Bizarre Twist on Nigerian Scam

I don’t really know why I’m so fascinated by Nigerian Scams. But I am. I got a bizarre one today. I’m sure it’s been around for a while, but this is the first time I’ve received one like it. It’s the moneygram scam. John Atkins emailed me (from a gmail account) telling me he’s sending me part of my money…

More Cleaning Adventures

Today I completed not one, but TWO steps on my 40 days/40 steps cleaning plan. I cleaned the closet completely. There were three steps the the closet: Floor, top shelf, and clothes rod. I did the floor a couple of days ago. Today I did the clothes rod and top shelf. Many clothes are going to Connections for Life, which…

Momentous Blogging Occasion

Writing is difficult for me. This is my 401st blog entry. Made possibly only because I spent an afternoon transferring old blog entries from my archives and journals. But this is still a big deal for me. I have never been good at journaling. I’ve always wanted to be good at it, but it’s never worked out for me. I…

Progress on Cleaning my Study

I know the whole world eagerly anticipates my detailed description of my garbage, so I will appease your curiosity. Ten things I found today in my file cabinets (some of which were trashed and some kept) 1. My very first D&D character. It was actually AD&D, generated some 15 years ago. 2. Papers from my undergraduate years at UT –…

Obama, Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Dangerous Negro

Today in the Huffington Post there’s an article saying that Rupert Murdoch called Obama “dangerous”: “I think Barack Obama would describe himself as a pragmatic leftist but he’s not an extremist,” Murdoch said. “I think he sees himself as a president for change and that involves bigger government. He’s made no secret of that. I think that’s dangerous.” This statement…

Some Things I Threw Out Today

1. Transparencies from 1995. 2. Mimeo/ditto handouts from 1995. 3. Christmas socks with a hole in the toe. 4. Lots of mismatched socks whose mates are somewhere in sock purgatory. 5. Student Evaluations from 1991-1998. 6. Dayrunner pages from 1995-1998. 7. A car repair bill from 1996. 8. A box full of xeroxed readings for old course reading packets. 9.…

Threes: Under the Rocks and Stones

Three things I should have done by now but haven’t 1. Put my tag on my license plate and my registration in my glove compartment. 2. Renewed my driver’s license. 3. Graded the last three quizzes I gave in class. Three movies I’ve seen recently 1. Hangover 2. Up 3. Drag Me To Hell Three things I shouldn’t have eaten…