Was invited to join Farmville, a Facebook game, by friend I haven't seen for ages, and quite frankly though had disowned me. The disowning was due to a small incident involving far too much alcohol in front of their colleagues and probably also some embarrassing stunts, culminating in an enforced taxi ride home. So I joined, in the hope that my friend will not ignore me any longer.
I am now the proud owner of a cartoon cow. I would imagine that this is better than owning a real cow.