So I've whined before, at length, I'm sure, about how China blocks Facebook and so if you don't have a VPN you can't be on Facebook. And I've also whined and how China now is super awesome at immediately taking out VPN connections, and so when it comes to doing anything fun on the internet, I'm basically out of luck.
No Facebook, no Twitter, no blogs, no Pandora, no Netflix, no Hulu, no YouTube... no nothing.
You remember this, right?
Anyway, you would THINK Facebook would be sensitive to my plight. You would THINK Facebook would know that, if I'm absent this long from logging in, that I'm either DEAD or I'm LIVING IN CHINA.
It's not like I haven't told Facebook that I actually AM living in China. It's not like I haven't posted on status updates that I'm living in China, posted pictures from China, pinned locations in China, etc. And it's not like Facebook hasn't acknowledged that it knows I'm living in China, since it has long ago started giving me advertisements entirely in Mandarin Chinese.
But what does Facebook still do to me??!?! Facebook sends me "We see you haven't been on Facebook in a long time! Please come back!" emails that I find emotionally excruciating particularly painful. Facebook will even email me tiny little teaser snippets of everything fun I'm missing, as though it were my fault, as though I could just log in any time my little heart desired and see everything that's gone on in my absence.
Just a few minutes ago, Facebook sent me this in an email and I WANTED TO DIE:
Donna. Jen. Heather. Connie. Other friends. My favoritest people in THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD. And really? REALLY, FACEBOOK? Way to rub my face in my own misery. Way to remind me of all the fun I'm missing. I REALLY NEEDED THAT THIS MORNING, FACEBOOK.
So now I'm all
Never mind that I'm supposed to be studying. Never mind that the semester is coming to a close and I'm facing a ton of tests and finals week soon. Instead I'm sitting here, wallowing in misery, feeling horribly sorry for myself, and whining internally (and on my blog). SO PRODUCTIVE.
Meanwhile, I should be doing my Chemistry homework. Was a Chemistry major a long time ago (before I switched majors in my junior year to political science. Would you like fries with that? Can't even get an EFM job at the Consulate with a BS in Political Science. Fat lot of good THAT major did for me!), and so it's nice to get back into it.
Actually, I have to make fun of my Chemistry textbook for a second. Because, check it, y'all:
And no, I'm almost all the way through the semester and the penguins haven't meen mentioned ONCE. DUH. BECAUSE IT'S CHEMISTRY, THAT'S WHY.
And speaking of getting almost all the way through the semester, unless I wanna see this happen to me:
I better go get my studying on.