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Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Love this video of Bob on Sesame Street, singing “Who Are The People In Your Neighborhood?”

I finally figured out Facebook and put up a page of my very own.  Scarecrow gave me a couple of hints yesterday morning and, as it turns out, it was easier than I expected.  I even managed to send a “friend” note to the Firedoglake group page and to Jane’s profile, and I’m now peeking around to see who else is hanging out on Facebook.  My visiting in-laws are out for the day today, so I’m taking advantage of the quiet in the house to play a little bit, and try to shake off a little of my techno-stodge. 

The funny thing is that I put up my little Facebook page yesterday, and I already have 16 friends.  No idea how people found me so quickly, but my favorite part thus far has been putting faces to all the names of folks that I talk with every day in the comments.

Given my less-than-stellar tech abilities, if I can set up a Facebook page, anyone can.  Trust me on that one.  We have quite a few folks on our FDL group page, but we are always happy for a few more friends — so if you haven’t signed up as an FDL group member, please do!  Honestly, I just want to see more pictures — it’s like blogger crack to put all the faces and reader names together, and I am loving it!

Here’s the fun bit for this morning:  Jane tells me that I have to have an amusing, pithy little “officer” title.  Well, it’s a Monday, and all I’ve been able to come up with is “Blog Mom” and, frankly, that is neither pithy nor amusing.  So help me out, would you?  Jane has asked TRex to come up with something fun for me, but I thought I’d toss it out to the morning crowd for some snarkalicious descriptors as well.  Any ideas?

So, I’ve got a Facebook page.  And now I need some more friends.  Won’t you be my neighbor?

(And as an extra treat, I found a YouTube of one of my all-time favorite Sesame Street songs “Ladybug Picnic.”  And I also found one of the “Pinball Count.”  Enjoy the trip down memory lane…)

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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