Saturday, January 23, 2016

Facebook Says I Need Updating!

Facebook says I need to update my image. I was a little surprised because I thought I looked pretty good. Did they think that I had shrunk or what? Honestly, a girl could get insulted!

I have been a Facebook user for a long time. During that time I suppose I have changed my image twice. Really, once I get a semi-good photo, I don't mess with it. Good is as good as it gets these days.

But then I noticed that people change theirs a lot. Each change reflects some landmark in their life. Grandchildren are added or a picture of skydiving might be something worth bragging about. But my life is pretty routine except when we travel to Dubai or stay a week in Florence, Italy. When we do those things you will seldom see me in the picture. I require some editing and stuff before I want to feature my picture.

So I took a picture of myself with my Photo Booth app this morning and I suppose I will add it to Facebook just to prove that things have not changed a whole lot.

My new Facebook Image
The whole idea of updating caught my attention though. I told my husband when we retired he could not wear a geezer hat (a baseball hat with a fish on the crown tilted over to the left in the car to keep the sun out of his eyes) and he really had to buy new clothes because I was going to do that. We were not going to go into the sunset wearing polyester knit and short shorts. We needed to stay up to date. See what I mean.

I often wonder if the way aging people are treated does not have something to do with their appearance. My friends and I are very careful most of the time. Our husbands are the same. But if I go out shopping for example, in sloppy clothes I do notice that I am treated as if I am very old. People actually offer to help me, tell me to be careful not to trip and wait patiently as I mess up at the grocery store credit card machine. If I were 30 years younger, who would care or wait? No one I am thinking.

My self confidence is related to my appearance too. I think I even function better after a new haircut. Somehow I am smarter with shorter know what I mean?

Anyway, Facebook will get a new image. What is a person going to do?

Have a wonderful day!



  1. Replies
    1. I had never even thought about it...I suppose it is necessary to keep up to date!

  2. I too have noticed that many of my friends on Facebook update their pictures all the time - with their dog or kid or sometimes even a new picture of themselves. I am the most Un-photogenic person in the world. I'll be lucky to get another picture of myself that I would be willing to share any time in the next 10 years.

    1. It is taking more and more editing these days. But I am much like you...if it isn't broken why would I fix it?

  3. Once I post a picture of myself that looks decent, I leave it there. Who cares about a picture of my cat or even one of my beautiful grandchildren?

    1. The cat no but the beautiful grandchildren...maybe. But never leave yourself out.

  4. True. But have you seen how those Millennials dress?!? Anyway, you've given me a great idea for my new facebook photo: a picture of a guy who looks a little like me ... skydiving!

  5. I have a 50 something aged friend who is constantly updating her picture. I find it odd. (I'm 63.)


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