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At least I'm not this guy....

Sometimes I worry that maybe I spend a little bit too much time doing the computer/web/lj thing. Maybe I should pry myself away from the computer a bit more and get a life that doesn't rely on computer interaction as much.....

Then I read stuff like this:

I've seen this in my inbox a few times and usually I delete it right away, but you know, spam like this makes me realize that no matter how much effort I put into a post or a comment, I'll never be quite this pathetic :)

Forwarded Message, Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 22:20:42

Message: If you are a time traveler or alien disguised as human and or have the technology to travel physically through time I need your help! My life has been severely tampered with and cursed!! I have suffered tremendously and am now dying!

I need to be able to:

  • Travel back in time.
  • Rewind my life including my age back to 4.
  • Be able to remember what I know now so that I can prevent my life from being tampered with again after I go back.

I am in very great danger and need this immediately!

I am aware that there are many types of time travel, and that humans do not do well through certain types. I need as close to temporal reversion as possible, as safely as possible. To be able to rewind the hands of time in such a way that the universe of now will cease to exist. I know that there are some very powerful people out there with alien or government equipment capable of doing just that.

If you can help me I will pay for your teleport or trip down here, Along with hotel stay, food and all expenses. I will pay top dollar for the equipment. Proof must be provided.

If you are one of the very few beings with the ability to edit the universe PLEASE REPLY!!!

Only if you have this technology and can help me please send me a (SEPARATE) email to:

*******@aol.com (figures :)

Please do not reply if your an evil alien!

There's nothing quite like feeling better at the expense of seriously deranged people :)


Hehe, well, I already feel a lot better and that's sad.
Lately I've been considering compiling a list of From: and Subject: lines from all the spam I'm getting. Most of them a boring, but a few of them are actually somewhat interesting.

Yikes! Suddenly I'm sounding a bit deranged :-p
whenever I get afraid that I'm spending too much time online I just tell myself "at least it's not teevee... at least it's interactive." really hate teevee. er, except buffy. damn. need to find someone local who will watch buffy with me, since I seem to have decided I hate the boy I was previously watching it with.

Heh, I tend to have a strange relationship with ye olde TV. I've gotten bad at leaving it on one of the 8 geek channels (TLC, History, Discover1-6, HGTV, DIY) and then just listening to it in the background while I do the computer stuff. Of course I also tend to leave it muted on some random channel while I have music playing in the background. Despite that though I don't actually watch too much of it. I think it's just a hold over from being a mini-geek and spending summer mornings with PBS on (as it was the only channel pre-cable that didn't have soaps weekdays) and playing with legos, construx etc... I've also been known to read with the TV on.

Sometimes I wonder if that's just a way that I accidentally found so that I could cope with having a limited attention span. In middle school that was the only way I could manage to deal with homework. As I got older I didn't need to leave it on, but it helped and even now I can't really work without at least having some music in the background.

If I was in your neck of the woods I'd volunteer to watch Buffy. I was getting annoyed when I didn't watch it with anyone last season. It's just one of those shows that is just so much better when you can watch it with someone. FWIW though, at least you actually get to watch Buffy. Our local wb/upn affiliate has become a Spanish station. I'm now stuck waiting a few weeks so that a friend of mine can send me tapes for Buffy, Enterprise and SU2.

Why do you now hate the boy you were watching it with?

rambling too....
heh, I *don't* get to watch buffy if I don't find someone to watch it with. I still have no teevee reception in my apartment. and this is intentional and not something I am planning on changing anytime soon.

I distract myself with zephyr and LJ whilst I work. This week it is being really bad though, and I am doing a lot more zephyr than work... *sigh*

I don't actually *hate* the boy, but I am royally pissed off with him right now, because of the conversation in my "that slut thing" entry (which you can read now since I added you. um, for some reason. I dunno. I still can't picture who you are. And I did try searching your webpage today since I'm sure that if I saw you I would recognize you since I know I know the name and I did live in SH (albeit quietly) for a year and a half...). I don't even know if I could explain why that pissed me off so goddamned much. But I will say that anyone saying "you need to calm down" or words to that effect is pretty much guaranteed to make me angrier just on principal. Of course I had decided never to sleep with the boy ever again long before that. I'm a horrible person for saying this, but he's really damned lousy and he has a small dick. (the reason I'm horrible is that I've told this to pretty much everyone *except* him, but right now I'm pissed off enough that I don't care). There was more to that conversation that took place in AIM also, but the basic gist is all there. I've reached the irrational state - the state where my brain has set the "boy is a dick" switch to "on" and I don't even care why anymore and I highly doubt that just 'calming down' for a few days like he suggests will make a damned bit of difference.

ooh gee, rambling AGAIN! *cough* erm, you asked...
Ah, right. I knew that (about the TV), you mentioned it at some point before. I guess it's obvious how foreign a concept that is to me at this point (no teevee reception? how is that possible? :). It looks like Buffy might be coming back after all, so I'm a somwhat happeir camper (and will be fully happy when I can in fact watch the show again).

I used to do zephyr a lot more, but I've found that I don't do so well at instant communication (and neither do most folks I know). I would end up having arguements over misunderstandings and it was just kind of annoying. LJ is appealing because it gives me a nice pause between message/post and response. It seems like less annoying or misunderstandable things are said that way.

Thanks for adding me... umm... yikes, that was quite a conversation there. It does tend to go a bit to what I said earlier though. The boy was being a bit.... dense and he wasn't making an effort to not pick a fight. I think some of what he said makes some sense, but once the arguement got going he fixated on the wrong things

For instance the initial male/female comment I could go with in as much as the attitudes seemed consistent with the stereotypical male/female personality split which is not hardwired but beat into us, but that's probably because I grew up in a very macho/male culture and still found myself not being mr tough guy but rather just me... long story probably best for another post. The point being that if I had said something like his original statement, I would stop, think about it and then say what I said above in an effort to continue the conversation (instead of starting an arguement).

We might not agree exactly on all the details of what the other has said, but we seem actively be trying to have a conversation. The boy started making obnoxious comments and he never once stopped to acknowledge that he seemed to be THE cause of the so-called "childish, invective filled rant". Even worse he completely handed off all responsability to you, "you lost your patience", "you're not willing to listen", "you misunderstood" etc... I get really cranky when people assume a purposely clueless air of "I'm being rational and intelligent and I see no reason for you to be upset." In those situations, I firmly believe that it's quite acceptable to tell someone to "fuck off" and end the conversation.

I don't think that you reached the irrational state as much as you got pushed into it by the boy so I think your ultimate reactions (while a tad harsh) were fully justified and deserved. I certainly won't be getting you mad at me if I can help it :)))).

Oh, and I like the whole "sex-positive" conversation. That's what I was trying to say earlier as well. For the record, you're quite a far ways from being considered badthing, you're goodthing because (among other things) you tend to make people think about stuff that they might not otherwise think about....

ah, look at the time.... rambling before breakfast... now to go through and ramble on all your previous posts ( j/k ;)

PS WRT stealth me in SH: That seems to be a common thread. People often know that I existed and did stuff, but a lot don't know who I am. It's probably no wonder that I'm paranoid since I usually either hear "Oh, so you're Victor" or "yeah, I knew you from _____" (generally said when I have no clue who that person is). I'll put up a picture in the not too distant future (once my hair grows out and stops looking quite so goofy).

ok, I'm not going to ramble anymore... and this time I mean it :)