I have been intentionally not joining Facebook for months now. Sure, I was curious but I feared the distraction that it would bring into my life (which already has plenty of distractions . . . like blogging).
But I have been doing a horrible job in keeping in touch with a lot of people that I want to be in touch with. And Facebook seems like a chance to check in with these friends on a more regular basis. . . . . and search for old boyfriends . . . . and snoop on what my college-age cousins are doing . . . and look at pictures of cute babies. . . . and keep up with MY MOM (that's right, my Mom joined Facebook before I did).
I think I am up to fourteen or so friends already.