I've been sick with a sinus cold that timed itself perfectly to hit the night before Thanksgiving, which also happens to be my father's Birthday this year. As typical for me with my various maladies, I started having insomnia again too. The inability to breathe comfortably while lying down may have something to do with this too. At any rate, I found myself watching the end of a movie and they started advertizing upcoming movies for the week. When I realized they were showing a director's cut with 15 added minutes of footage digitally remastered, remixed, and whatnot I promptly wrote down the info to email my friend, so she could email her obsessed sister. So I went online. And, as I have a tendency to do, I got distracted. My inbox was full of spam. So I started deleting, but realized a lot of it was from the same place, so I opened it. Yes, I made that first mistake and started down my primrose path for the night. It was one of those emails claiming I had opted in somehow, but wouldn't say HOW or through WHAT company or website. So I opened the "to remove from list" link and it took me to a page with no indication of being associated with ANYTHING. I got frustrated. Since I don't know what I'm doing I tried to figure out what site I was on by viewing the source. Then I wandered off in another window looking up spam and stumbled into some sites with tools and began obsessively bookmarking them. I found a place that unscrambles the purposely muddled urls so you CAN see what site the spam sent you to. I then probably made a HUGE mistake by sending an email to the sender of the spam, the owner of the url where the "remove" instructions were, etc. I TOLD you I don't know what I'm doing. Then I wandered around in spam fighting land and came to a broken page with references to this site. So after a night and a day of adventuring the web has led me here. I have read the TOS. I have read quite a few of the more recent articles and diaries and decided this might be an interesting place. I actually LIKE poltroon's piece, "spike." I doubt I could truly be cataloged as "adequate" by all the editors here, but I do have some hope that I might prove "interesting" if given the chance. Or at least fun to confuse.
For anyone who cares, no, I STILL haven't managed to email my friend. Quel domage.