your comment completely (unless it’s crucial to the humor of the thread).