Friday, February 8, 2013

Can you last the night?

I've just finished knocking all the cobwebs down with a broom.
It's a bit untidy and echo-ey in here. 

I have not read anyone's blog or even looked at my own for a while until today. Just had a little browse to see what you've all been up to.
 I looked at the sidebar where I list the people whose blogs I was reading regularly and it's quite sad. Some of the people I loved to read have died! I felt like I knew them personally and I still miss them.

Others have been through hell and high water but still manage to make me smile!
Some have just downright neglected their blogs (how could they?) and have not posted for many a long while.

Well really!

Time for a fresh start.
I've missed you.

I had to put that security thing on my comments thing because I was literally getting like 2000 spam messages every day. Mostly they came in the middle of the night for some reason and my blackberry would 'ding' like 14 times in a row when I forgot to put it on mute, and it would wake me up and then I'd HAVE to read what it said, no matter how inane.. Some of them were quite  fascinating and I would spend far too long just  trying to decipher what they were actually trying to get me to buy.  I had to put a stop to it. Really it's relentless isn't it?  Does anybody EVER respond to spam comments selling Viagra, Cyalis, and other shite? I wish I had kept some of them now, to share here, because one or two were real works of art and wonders to behold. I recall this one which went something like this, 'Greetings for your beuaty (sic) and your writings of your humerus (sic)  story so much for me to admire and chortle (?) about and telling of it back to people and then they say how can we buy the new thing that will make us go all night? What can we say that we laugh about and repeat and repeat? We admire you and care for your work, keep us informed."

What can it mean?
Damned robots.

I hate those security things that you have to read, which are impossible to see, and then you THINK you've typed it in and it won't accept it and then you have to do it again, and again. 

You're never going to comment here again are you?


ChiTown Girl said...


I'm so happy you're back! Please don't ever leave for that long again. I missed you so much. =(

And, I don't mind the word ver one bit! I HATE spam!!!

Steve said...

I had to employ spam moderation too. It was quite depressing to find most of my emails were from people I have never met trying to sell me viagra.

Helen Devries (Fly as was) said...

Horrible, that word verification, especially the numbers which seem uniformly to be photographs of French house numbers taken at an angle u nder cover of darkness.

Still, you're worth it.

I've moved by the way, while you were being incarcerated for having sheese in the house...

Expat mum said...

I'm feeling very unimportant. I hardly ever get spam. Maybe one or two a week and I just delete them when I see them.
These moderation thingies would be OK if they weren't so damn difficult to read. Half of the numbers seem to be facing the wrong way. Sigh.

Ladybird World Mother said...

Hooray.... I've been away in the real world too but SO nice to be back, and to visit you again xxxx

Trish Burgess said...

Came over to see what you're up to. I must have missed this post last month.
I'm getting lots of spam too so am doing comment moderation. I'm not doing the captcha thing but I can see it might come to it as I still have to delete the emails of the spam comments, even if they don't get on the site itself. It's a bugger.

Karen Gerstenberger said...

Oh yes, I am. Welcome back!