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We just had the most awesome weekend.

I finally met Baby Audrey! For those of you who’ve already forgotten, Baby Audrey is partly responsible for my quitting Facebook. She’s a mighty influential six-month-old.

She’s also the daughter of my college roommate, Ellen, and her husband, Chris. They’re probably the two most mellow, laid-back, awesomely chill people I know. I love hanging out with them because I constantly hope some of that will rub off on me. I don’t know if it did this weekend (I’m not really sure if it ever does, actually), but I definitely got to kiss a lot of baby cheeks.

Cheeks like THESE!!!

Audrey and Mom on Hippie Hill.

Audrey and Mom on Hippie Hill. LOOK AT THOSE CHEEKS!

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So yesterday, all at once, near midday, I got hit by a triple-assault…

  1. My best friend (and bridesmaid in my wedding), Kim, IM’d me through gchat and… She was posting on Facebook about going to the Tigers opening day tomorrow and… She realized it was stupid because… (Kim Dabbs is typing)
  2. My other best friend (and other bridesmaid in my wedding), Anna, sent me an email with a subject line that just read “FYI”…
  3. Trent IM’d me through iChat that he had to “show me something”…

AND LITERALLY, a few seconds later and a couple clicks of the mouse between all these messages, and — BAM!

  1. Kim announced that she had started a Facebook group to “Bring Lisa Temple Back to Facebook”
  2. Anna, as if in telepathic coordination with Kim, wholeheartedly announced her support of said group in her email
  3. Trent sent me a screenshot of the group Continue reading
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It Is Done

It’s April 1st!

Happy April Fool’s Day, but I’m not joking — I was so excited to close my Facebook account today, I woke up at 5:30 AM and logged onto my phone while in bed to do it (don’t worry; I turned down the brightness and hid under the covers, so as not to wake Trent). Then I deleted the app from my phone, read a Wikipedia article about the history of the Philippines (because I’ve always been curious), rolled over, and went back to sleep.

THEN Trent woke up and we laid in bed together, looking at the Ikea catalogue and brainstorming paint ideas for the new house. They have great paint choices in their staged interiors, I’m tellin’ ya…

Five hours into my Facebook-free life, I’m up and out of bed and back at the blog. I’m just popping in quickly to share a collection of some gorgeous memories I’ve made since opening my Facebook account in July of 2008. These are all from amazing places I went, where Facebook could not follow. Beautiful, remote, exciting adventures — all technology-free. That’s what I’m attempting to make my life from now on, except probably just “technology-lite” on the personal level and “remote” in a good way, I guess… I’ll figure it out…

Excited to get started.

Lake Almanor under smokey sunset.

Lake Almanor during the Plumas County wildfires, July 2008.

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I Eat Exceptional Pretzels, Damnit!

Officially ten days left until I’m off Facebook for good. I have now shared this blog with the world (at least, the people I know in it).

Last night I told my mom I was quitting the blue drug. I felt I needed to, since I set her up with HER Facebook page. She doesn’t really know how to use it, and therefore continually asks me to help her with it, even three years later. She of all people needed to know I was moving on to a Facebook-free existence.

Munga on Facebook

Munga the day I created her Facebook page. We never made much more progress.

She was happy. She said, of course, what I expected an almost-60-year-old to say. “I don’t like that you have so much private information out there for the whole world to see.”

Not surprising.

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It Is Written…

Lisa's Facebook screenshotToday, I published my “Facebook deletion manifesto.” On Facebook.

Yes, I see the irony. But it makes sense, if you’re on Facebook. And read the manifesto.

I’m on a “countdown to deletion” now. April 1st will be my official deletion day. And that means, after that, the manifesto will be lost. Sooo… Since I’m still suffering from Facebook-induced vanity, I’m going to start this new blog by reposting the manifesto. That way, if I ever lose track of why I’m doing this, I’ll be able to get it back for a look…

After all — it’s HARD not to look. Right?

But most importantly, here I am, setting up our new blog. Where I’m going to focus on worthy things in our lives (if not always good), while staying out of the Facebook slipstream. But until “D-Day,” I’ll probably just muse about the pain of getting off Facebook… Continue reading

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