Yeah, I've got my "aggressive" Hotmail spam filter and everything, but I still get about 100 spam emails on average in my inbox each day. For my jeffreyatw.com email address, where no spam filters are installed, I get about half that much - but you must understand that I've only publicized that email address in one place and it's in a supposedly spam-free format.
I've had my Hotmail address since about 1996, even before it was owned by Microsoft. I've had my jeffreyatw.com email address for about a year.
At this point, I've almost completely given up with email. I only get one real email about once every 3 days, and there are so many other methods in which I can be contacted. But the problem is, I still must go through my email each day and delete all of those messages, because I can't have the inbox overflow - I still might need those important emails. It's impossible to have no email address nowadays.
I also can't sign up for a new one. It'd just be another thing to constantly check every day. I still need to go through my existing ones.
So, the question is:
Is there anything FUN I can do with spam, seeing as I will never be rid of it? I mean, can I contribute a few more humorous sender/subject combinations to some sort of list? Could I ridicule the spammers any other way? I mean, it's fresh material, I just can't let it go to waste each day by throwing it all in the trash. Of course, unlike real junk mail that I can touch and feel and maybe... plaster on a wall for decoration, spam just isn't as usable. Not to mention that with every spam email I actually open, it finds that my account is active and piles on even more.
Ah, spam... I hate you so much that I'm starting to develop a fondness for you...
Don Deleon says can you handle a Massive Penis?
Today was spent being sick. That was the main activity. It's really fun, you should try it some time.
At this point, my sinuses have almost competely cleared, but it hurts when I blink and I think I've lost all feeling in my left year. The rest of my body is aching, and I can't get to sleep.
Isn't that EXCITING?
Fortunately, I got nothing done today since every time I summoned up the energy to open Flash and work on the comic or study for any upcoming test or something, my brain gave out and I tried to sleep for an hour. Uhg, not the best day in the world.
In the last week, I:
AA'd Drop Out with 55 Greats.
Anyone who is part of those Kings of Chaos / Outwar / unique clickthrough programs is a TOTAL DICK. Don't you go annoying me with your STUPID personal agenda of getting people to click a misleading link. GOD DAMN. It's worse than spam, even.
Heh, I was surprised to find both Dominic Deegan and 10K Commotion on the front page of Kung Fool today. BTW, read Kung Fool more. Hyung has started a somewhat-daily gag strip called Crazykimchi.com, and it looks niiiiec.
My personal trainer, Marcos, is losing weight for a Gold's Gym contest. I'm sure he won't win since it's worldwide and there's one winner, but here's the goal: uh... lose as much weight as possible in a certain amount of time. The grand prize: $500,000.
To compete in this, Marcos put on about 40 pounds, and since then, he's taken off 50. This has been in about half a year. Is this healthy? No, he doesn't plan to ever do this again. But he does look pretty damn muscular, although there are some new wrinkles on his face that I'm sure weren't there before.
Even if he doesn't win (he won't), it must have been fun for him. He got to eat as much junk food as he wanted to gain weight, and then he did what he does best to take all that weight off. Good for him.
As for me and my weight training endeavors... well my back hurts like hell. Good thing Marcos is a masseur.
...and that's it. What? If you expect me to do one of these things daily, you can't expect a whole buttload of insight per day! Or maybe you can, but this is Jeffrey we're talking about.
Since Let's Dancing will take much less of my time and effort, I've decided to blog much more. Not only that, but I've finally decided to start posting my blog entries on my empty LiveJournal. I know that'll spawn two separate comment threads, but it's also from two different kinds of people, come to think of it...
All you who blog about celebrating Mother's Day are so-- GODDAMN IT I just mentioned it. Oh well, I guess I'll get into the details, then...
I haven't spent the biggest amount of time with my mom for the past year. I don't usually feel like talking about it, but I've been staying at my dad's house for the past year since some disputes arose (if you really want to find out you can read the entry in the archives). I still visit my mom, though, for dinner, for picking up my sister, for Jewish-related events, and the like. So of course I spent today with my mom.
If THAT wasn't enough (whoa, slow down, cowboy), we walked the dogs around the Marin County Civic Center (combination of nice day and beautiful field/pond = kewl), and I treated my mom and my sis to ice cream down at ye olde ice cream parlor. While we were there, we stopped off next door at the video rental place and got Spirited Away, which, thankfully, mom and I both thought was amazing. She believes that many anime titles jump from slow to fast too sporadically, and I agree, but Spirited Away was so well done and... just... so Alice in Wonderland-ish that it was just a charm to watch.
So really, that was it. The day was simple, and no one was in the mood to go off and do anything really big (we often go to Ghirardelli square for sundaes and window shopping), so it worked out very well. And it got me in the mood to...
START OFF LET'S DANCING!!! WOOO. There's a new LD every other day, so read on. Bryan, Brad and I are way ahead of schedule at this point, and I intend to keep it that way. We've already drawn out about 15 strips and I've written about 25, and these numbers are growing.
Woo. Okay. That's it for today. I might blog again... like... TOMORROW or something. Doesn't that sound exciting?