Oh Yes I DID Check In There!

I’m a total,  social media  addict.  Well assuming it is a free app, I won’t pay to be virtually social.  I use:

Facebook

Twitter

Pinterest

Yahoo IM

Foursquare

GetGlue

HeyTell

I know I know, I’m leaving myself wide open for some boogie man.  You know, if the boogie man is after me, he will find me anyway.  I have friends who are very private souls and cannot understand the need to inform the free world where I am every time I change locations.  It’s a game.  Real people, better than life-like action figures,  doing real things.  I’m the star of my favorite REALity show, it’s all part of who I am and living my life before the world as an open book.  Besides, I don’t tell all,  there IS a directors cut.  I’m the director and I have some secrets and things not shared.

It is a game in that me and my sister compete for mayorship of various places on Foursquare.  We’ve taken things to the extreme and check into bed at night.  Me in “My Big Comfy Bed”, her over in ‘The Sandman’s Headquarters”.  I stole mayorship of her bed one night just being funny.  She found that creepy.  She decided the rule is you must be IN the location, not standing near it, to check in.  My sister-in-law stole off with the mayorship of the local Walgreen’s. I created a location for my Avon office, my daycare and my room.  Hey it’s all about checking in!

Sunday evening my brother found it amusing that sis and I checked in to the deck out back.  He asked if we checked into the bathroom too.  This sparked 2 new locations, The Princess Palace Upper and Lower Throne Rooms.  Sis quickly layed down the law:  You cannot just step in and check in, you have to be using the facilities or doing your hair to check in there.  I am currently the proud mayor of the lower throne room.  I know I know, we’re ridiculous.

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Meet Me On Monday

It’s been several weeks since Java at Never Growing Old posted a set of Meet Me on Monday questions, but we’ve been missing it – so Acting Balanced decided to resurrect the idea and starting today she’ll be posting 5 questions on Sunday evening along with a linky for you to link up your post answers!

Here are today’s Questions:
1. Are you planning anything for Valentine’s Day?
2. What song automatically popped into your head when you saw this question?
3. What did you have for breakfast today?
4. Where do you keep your keys?
5. Who was your favorite teacher from when you were in school? 

Answer them on your blog and link up!

Acting Balanced

1.  Are you planning anything for Valentine’s Day?

That would be a huge NO!  I jokingly refer to it as ‘Single Awareness Day’ and think it is a nothing but a big scam by greeting card and candy companies. It is also a guilt driven reason to show some token of affection, which I wrote about last year in my post, My Favorite Valentine Tradition.  I don’t want, need or even appreciate anything on that day from anyone professing to love me.  Do it another day when the rest of the world isn’t, because you thought of me and wanted me to know you love me.  If you do it for Valentine’s Day, then I cannot help but believe that is the reason you did anything, out of fear of being a dolt and not because there is a true desire to show affection.

2.  What song automatically popped into your head when you saw this question?

Seriously, some dumb song I cannot even sing more than a line or two of because that is all I know, from a goofy animated, singing thing we found at Walgreen’s.  I was out shopping with my sister and I happened upon it.  I suggested my brother needed this at the firehouse to amuse himself and the other firefighters.  Here is a small video clip of the insanity that I took before we dropped it off to him at work yesterday.

3.  What did you have for breakfast today?

Nothing yet other than coffee.  It is only 7:08 and I rarely eat at this hour.  I need to be up a few hours before I can handle food.

4.  Where do you keep your keys?

I keep my keys in my car.  I park in the garage so I see no reason to take them out of the car or then I never seem to be able to locate them!

5.  Who was your favorite teacher from when you were in school?

Mr. Peter from English I and later Creative Writing when in high school.  He always challenged us and he and I would go head to head now and then.  I actually learned much about myself as a person thanks to him those two classes.