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Socially Isolated Americans

I dont know who posted this in the news alert feed but I find it interesting:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Americans are more socially isolated than they were 20 years ago, separated by work, commuting and the single life, researchers reported on Friday.

Nearly a quarter of people surveyed said they had “zero” close friends with whom to discuss personal matters. More than 50 percent named two or fewer confidants, most often immediate family members, the researchers said.

“This is a big social change, and it indicates something that’s not good for our society,” said Duke University Professor Lynn Smith-Lovin, lead author on the study to be published in the American Sociological Review.

It is part of what Durkheim called anomie, social atomization (which, let it be said has its good and bad sides, after all one of reasons why people migrate to cities is to escape small town life where your whole history is known by all and is everybody’s business. Cities offer you the chance to reinvent yourself, which is certainly NYC’s particular specialty.). I dont think it is a big change, or at least a recent change; it think it is what characterizes life in the States. I find when I am back in the States that it is almost impossible to see my friends, they never have time, everyone is caught up in the “corre, corre” of New York life. down here it is completely the opposite, the social graces are paramount, people always make time for you, and in fact it is sometimes hard to get things done because along the way there is so much hugging, kissing, chatting, coffee imbibing, and so on. The social rituals impose a slower rhythm which continually reaffirms one’s ties to the community. I dont know how I would raise my daughter in the states, because that process is aided so much by the social mores down here, and the fact that we have an extensive family network. It certainly makes for a very healthy, happy and well adjusted child.

Pues, nada. Just felt the urge to comment.

by Jon Anderson at 2006-06-25 17:12:47 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) Santo Domingo , Dominican Republic | Bookmark | | Report spam→

I couldn’t agree with you more Jon. Your reasons for preferring life down south are among mine, too, for a probable move to Central America this year (though professional reasons are also a factor for the move). And though I have my share of friends and family here in the U.S., I definitely feel a lot of the isolation—it’s almost come to be expected as normal now.

by Allen Sullivan | 25 Jun 2006 17:06 | Atlanta, United States | | Report spam→
I just have to tell you that it’s a bit same in finland, but of course in a way smaller scale. in the 90’s people started moving to south and quite a lot of small places just died and
problems grew in helsinki, but now there’s different thing going on and it’s that people are fed up of the rush/problems/insecurity etc. and it’s the first time in 15 years when the population of hki has decreased, but still, even I can see and feel when life gets faster all the time around me and when people just don’t have time, but to me it’s also that people Want that their life doesn’t stop at any moment. few months ago i read that in states there’s a new drug that can make people sleep only two (2!) hours in a night (it’s an improvement to the four (4!) hour drug) and, well i have seen those kind of people and they have used speed and lived in squats, never sleeping. they didn’t look so healthy and they also had zero fiends. i mean to me it’s always about what choices one makes. of course it’s different in a city like new york, but if i would say in the village, where my brother lives, that i have to check my schedule from the calendar, well i would just loose my face. it would be absolutely ridicilous. still i have to say that i have many friends in helsinki who have moved from the smaller cities/villages/places just because it feels so depressing that everybody knows everybody. in cities you can be anonymous, but like your post tells, it can also be quite sad. zero friends. to me it’s a scary thought, although when i’m travelling it is like that sometimes, but it’s my own choice.

by Jukka Onnela | 25 Jun 2006 17:06 | Tel Aviv, Israel | | Report spam→
I completely agree. Being an inhabitent of New York, I’ve experienced first hand the isolation that exists in a crowd. I seems practically counterintuitive that a city exists in this isolated fashion, logically I would suppose that being around a lot of people would involve knowing a lot of people, but the opposite seems to be true in New York. Despite that, I don’t think I would trade the isolation for literal isolation in the suburbs or farther out in rural America, for those places hold even less appeal to me.

Human kind seems to be inventing so many new means of communication, however, each new invention -AIM, email, Myspace, etc- seems to bring everyone farther from communicating with each other.

by [former member] | 25 Jun 2006 17:06 | New York, United States | | Report spam→
I’ve traveled about 30-50% of my life. I have no one to blame but myself for not having any local friends and the isolation. Got some good friends in Asia and Mexico though. I find many folks sociophobic in the US. Emails voice mails and gated communities.

I could die and the only thing that would attract anyone around here is the stench emanating from my house. Another factor in Oregon is the cloudy weather for about eight months. Lots of hibernation going on. Portland seems to have more of a “sense of community” then these smaller towns in Oregon.

by Paul Rigas | 25 Jun 2006 18:06 (ed. Jun 25 2006) | Chennai, India | | Report spam→
I was surprised how much harder it was to return to the States than it was to leave. It wasn’t just the social stuff, the “packaging” of the place was maddening…tv/radio, grocery selection, formalities I never noticed in restaurants & stores (formalities that enhance a facade for all those folks who interact for a living) the need to drive—even dealing with cars (I was living a rural life), the death-like silence inside of homes with the windows shut. Things that never phased me before, depressed the hell out of me on my return…must’ve been depressed because I didn’t have enough work to do. : )

The best thing about freelancing is the time I have for friends…now, if only they had some time…

by Mark Manger | 25 Jun 2006 18:06 | Denver, United States | | Report spam→
There is a book about this topic that I’ve beeen meaning to read for some time, called “Bowling Alone.” I believe that the main theme is the breakdown of community in America, particularly the decrease in participation in organized community activities and groups (such as bowling leagues… hence the title).

I recently returned to the U.S. after two years living in Bolivia. I’ve definitely noticed how much more isolated people are here. Cars seem to exacerbate the problem – in Bolivia people went most places on foot or by bus, so you were always running into people you knew on the street, or sitting next to them on the bus. It’s harder to communicate with someone from the window of a speeding car.

Two years in Bolivia really re-taught me the value of spending time with people. Bolivians seem to put more value on just being together; it was perfectly acceptable to spend hours sitting in someone’s house, drinking tea, without any other objective or activity. You didn’t even need to talk. Here in the U.S., spending time with someone usually has to be in conjunction with some other, stated activity. Americans value busy-ness, being able to list at the end of the day all the things they’ve done, and it’s hard to get people to slow down.

But we do have hot showers here, which are nice.

by Alice T | 25 Jun 2006 18:06 | Michigan, United States | | Report spam→

I think what Alice has to say is true. “Americans value busy-ness” Maybe thats busi-ness" I like that tea-time thing too. I have made some good friends over tea.

My 87 year old mother says to “make a friend, you must be a friend.”

by Paul Rigas | 25 Jun 2006 19:06 | Grants Pass, Oregon, United States | | Report spam→
I didnt expect my sunday morning ramble to provoke such commentary, but interesting that many find it true. Mark you put it well, the “death-like silence of homes with the windows shut.” None of that down here! We have cars, but they havent managed to isolate the individuals driving them yet, mainly because they all spend so much in the traffic jams! But it is absolutely true that North Americans need an “activity” or some such excuse to be together, they “do things” together, they dont just set a spell (though they used to). Here we have no such problem Tropical people love to just sit around and hang out. The first thing someone wants to know when you meet someone up North is what it is you do, but down here that is irrelevant. They just want to get a fix on where you’re from and whether they might have some connection to your family.

by Jon Anderson | 25 Jun 2006 20:06 | Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic | | Report spam→
I fear this isolation will only grow over time. People in the US don’t interact with anyone at all anymore, let alone with friends. They bank and shop online or at atm’s. They self serve gas and swipe a card instead of flashing a smile with the near obsolete cash transaction. At grocery store checkout lines they bury themselves in celebrity weight loss magazines. Elevators now are starting to have little flat screen tv’s blaring CNN and obnoxious advertisements. I used to love the awkwardness found in the intimate space of an elevator. Very powerful. Not so much where I am now in Buffalo, but in more suburban environments, if you are walking on the road, people slow down and look at you as if you’re nuts. The car though, that climate controled, persona defining, containment cell, has got to be one of the most isolating devices ever invented. Not only isolating from humanity, but from nature as well. Ipods are fun too. Keep your head down, and stick some white cords in your ear. No one will bother you. How many people do you think place headphones on w/o even playing music so they can be left alone?

And what of these online communities such as LS. Friendships based in 1’s and 0’s are becoming the norm for a vast amount of people. Talk about reinventing yourself. You can rough draft and edit yourself and your adventures as you go along. I don’t know how I feel about these yet. A little creepy, but it is how our society is shifting. And how many hours of the day can be wasted online instead of playing a game of petanque or dominoes with some close friends. The only times I see people just straight hanging out these days is at the bar, the barbershop, or the corner store. The last of which often has a profit motive to complement the hanging out.

by Jethro Soudant | 25 Jun 2006 22:06 | Buffalo, NY, United States | | Report spam→
Contrary to what the New York Times Sunday Magazine said a couple of weeks ago about everyone driving SUV’s and living in gated communities even here, the world’s largest city is still unique because of it’s human scale. That might sound somehow contradictory but it’s not. Personal relationships still drive most every facet of life; even if you are stuck in the infamous traffic jams, chances are your taxi driver will want to expound to no end with you on the current political situation or the failure of the national team in the Mundial; the famous 3 tequila lunch has pretty much disappeared from the scene, but the cantina still remains the social gathering spot par excelence;
leisure time is not considered lost time; the local markets stock fruits and vegetables according to the season—some things you just can’t get in the Fall and Winter.
It’s living large but on a smaller scale.

by Keith Dannemiller | 25 Jun 2006 23:06 | Mexico City, Mexico | | Report spam→
Jethro, you really hit the nail on the head there! This is the first forum I ever joined and I’d always thought it to be a crazy thing to do before. Reading stuff by people who are just dots on your screen……..and writing to them! Communication is so easy that in reality it’s hard .In the beginning I got very excited about this new form but then it can almost be dangerous if you take things too seriously .

It began for me with cell phones and suddenly being “available” anywhere . No more hanging about on the wrong corner for an hour while your friend has been just ‘round the corner waiting for YOU for an hour too!

I grew up in a small village but if you want to “get somewhere” you have to move to the BIG CITY.I’ve lived in London and Paris and Rome and Milan and ……and I’ve lived in small towns.In those small ,maybe uncool ,places I always had ten times more friends . You could just turn up unannounced and hang out. In Gotham City not only do you have to make appointments for work but also just to see friends. Everyone is so busy chasing the bucks that they fit you in when they can.The crazy thing is that maybe 50% of the business decisions end up being made at social gatherings!

The internet is so squeaky clean that you can avoid real human contact completely.(It’s not all bad. I just found my brother after losing contact twenty years ago thanks to Google and my website!).

Jon, I think you just answered Michael Moore’s question. In that little sequence where he asked the father of one of the Colombine dead “why is that” and they just keep on saying “why” to one another . Kids in the U.S. don’t grow up like kids in DR.
I was thinking about how you meet people without all that party animal stuff.( I did it but it was in Arles). Maybe I like traveling so much because that forces you to meet people and not some internet dating service of the mind.. Every time I go to some far off place I’ve been thrown together with people .on buses and trains and boats and ‘planes (“ took me away, away from you…”.) Photography is a magical means .You have to communicate with people you photograph otherwise what’s the point. TAKING photographs is about GIVING them to other people to see .I’ve always preferred showing my pictures to a hundred real people and talking about them than having them published in a magazine that has a million (invisible) readers.

The world is definitely going in a fucked up direction and most people have no control over it. Cannon fodder has been replaced with consumerism (Canon or Nikon? !!!) fodder. You don’t get killed on the outside but on the inside for many it’s a John Carpenter world.

by Tony Stringer | 26 Jun 2006 01:06 | vicenza, Italy | | Report spam→
Ok, time to fess up, I am in fact not Jon Anderson, but a sweaty wanker addicted to internet porn who lives in a closet in Bayonne and who works at a nondescript midtown office filing papers endlessly all day. Whew, I’m out, I feel relieved somehow.

Keith, Mexico city sounds alot like here in DR (sorry, have to revert to my internet persona again). In regard to taxi drivers, I just finished an essay (text not photos, but I wouldnt mind adding photos one day) all about what we call here “conchistas” who drive the public cabs: public cabs are old toyotas that trawl the streets and pick everyone up. You pay the equivalent of 35 cents and they take you along a predetermined route. Two people fit in the front passenger seat and four in the back. Needless to say it is a bit cramped, but the camaraderie makes up for it.

Tony, I spent my high school years in Stony Brook Long Island. It turned me into a drugcrazed arsonist, dealer, petty thief, burglar, and sociopathic punk. When I saw Michael Moore’s film, I was like, “well of course! No surprise there.” The suburbs drives people nuts, and the isolation is a part of it. Community is very artificial in those places and propriety counts for a whole lot more than genuine human contact. I mean let’s face it, manicured lawns are unnatural and incompatible with the free expression of life. Anyway, it literally drove me nuts and I was so so glad to escape it. Never went back again.

by Jon Anderson | 26 Jun 2006 01:06 | Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic | | Report spam→
And I thought you were the singer in Yes . I’ve got all the albums!!!!!!

by Tony Stringer | 26 Jun 2006 01:06 | vicenza, Italy | | Report spam→
I am reading through this thread as I take a brake from packing. I have been in NYC since Tuesday and I leave again on Tuesday. Despite sending an email announcement to my friends to let them know about the one week I will be in town this summer and then calling several and leaving enthusiastic messages wanting to see them, I have hung out with all of three of them. It’s disheartening. My friends in Guatemala, people I have both known for years and just met, threw me a going away party. I thought it was ridiculous being that I had been there only a month, but they did it and it felt great. Now, I am on my way to Darjeeling, India. I had talked to a friend of a colleague on the phone before I left for Guatemala. She grew up in Darjeeling. Upon calling her yesterday, I found out her mother checked out every place in Darjeeling I could stay and has her aunt ready to greet me upon arrival. The colleague’s friend and I had coffee today, meeting for the first time. So exciting and heartwarming. Just the opportunity to bring her pictures of her home town where she hasn’t been for 12 years has me thrilled.

What’s this mean? I will spend the rest of my higher education years in NYC networking. When I graduate, I will have enough contacts and cred to be able to move to Guatemala and still make enough dollars on photography to live a happy, social life of crowded pick up truck rides and salsa dancing and long hours at the kitchen tables of my friends mothers drinking coffee. (okay, so maybe it won’t work out quite that way, but it’s an idea)

by Ida | 26 Jun 2006 05:06 | New York City, United States | | Report spam→
Yeah, just goes to show: people need to unplug a bit more and get out into this wonderful place called the world.

by Thomas Pickard | 26 Jun 2006 06:06 | Male', Maldives | | Report spam→
In New York, we are always in eachother’s space, so it is somewhat natural to want to create your own bubble. But I suppose there is some crowding where you are too Jon, and the reaction would be to enjoy the closeness. I felt fairly isolated on Mount Desert Island in Maine, too, and get a good deal more interaction here in New York. I am sure that is part of the draw to the photography I do, I talk with people that I would otherwise not be talking with. I went to dinner last night with a ‘drag queen’ that I was shooting, and though I shot little, we socialized a good bit, spending a couple of hours together and we plan to see eachother again. It does seem that the people I photograph make up the bulk of my interactions, but it wouldn’t be fair to say we are friends in the regular sense. But meanwhile, I don’t get to see my ‘true friends’ often, and my dearest one is finally leaving the states to raise her kids in Galicia, where life is healthy. When i lament her going, she says, I will probably make time see her more in Spain than in the States, which may be very true.

by [former member] | 26 Jun 2006 13:06 | Brooklyn, NY, United States | | Report spam→
this IS NOT an American phenomenon, (its typical of Americans to lament themselves as being special, even if its about a negative trait ;))) ), but a
world phenomenon: globilization of our isolated and marginal selves ;)))…

so, yo, get off your computers, put down your camera’s and spend
some time away from the internet, your jobs, your darkrooms and unharness those camera’s from your shoulders:
I also dont exactly buy the CNN article, but with the exception of this: we do tend, now, to
materialize ourselves more as worth…and community is not defined by the number of members but by
the strength of their bond and commitment to one another…i’ll take a walk with my wife and son and best
friend and his wife over a county of co-workers any day ;))))…

not lamenting, but breathing and listening :))))

by [former member] | 26 Jun 2006 15:06 | Toronto (home sweet), Canada | | Report spam→
I thought of replying to this thread last night but didn’t want to fall into a nostalgic mood before bed… Even though I’ve been in the States for 20 years, coming from a place where we hug and kiss everybody, even people we’ve just met as friends of friends, is not easy to feel pain of contrasting cultures. This society is sick with isolation and most people act like they have a germ OCD and avoid contact with each other as much as they can. Difficult to make friends with an invisible fence in between…

by Luis E. Andrade | 26 Jun 2006 16:06 | Philly Metro Area, Jersey Side, United States | | Report spam→
I think this varies a lot within the US and among different personality types. I will make a few generalizations (always dangerous), but I think that as tendencies they can be a valid poart of the dialog.

I grew up in the South, and I still visit there from time to time (hell, most people consider DC the South). Life has a different emphasis there. It’s much more locally oriented, with family and other institutions having a greater focus. It’s not unlike what Jon and Ida talk about in other areas of the world. At one level people there are kinder and more concerned about their fellow man (though the lack of familiarity with the broader world makes understanding widely differing people much more difficult for them). I left there long ago for political reasons but know that friendship often does mean something there.

In the big, bad, Northeast, however, culture is more often about success (professional, material, political, artistic, etc.). This causes people to to spend more time on themselves and their careers than in making fiends. The result is that they may have a lot of professional friends, but not many personal friends. That is because they ignore the old adage: to make a friend you must be a friend. As long as that is the case, people will not be maximizing their friends. It also may come from the high cost of living there — you have to always be chasing enough income to survive, and may not have the time to be a real friend.

Finally, as regards LS people, I think that photograpers are much more introverted than, say, salesmen or marketers. I recall in a recent thread here on Myers-Briggs types, the nearly unanimous first preference was “I” as opposed to “E” (the latter for “extroverts”). Another example is that Erica set up a get-together in NYC (OK, so it was in Brooklyn), and only a handful of people showed up…this in a city which has I imagine the largest number of LS members (we will see haow many show up for the event in Perpignan). Could it be that photo people are simply more comfortable with a “virtual” community? If that is so, they will always have more trouble making close friendships.

I know that my life is better when I am with friends, and I try to set aside time to be one. I don’t know that I do it enough, though, as I too am still swept up in career stuff (even to the exclusion of being able to find as many situations to photograph as I would like).

by [former member] | 26 Jun 2006 16:06 | Washington, DC, United States | | Report spam→
Jon I totally know about what this article is talking about. My coworker is from a small town in Kentucky where things are slow and people take their time and actually talk to each other.

I went to visit some friends in Rio De Janeiro not long ago and was totally struck by how ‘tight’ everyone was. I was being kissed on the cheeks all the time by absolute strangers. When my friends mom came home after going to buy groceries, she would come and give me a kiss and hug. People would see each other all the time.

Here in NYC, it’s literally an EFFORT to have a social life. The average worker works 40 or more hours a week. That’s not counting our ‘personal work’. I know as someone who wants to be a photographer for a living, I have to work a day job in order to support my goals. This leaves no time to go take a day off to laze around at the park or beach. It’s just impossible to do that with anyone but you and a signicant other.

Interesting enough the only people who have strong ties to their communities are the immigrants – Chinese, Puerto Rican, Indians, Tibetans, blacks, etc. They’re not caught up in this corporate system that drains our time and energy. Most of them aren’t anyway.

by Wayne Huang | 26 Jun 2006 17:06 | New York City, United States | | Report spam→
i am not an american,but i lived in houston for 9months and have spent another 2 years,on and off,in varoius parts of the states.mostly in new york.
i absolutely loved houston.the people were very hospitable,the city was laid back,culturally rich with a very sympathetic energy to it.not at all what i expected of texas before i arrived.
nyc however was a very different experience.i did not find it particularly inhospitable or even unfriendly.i just found it shallow and rather conservative..whenever i met anyone i felt i was being interviewed,pumped for info about my status,financial background,career,marital status etc.and all of this within 2 minutes of meeting.you always knew whether you ‘passed’,however.if you did you recieved the ‘business card’.i think new yorkers could build a bridge to the moon with all the cards they distribute each year.again,not what i expected at all before i went there.
a friend i did make there sent me an email a while back.she told me it is not unusual for people there to check out potential dates on the internet,before they enter into any sort of relationship with them.with those levels of suspicion of your fellow man it is not surprising people there have a hard time forming lasting friendships.my philosophy is to trust everyone,until they give you a reason to question that trust.
all of this is a real pity because some of the warmest,generous,interesting people i have met have been americans.

by Michael Bowring | 26 Jun 2006 17:06 | Belgrade, Serbia | | Report spam→
Back in school some american friends used to call me ‘touch guy’. I never understood why…

by JP | 26 Jun 2006 17:06 (ed. Jun 26 2006) | PARIS, France | | Report spam→
Well this thread just corroborated that i am not crazy,hopefully. American society has become a community (if you can call it that) of Cocooners.
I have lived in the suburbs north of Dallas and although it seems a “friendlier” environment there is a sense of detachment. I’ve lived 23 years in the same house and we have seen a host of neighbors come and go.Never knew any of them.
In my opinion the automobile has something to do with all this. We are encased in our metal boxes. Time seems to be shrinking. I tend to socialize with a very reduced circle of mostly designers and journalists at work, outside of this very little contact.As a matter of fact I am headed to Puerto Rico to hopefully produce some work about the country as it has changed. Norman Mailer said you can never go back home. I am going to try.This forum in a lot of ways has hleped me personally in providing both feedback and a sense of community in these virtual times. And the joke about Yes was appreciated. I needed a laugh.

by Jaime R. Carrero | 26 Jun 2006 17:06 | San Antonio Tx, United States | | Report spam→
Bob, You got the piont,
“this IS NOT an American phenomenon, … but aworld phenomenon: globilization of our isolated and marginal selves "
isolation and lonlyness is quite universal problem,
that have come to the central and eastern europe ( i live in Poland) not so long time ago, It hurts becouse the slavic nature is slowly being replaced by the globalised one… People are afraid one of each other. It’s strange becouse we have freedom after collapse of communism. As far I can remember, people have never been so far one from each other as they are today. Less time, less friends, more money. (big cities) I know that perfectly becouse i moved to big city some time ago (like many of my young friends did)
Thats why i like to go to Russia where i can find a lot of real slavic nature, its crazy country but people are still close together.
ps. I even tried to illustrate this problem ( lonelines in big city) …not easy, www.rafalmilach.com > essayys>lonely city

by Rafal Milach | 26 Jun 2006 18:06 (ed. Jun 26 2006) | Vienna, Austria | | Report spam→
Well, some folks have come up with a quick cure to this isolation phenomenon.


It’s kinda sad really.

P.S. Rafal, Love your work.

by Jethro Soudant | 27 Jun 2006 01:06 (ed. Jun 27 2006) | Buffalo, NY, United States | | Report spam→
jethro: :)))…those idiotic things are all the rage in T.O…..christ, no wonder everyone is so damn lonely…in my day, we called it blue-balling ;)))))….bb

by [former member] | 27 Jun 2006 01:06 (ed. Jun 27 2006) | Toronto (home sweet), Canada | | Report spam→
Yeah, it does have a very 9th grade feel to it. They will probably have a pill or at least a home based internet version up and running by September for those that find the one hour commitment too much.

Maybe someone should invite Joe Coleman to one of those. I bet he would make it memorable.

by Jethro Soudant | 27 Jun 2006 02:06 | Buffalo, NY, United States | | Report spam→
all that isn’t necessarily true about NY at all!
if you grew up here and are a social person with your feet in a number of different worlds, then it is actually hard to walk down the street for any length of time without running into somebody you know. or for the phone to stop ringing. granted, these interactions are not always pleasant because everybody wants something from you, and everybody has an angle they’re trying to work or a deal they want to sucker you in on or a favor they ask of you or at the very least, hoping that you will buy them a drink, that you will introduce them to the loves of their lives.
and you’re doing the same thing to them. you’re just as guilty. i know that i am.
and this is why restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and nightclubs thrive in NY. because we’re always meeting each other in them, spending too much money, justifying it by saying that it’s a business expense and i’ll write it off my taxes.
so sometimes you try to shut it out. be alone in the crowd. save money. spend less time on the telephone, or in bars. try and get more work done. but then you get bored and alienated. so the cycle starts again. who needs a cuddle party? last time i checked everybody is still trying to get laid the old fashioned way. lightstalkers is a dating agency.
granted, most of the rest of the country isn’t like this. not much cafe society on a strip mall, and it’s hard to have an orgy in the suburbs if you don’t know your neighbors. but here in NY it’s all out there if you care to look for it.

by [former member] | 27 Jun 2006 05:06 | New York, NY, United States | | Report spam→
alan, darling, you would make friends with a fire hydrant if there was no one else around to talk to!

by Erin Siegal McIntyre | 27 Jun 2006 15:06 | New York, United States | | Report spam→
alan, darling, you would make friends with a fire hydrant if there was no one else around to talk to!

by Erin Siegal McIntyre | 27 Jun 2006 15:06 | New York, United States | | Report spam→

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