Archive for May, 2009

Why are you telling me this?

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

I have a hard time with broadcast news.  Part of this is the mind liquefying triviality of the tripe that passes for “news” today.  C. John Summerville wrote a great book on the subject How the News Makes Us Dumb: The Death of Wisdom in an Information Society

I do read news on the internet every few days, and this “top news headline”, Bodybuilders run from drug testers but can’t hide caught my eye.  Apparently, bodybuilders use steroids!  When inspectors crashed a tournament in the Netherlands, the participants fled rather than face testing.  What really got me going in this article was the concluding paragraph:

“A man who refused to give his name at the NABBA Belgium bodybuilding federation could not explain why the competitors had suddenly rushed off and would not discuss the matter.”

Really! Amazing! Do I really need to know that the reporter talked to a man (unidentified by name,  position, or affiliation), who could not explain and would not discuss the matter?

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Frogs in my underpants

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Blow the bacterial infections away from you. 

One of the tricks the spammers use is to hide their message in a picture and add hidden text to get past the  spam filters.   I have Outlook configured to hide pictures until I ask for them, so I don’t suppose I’m seeing the message as the spammers intended it.

The bit about frogs caught my attention (I must have been bored).  I Have to wonder where they get the raw material for the text.

This one is selling Viagra, by the way.
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You just need to put thoose link on picture to get visit our store

there’s a tiny restaurant

and a delicious coke.
i am not going to worry…about a thing.

she’s cute
when she does these weekends she fills up really fast so don’t wait- if you need color and/or cut and/or face waxing at very reasonable prices email her promptly and she’ll get you booked and give you directions.

may you always have courage to take a chance and never find frogs in your underpants.
my happy little life

haha, that’s my girl. pug
cate was so happy she began yelling “let’s give a hand to springtime!

my homekeeping secrets
and you eat with your sunglasses on

this image of silke stoddard’s knitting is burned into my mind and tatooed on my heart.
i LOVE this picture and am so inspired to keep the needles moving.

2. to keep the bedrooms clear i throw all the dirty laundry in the laundry room and shut the door. out of sight, out of mind!
i am so grateful for quiet time with the scriptures.

where you can get great steak and shrimp
but then again, we looove roadtrips.

in a tiny town in idaho
i found that amazing old shirt (we’re big fans) at the thrift store for $1 and it’s so soft.

when you need to be home, may you find your way.
you sit at the counter

the best part of dinner was the irish soda bread- it was so so good, and it’s really easy to make.
and my wheels are turning with projects to put together for a locals knitting class.

let’s give a hand to the world, for everything it can do!!
and you are happy.

corned beef is cheap meat, a head of cabbage is less than 50 cents, and i bet you have all the ingredients for the bread in your cupboard. you should make this meal tonight!
i am blocking my two latest projects today and will show them tomorrow.

Spam, spam, spam – and a scam!

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

I get spam.  Not a lot, but some always finds a way to squeeze in through the cracks in the system.

I find that the spam that has been making it to my inbox is actually pretty amusing.  I suppose that in itself says something about my sense of humor.

Because I find these attempts to extract something from me amusing, and because I like to find something when I search for my message, I’m going to post some of my favorites here.  And yes, I have been involved in a serious scam.  More of an innocent near-bystander than a participant, but involved nonetheless.  More to follow as events transpire…