It seems like a neat little distraction. You create your nation, then every day, you're given an issue (or more, if you want) to decide on, and your decision affects how your nation is described, its population, economy, etc. I wanna see how ideal I can make the place. My ideal being different from anyone else's most likely, heh. I'll also be inclined to design a flag, in due time. I probably won't join the UN or role-play in the forums, though.
As his contribution to No-decision 2004, Nick has replaced all the banners on FMO with Libertarian Party banners, heh. So we'll take a hit to income 'til the election, but I think it was pretty cool of him to do. You can argue that since it's a public gaming site, it shouldn't be our soapbox. But a few things to consider: 1) it's a free gaming site, and people can come and go as they please, 2) the banners are not going to be there forever, 3) no one's complained, and 4) if you wanna be really Libertarian about it, we're entitled to more or less self-govern our own turf, provided our rules don't harm anyone.
When I came home in the afternoon and got the mail, I found a church bulletin waiting for me- with an offering envelope stapled inside, how nice. My mom must have supplied them with my married name and new address. Never mind that I haven't been to church in a year and a half and don't plan on ever going back, and have told her that numerous times in a rational, adult manner. Argh. Not only does she not respect my decisions, but she also does these things because she thinks that if anyone found out that I'm no longer Christian, people will think all sorts of terrible things about her. ::rolls eyes::
Oh yeah, and I get to take a sick day Monday and get my wisdom teeth out. I'll also be forced to get the anesthesia that I don't want. I wonder how long it'll put me out of commission? I also wonder if I'll know whether I'm still out of commission. If I call anybody sounding drunk or post anything really weird that day, don't mind me, all right?