Turns out Facebook did a lot of the work for me. Not sure how they calculated this … I suspect some combination of likes, comments, and shares. These are the 20 biggest moments on Facebook for me in 2013:
- January 1: Robin and I went to Homemade Café. She wore her PJs and got a free coffee drink.
- January 20: A party celebrating the next generation moms and their new babies.
- February 14: For Valentine’s Day, I watched TV with Robin, let her pick the shows, and didn’t offer smart-ass commentary.
- February 22: While out for breakfast, a stranger asked to take a picture of Félix.
- March 1: A couple of women came to our door selling tamales.
- March 22: I went to see On the Road. The mostly-empty theater was largely comprised of men my age.
- April 9: I posted a photo of Robin holding Félix.
- April 18: I posted a photo of Félix.
- May 26: Sara and Ray gave us a 40th anniversary party.
- June 7: I quoted the 4th Amendment to the Constitution.
- June 12: I posted a photo of our new roof.
- June 22: I posted a photo of a pair of sox Robin made for a friend’s grandkid in Ronda.
- July 1: We were in Nerja.
- July 11: At the Plaza de Toros in Ronda.
- July 13: I quoted Hunter S. Thompson about how we were a nation of used-car salesmen.
- September 8: Some meme about my life when I was 19.
- September 28: The 45th anniversary of our first kiss.
- October 5: Félix meets Juan.
- October 27: A photo of our family from the late-70s.
- December 14: An “auto-awesome” video of Félix.
So, if I understand this right, my Facebook friends especially liked the above. In summary, they liked stuff about Robin and Steven in love, they liked stuff with the grandkid, Félix, they liked pictures from Spain, and the country continued to go to hell in a hand basket.
Even if I accept this as representative, there are a few obvious absences. Nothing about Neal and Sonia, for instance, simply because they aren’t on Facebook. If Google+ had done something similar, Neal would have been in half of the entries, since we spend a lot of time there, posting stuff and chatting in Hangout. Given the popularity of cats on the Internet, it’s a bit surprising our kitties didn’t show up, considering all three of them have Facebook accounts. And there’s the most notable absence of them all, but then, he only gets one mention a year, in our annual xmas update:
Yes, Spot is still hanging in there.
Now I’ll fill the rest of this post with pictures of Félix.