So, a few things…
1. I am finally on Facebook. At family events my sisters kept referring to things and I’d say “Huh?”and they’d say, “Oh that’s right, you wouldn’t know, you’re not on Facebook” and then they couldn’t be bothered to explain the story because it was my own fault.
I haven’t quite got the hang of it yet. I took about a week to come up with my first status update and I haven’t done another one since. Also, I keep finding hidden messages from people, like little notes crammed into tiny spots where I didn’t know I was meant to check.
And it seems you’re not allowed to finish a comment with your name. If you do, Facebook reprimands you by deleting the whole comment. We already KNOW who you are, it says, see there’s your little photo right there.
So far I’ve been a real Facebook taker, just enjoying checking out everyone else’s photos, and not offering anything in return. Apparently I have to be careful, because people ‘cull’ their friends. Scary.
If you would like to follow me on Facebook, apparently you can do by clicking on this button.
Please ‘like’ me if you would like. Oh, dear, sometimes I come across so very elderly, don’t I. And I’m only 35! Actually I’m 44, but I was so surprised when I turned 35, I got stuck there, and I’ve remained in a perpetual state of astonishment ever since.
2. In other news, What Alice Forgot was launched in the US this summer, and it was chosen for ‘Oprah’s 2011 Complete Summer Reading List’ put out by O Magazine. It was also included on the summer reading lists put out by People Magazine and the New York Times. So… well, I was just trying to work that into conversation really.
3. I went skiing for the first time since the children were born! It was wonderful. My brother-in-law had a big ‘stack’ (I’m sorry for the inverted commas, it makes me sound elderly again. But I just can’t seem to say it without the inverted commas. And I’m only 35!) Anyway, he got to the bottom of the hill, took out his phone, and posted about it on Facebook. I was gobsmacked! I know, I know. Did you know, you can get cash out of these little machines in the walls! Just press a few buttons and hey presto!
I didn’t have any ‘stacks’. Except for one, and it was a snowboarder’s fault. He probably posted a different version of events on Facebook, but I know the truth.
Here’s my little boy and his cousin at the snow. We didn’t take a single photo of the adults. It was like we weren’t there. Even though we actually had a far better time than the children. But this way we’ll have evidence to show the kids one day. Look at the great holidays we took you on!
4. My new book, THE HYPNOTIST’S LOVE STORY, will be out in Australia on 1 October. Here’s what it will look like.
OK, I’m signing this Blog entry off with my name, just because I can. Liane. HA!