Facebook Shenigans

Being realistic, my feelings towards my own breasts is more wishful thinking than anything else, as it will probably take a year before any sure signs appear. But I like them.

We bought a new desktop computer at the beginning of the year, because the one Jay uses died. It gave out a few warning signs so I backed all the important docs and pics onto an external hard drive. The new machine uses Windows 7 Professional, which I don’t like. None of my software works, and it didn’t come with an email reader, you have to buy one at £100s. I had just got it all running, when the operating system went bonkers and wouldn’t start. With the aid of some info on the net and my tame IBM pal, I got it going. But I had some fun with Facebook.

Facebook, bless their hearts, will only let one account use your mobile phone, so when I added my girlie account to my phone, it dumped Jays, and told her so! “Don’t worry” I said, “it’s probably a software glitch”.

Somewhere along the line, I decided to join Facebook as my male self, not thinking there would be a problem. So their I am, getting Jay’s machine Facebook enabled, and the first person it shows Jay as a possible friend is Anna. Jay’s not very tolerant where computers are concerned, and she doesn’t appreciate the ‘help’ they try to give her. She doesn’t want friends apart from the few relations she plays scrabble with – her reason being, that they develop lots of ‘naff’ postings on her page that she has no interest in. I told her it was probably a friend of a friend of friend, that the useless software had turned up. Needless to say, when she wasn’t looking, I put Anna into the ‘block and don’t mention her ever again’ list.

I guess the software found Anna in my Andy mail list and thought it was a good idea to introduce her to Jay – NOOooo.

The next fun thing was a lovely visit from my lovely daughter. She decided to introduce Jay to a new game – Drawsomething by OMGsoftware – it is lots of fun, just like pictionary but you need an iPhone. Being a lovely girl, I put it in on my phone for her (I think she needs a serious birthday present – LoL) and it has been lots of fun watching the pics go back and forwards between her opponents. She has four, son and daughter and partners. I didn’t realise that Drawsomething could be a spectator sport, but it is. The only problem being, it uses Facebook for it’s login, and I had the Facebook app for my girlie account – needless to say, I have disabled it for now, and the program has to go to Facebook via Safari or 3G or whatever.

It is fun having a boy Facebook account, as I’ve connected to all the family across the globe. It’s nice seeing all the family pics of birthdays etc. I had just better not let a link show between them and Anna. OMG, you don’t suppose they get Anna on their hints page too do you. The answer has got to be yes I guess. I have put my photos out of reach of the public, as I didn’t want Jay getting nosey one day, so hopefully, I am still incognito to casual browsers. Sometimes technology can be too clever for our own good.

Hugs, Anna x

5 Responses to “Facebook Shenigans”

  1. susanmiller64 Says:

    Facebook is funny that way. I had a friend join only under her female name but when she joined it went through all her e-mail accounts and sent out friends request including her mail self friends so she quickly deleted her facebook page. Now here is the good part, her facebook page is still there and inactive but if she tries to activate it again it will contact all her contacts again so she can’t
    Now what I did is I set up two user profiles on my computer when I log in. one for my male self and one for Susan and set them so they don’t share any folders between the two. This way when I am online I don’t run the risk of mixing profiles.

    By the way Happy Fathers day

    • Anna Arendt Says:

      Hi Susan,
      I could do that on my computer, but I wouldn’t know if/how/ it can be done on my iPhone. The kids borrow my computer when they are home, and I have isolated my girl side from casual observation, but if I had two profiles, it would actually highlite her I think. I’ll just have to be careful for now – LoL.

      Thanks for the Happy Fathers Day. I spent Sunday cooking and pamper Jay, as I find cooking and stuff so much fun. I wouldn’t want to give that up. The grown up kids all rang, so that was nice. Jay and I went out Monday on a steam train trip through the valleys – it was beautiful and wonderful.

      Take care, Hugs, Anna

  2. Angela Kay Says:

    He he! The golden rule is to never make friends with ‘yourself’ (of whatever name) or use the same email address. ‘Mike’ (my male persona) is on Facebook, but he’ll never be friends with Angie. And as for Angie… well, she denies all knowledge of him!

    Angie xx

    • Anna Arendt Says:

      Hi Angie,

      That sounds very sensible advice and tactic. The only link was an email one, as I thought it would be handy for moving pics or things around. It never was of course. I wouldn’t let my sisters make me a friend, as I didn’t want any dodgy connections. I see that I should have made my girlie side 100% foolproof LoL.

      Have fun, Anna xx

      • Angela Kay Says:

        It’s SO easy to get caught, Anna. I was friends on Facebook with my surrogate (transsexual) Aunt. She visits us regularly and struck up a friendship with my daughter-in-law, who was also visiting. Next thing I know, they’ve made friends on Facebook, opening a path from said d-in-law back to ‘Angie’. Needless to say, Auntie was dropped in double-quick time.

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