Way back in time, when life was still silly and fun, I created a character on MySpace called Brad Boner. For some reason, he was obsessed with U2. I just remembered him tonight, and I had a good laugh at him/me.
I was inspired to created Brad when my BFF created “Olga”, after I confided to her that I’d opened a box of cosmetics that was mistakenly delivered to my house but addressed to someone named Olga. Olga was just there to tease me but she went on to make 43 friends.
Nowadays, I hardly ever see the BFF and the pleasure of screwing around on MySpace has been usurped by the deadly dullness of Facebook, where the etiquette is as strict as haiku and the blocking software is as ruthless as anything devised by the CIA.
I miss Brad and Olga and my relative innocence!