I think I've mentioned it before, but I'm playing this silly game on MySpace called Mobsters. The deal is you can grow your "mob" by adding other players. However, they must first be your "friend" on MySpace before you can add them as a mobster.
My profile is set as private, which means only people who are my "friends" can see it. Since I started my account a couple of years ago, I have only added people I either really know in real life or know pretty well thru online interaction.
So, to grow my mob, I've had to add people I don't know to my friend lists and then invite them to join my mob.
I quickly discovered that once a person accepts the mobster invitation, that they can be deleted from the friend list and still remain a mob member.
I've been spending my free time adding strangers, verifying that they're in my mob, then deleting them before they have a chance to check out my profile (although on MySpace, much like here, I never mention my kids by name - although I do have a couple of pictures of them on my picture pages).
I found a website called mobsteradd.com where you can quick add people to your friend list.
In the game, you can have up to 500 mob members. I'm near 350 at this point, but I'm desperate to round out that number to a clean 500.
In the mornings and evenings, I go to the quick add site and chose a few people at a time.
Yesterday, I added a freaking CORNDOG to my friend list in order to have another mob member.
Yep, a corndog. That was the name on the account and the photo was that of a corndog. I figured, "Why not?"
After I added the corndog and saw that they (she? he?) had become part of my mob, I deleted the corndog from my friend list.
I never even went to the profile to learn more about the corndog.
BTW, my blood pressure this morning was 103 over 71 - a respectable, if not even low, number. And, it was MUCH lower yesterday afternoon than it was yesterday morning. Luckily, my blood pressure monitor stores the data over time, so next time I see my doctor, I can take it and he can analyze what it all means...maybe I won't get another prescription after all! :-)