February 2, 2004:

In a reflux of cold regret I removed them both from my web site.

Similar reasons, really. Manipulators.

One the standard Internet chat room skeeve, in disguise. "Oh no, it's our friendship that really matters. If there's no romance, our friendship will never fail."

Two the standard sneaky date with an agenda. "Why don't you bring those movies over on Sunday instead of Saturday? We'll have the house to ourselves, we can drink some wine, and if it gets too late to drive..."

Each of them feigning interest in me, my identity. Lies.