Alice in Wonderland is my favorite children’s story. Not just because I was in the school play in the 8th grade, but because the imagery remains illustrious and enticing even as you get older. You’ve got magic mushrooms and that crazy Cheshire cat, a caterpillar with a hookah, a birthday celebration just for the hell of it, and a race that goes round and round an island in circles with no beginning or end — an image that I’m sure hits home if you are reading this post from a cubicle.
Writing this blog and reading other fishing blogs feels like the best part of Wonderland, an imaginary place to escape with colorful characters and a healthy dose of why-the-hell-not. In which case, following this analogy, the recent Facebook phenom definitely takes on the title of Lewis Carroll’s sequel, Through The Looking Glass.
The social networking craze is like gazing into some trippy magic mirror, becoming intently obsessed with your own reflection and then falling prey to a compulsory need to magnify and replicate that image over and over and over again until more and more and more people pluck its wings and place it in a jar with their collection of other people’s images.
Trust me I know. I’m on Facebook.
Of course you may recall my vehement opposition to Facebook. What can I say? It got me in the end. My friends did a social networking intervention on me and forced me to join. And I’m glad I did because I recently learned a few interesting things:
Buster has a facebook page
Trout Underground has a facebook page
Departure Publishing has a facebook page
What?? Hey, I want a spot on the hookah!
Next thing you know I was tumbling down the rabbit-hole, drinking the little potion, eating the magic mushroom, and now I am here to tell you, FLY FISH CHICK has a Facebook page.
In typical Wonderland fashion, I have no clue what to do with that page or why I have it. I don’t know why I am sending you over there when the whole point of having a page over there is to drive people over here and you are here already. Seems circumlocutory.
Nevertheless I am going to send you over there so I think we should work together to figure out how to use that page. Feel free to leave me a note, here or there, with any ideas. I would love to see more of your fishing pictures and hear your stories. See links to your sites. Maybe it’s nothing more than a satellite camp of Wonderland, an outpost for more banter so to speak. And that’s fine, we all need more whimsy.
Regardless, I would really appreciate it – if you are a Facebooker — if you would become a ‘fan’ of FFC on Facebook. Who knows? Maybe some of your Facebook friends will learn about the blog and join us in the fun over here.
I started this blog for two reasons: 1) to write entertaining stories, and 2) to learn more about fishing. So the more people we bring into this colorful cloud of smoke the better. There’s room on this hookah for everyone.