March 21st, 2005

Halloween Cat

Having Some Fun

This morning I got yet another "your PayPal Account has been flagged!" emails, and it was a pretty good one -- said that some other ISP had been logging into my account and I needed to check it, etc. So for fun, I clicked the link and went there, and logged in as "HowStupidDoYouThinkIAm" with a password of "DumbShit," and, no big surprise, that got me into my "account," where they asked for credit cards, all my eBay information, etc. Ho. I was tempted to put in more fake info, but I just backed on out, because THAT page was dumping viruses and Norton was going crazy.

The long and short of it, it's all fake. The fact that their "https://www.paypal.com" link didn't actually go to PayPal was a big clue, although their ripped off page is real close. Shame people fall for it.

I wish I could figure out how to get more sleep. I'm very tired this morning. And despite the hot bath last night, shoulders still tight and very sore, I'm assuming from the manual labor on Saturday cleaning this room. I was going through my albums finally making the Important Decision to get rid of old vinyl I have on CD, and one of the ones I pulled was Genesis Trick of the Tail. I know I bought that on CD, I know it -- yet I can't find the disc, and I can't part with the vinyl unless I have the CD (because it's one of the best albums ever recorded), but I can't figure out what could have happened to it.

And then there's the question of what to do with all these boxes of books...
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Halloween Cat

Wow, two updates in one day

Today was a very fast day. I got to work and then suddenly it was lunchtime. The only part of the day that went slowly was that last hour from 2:15 to 3:15, although I remained quite busy to the end. Whew!

I have not lost any more weight. This isn't too bad, as I also haven't gained any (much), still hanging in there at around 165. It's frustrating in that I really only need to lose about 30 more pounds -- on the other hand, I know it's my own fault, since the way I've been shoveling food down my neck lately, I'm lucky I haven't gained it all back. However, if I could lose just ten more pounds, I will have officially lost 100 pounds in the last decade, showing a very slow, but steady decline.

This morning I opted to stop for gas, and I'm glad now I did, since the place I bought from went up two cents since this morning. If it now costs me nearly $40 to put about 18 gallons in the tank, I wonder what it'll run if I actually let my tank run dry... Now, bear in mind, I did not buy my Suburban when SUVs became cool. I've been driving her since 1994.

This morning I steeled myself and called the accountant to make an appointment. A simple task that I'm sure ordinary people do every day. By the end, I was all shaky and sweaty. This is why I don't like making phone calls. Now hopefully I won't get too nervous about actually making the appointment. Sheesh.

I went to the QPBC website to pay my bill, which is around $32 bucks according to my last invoice. At the website, I found they were asking me for over $60. So I sent an email asking what the double charge was for. They still haven't responded. I suppose I'll have to go the old-fashioned route and send a check, since I'm not paying for anything I don't have.

And I don't want to hear about me being cold. I am, and that's all there is to it. Yes, I know it's technically warm outside, especially for the bulk of the country. {sigh}
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