Sorry if you missed me yesterday ... I was in a food coma. Including liquid food, to be entirely truthful. We started the day with Mexican breakfast, and I just had to try the Chavelas - a big frozen cup of beer with lemon juice, and salt on the rim of the glass. A beer margarita, if you will.
Liquid late lunch (Oktoberfest beer) at the Los Gatos Brewery, where we met a former coworker from the olden golden days at Apple.
A Corona, and chips and salsa at Pedro's at five, where I'd followed Holly to meet some of her former coworkers.
And back at home (home being Holly's and Sean's home), lasagna and salad for dinner while watching Changing Lanes on DVD.
The gang has gone out for breakfast (it's 10:15am as I'm writing this) but I passed ... don't want to get too close to overdosing. I think I will have a cup of coffee, and a glass of orange juice, and be just fine with that for most of the day.
New York now has a Museum of Sex. According to Reuters, apparently the first of its kind in this country. About time, I sez! So, I'll see you there then? I'll be in the beefcake section. Don't worry about being late, I doubt I'll get bored.
Why don't I get spam like this? "I am the widow of the late President George W. Bush of the United States of America. I am writing you this letter in confidence regarding my current circumstances.
I escaped the United States ahead of death squads with my husband and two children Jenna and Frank, moving first to England and then, when my husband's political enemies took power there, to Austria. All of our wealth, obtained legitimately through baseball, oil drilling and insider trading, was seized by the new government of the USA under the despotic regime of (Dr.) Noam Chomsky, except for the contents of a few Swiss bank accounts. These bank accounts, which contain social security lock-box funds and the bulk of the 2001 budget surplus, could not be accessed by me or my children, due to agreements made between the socialist government of the USA and Swiss bank regulators. They seized our ranch in Crawford, Texas and now use it to teach homosexualist propaganda to schoolchildren."
Do words come easily to you? Do you have a knack for phrasing things "just right"? Are you too clever for your own good? Do you think you can write advertising copy? Google is looking for a excellent writer to "Maximize" the performance of campaigns that run on the Google site. You must be a careful reader and a persuasive, inventive writer. Most importantly: you must be an excellent communicator, sensitive to language, and comfortable composing in language on demand.
I am sensitive to language, words come TOO easily to me sometimes, and I am definitely too clever for my own good, but I don't write advertising copy. All yours then. If you get the job, let me know!
Meanwhile, back at the ranch ... instead of transferring secret monies all over the world, here I am, lounging in bed with Sydney. He is such a dog! And he has the longest tongue. And he insists that I need a cleaning. (He's just like my cat Mimi in that respect. Even his tongue is rough. Maybe he's Mimi reincarnated?)
Well, wuddaya know, here's a nice new twist on the ole Nigeriam spam scam. This one even mentions a German character (maybe because my email address is at a .de-domain? Wallace - did you get a version of this too?)
I am Dr.Ejiro Efe. I am a Medical Doctor, I'm an Kenya man by Nationality, but I work here in Nigeria as a Specialist Medical Doctor to the Governor of Lagos State, Nigeria. I am the Senior Doctor to (G.S.H.O.N) the Government Specialist Hospital of Nigeria.
I have a case of a Man who had an accident and was rushed to the Hospital by some good Samaritans. Myself and some other Specialist Doctors working under me tried all we could, but unfortunately the Man died. Before he died I discovered a small box with him, I opened the box and found out so many Documents in it, I then realize that he is a German Man who only came into Nigeria for business, but unfortunately he died. The other documents inside his box are documents with which he used in making transfer of the sum of US$18Million Dollars to a Country Abroad, including the picture of the money in the box with which it was used to be deposited with the Diplomatic Courier Company. but unfortunately he died and left all these.
I have tried all I could to reach any of his family members, but i couldn't get any one from his family, he is single and not married,so his status really made it difficult for me to get any of his relatives.
With my position as the Specialist Doctor to the Governor, and as the Senior Doctor in the (G.S.H.O.N).Government Specialist Hospital Of Nigeria. I wont be able to travel Abroad to clear this Consignment (THE FUND).
This is why I here by solicit your assistance to act as the next of kin in the collection of this FUND Abroad. I shall provide you with the necessary documents for the collection of the FUND Abroad. If you can assist in this transaction, I shall give you 15% of the Fund as your share and for your assistance in this transaction. 80% of the FUND shall be mine, and We (You and me) shall both invest the remaining 5% for the settlement of any expenditure that was been made during this transaction.
If you are interested and can assist in this transaction, Please reply immediately, so that we can move forward in this Transaction. Please it is very, very Confidential.
Dr. Ejiro Efe
[Note to self: do NOT have an accident and die in Nigeria while in the midst of "making transfer of the sum of US$18 Million Dollars to a Country Abroad". It's not worth the trouble.]
Yes, it's another birthday ... our man in Ann Arbor is turning ... oh, I don't know ... he's old enough to know better, is my assessment. Hugh, darlin, happy birthday from all of us! The next round at Big Jim's is on me!
Joe Bob nails it, again: Iraq agreed to admit United Nations weapons inspectors to search for bombs, and the Bush administration said that if the inspectors find any bombs, that's why we have to attack them, and if they don't find any bombs, that's why we have to attack them.