ok, seriously, to answer some of the questions originally posed on this thread...
this board was created for those of us who feel we have made friends here. not so much for the exchange of any pertinent information. that is what the "about AC" board is for. i personally feel i have forged some unique friendships here, and sometimes it is nice to just touch base with someone who makes you smile, laugh, or just feel good. i am often just "frank's wife" or "aimee's mom", but here i am jane. me. some of us losers need this sort of attention, or desire it.
as silly and useless as it may seem to some of you, I LOVE CHECKING THIS BOARD FOR NONSENSE EVERY DAY! maybe i have no life, but so be it. i, for one, have been keeping the idle banter off the AC board, but we cannot control everyone. we are sorry if we are wasting anyone else's time, but we are just having fun.
no one remembers the original silliness of bill & choochoo? are we so staunch in our ways that a little fun can't be incorporated into valid information? is anyone getting hurt?
life is serious every day. it is hard work and there are few rewards. the attention and recognition of friendship is a welcome break in my life. anytime!