I didn’t set out to spend a week avoiding my writing duties. Truly I didn’t. Time and events just ran away with me, and I wasn’t really in a headspace conducive to cranking out the kind of clever, witty, entertaining verbage that you’ve all come to expect from your favorite hue-impaired waterfowl.
Of course, this means I have a lot of tidbits to share with you. Take the following, for instance. (Please.)
Conversation with treeloverkath at 2006-02-02 09:58:10 on thelittlegreyduck (yahoo)
(09:58:10) treeloverkath: Hey there, I was just on yahoo , i noticed your profile, anyways, you seem interesting. 😛
(09:58:21) thelittlegreyduck: I have a profile on Yahoo?
(09:58:26) treeloverkath: here use this link:www.pure-match.comvu/members/missy_kitty/
(09:58:34) treeloverkath: oopps, I meant to write “.com”, hehe.. search for “missy_kitty”. anyways, my friend is here, i gotta run, tty soon.
(09:58:38) thelittlegreyduck: *snort*
(09:58:52) treeloverkath: do you wanna check out my profile and pictures..?
(09:59:19) thelittlegreyduck: No, I want not to be spammed randomly.
Social engineering spam at its finest. And by “finest” I mean “most annoying and yet rather sneaky.” Note the supposed typo, a trick I suspect is meant to get around certain IM spam blocking plugins by deliberately not matching the website address. Then, of course, I’m supposed to manually type in the “correct” address.
As the kids like to say, “Puh-leeeze.”
Life in meatspace comes with its own sources of amusement, such as the following tidbit of vitally useful information I heard on the bus the other day:
Everything you could want to know on the Internet is on the Internet.
You don’t say!
I’ll leave you (for now) with a random thought that popped into my head the last time I was traveling northward: When you’re on the train, you only see the railroad crossings with their barriers lowered, but this is not their normal state. In what way is the journey you’re on affecting your perspective?
(Yeah. Pretty damned deep for a Friday afternoon. I amaze me, sometimes.)