A New Kind of Spam

I just got my first text spam from a horrible person named Kirsten who wanted me to buy her new album.  That text message just assured that I would not buy her album even if I wanted it.  When Kirsten sent me that message she stole from me.

I am allowed X number of text messages per month.  Kirsten just wasted one of them.  Since I can’t hunt Kirsten down and shove her phone where she’d have a heck of a time reaching the keys, how do I protect myself from unwanted text messages?

I am not amused.

I’m Confused

I just received an email informing me there there are naked photos of my wife being displayed freely on the internet. This is supposed to concern me. Somehow it doesn’t.

I have also received an email assuring me that if I increase my penis size it will improve my love life, my self-concept, and my career. I am somewhat skeptical of these claims. I would like them to send me documented proof that this has improved the lives and self-concepts of other women.

And I have been offered the chance of saving $60.00 per year if I sign up for a two year membership in an online “every man’s fantasy” porn club. Sixty dollars is a lot of money to save, but even so this offer really doesn’t tempt me.

Should I be concerned?

Blogging Without a Net

… can’t be done.  That’s why you are so late hearing from me.  The hotel net crashed this morning and it took Oceanic Time Warner a couple of hours to get it back online.  During that time Ella and I went out for breakfast (Amoeba is at work) and took some photos which I will share later.

In the meantime, as Ella and I were returning to the room and the elevator doors opened, a woman charged into the lobby and yelled to her mate as she quick-stepped past us, “Oh! I have to pee!  I can’t believe I let you talk me into coming to Hawaii.  You know when I smell the ocean I have to pee!  Where’s the bathroom?”

Luckily, she spied the bathroom just as she asked the last question.  Ella and I looked at each other as we stepped into the elevator.  We might be strange, but we’re not that strange!

How Much Is Your Blog Worth?

I’ve been doing my homework for Build a Better Blog in 30 days.  Actually, I am still doing yesterday’s homework.  I’d better hustle, but first I had to share this Technorati Widget.


My blog is worth $564.54.
How much is your blog worth?

Quick, take a minute, go see what your blog is worth. Pretty cool, huh?

Now, back to my homework. And hey, if after checking out the value of your blog you’d like to see those numbers go up, check out ProBlogger.net. The suggestions I am finding there are easy to implement, fun (which is why I am still doing yesterday’s homework), and written in an entertaining style. I can’t offer testimony to whether they work or not because I’ve not been doing this thing long enough to make a real difference, however I gained 200+ Twitter followers over night! [Swoon]

UPDATE: For a bit of levity — I just went to see what my homework for today (day 4) was and almost fell out of my chair laughing. I have been doing it for the last three days — analyzing successful blogs to see what it is that makes them so successful. In fact I found that Technorati widget while scouring ProBlogger.net.