Sunday, May 31, 2009

I believe in Magic

There's a big screen TV where I work. The other day it was turned to ESPN and there was Dwight Howard recapping a previous game, as the Orlando Magic was playing against the Cavs.

I was so looking forward to going to work today and seeing Mr. Howard on tv all day since he was instrumental in the Magic heading to the NBA finals but it wasn't on ESPN --some other channel, syndicated shows all day:(

Unfortunately will not watch them play the Lakers. Not a Kobe fan AT ALL-- was hoping for the Cavs to win so Kobe would have to play in King James' court.

Monday, May 18, 2009


I was in the newspaper yesterday. My hometown one. Calling my kids-- buy the Sunday paper and keep it for me! I'm so full of myself!

Got an acceptance. Yay! Feels good to be back on that publishing path. Working on something tonight, working on those 5 submissions for this week. And I have to write my piece for the San Fran workshop and upload that by next Monday. A week. I need to get B-U-S-Y!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Creative quote for 5/17/09

Creativity is like a great receptive womb.

--Lynn Andrews

Quote for 5/17/09

Strength doesn't come from physical capacity. It comes from indomitable will.


I'm doing some serious writing

so very happy that's happening. Some things in life switching up and I'm being afforded what I need to support this writing habit of mine. Some submissions out last week and I hope for no less than 5 this week. So it's off the computer and back to the stories-- longhand because I lack a certain discipline with the internet so close by to distract me!

Got this new book by Annie Dillard, illustrated by Sam Fink. What a wonderful inspiration! When I settle somewhere (I am, really, someday, maybe soon) I'm gonna hang it between two walls. (If you don't know, it unfolds like an accordion)

Monday, May 11, 2009

The funniest scam letter I've ever gotten in my email

The line about what to do if I don't have the money to wire to them cracked me up! Hahahahahahahahahaha

FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Federal Bureau of Investigation
J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20535-0001

Attn: Beneficiary,

This is to Officially inform you that it has come to our notice and we have thoroughly Investigated with the help of our Intelligence Monitoring Network System that you are having an illegal Transaction with Impostors claiming to be Prof. Charles C. Soludo of the Central Bank Of Nigeria, Mr. Patrick Aziza, Mr Frank Nweke, none officials of Oceanic Bank, Zenith Banks, Mr. Michell Brown From union bank kelvin Young of HSBC, Ben of Fedex,Ibrahim Sule,Larry Christopher, Puppy Scammers are impostors claiming to be the Federal Bureau Of Investigation. During our Investigation, we noticed that the reason why you
have not received your payment is because you have not fulfilled your Financial Obligation given to you in respect of your Contract/Inheritance Payment.
Therefore, we have contacted the Federal Ministry Of Finance on your behalf and they have brought a solution to your problem by cordinating your payment in total USD$10.5million in an ATM CARD which you can use to withdraw money from any ATM MACHINE CENTER anywhere in the world with a maximum of $10,000 United States Dollars daily. You now have the lawful right to claim your fund in an ATM CARD.
Since the Federal Bureau of Investigation is involved in this transaction, you have to be rest assured for this is 100% risk free it is our duty to protect You. All I want you to do is to contact the ATM CARD CENTER via email for their requirements to proceed and procure your Approval Slip on your behalf which will cost you $570 only and note that your Approval Slip which contains details of the agent who will process your transaction.

NAME: Kelvin Williams

Do contact Mr. Kelvin Williams of the ATM CARD CENTRE with your details: EMAIL ADDRESS:

So your files would be updated after which he will send the payment informations which you'll use in making payment of $570 via Western Union Money Transfer or Money Gram Transfer for the procurement of your Approval Slip after which the delivery of your ATM CARD will be effected to your designated home address without any further delay. Please if you know you cannot be able to afford the $570 for the delivery of your ATM card via FedEx then do not bother to contact Mr. Kelvin Williams as we are in the begining of new year and he should be busy with some other things.

We order you to get back to Mr. kelvin williams Only right away.

FBI Director Robert S.Mueller III.

Note: Do disregard any email you get from any impostors or offices claiming to be in possesion of your ATM CARD, you are hereby adviced only to be in contact with Mr. Kelvin Williams of the ATM CARD CENTRE who is the rightful person to deal with in regards to your ATM CARD PAYMENT and forward any emails you get from impostors to Mr. Kelvin williams so we could act upon and commence investigation.


Thursday, May 07, 2009

Awwww Manny!

Man, not you too:(

Friday, May 01, 2009

another pig pic

photo credit-- unknown/snagged from Yahoo home page


I wish Life would let up off me for a minute. Some good things occurring but there's some other stuff pressing down on me; feels like forever. Gimme a break! And I don't mean a rerun of that tv show!