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2000:  Laughing Sal
2001:  Orkney--Day #1
2002:  My Feng has Shui'd
2003:  Nice Weather for Dolphins
2004:  It was Beary, Beary Fun
2005:  It's All a Game
2006:  
Creatures of Habit
2007:  Free Speech

2008:  Fiddles and Mandolins and Banjos...oh My!
2009:
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2010:  Some Embarrassing Confessions
2011:  Penmanship
2012: I'd Make a Lousy Hypochondriac


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mail to Walt

TALES OF THE PHISHERMEN

20 September 2013

I just reprint this because it tickled me. 

601 4th Street NW
Washington, DC 20535
Website: www.fbii.us.tc
E-mail:federalbureauofinvestigation@fbii.us.tc

LETTER OF ADVISE

The email contact i am sending you is the only saviour to this situation and a lot of scam victims has received their fund as a result of this agent that was sent to Nigeria to handle this issue over there. Agent Anderson has a great reputation with the FBI and the United states Cyber Intelligent service for his success over the years in dealing with scammers and bringing them to book. His ethics includes no pity which makes him one of the most dreaded cyber intelligent officer in the FBI, he is reliable and has a good record of bringing this internet scammers to book and sent to jail after facing the court proceedings.

For your information, its in your best interest to comply with my instructions and follow his directives so we can rid the Internet off these criminals who use it as a tool for their crimes,so do not hesitate to contact him at once on receipt of this email because i can assure you he will be a great deal of help in helping you secure your inheritance without any delays.

Find below the contact details of the FBI delegate.

Name:Mr.Anderson Curtis
agent

Do comply to the directions that he will give to you so that your fund can finally get to you without any form of further issue with this impostors and please do me the favor and making available any information you have of this impostors for it will help in tracing them because one scammer taking off the street simply means saving a future scam victim.

I did a cut and paste from my mail washer, so didn't download the actual email, but this one gets an e for... enigma?  Maybe this is an idea of a pilot for a new TV Series:  Anderson Curtis, cyber intelligent officer.  I hope Curtis has a better command of English than his secretary does!

* * *

I had lunch with my mother today.  I took two days off from visiting her, still smarting over our argument about the Brain Gymnasium.  I've had a good talking to, to myself and have come to peace with acknowledging that she is 94 years old and she has earned the right to live her last years any way she  wants.  If she wants to live it sitting in her chair watching reading and watching TV, thinking that her brain was "just fine," that is her right.

And if I'm honest with myself, if I were in her position, I would probably make the same decision and be very angry with my kids if they kept insisting that I go do stuff I don't want to do, whether it's good for me or not.

As long as I can stay in this mindset, I think we will have a much richer relationship than we have had, when I'm trying to get her to find some sort of connection at Atria.

We saw the manager of Atria while we were at lunch today and he thanked me for the box of chocolates I brought back from Ukraine.  He said he has the chocolates behind his desk, which tells me maybe he didn't get the message that this was candy for everyone.  But owell.

[Funny observation:  I asked my mother if she had a hair appointment today.  She unhesitatingly said "Yes, at 1:30."  THAT she can remember!]

* * *

Tonight we went to see a production of Les Miserables.   This is the third time I've seen the show this year, first the movie, then a production at Music Circus in Sacramento and tonight by the Woodland Opera House. Each had its good and bad points.  The movie's bad point was Russell Crowe.  I don't think I had any complaints about the Music Circus production.  Tonight's was very good.  It is usually difficult to get good male voices for community theater productions and they had a whole stage of excellent male voices, especially in the leading roles.

My main complaint about the show, though, was the costumes.   They were beautiful, but I question if they were appropriate.  They dressed the bishop in white (which is a color only the pope wears) and while the men's costumes were gorgeous and well made, they looked more llike upper class merchants of the period rather than poor students.

We agreed that our favorite character was Gavrosh, age 6, who took command of the stage.  And little Cosette had the longest bio in the program.   She is only 6, but has acted extensively in community theater and is about to take off on a Sound of Music concert tour to Austria!

How do you top that at age 7 or 8?

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