Sunday, May 3, 2009

Oh Facebook....How You Make Me Laugh

Ok. I have to confess that I am still a frequent Facebook user. I fought it for the longest time in college, and was actually able to hold out until my senior year at Baylor. After graduation I had planned to cancel my account, but it was such a good way for me to keep in contact with friends over the summer. And then my job required it (strange, I know...I worked with students, so Facebook at work was normal). I don't work with students anymore, so now what is my excuse? I just don't have one except for the fact that I just like it. Haha. It's a fun way to see what my friends are up to...yes, I have been sucked into the world of knowing everything about my friends' lives, not because I talk to them on a regular basis but because I Facebook Stalk them. It's a sickness, I know. But millions suffer from it, so don't judge.
One of the craziest things on Facebook is the varying quizzes you can take. From "What Disney character are you?" to "What is your ideal job?" the list is endless. The only quiz I can remember taking was the "Which Office character are you?" quiz. (In case you are curious, I am a mixture of Pam and Ryan). Anyway, other than that one, I usually just ignore them. But this morning I came across one I hadn't seen yet: "Which engagement ring style fits your personality?" I couldn't help but laugh...and then I was curious. I gave in to the temptation and decided to take the quiz....just to see. Just for fun. And here are the results:

One of a Kind

You a quite the individual! Good for you! You value tradition, but welcome change. You are intelligent, witty, sensitive, and have a diverse set of friends. You are as comfortable discussing politics as you are baking cookies. You have strong morals and principals and are respected by others. You have a purpose and it will be realized.

LOL. I liked this result! Not so sure about talking politics...but I could just replace that with some other intellectual subject- perhaps theology- haha. I laugh, but I actually do enjoy discussing it...And I have to say that this is the style of ring that I tend to like. Not that I look at engagement rings, you know, but if I But for the sake of argument (and the fact that this post is ridiculous enough as it is), isn't it pretty?

It does make me wonder what it is about girls that makes us drawn to sparkly things like engagement rings. Why the heck do we even look at these suckers...especially when there is not a likelihood of receiving one in the near future? While on one hand, I have to admit that I enjoy being a girl and yes, imagining what kind of ring I might someday have. But on the other hand, I can't help but think how ridiculous and silly I am for doing that. Because in reality, I would be happy with a string around my finger if it came from Mr. Erin's heart. And in reality, I am not ready to be engaged right now anyway, let's be serious. It's not God's timing right now, and I am enjoying being single.

But in the meantime, it was still fun to take the silly Facebook quiz ;) It is fun and girly to think about, but I am reminded of God's word:

"Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight."

~ 1 Peter 3:3-4

(Yes, I just spiritualized a blog post about I can't help it; the Lord brought the verse to mind...)

1 comment:

  1. I admit I'm stalking your blog. I can't sleep. I need reading material. :) This post made me happy. It's so amazing to know that God was already at work in you and preparing you for Mike.