Thursday, November 29, 2012

Fun With Spam

I was looking at my spam collection before deleting it from Blogger (which happily manages to catch almost all of it) and I find some of it absolutely hilarious! For instance:

of course like your website however you have to take a look at the spelling on several of your posts. A number of them are rife with spelling issues and I find it very bothersome to tell the truth then again I'll certainly come again again.

And this one:

I tend not to leave many remarks, but і did a few searching and wound up here. And I do have a couple of questions for you if you usually do not mind. Could it be only me or does it look like some of these remarks appear like they are coming from brain dead individuals? :-P Anԁ, if you are posting at additional online sites, I'd like to follow everything fresh you have to post. Could you make a list of every one of your public pages like your linkedin profile, Facebook page or twitter feed?

Little do they know I don’t have any of those social media pages. And this one:

The lengthier you are worried about likely back again to sleep, the considerably less sleepy you are feeling. Just after several evenings of lying awake, your mind can begin to associate lying in bed with stressing somewhat than with slumber. When you have been lying in mattress wanting to sleep for additional than 20 minutes, stand up and head over to one more home in which you can do one thing silent and enjoyable these types of as reading through or needlework.

Or how about this one:

With havin so much content do you ever run into any problems of plagorism or copyright violation? My blog has a lot of completely unique content I've either written myself or outsourced but it looks like a lot of it is popping it up all over the internet without my permission. Do you know any ways to help stop content from being stolen? I'd truly appreciate it.

And my current favourite:

Accurate, the connection wouldn have lasted anyway. Even with possessing a normal expertise for it, we adult men don wish to be the lying bastard man. Plus the only to stop that is certainly, nicely, to not lie and never be described as a bastard.. What I am speaking about is kindness. It really is that simple, but completely highly effective in what it might attain.

Yes, I have a weird sense of humour. You knew that already, didn’t you? I have no idea why people think that any of this will work to get you to click their links but I guess they keep trying anyhow. At least they could get a clue that perhaps I can’t read Cyrillic? Asking too much? Probably. Lying bastard man.

OK, I’ll spare you any more. I’ve still got tears in my eyes from laughing though so I may have more spelling issues! <snort!>

Abruptly changing the subject, I never showed you some of the woodwork that T-Man has been doing lately. He made me a couple of nice sweater/shawl pins:


The beading nubbies are really helpful for holding the pin in the knitted fabric. I push it through until at least one nubbie locks in. Like this:


It doesn’t fall out! He also made two dpn cases for my sock needles. Here’s one:


I forgot to include the other one which has a different lid. Very classy protection for my needle sets, huh? Sorry about the atmospheric photos. It’s raining. Yeah, so what else is new around here in November.

In knitting news I screwed up one of the Winter’s Dark Socks by dropping a stitch in the gusset and not noticing until I’d knitting another inch. Bleh. Needs a dip in the frog pond. Here they are before the heel flap when I was happier with them:


And I’m not particularly pleased with the way the Red Hedgerow Mitts are coming out either. The two balls of yarn are not matching very well. There’s much more dark colour in one of them:


Don’t know if you can tell from this photo but the darker one is on top. And I keep messing up the pattern stitch. Another item that needs more light and attention than I’ve been giving it. The only knitting project I’m happy with is the Leafy Nikolai Scarf:


It’s quite a bit longer than this now even though I frogged it once in order to go down to a 3.75mm needle from a 4mm. I like the garter stitch base better a little tighter since I tend to knit it quite loosey-goosey. As you might notice, this is a possible replacement for the Many Mosques Shawl which I made out of the same yarn. It just so annoys me when it curls up into a complete roll and won’t stay flat no matter what I do. I may just frog it and knit the Mezquita pattern in another yarn. One that hopefully cooperates better.

Why does it seem that so many things I’ve made lately have given me grief? Maybe I need to concentrate better on one thing at a time. And turn on a light.


Sharon in Surrey said...

Gee, you're so lucky - I only get 'Viagra', 'Pink Poodle'(sex toys), 'We need you to complete your Bank Card application one more time with your bank acc't number & password)& Russian Girls looking for Husband SPAM!! And shopping for kids??? How about magazine subscriptions??? My favs are Chickadee & Owl!!! Kids love them. I also enrolled the kids in Book Clubs when they were old enough to enjoy them. Beware the Dr Seuss club - I can still recite a couple of them from memory!!!!

Heather said...

You have much more entertaining spam than I got before reinstating the captcha. For some reason I got deluged with deals on Ugg boots and ersatz leather goods.

Louisa said...

Oh, not to worry. I got those as well! The Russian ladies are pretty fun to read. But what is it with the boots already?

Sharon, my kids used to get those magazines too. They liked Owl a lot better than Chickadee. I don't know about the next gen yet. They need to improve reading skills first. And of course Dr Seuss rocks! They already have a squillion of those. And yes, I can recite them too. One fish, two fish...