Yes, more distractions for the permanently distracted. First, friendster, which I was invited to join recently. It seems to be part online community/part dating service, and everyone and their brother is signed up. I’ve already heard from a couple of people I haven’t seen in years. And the fact that their server is down 50% of the time only makes me check back 50% more compulsively. In other news (and an odd turn of events) the little man has taken a liking to plastic swans…requesting that we alter our route through the neighborhood in order to spot as many as possible (I’m hoping it’s just the happy mutant in him). Unfortunately he now fears live action animals…such as seagulls, squirrels, pigeons and the like. We have Duluth’s Canal Park to blame for this new neuroses, but I can’t hold a grudge. There’s more going on in that town than its denizens get credit for. And such goings on may be noted in a new collaborative weblog, Perfect Duluth Day. I’m especially excited about one event…and hoping to get crafty for it with another new distraction, a second hand sewing machine that I’m picking up tomorrow. I’ve got plenty of time to whip up something to wear…the next Geek Prom isn’t until April 17th, 2004.