Speaking of AOL, one of the many downsides of its service is that random lonely strangers can IM you at any moment. Think you're safe because you've removed yourself from the AOL Members Directory? WRONG. My mother got an IM from some random guy tonight, and he started saying that he had never done drugs or broken the law. To which my mother responded: "Be still my heart! I have five children, so you better get started with the Christmas shopping!"
Long story short, my mother is awesome, and American Online is not.