Free Ipod?

So here’s my friends email to me:

“I found this web site (yes from spam) called freeipod.com. I thought at first yeah right, like they are going to send me an ipod free, but then I did some poking around on the web and they actually do send the ipods out from the sounds of it. The site is driven by completing online offers, some free, some not. To get an ipod you need to get 5 other people to sign up on the site (and yes it will probably generate spam in your inbox). So I wanted to see if it were true (and heck getting a free ipod isn’t so bad).
So the favor (in case you have not guessed already) is to sign up at the site and complete one of the offers. The easiest free offer is the 2-week trial membership at Blockbuster.com, which is what I did. You need to stay a member for 2 weeks and then you can cancel.
Since I am sure all of you have at least 5 other friends besides those on this list, you could try this out for yourself as well.
If you sign up or not can you please let me know so that I can find some more suckers-err-people to get signed up?
Please…
The link
Link omitted
Thanks everyone (yes I know I’m crazy and shouldn’t bother, but I’m really curious),
name omitted”

So I signed up and did the Blockbuster deal and made an appointment in my Outlook to cancel on the last day. Of course, this leaves me with my own referral link and ability to get an ipod…so if anyone wants to help…here’s the link:
http://www.freeiPods.com/default.aspx?referer=10022236

Removed due to friends thinking I’m spamming them.

Well that stinks (aka. Promyvion – Dem recap)

So I just did the Promyvion-Dem area in FFXI. For those unfamiliar with the game this is one of 4 new areas that are similarly structured and involve getting 18 people to help and then you get to a final area, split into groups of 6 and fight a hard boss.
Everything started great, we had a good group of people going, then we had to wait half an hour for someone to get ready, and of course people started getting impatient. Shoulda known that forboded disaster…So we finally calm down the whining people, they wait, the other guy shows up, and we start.
Now, we’re rocking through the first two levels, then get the 3rd one, and we’re waiting for a portal to the last level to spawn (it’s random) and it’s taking forever. Then unfortunately, a guy disconnects for like 10-20 minutes. And then chaos breaks out.
Half the group wants to wait, half wants to go on, half doesn’t know what to do (and yes i know that doesn’t add up, but it’s how it felt). We finally decide it’s taking too long, mostly due to the vocal people threatening to leave if we wait…So we go ahead. However one of the three parties decides to wait for the guy no matter what….So the other two parties go since it’s getting past 2 AM eastern time, and so we go to the next level. And almost…as soon as we get there….the guy comes back online >.< Then it's like "let's go back for them" from me...and "NO NONONONONONONONONO OMGN NONONON" and "I'LL LOG OFF IF WE DO OMG WE CNA"T NO"""!!!""" And yes the left behind people can't just catch up, the stuff is too nasty for 1 party of 6, but is fine for 2 parties. But alas, both of the remaining parties refuse to go back. (Well a couple in each, including me, wanted to, but we were overruled). So we rush forward, half of us die, we have a mess getting people raised and restored, then continue forward, the 3rd party hooks up with some people and gets forward, but loses one person behind and has to go back..., we get to the end point. The other party is pissed at us for abandoning us, I'm feeling horrible and trying to convince people to go back and stop the other party from hating me and hating the others due to the time restraints of peopel with jobs...and blah. As for the final boss area, we go in and win rather easily and quickly. Making me feel even worse. *sigh* At least I'm halfway done with Promyvion now. But it sucks that I've managed to make even more people mad at me in this game. I hate online communication for its tendency to do that with me.