My Facebook status update (if I had one) would probably read something like this:
“Mike is really digging ‘Straight No Chaser’ right now.”
Not the drink (although my father-in-law, bless his heart, did slip me a little shot of whiskey last night after I threw out my back pulling down the stairs to the attic), but the a cappella music group which is all the rage after their Youtube video spoof of “Twelve Days of Christmas” recorded 10 years ago when they were all in college at Indiana University (Hoosiers do music?) went hog-viral last year about this time.
That led to a group reunion, a recording contract with Atlantic Records and a new Christmas album “Holiday Spirits” which I downloaded from Amazon Saturday and, as my hypothetical Facebook status says, am “really digging.”
Speaking of the “Twelve Days” Youtube video, it was yanked from that site yesterday by Warner Music Group (apparently they removed all their artists’ videos yesterday–Merry Christmas!), but thankfully it can still be seen here.
Back to the Facebook thing for a second. I’m just curious: among my adult readers (that would be the large majority) are any of you on Facebook and of those how many have kids who are also on and who looked at you with an expression of abject horror when you told them you were going to join?
Did you “friend” your kids?
Did they “friend” you back?
Is the word “friend” a verb?
Are mine the only ones who have threatened to “disown” me if I join?
If they “disown” me can I “disown” them right back, thereby shutting off all forms of life support including high speed internet access?
Can I still use the word “dig” without being booted off Facebook?
I need help here, people.