What did I do to deserve this? There was no notice. I'm usually notified about everything - your post was moderated, someone replied to your post, your moderation was meta-moderated - but there was no notice that, "Hey, someone just decided they wanted to be your friend." Seems like that, above all else, should be something your attention is drawn to. How many friends do we ever truly have? I believe you can never have too many.
I'm still somewhat taken aback. I feel the need to go and search out everything I can about these people. I want to ask them why they chose to befriend me. What are they like? Are they someone I could be friends with in real life? Am I really worthy of being their friend? Are they really worthy of me?
I also notice that I've got a couple of freaks - i.e. people that have chosen me as a foe. What did I do to deserve that? I guess since my fans outnumber the people that consider me a foe, I should be happy. I've been known to be somewhat cantankerous. I can't always be nice in the face of blatant stupidity. It's nice to know that some people can see the nice guy below the gruff veneer.
OK, now I'm getting maudlin. Time to get back to work. Thanks, Friends.