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Sunday, July 29, 2007

Northern California Beaches

Listening to: Boys Don't Cry by The Cure

Many of you think that living in California is always hot and sunny. Well, it simply isn't true. I love the Northern California beaches because they're not hot and sticky like some of the others in the southern part of the state.

Where I'm from the beaches are usually cold and foggy. The fog rolls in through the summer and it's always windy. The water is cold, maybe around 60 to 66 degrees. It's not the place to plop down in a bikini and get a tan.

It is, however, home to me. I love going out to the beach with a blanket, firewood, a ton of candle wax, matches, hotdogs and marshmallows, and other goodies. Making fires is kind of hard because of the spray, fog, and wind but once you have it going it's golden. We would melt the wax in a pot and then pour it into holes in the sand to make sand candles. It was a lot of fun.

Then as an adult, my friends and I would go out to the beach for small parties. It wasn't a fun trip though because the path out there is a big, windy road where you think you'll fall over the edge if you drive too fast. Scary.

We'd get together and stay until midnight or so. You couldn't stay too late because you never knew when the tide was going to be too high and that's just too dangerous. Plus, my beautiful beaches had sharks which made it hard to do anything. The undertow was too great to just stand there, although it feels really good pulling under your feet when you're standing there in the more shallow areas.

I love to sit back and listen to tapes of the ocean and seagulls because it brings me back home.

I'd go back in a second if I could.

Tornadoes in Sunnyvale, California?

Currently I'm listening to: Lovesong [extended mix] by The Cure

Why yes there was! I remember walking outside to pick up my son from school and just staring at the unusual clouds. Living in California all my life, I had never seen anything like it. Then I went to his school and noticed there was mud everywhere, trash and upside down trash cans and tree branches littered the sidewalks. All the windows in the Kindergarten had imploded. Thank goodness no one was hurt!

The twister in this picture ripped right down the same street their school was on. It was both a frightening and exciting time. I mean, come on, this was Sunnyvale, California - we didn't get tornadoes!

Images of the tornadoes.

FBI Guys

So, I just posted a note to the FBI about the scammer and then I had to ask:

Do the guys really wearing long black coats and suits?

I couldn't help myself. LOL I just think that's the hottest thing - a guy with a black suit, black gloves, a long black jacket, and a gun. Yum. Throw some black eyeliner on and you have a great looking idea for a good new wave/post punk band.

Am I crazy or what?

Money Laundering Scumbag

Don't let this scumbag fool you. If you ever receive a message like the one below then get the full message information including the headers of the email and send a message to the fbi and to the email of the Internet provider who allowed the message to go through their mail system. If there is a real company with this information then please alert the company as well. No respecting company will allow other people to handle their cash.

In fact, I believe a woman who did this has to serve time or probation. Sure, she unknowingly did it, but she should have used COMMON SENSE. I feel for her, I really do. It's very sad. DO YOUR HOMEWORK.

DO NOT RESPOND TO THE MESSAGE BELOW. They are trying to get you to accept checks for God only knows what and when they get busted you're the one who has handled the money.

By the header information it looks like he was able to hack into a webmail account from cox.net and send out the message. I'm sure this really isn't ktwalter's account unless ktwalter is a crook.

Mail admins - KEEP YOUR RELAY CLOSED. Webmasters - MAKE SURE YOU GET A HOST WHO KEEPS THEIR RELAY CLOSED.

I can't stress this enough.

DON'T DO IT

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Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2007 12:06:44 -0400
From: Mr Chen Hoe
Subject: Job Opportunity
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Dear Sir/Madam,
It is my pleasure to write you in respect of our Company Wujiang
Wanlida
Textile Co., Ltd.
We are experts in the sale of Textile materials; we
export into the Canada/America and parts Europe.
We are searching for representatives who can help us establish a medium
of
getting our funds from our customers.Please if interested in
transacting business in view helpings us,foward
to us
your details.

Kindest Regards,
Mr.chen hoe
Directors

Friday, July 27, 2007

Racist People - Grow Up It's 2007!

A black football player proposed to a white cheerleader during a game the other night and now he's getting threats. Read about it here.

What is it with the racist people in this country? Aren't we beyond all that now? I mean come on, it's 2007 and by now science has proven to you that we've all come from the same place yet you're still acting immature and uneducated. Haven't you learned from all the death and despair from all the fighting in the Middle East that racism just isn't worth it?

People are people. Period. It's what is inside that counts. It's what is in the heart and the soul that matters.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Be a Bag-a-holic

I admit it, I'm addicted to handbags. I actually have a couple of Gucci bags, one or two Dooney bags, and even a Louis Vuitton backpack. So, was I excited to hear about this contest!

Bag Borrow or Steal is a handbag lending program. Because these bags can be so very expensive, they've created a program where you can lease the bag for a small monthly cost. Those who are addicted to expensive handbags know these puppies aren't cheap and can run anywhere from $300.00 to $5,000.00 for a purse.

The company is currently running a program where you can make a YouTube video explaining why you're the perfect bagaholic. If you win you'll get to try out the hottest bags and blog about them.

Wow.

Check it out here.

Movie Review: The Number 23

Although the movie started out slow, the ending progressed rather well. It was a typical plot with an ending that was refreshing and surprising.

I can't really say much about it because anything I do say will give the whole thing away. The idea of having a number following you around is kind of creepy though. I seem to think that with the number 22, but it is just a coincidence ;-)

I wouldn't rent it again because once the mystery is solved then you already know what happened and unless there is some fantastic sci-fi or magic in the movie then watching it all over again doesn't interest me.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Don't Bother Calling AT&T

I tried to call to find out the last few calls my son had made. First they put me on with this terrible machine. It asked the same questions over and over again and then when I tried to get anywhere it kept on routing me to the billing department even though my bill isn't late.

I wish they'd get a clue and stop using that annoying service. Contacting them via email is even worse because you just get another bot over and over again until you're going out of your mind.

I think I'll signup for VoIP and cable Internet services now.

Geesh.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

A Scammer Claiming to be from Ashley Furniture

These people will stoop so low to try and get people to launder money for them.

DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS JOB. If you ever receive anything like this in your email the CALL the corporate number for information.

A company like Ashley Furniture would NEVER handle business transactions this way. In fact, if you ever see something in your email like this then it needs to be sent to the real company AND to the FBI.

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****************** THIS IS A SCAM - DO NOT APPLY **************************

Dear Applicant,

We got your resume and your application for the job of Accounts Receivable Position as posted on craigslist.org Job Section under ( work at home/Business & Mgt Jobs).

Our HR Managers have gone through your resume and due to some certain factors you have been picked as one of our possible candidate suitable for the Job listing.

ASHLEY FURNITURE COMPANY is a well established Manufacturing Firm,That delivers delivering high quality precision furnitures products to some of the largest and
best known companies in far back Asia ,the Regions Of America and Rest of the world for a long time. You will find our high quality furnitures in the BEST products on the market today.

*************************** THIS IS A SCAM **************************
We serve the entire United States and a growing export market,particularly in the supplies of selected products. Superior products including Sofas & Loveseats,Bedding Ensembles, Chairs & Ottomans. Your primary task for now , as a representative of the company is to coordinate payments from customers and help us with the payment process.You are not involved in any sales. Once orders are received and sorted we deliver the product to a customer. After this has been done the customer has to pay for the products but in most cases we make our clients prepay for orders or items they order for.

About 90 percent of our customers prefer to pay through Certified Checks or Money Orders drawn from the United State based on the amount involved.
We have decided to open this new contract -to-hire job position for solving this problem.

*************************** THIS IS A SCAM **************************

Your First Primary task(Collection of Payments):

1. Receive payment from our Customers or Clients.

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2. Cash Payment at your Bank or any cashing facilities near you.
3. Deduct 10 % which will be your percentage/pay on Payment processed.
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4. Forward balance after deduction of percentage/pay to any of the offices you will be contacted to send payment to, You'll have a lot of free time doing another job, because this job is part time, you'll get good income.But this job is very challenging and you should understand it. We are considering your application because you satisfy our requirements and we are sure you will be an earnest assistant till we start running our branch office in your state.

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Get back to us with information below information , so that we can add your mailing address to our Regional database and forward it to our customers for them to send payments.

First name...................
Middle name..................
Last name....................
Address Line 1...............
Address Line 2...............
City.........................
State........................
Zip/Postal code..............
Age..........................
Marital Status...............
Nationality..................
Home phone...................
Cell phone...................

*************************** THIS IS A SCAM **************************
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YOUR PREFFERED MODE OF COMMUNICATION EITHER BY PHONE OR BY EMAIL

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Your response to this email is needed , so that we can reconfirm your mailing address details we have in our database.

We will be updating you as soon as the payment is being sent to you and you will be directed as to where to have the remaining 90% of the money sent to, after the deduction of your 10% pay on any payments received and processed by you.

*************************** THIS IS A SCAM **************************
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A swift acknowledgement of the receipt of this email will be appreciated.

Thanks For Your Total Understanding.
Larry Gbabs,
Staffing and Recruiting Dept,
Regional Manager,
ASHLEY FURNITURE COMPANY
www.ashleyfurniture.com
Email: career.ashleyfur



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nitures@gmail.com
STATUS OF YOUR RESUME !

Time Out With My Son

Oh no. He's got me addicted! My son wanted me to play a game with him and I tried and now I'm addicted. Drasted flash games!

Try it here.

Did Microsoft Pay Them to Write This?

I really think I'm going to heave. I'm doing some research for a project and I came across this article for Bill Gates.

Holy cow. How much did Gates pay them to write this? Is this a secret ploy of Microsoft's to fund this company or is the guy who owns it just a major kiss butt to the Windows operating system?

The whole article just oozes with data that is completely overblown. If you read the other biographies at the site, they're just normal, fact building bla, but when you read this one you realize it just drips with brown nosing.

I...think...I'm...going...to...heave...

More on that bat...

So I come home from the dentist today and my son runs out of the bathroom and tells me there's a bat in our kitchen. In the middle of the day? I shudder to think of why a bat would be flying around my home in the middle of the day!

We wait it out and guess what comes flying out of the garbage can when we rattle it with a broom? A cute little fuzzy black bat. I think I screamed. I know I did. It's not because it's a bat. It's not because it's scary. It's not because the thing could possibly have rabies. It's because the darn thing is skittish and doesn't know where it's going in the light and flies right toward you until it realizes it just might hit something hard and flies away. I think it knows that you're terrified of it and it really just does it on purpose.

I corner the darn thing by waving a broom at it until it's in the broom pantry and the I shut the door. It flew around for awhile while I went outside to open the window. UGH. Just my luck, but the window wouldn't open from the outside so I had sneak through the room while it hid in the shadows and open the window then run and shut the door. Scary.

Finally, I get outside and take out the screen. The dumb creature flew around for awhile until it's flight pattern hit the open air and it flew away.

Yes, I probably should have left it in the room and called animal control, but I didn't want it escaping through the little crack in the door and I had no where else to put it. So, the first fun thing I get to do tomorrow morning is call the doctor to see if he thinks we all need rabies shots. Ugh.

I'm sitting here, awake at 2:30 in the morning and tempted to turn on the light just so the creepy little thing doesn't somehow get back into my home and haunt us again.

I just might scream and the nosey neighbor might call the police on me.

LOL

Monday, July 23, 2007

Movie Review: The Contractor

I really like Wesley Snipes but his latest movie was kind of a bore. Perhaps it was the addition of the little girl. There's nothing wrong with the girl--her acting was okay. The poor thing was just out of place.

Action movies that involve little kids just seem out-of-place. They're boring because you can't add all the good stuff that goes along with a good action.

Where was the guy's martial arts? One reason why I love watching him is for the martial art action and unless it was very dull, I didn't even notice if the film had any action at all except for a bunch of men in black suits running around looking for him. In fact, I was so bored that I don't even remember watching the whole thing and the horse at the end made me cry (it had nothing to do with the movie - okay?)

Would I rent it again? No. I'm not even interested enough to watch it again to watch the parts I missed. In fact, I stayed interested in The Transmorphers longer than I stayed to watch this movie and that's pretty sad.

I'm sorry Snipes, I just can't give you the normal yay or this one :-(

Sugar Rot in Teeth

Finally! Someone who admits that all carbohydrates rot teeth! In this article the author mentions a book by Tim Richardson that talks about sweets in other countries and how all carbs rot teeth.

Now, I don't know of Tim Richardson's credentials, but I have heard the theory before from others. When I mention it people push it aside and phooey my idea. I do know for a fact that when I'm on a low carb diet that my teeth do much better than on a low fat diet--with or without sugar sweets. I'm talking bread and pasta here.

Maybe I'm coming to something here. My teeth have always been in a state of pain one way or another. My roots are wacky and my teeth just don't numb. Going to the dentist is one of the most frightening experiences for me ever because no matter what I do, no matter how much I floss and how much I brush they've always found something. As I grew up my dentist told my mom that my teeth were bad from the inside out. I didn't eat a lot of sweets as a kid, but I did eat fruit and bread.

By the time I was old enough to make my own appointments I was too scared. Each time I went the problem would be so bad that my dentist would dismiss the notion that my teeth were just bad apples and tell me that more frequent dental appointments would save them. Ha! Save what? Their pocketbook?

First, I'm going back on low carb. Forget the bread market and all the sweet garbage that rots teeth. Next, I'm going to find out why all these dentists can't figure out ways to tell people how to avoid all this mess with your teeth. Yes, there are people out there like me who can't go near a potato without tooth pain or gaining weight.

Carb problems for some aren't a myth. My teeth and weight problem just prove it. It's all intertwined and it's something the medical profession ignores or hasn't put together yet. Maybe they just don't want to admit the food pyramid the U.S. government and their higher education schools put together is wrong after all.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Movie Review: Cherry Crush

Cherry Crush is about a high school kid who has a fetish about taking naked pictures of high school girls. Okay, it's not really a fetish--it's an art. When he gets caught his well-to-do dad gets him out of it and he's placed into a public school where he meets a girl with a talent for the cello. Supposedly she's dating this lawyer guy for his money and a free ticket into a music school. Unfortunately for the hero the guy is a little psycho is tries to kill him when she tries to frame him.

The story unfolds to the obvious. If I tell you what it is then you'll hate me. I'm sure you'll figure it out before the end as well. Unfortunately there really isn't an ended so it's not as obvious as you might think. It's sad, too, because there can't possibly be a sequel. At least I hope there isn't.

Would I rent it again? No way. Would I let my kids see it? Not with the nudity and almost sex scenes.

Why I moved back to blogger

Oh sigh. It's just one thing after another, isn't it? I moved my site back to blogger yet with my own domain because I realized that I don't want to be a tech anymore. I'm tired of fixing the latest and greatest thing without getting paid for it. When you're running your own blog software you have to worry about people breaking into it, spamming, etc. Ugh. Why not let the guys at blogger worry about the creeps who try to hack into the accounts?

So, it's here and it's one less thing I have to worry about. So there.