I may be sick, but apparently I still have it.
Months ago, before the transition of au pairs, my former au pair convinced Son #1 and I to have an Orkut page. It's like Facebook - but a favorite among the Brazilians, for whatever reason. Son #1 uses it more frequently - his "friends" include our former au pair, current au pair, and a host of other 20-something year old Brazilians. Someday one of his friends is going to tell him how cool that is - right now, he's just happy to send off stupid emoticons and other nonsense chat, and they all think he's cute.
I put my profile on there, mostly to stay in touch with my former au pair and her friends. It's not an exciting profile - "female, married" - a picture included. So far, my only friends are . . . surprise, surprise . . . Son #1, and the au pairs.
Today I noticed I have a new "friend" request . . . an 18-year old guy from LA. Someone with four names. Apparently Mr. J.M.S. Hamilton wants to be "friends" with me - The Wife. Imagine that.
Just for kicks, I checked out his profile. Nothing too exciting . . . claims he's "committed" . . . but apparently he needs to expand his "friends" beyond the whole bevy of 20-somethings currently filling his "friend" list.
What do you think folks? Kick him to the curb? Or tell him "come and get you a little MILF and cookies?"
PS: Maybe I just need a pair of new shoes.