Have you ever watched that chick flick, “You’ve Got Mail,” where Meg Ryan gets so excited when e-mail messages from Tom Hanks show up in her in-box?
I mean, who doesn’t like to get a personal e-mail from time to time? They’re so much better than the impersonal forwards, the sale notices and the spam that seem to flood the in-box on my home computer.
Lately, my in-box has been rather neglected. Sometimes 20 or 30 messages will pile up before I have a chance to go through them. Once in a while there will be a personal e-mail from a friend. These days, most of them know they can find me on Facebook.
What did we ever do without that great social-networking site?
In a matter of minutes I can find out the latest happenings of my former WHS classmates, fellow SDSU journalism grads and profs, old friends and new friends and … oh yes, family!
My sister-in-law has dabbled in posting videos on Facebook, and the one she posted earlier this week had me laughing so hard I had tears streaming down my face.
My dear, sweet nephew (and Godson) Reece stole the show in what started out as a video of my 17-month-old niece Alayna dancing to The Cars’ “You’re Just What I Needed.”
Alayna is bopping up and down to the music in her footed pajamas – until she realizes that the camera is pointed directly at her. She then wobbles the toddler walk toward her mom and there … in the background, 3-year-old Reece is shimmying and shaking to the music wearin’ nothin’ but a Pamper’s Pull-Up.
I hear my brother’s laughter in the background, followed by prodding from both Jason and Kari for their son to keep it up for the camera.
What a wonderful glimpse of an evening at the Buntjer house in Fairmont … and I could enjoy it thanks to Facebook!
It was, in fact, “Just What I Needed” to cheer up my day.
But I wonder … what is Reece going to have to say about that little video when he’s 15?