Friday, September 30, 2011

Hit The Sack

I visited Chicago last weekend for a friend's wedding. I had a fantastic time, and before heading there I thought that maybe I should get into contact with some friends who live in the town. I said, "You know, I think I'll look them up." And another friend remarked that it was such an antiquated phrase. "Look them up" implies that I'd find a phone booth and page through the phone book trying to find what happened to them. In reality I'm Facebook friends with all of them and know just how much more successful than me they all are. No need to find a phone book and get the depressing news on analog. In the end, I learned everything I needed to know on social networks. "Looking someone up" is a thing of the past, but it has become a part of our discourse. Just like I don't beat my bed of burlap bags with a stick when I'm ready to "hit the sack."

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