Friday Favorites 3/23/2012

Like my blogging friend, Cheryl, of The Art of Being Conflicted, I am not a Facebook Fanatic but I don’t see it as the root of all evil, either.   However, having a dual identity on line … Bud Reed and Older Eyes … gives me a split Facebook  personality.  On my personal page, I post family pictures and little bits of trivia I think might be interesting.   Very occasionally, I’ll post about a cause or charity I support.   I keep track of what’s going on with friends and family around the country.  I’m a fairly low-key user.  As Older Eyes (on his own personal page), most posts are from our WordPress Blog, Older Eyes.  In order for people to see the posts on Older Eyes’ page, they have to go to the page and Like him … er, me.   Only 13 people have Liked the Old Fellow, so sometimes I help him out (as Bud) by sharing his posts on my (Bud’s) page.  Naturally, I (Bud) have taken the time to Like him (Older Eyes) so all his posts appear on my  page, along with my reposts.  You can see how this gets confusing.

So, yesterday, he (Older Eyes) got a bit miffed that I (Bud) missed the three year birthday of Older Eyes – Bud’s Blog and posted this on Facebook.

I gotta admit, it’s pretty funny considering what a curmudgeon he can be, so I’m going to try to make it up to him by posting it as my (his?) Friday Favorite Facebook post ever.  Besides, it gives me a chance to belatedly celebrate his (my?) blogging birthday.  What kinda sucks is that I (Bud) am sixty-seven but he (Older Eyes) is just three.  Still, he (Older Eyes) looks really old for his age.  This whole post reminds me of another favorite Facebook picture I picked up off my sister-in-law’s page.

Yes, indeed, I’m really glad that I (he?) and Older Eyes (Bud?) have each other.  Have a good weekend.

P.S. – I do know that true schizophrenia is much more … and often much more devastating … than the old split personality myth.  If any of you have dealt with the illness, I promise, I mean no disrespect.

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12 Comments on “Friday Favorites 3/23/2012”


  1. Thank you…thank you…thanky you for the mention.

    I think it is funny (both your post and the multi-identity situation) having technological identity confusion. I, too, set up a page for The Art of Being Conflicted as well as the Cheryl Perzee (real me) page. On Twitter I am @veryconflicted. The problem arises as to how much information you want to share with people that you really don’t know personally or maybe, in some instances, not all that well.

    I never ever visit my blog’s facebook page so I guess, I can’t fault someone else for not visiting it.

    The bottom line appears to be “I suck at being a schizophrenic.”

    • oldereyes Says:

      My posts on Older Eyes automatically post on my Facebook page. Other than that, I post there only rarely. Thanks for “Liking” me. I returned the favor.

  2. Jeni Hill Ertmer Says:

    I was not aware that you could have an account on FB with your blog. Hmmm. Shows how highly intelligent I am there doesn’t it? Stands to reason though that you can do that but I think I’ll just stick to the one FB page I have! Sometimes dealing with just that gets as hectic as clearing out my reader can be. Happy Birthday though and why do you think the eyes look much older?


  3. Happy birthday! Now, how can “Older Eyes” only be a toddler?

  4. Jessica Says:

    If you’re going to have a slit personality, I think it would be the most fun to have one older, wiser persona and the persona of a 3 year old. You could see everything with “new eyes” and excitement, but have the wisdom not to touch the hot stoves, run with scissors, or eat all your Halloween candy at once.

    • oldereyes Says:

      Yes:

      The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes – Marcel Proust

      Sometimes Older Eyes work, too – Bud

  5. Jessica Says:

    split personality!

  6. territerri Says:

    Whew! I’m glad you kept reminding us to whom you were referring – you or Older Eyes. I’d have been confused otherwise.

    Happy blogging birthday! I’m looking forward to many more years of your wisdom, humor and curmudgeonness.


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