It’s difficult to stay hip to today’s ever-changing technology. A few months ago I figured that I must be about the only person on the planet besides Joe Paterno not using Facebook. (Paterno, the ancient but spry head football coach at Penn State, once referred to the site as Facemask.) Since finding out that even my mom had joined Facebook, I felt I should give it a try. I joined the popular network community in December 2008, and I must admit it’s addictive reading and sharing daily minutiae. Because many of you are not on my Facebook friends list, I thought I would share a typical daily sample of my entries.
Trey Reely – I’m running late for work after cleaning up an unpleasant and unexpected mess in the dog kennel.
13 October 7:35 a.m.
Trey Reely – sulks at his desk as it continues to rain with a halftime performance only three days away.
13 October 8:50 a.m.
Trey Reely – The band just finished playing. I am picturing Aaron Copland rolling over in his grave.
13 October 11:17 a.m.
Trey Reely – stares at his hardened chicken fries wondering why he didn’t bring his lunch.
13 October 11:46 a.m.
Trey Reely – loves beginning band.
13 October 12:45 p.m.
Trey Reely – is crawling on the floor trying to find a clarinet pad.
13 October 1:30 p.m.
Trey Reely – rejoices because the sun just came out of hiding.
13 October 3:00 p.m.
Trey Reely – was just hit by a flagpole. The color guard member giggled.
13 October 3:30 p.m.
Trey Reely – gives an inspirational talk no one listens to.
13 October 5:00 p.m.
Trey Reely – waits for the last parent to arrive.
13 October 6:00 p.m.
Trey Reely – is shopping for nuts and bolts to repair drum carriers.
13 October 6:16 p.m.
Trey Reely – is cooking Polish sausages at the band concession stand.
13 October 6:45 p.m.
Trey Reely – sits down to watch a CSI rerun.
13 October 9:00 p.m.
Trey Reely – wonders if there are better things to do with his time than provide entries for Facebook.
13 October 10:05 p.m.
Trey Reely – thinks he might quit Facebook.
13 October 10:06 p.m.
Trey Reely – wonders if Twitter might be more fun.
13 October 10:07 p.m.