: add one to the smart column :

Holy cow, do I even have a Smart column? Where is it? I haven’t needed one for so long I’ve forgotten where I put it. Oh, who cares, I’ll record my triumph here, instead. Are you ready?

I’ve never had a Facebook account. Tada.

That’s right. I am not now, and never have been, part of Facebook. So all the ruckus about data mining and psychographic this and that, meh. For once, I’m not involved. I don’t have to worry or bite my nails, I don’t have to scramble to cover my ass. Instead I’ll say ‘phew’ and bask in my smartness for a moment, which, technically, wasn’t smartness — it was laziness.

I happened to pick WordPress over Facebook, mostly because there were fewer rules and more flexibility. I don’t like rules and, for once, willfulness served me well. I’m not accustomed to this, wise choices are a rare commodity in my experience. In fact, the other day I counted them up and, over the course of a lifetime, I‘ve made a grand total of four reasonably good decisions. Isn’t that sad? It is, it’s sad to claim fewer smart choices than fingers. On one hand. Spanning a life.

What were these inspired life decisions?


 ⇒ To remain unmarried.
⇒ Not to have kids.
⇒ To work in advertising.
⇒ Buying The Complete Calvin and Hobbes.


That last one, the books, was flipping brilliant. Kudos and a resounding ‘atta, girl’ to me. Of course, my decision to post this lame narrative shows I’ve defaulted to my usual birdbrain ways. Gosh, it sure was nice while it lasted.

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10 Responses to “: add one to the smart column :”

  1. SilkPurseProductions

    I envy you. Facebook is a big part of my income. I handle the FB pages for several companies. I have no choice but to have an account of my own.
    I think five is a great number and suspect that there are many that do not have that high a number in the smart column.

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    • the whirly girl

      You should see the stoopid column, miles and miles of entries. It makes five seem pitifully undersized.

      I saw a tweet about links to zip files that have transcripts of users phone conversations and text messages. How? Who? Shouldn’t that be illegal? Wait, never mind, I forgot everything’s for sale now :o/

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    • the whirly girl

      Why, thank you! No one is more surprised than I. Besides, WordPress made the choice so simple. They’ve proven to be the smartest decision I’ve made so far 🙃

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  2. Gallantly, gal

    awww Calvin & Hobbes!
    I do have FB but barely used it for years… It got way too complicated. I don’t even know what’s going on right now tbh…

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    • the whirly girl

      See, I never knew and that was a problem. It made me vaguely uncomfortable, sort of like a shakedown.

      Calvin and Hobbes? Those guys are more my speed.

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  3. Amy Pantone

    I have a FB account but never post to it. The only posts are links to my WP blog posts. I have always favored WP over Facebook. My time is better spent here. During the US election I became extremely feed up with FB and parted ways but I did not delete my account. Not sure why…..

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    • the whirly girl

      I do the same thing, just leave the application when I get frustrated, without deleting the account. WordPress is the only active account I have on the Internet — life is so much easier this way :o)

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