I don't mean to offend anyone here, but what is up with becoming a fan of random things on Facebook? Here are some examples of things that one can become a fan of: Water. Sarcasm. Coffee. Prayer. Winter Haven, Florida. I understand being a fan of a music group or TV show or something. But water? Do you really need to declare to hundreds of Facebook friends that you are a fan of water? I personally am a fan of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits, but cut me some slack - I did that before I knew what "becoming a fan" could get me into. It seemed innocuous enough - I love those biscuits! Why wouldn't I want to become a fan of them? But then I started getting status updates. From biscuits. Let me say that again. Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits updates their (his? her? its?) status. For example, "Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits - Hey I just met Vincent who is a manager at a Red Lobster in Austin, Texas... He approves of the site as well! Thanks for the extra Biscuits Vincent!" Huh? This Vincent, who is the manager of a Red Lobster, has never met the biscuits? And he gave the biscuits extra biscuits? Isn't that a form of cannibalism? And people comment on this! "Way to go!" or, my favorite, "BISCUITS, STOP UPDATING YOUR STATUS."
Do you see what I mean when I say I didn't know what I was getting myself into?
I'll spare you the Reese's updates, but I've been wondering lately what updates I could get if I became a fan of other things. Water: "Water is currently covering 71% of the earth's surface." Who. Gives. A. Crap? Sarcasm: "Sarcasm thinks your status updates are fascinating. No, really." That's really not all that funny, Sarcasm. And Winter Haven? "Winter Haven, Florida is the armpit of Polk County. Oh, wait, that's Haines City."
Boy, do I hope there aren't any Haines City natives that read this blog.
The point is, I've spent way too much time thinking about this "Facebook Fandom" issue. I am actually afraid to become a fan of certain things and I'm offended if it is suggested I become a fan of other things (i.e., the Florida State Seminoles. As if!) I think I spend too much time on Facebook, period. Maybe I should consider a technology blackout for a while to heal my soul or something. Yeah, right!