I played that Mafia Wars game.
People were SUPPOSED to look scary--if it was the mock gangster pictures that frightened you, Sharon.
I did enjoy meeting people from around the world though--and I'm sure you weren't frightened by the friends I had made who had funny sounding names. I mean, even our president has a funny sounding name.
Overload, though? Sometimes I feel that even now. I am very social, but I also have an introspective side that I really need to protect for my own sake.
I like to hear about how people live, though.
I miss that part.
And Stephan, I might have recommended it before, but "Walking The Bible" is one of my favorite books--it's a dream I once shared with my brother to retrace the route of Moses.
I doubt I'll ever be able to do that now, since it's a physical challenge, and also quite unsafe (especially for an American woman) but I read it, and I re-read, and make the journey through the author's eyes.
I do miss my farm, though.
But my nephew loaned me that Civilization game..so...
OH.I'm reading more now, too.
Current book? "Of Doctoring"--a collection of poetry, essays and short stories from an assortment of celebrated authors such as Checkov, Rilke, Dickinson and more.
Good stuff. Since you're in the field, Stephan, I think you'd enjoy it too.
And I think my chatty responses rather prove Balladeer's point that this is indeed a social networking site.
And now, I think I'll have a shameless bowl of potato soup. (I make it cheesy, yanno.)
Ciao for now, dear friends and poets. *hugs*