i was at lunch yesterday with lanny jones (f2fb #59) to be sure. but we were joined by f2fb #60 the elusive and devastatingly handsome william clark. he is a shy adventurer who went on his own version of my new years resolution to meet all my facebook friends–he joined up with merriweather lewis to go from what was in his time the western border of the united states of america all the way to the western coast. the duo was helped, in part, by a native american woman called sacajawea.
mr. clark is of another time and very courtly. he wooed me quite properly and then, realizing that i am on a year long mission, asked me to consider a proposal. i accepted with the proviso that i could not, of course, be wed this year. i have more pressing matters. yet, i am so very charmed. .. . and in love.
he most definitely did put a ring on it!
lanny jones is mr. clark’s biographer, with the book william clark and the shaping of the west. lanny created william clark’s facebook page.
i was very chagrined by the lag time between my announcement of my engagement and my putting up this post. wordpress screwed up their system for uploading videos (it’s also known as “upgraded”) and i couldn’t figure out a way around it. i was interviewed this morning on wciu television in chicago. i didn’t realize i was on television. i was in my bathrobe and my teeth were as yet unbrushed. but jeanne and melissa called me on the phone from a show called “morning and me”. and then i had to run off to see facebook friend #61, my son joseph, who has deleted his facebook account as has his ex-girlfriend. deleting an account is a more severe form of deactivating an account and he’ll explain his revolt against the zuckerberg system in my next posting. for the moment, i’m in laguardia airport hoping to get on an earlier plane and make it home. sweet home.
if i’m engaged to mr. clark, do i necessarily need to change my facebook status? or should i just say it’s complicated?