2013-04-19 / Columnists

Slice of Life

Over the last few months I have enjoyed writing this column. I especially love when people actually tell me they get a good chuckle while having their coffee on a Friday morning. This has made me feel great, especially since we are all depressed after reading Kevin Boyle’s editorials. So, thank you for your support and I hope this makes you giggle a bit.

Since writing my columns on cell phone etiquette and the do’s and do not’s of parenting in the social media world, I have decided to now tackle another interesting topic of social media: the relationship. First of all, I think it is wonderful so many people are blissfully happy and are married to or are dating the most fabulous person. I do wonder how people are still getting divorced when married to someone so special. I hate to admit how many people will actually be happy if you and your spouse break up after you continually bragged about how wonderful they are?

Rules for relationships on Facebook:

Rule 1: If you are over 30 please do not post pics of you and your partner smooching. Especially, if you are parents and are married quite a few years. I was recently discussing this point with a group of friends and a much younger lady asked me what I thought about her pictures of her and her new boyfriend, I responded that she gets a pass because she is still young and in a new relationship. I informed her I would tell her when it became overload.

Rule 2: Do not post on your significant other’s wall something you could actually text them. Again I think it is wonderful that you have found the love that women all over the country are looking for but don’t boast.

Rule 3: Weddings and honeymoon tips. I love seeing pictures of the bride and groom on their wedding day. Who does not enjoy seeing people on what is their happiest day in expensive outfits? Once again there is a however…when you arrive on your honeymoon, put your phone away and take out an actual camera. Once you arrive home develop your pictures and put them in a beautiful album. I think we can all agree that there are better things you can be doing besides uploading pictures to Facebook and Instagram while on vacation. (You may post two pictures just to let us know you have arrived safely. Traveling has become dangerous!)

Exceptions:

1. The engagement. This is a very exciting time for young couples and you are allowed to post your ring finger with your fabulous ring.

2. The above rules can be voided on special occasions. On birthdays, anniversaries or other milestones you may give a shout out to your spouse declaring their wonder, and may post the above mentioned pictures and posts.

So I hope that made you chuckle over coffee, and have a great weekend.

***Happy birthday to my husband John. I always enjoy the four months you are a number older than me. He is not as wonderful as other husbands I have been reading about, but he is pretty good.

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