Friday, October 8, 2010

High School Reinvented?

I live in a bubble.  I'm not kidding.  It feels like a cross between the little town in Back to the Future and something out of the Real Housewives series.  Pick your city.  They're all the same.

My neighborhood is about 1000 houses give or take a few hundred.  It has an elementary school and a quite lively subculture within the neighborhood.  The parents in the school are tight and basically it's one of those places where someone sneezes and everyone else knows about it within seconds.  Something about it reminds me of the 1950's or how I imagine the 50's would have been.

Anyway, to call this place social is the understatement of the century.  There is always something going on.  A party, camp-out, a day spent apple-picking, a  pool party.  Whatever.  It's happening.  Every weekend there is something and whether you're invited to the Big Event or not, you hear about it.  On Facebook.  It's one thing (as an adult) to deal with life, friends, cliques etc.  Imagine how it must be to be a teenager in the age of Facebook.  I remember when the most evil thing you could do to a friend was use 3 way calling to get her to talk about your better friend who was listening in on the 3 way call.  Ooh, that was evil.

Imagine now.  Parties, pictures, boyfriends.  All of it is splashed all over Facebook.  All you have to do is stumble across a status update to see the latest party you weren't invited to or which of your friends are spending the weekend with other friends...without you.  But we're adults now, right?  We've learned that life isn't fair and when life give you know the rest.

But sometimes you still feel just like you did in high school.  Can anyone relate?

I think I hate Facebook.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, KP, I hate that for you. I'm sorry!!! I wish we were in the same city and then we'd hang out and enjoy our craziness together. Just think what fun four 6-year-olds would be!!