J called me in the early evening. He was taking a walk around the City when he called. He always walks in the morning and then evening no matter where he is. His BF was at the apartment reloading Windows because he apparently had gotten a nasty virus. Anyway, J was walking around town while we were capping on each other and eventually he got to the Castro. When he passed by the Badlands I remarked he was passing his true home. I won't say where he told me I could stick my opinion but it made me laugh. ;o) He's looking into alternatives to moving there with his BF, and if not in the City itself then maybe in a town nearer. There's a potential new position opening up at work which may allow him to move about a hour away from there with very flexible hours. I hope it happens for him.
For the past three years Internet time has been monopolized by me. I've tried to get my mother to use it, whether it be email or messaging but she never would. It should have been obvious to me what could make her use it: games! Whether it's bingo, keno or hearts she's been using it lot lately which is cool because I find myself not using it much these days. A friend of the family had showed her how to play Slingo and ever since then she's been playing online whenever I'm not using it.