Friday, October 16, 2009

My Yahoo

I like MyYahoo. igoogle doesn't do it for me.

in reference to: My Yahoo! (view on Google Sidewiki)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Nothing is Happening Here - Just Move Along

Things actually are a bit hectic for me right now but I don't really feel like talking about it. I'm excited and sad and happy and confused all at the same time so until those feelings all settle down, we're all going to just have to be quiet for a while.

Today, I'm grateful for time. Without time, we'd just have everything all happening at once which would definitely be way too hectic.

Friday, April 17, 2009

270 Days of Grace - A bit short of a year, I'm afraid

Okay, I'm not full of grace. I wish I was but sometimes I just have a tough time being happy and/or thankful about stuff. It's a considerable trial to my husband - let me tell you. But this week, I've had some nice experiences with friends and friends of friends and would-be friends and hopefully, will be friends so I'd just like to say that I'm thankful for friends.

.... and guinea pigs who introduce you to friends.

And friends who introduce you to guinea pigs - yes, Bruce, I'm talking to you. And husbands - you know who you are too.

And Rocky and Bullwinkle.

And Harry Potter - and Wii Video Games.

Okay, I guess I'm pretty happy :-)

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Mrs. Madoff Needs Your Help

I love spam - especially when it's a little interesting like when some member of the royal family of Burkina Faso wants me to help them out with a little banking problem or when I win the lottery overseas (I'm really lucky overseas). I never respond to spam but I do collect it. At present I've accumulated over 400 examples of these e-mail scams (probably a better way to put it than spam - spam is really so uncreative). This week, I received what I think is possibly my favorite ever. It's hard to imagine how this could be beat and I'm even wondering if it isn't some kind of joke. Anyway, it's very funny so I thought I'd share this with any random readers that might pass by:

Dear Friend,

I am Mrs.Ruth Madoff, wife of bernard madoff

I am actually going through some kind of difficult time with my family right now, as my husband is at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, New York City.My husband Sentencing is scheduled for June 16, 2009 and he is likely to face a maximum sentence of 150 years in prison and $170 billion in restitution, so there is need for me to move out alot of my personal funds and peronal belongings around the world , particularly from outside america, but i need somebody to trust now, because i cannot receive funds here in america right now.I would need your help in acquiring some properties and keeping some large cash amount for me. but first i would prefer to chat with you either on yahoo chat or Skype. if you are not comfortable with yahoo then write me ,so we can communicate via email.

This is very urgent, i would have to entrust a large amount of money into your hands and some personal valueables. But this would have to be very confidential, just between me and you, because the press are afetr me and my husband name all over the headlines, because of his Wall street business.

Anyway ,don't be scared about the risk, it is a very safe deal.

Yours Sincerely

Mrs. Ruth Alpern Madoff

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Ocean Foam

Ocean Foam
Originally uploaded by MarjoryM
Today, I'm grateful for the ocean. It calms us even when it's furious.

Monday, February 23, 2009

It's great to be Right

This weekend I was right. It doesn't happen very often. Sometimes, I have trouble being convincing and this means that when I try to explain to a client that they really need to change their website, I get overridden by "other" more convincing experts. This weekend, I discovered that not only was I right, those other experts were so wrong. I like being right. That's all. Continue your normal programming.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Boycott Stupid Journalists

My husband is a huge fan of MSNBC. He watches it practically all day long. However, he is no longer allowed to watch it in my presence because I am sick to death of that stupid clip of Rick Santelli having a temper tantrum. The truly sad part is that by doing that, he revealed not only a profound level of irresponsibility as a journalist but also a complete ignorance of the foreclosure situation in the United States. He assumes that everybody who is having trouble meeting their mortgage obligations was necessarily greedy. He doesn't understand that mortgage brokers and the companies that employed them preyed on these people - telling them they were stupid not to use the equity in their house to improve their investment - selling them mortgages that they couldn't afford and/or didn't need and why? For the fees. (And if you're wondering how I know this, I used to work at one of these agencies and I actually asked an underwriter about it because I - a mere clerk - couldn't understand how they could be approving those mortgages - they even looked bad to me).

The mortgage companies and bankers got rich from making the mortgages and then dumped them on investors. And now, when we need to stabilize the housing market (and hopefully, by extension help stabilize the general economy) by helping people stay in their homes and stopping more foreclosures from taking house prices down even more, Rick Santelli's out to sabotage it.

Rick Santelli and the rest of those bozos at MSNBC who pretend to be "market analysts" have completely lost all credibility to me. Most of them sound like complete idiots most of the time. I guess I should be happy to have it confirmed.