So... here. As promised in Pensées from Moi.
Original publishing date: April 13, 2010.
Original Title: Spam Skillet Casserole
I came to the Nature Network seeking intellectual stimulation. Of that, I do have plenty. But I believe that now NN may even be offering a different kind of stimulation. Or, more likely I think, finally my geek cred is being recognized and appreciated, and my charm is having an effect!
Why, this morning, I received three emails through the Nature Network - no less - from two wonderful individuals (I know not if they are women, men, or even human), named Mary Kito, and Rosemary Baby! I mean, how can they not be wonderful? Mary Kito wants to be a special friend in my life, and wants it to be real, not fake - even invoking God's blessings upon me towards that end. Miss Rosemary Baby has become very interested in me after finding my profile in Nature Network (bless the NN!), and wants my email address so that she can send me her pictures - something for which I was waiting all my life. Hallelujah!
Of course, it would help if either of them could write three meaningful sentences in English without egregious spelling or grammatical errors, but I can overlook that little niggle. After all, these messages of endearment are surely not Spam Emails... are they?
Through Nature Network? Nyaah! I mean... Can't be, can it? Say it ain't so, NN!
I know spam. Trust me. And not just the green variety either. Every day, my GMail, Yahoo Mail and Hotmail Spam folders are bursting with offers for free medication, offers for anatomical enlargements, and extremely polite requests for providing my bank accounts to a Nigerian gentleman or a Swedish lady or the British Lottery board, so that they can kindly transfer large sums of money to me.
Oftentimes, I am tempted. The medications and the enlargements I can do without, but some money would be good. But then, I have a spousal unit who I can always count on to head-slap me back to reality. A rather amusing reality in which targeted advertisements in the Google webmail interface always point me to interesting spam recipes, such as Spam Swiss Pie, Spam Skillets, French Fry Spam Casserole, and so forth, whenever I pay a visit to my GMail Spam folder - which, by the way, has an exceptional filter.
But Nature Network is special. It is making my dreams come true! I am so grateful and overwhelmed!
All I want to know from Matt and Lou (our gracious and omnipotent NN Overlords) is:
How do I make it stop?