Okay, not ashamed of it, I am from the generation that ate spam. Slice it, fry it, eat it in a white bread sandwich with american cheese product (which has nothing to do with real cheese) and mayonaise. Small town living in the 70's remembered.
If you're not from the U.S., Spam is a meat-like product made from some leftover parts and canned in a tin that requires a key to get it out. And, while many people, who would not otherwise be priviledged to eat meat are glad to get it, it's become somewhat of a joke, hence the new meaning of spam; spam mail...not really mail, just something that resembles real mail.
I have become the recipient of a ton of spam from my blog lately. Things like:
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Okay, so it doesn't matter that the topic of the post was vintage sewing machines and had nothing to do with battery cables, louis vitton bags, or the internet.
It's all about enticing me to click that link. Who knows what's on the other end of that link because I will never, ever click it.
Fortunately, they don't show up on my blog; just in my email.
Unfortunately, I can't think of a way to get them to go away without losing comments that I WANT to read. I could set up word verification again, but what a total pain that is. So, I live with it and keep my finger poised over the delete key whenever I'm reading email.
When will people learn? If I wanted a louis vitton bag, I'd contact them and ask for one. Bothering me is not going to generate an interest in purses.
Yes, this post is lame. But, it was the best I could do, considering I had to leave early for work this morning and don't have any pictures of any progress to share. The only exciting thing is that I'm about to start an "I Spy" quilt as a sew-a-long with a follower friend. We're both making them for donations. I hope to post pictures of both of them when we are done...not that I know how long it will take me. But, it should go pretty quick.
I'm also working on my secret project that I hope to share in a few days. And, I signed up for the $5 quilt block at my LQS and a four month "mystery" quilt that is rediculously expensive for how much I know about it, but hopefully will give me some more face time in the shop. After I decided not to teach anymore last year, it's been really tough to get myself in there and I really want to support their small business and watch it grow.
I'm very seriously looking at my UFO's and I want these couple of projects to satisfy my need to start something new. There are some really beautiful quilts waiting to be finished at my house. If it just wasn't for this pesky job I have to do, so that I can afford to eat. And, that's another thing; eating takes too much time out of the day, too what with cooking and time spent sitting at table. And, what's the good of eating? It just settles around my middle and means I have to add time to my workout, which also takes time from quilting. So, see? If I just give up eating, I can spend a whole lot more time quilting.
Have a good Wednesday. Be well and laugh much. Lane