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As I woke up this morning, at precisely 6 a.m., I thought to myself, “Where the hell did this weekend go?” I’ve been having a bunch of those lately. Soon, I will have a 15-day long weekend…hallelujah for extended vacations. 

This also means I will attempt to blog more – poor little thing that keeps getting neglected. Inspiration is hard to come by when you just want to pass out. Staying true to my Libra nature – I do try to analyze which of the two I should give in to – the passing out usually wins. So before my inspiration recieves another KO blow, I give you my 10 of the day.

1. I realized that I have way too many cousins to shop for. Darn fertile grandmother for having 7 kids. Gift cards it is.

2. Christmas trees – Went to Don Quijote to check out their selection of greenery. $40 dollars for a 4 foot, ugly and stumpy tree? No. I’ll get a Hanukkah bush instead. 

3. Indian Food – My boss brought in leftovers from his Saturday shindig. Ridiculously delish. However, I should probably invest in Tums.

4. Backpacks – Who would have thought you could buy a $100 backpack. RIDICULOUS. It better last for-effing-ever.

5. Leggings – Like wearing pajamas to the office.

6. Maui Onion Chips – Heavenly. And worth the halitosis.

7. Burda Style – Hooray tips, tricks and patterns for sewing. Most are free (even better).

8. This is It 2 – Sesame bialy with cream cheese and tomato, $2.50

9. Chictopia – Inspirasyon

10. Fringe bangs – I want now.

 

Fringe!

Fringe!

Photo from http://www.catwalkqueen.tv

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There are very few other shows that are as far reaching as American Idol. It seems that every other country has their own spinoff of the American version…which was a spinoff of a UK show, so go figure.

While I used to be an avid watcher of this show, it’s been a while since I’ve watched it religiously. However, I do enjoy train wrecks, and these gems from the Bulgarian version of Idol is even better than the William Hung travesty a few years ago.

We’ve all heard horror stories about identity theft. Luckily most people who have at least a general understanding of the web know the dos and don’ts of floating around private/personal information over the web.

So what if your private information was emailed to someone else accidentally (or stupidly…whichever you prefer). Enter Do Not Reply.

From their “About” page:

First, no we didn’t send the mail.

There are only about handful of registered owners of a donotreply.com email address. What normally happens is some spammer slugs it in, or more likely a lazy IT person decides they don’t want to deal with bounced emails one of their programs send out, so what they do is set it to something cute at @donotreply.com as the return address.

They think this solves the problem. No more bounced emails!

But in reality what they have just done is sent all bounced emails to me. And not just bounced emails, but if someone gets an email with the donotreply.com address and replies to it? Well hell, I get those too. Sometimes it is a quick note, sometimes it is a personal attack against another staff member… who knows!

“Ha!” you say. The people who I provide my deepest, darkest secrets to (well maybe your account information) are too smart for that. Apparently a few national financial companies were culprits…ah yes, and the government.

Next time you see a abc@donotreply.com, you’ll be happy to know that some guy named Chet is now part of your inner circle and privy to your deepest, darkest secrets (or account information).

Cheers!