You know the phrase “it grows on you”? I’ve never really believed it until recently when a couple of things have gown on me.
One is a movie I’ve tried to watch a couple of times: The Science of Sleep. I’d had high hopes for this film when I saw the previews and knew that Gondry was involved, but the first couple of times I began watching it, I didn’t like it. I thought it was contrived and silly for no reason.
Then last night, I sat down to watch it again. I began from the beginning and watched it all the way through and LOVED IT.
I wonder what was up the first two times.
Another thing that has begun to grow on me is Facebook. I joined because I could. My kids were on it and I wanted to know what the pull was. I found little to interest me – no one but my teens and their friends seemed to be on it. I got lots of friend invites when I joined, but because I didn’t know those people online nor off, didn’t accept the invites.
Recently I was “friended” by a former classmate of mine – someone who got me sent to the hall in 3rd grade. It’s interesting to see what his life has turned out to be – although since his brother married Dean’s cousin, I could have easily found out that way.
In the past few days I’ve begun to explore that (and Myspace) more and I think I could become a convert.
That’s all I need – another Internet addiction.
7 thoughts on “It grows on you…”
I really enjoyed The Science of Sleep, but I haven’t gotten addicted to Facebook yet (although I do check on people from time to time). Reading actual blogs takes up enough of my time…I can’t seem to get the same satisfaction from Facebook! But maybe someday…
Oh, I agree, IB. Blogs are much more interesting for me than Facebook. On a related note — I had a discussion with someone yesterday about why I don’t Twitter much, but write and read blogs. The person I was talking to seems to see Twittering and blogging as the same kind of activity – but I think Twittering is more along the lines of a huge impersonal chatroom and blogging is more like a very personal, yet public diary.
The fact that I don’t know exactly what Twittering is is telling. I assume it’s a bit Facebooky?
Thank you for visiting my blog, and for kind words.
It is nice to hear about what happens when they are older (I tried to post a message days ago but computer wouldn’t let me)
I can’t WAIT till they are old enough to watch movies with.
Twitter is “microblogging”. You write what you are doing in 140 characters or less. (Hmm, sounds vaguely familiar)
Cumulus – It will happen sooner than you think!
Thanks, D! I learn something new every day!