New Nigerian Prince Scam

Apparently, it wasn’t enough to help an incompetent blowhard win the election — James Comey has graduated to email scams!

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Counter-terrorism Division and Cyber Crime Division J. Edgar. Hoover Building Washington DC

Dear Beneficiary,


Through our Internet Monitory Unit, we found out that you are among one of the individuals and organizations that are yet to receive their overdue payment from overseas which includes those of Lottery/Gambling, Contract and Inheritance fund.

We have gathered all information about your fund and we found out that the reason why you have not yet receive your fund is because the past Governmental Officials held it to themselves due to some individuals tries to take advantage of your fund and they claims that they are your representative.

A meeting was held with the secretary general of the United Nations Organization in other to push the federal government of Nigeria to clear all the foreign debt owen to you and some other individuals who have not received their Lottery/Gambling, Contract and Inheritance funds! This meeting ended 3 days ago and we are happy to inform you that a mandate has been successfully passed down to the current president of Nigeria his Excellency President Buhari, to clear all that foreign debts owed to you and other individuals and organizations.

Now each of you will receive the total sum of 26 million USD, because everything has been taken care of by the Federal Government of Nigeria, The United Nation and also the FBI!

How would you like to receive your own 26 million USD? We have two method of payment, which is by ATM CARD or by CASHIER CHEQUE.

ATM CARD: We will be issuing you a custom pin based ATM card which you will use to withdraw up to $12,000 per day from any ATM machine that has the Master Card Logo on it and the card have to be renewed in 4 years time which is 2020. Also with the ATM card you will be able to transfer your funds to your local bank account. The ATM card comes with a handbook or manual to enlighten you about how to use it Even if you do not have a bank account.

CASHIER CHEQUE: To be deposited in your bank for it to be cleared within three working days. Your payment would be sent to you via any of your preferred option and would be mailed to you via DHL, because today we signed a contract with the DHL Express to take charge of the delivery, which should expire in 2 weeks time.

To effect on the release of your payment, contact with our correspondent officer in Africa, his name is: Barrister. Lord Reuben , his contact information is as stated below.

Name: Barrister. Lord Reuben

You are advised to contact him with the following information’s so that he can attend to your payment release file immediately and process for the payment without any delay.

Your full Name:
Your Delivery Address:
Home/Cell Phone:
Your Preferred Payment Method (ATM CARD/ CASHIER CHEQUE)

Yours sincerely,

Phone Number: +1 (206) 259-9214

Note: Do disregard any email you get from any impostors or offices claiming to be in possession of your fund, you are only advice to be in contact with Anderson Brown, who is the rightful person to deal with in regards to your fund. Forward any emails you get from impostors to this office so we could act upon and commence investigation.

7 Quick Takes: Rogue Twitter Accounts, Grumpy Kids, and Accounting Tests

7 Quick Takes

— 1 —

Twitter gone rogue. Since Trump’s gagging of government agencies and departments, rogue Twitter accounts have popped up. The list is here.

— 2 —

Nostalgia… *sighs* I remember when someone quoted the following on Rachel Maddow’s show in 2008:

Twitter has also become a social activism tool for socialists, human rights groups, communists, vegetarians, anarchists, religious communities, atheists, political enthusiasts, hacktivists, and others to communicate with each other and to send messages to broader audiences.

I counted 4 groups into which I fit. How many of these do y’all fit?

— 3 —

Update on the kidlet. Daniel got over stomach bug #1 from last week only to get hit with another stomach bug yesterday. Thankfully, this one just affects his lower G-I vs. him projectile vomiting like he was last week. I’m really hoping for the sake of my sanity that he can go back to school tomorrow — he was grumpy today! I am also hoping that this is the last bug he gets from school for a while.

— 4 —

Political Tip. The White House Comment Line is currently closed but there is an alternative. I figure that my tax dollars are paying T-Rump’s salary so he should be listening to what I have to say. ๐Ÿ˜€

— 5 —

March for Life. The March for Life is this weekend and I want to tell any marchers that read this blog that I am proud of y’all and to keep doing what you are doing!

— 6 —

A message from the Netherlands. I thought this was pretty awesome:

— 7 —

School update. I just got my test results from my first Accounting test for the quarter and did OK but not as well as I wanted to do. (Translation: I only got a 95 on it instead of the 98’s I was scoring last quarter.) Our tests are online this quarter vs. being taken on paper in class (this quarter is shorter than Fall Quarter was and we also lose days because of Monday holidays) and in order to test how well we know the subject matter, our instructor asks us questions that can be a little bit tricky. One question might be asked 2-3 different ways and I lost most of my points on those.

The good news: now that I know the format of the tests, I’ll probably do better on the next one.

For more Quick Takes, visit Kelly at This Ain’t The Lyceum.

7 Quick Takes: The Holidays Edition

7 Quick Takes

— 1 —

Yeah… no. A friend of mine posted a 1930’s marital test on Facebook. Let’s just say that I would not have been good housewife material then and I’m quite OK with that!

My score: a -3.

— 2 —

Prerequisite sacred music take. We’re doing this for Christmas Eve and then this and this in the next few weeks. I’m excited!

— 3 —

O Antiphons. As part of my parish’s Advent Game, I’ve been reading the O antiphons on the USCCB page for the last few days. They’ve been good but I think I might just read verses of “O Come Emmanuel” next year as they touch on the same things and I can actually sing them.

— 4 —

Festivus. I’ve submitted my grievances for Festivus tomorrow. Have you?

Also, go google “Festivus” and see what you get for the results page.

— 5 —

One of the better ways to celebrate Christmas Eve. This may be what I do after church on Saturday night.

Happy Christmas Book Flood!

— 6 —

Plans. We’re having a family dinner at my cousin’s house tomorrow. On Saturday, we’ll have my uncle and grandmother over for dinner and I have church in the evening. On Christmas morning, my uncle and aunt (and possibly grandmother) will join us to open presents and we’ll spend the day together. We’ll miss my brother and his wife but they’ll be with her family in Arizona. (We get them for Thanksgiving.)

— 7 —

Kelly. Our intrepid hostess Kelly is answering questions about hosting orphans this Christmas through Project 143. Go surf on over and read what she has to say!

For more Quick Takes, visit Kelly at This Ain’t The Lyceum.

7 Quick Takes: Jen’s To-Do List

7 Quick Takes

I need a Pensieve and I figure that blogging out my to-do list might help me sort stuff out.

— 1 —

Put a better blogroll together with sites that I actually *READ*. My blogroll is circa 2008-2009 and I really need to update it now that some people have stopped blogging (and taken up Facebook instead) while I’ve started reading other blogs.

— 2 —

Share this page of ways to help those in Aleppo. Unless you live under a rock, you’ve seen pictures of people dying in Aleppo and unless you have the heart of a Grinch, it has likely disturbed you. This is a link to some ways you can help those still in Aleppo. I know that my twin brother is donating to Doctor’s Without Borders on my behalf as a Christmas present because they’re working in the midst of this catastrophe.

— 3 —

Make a counseling appointment. I’m not going to lie — I’ve had a really hard time with this holiday season. I’ve already been grinchy for 10 years now but it’s getting worse with the impending finalization of my divorce. I’m going to dig out the list that my doctor gave me and see who can get me in the fastest.

— 4 —

Sort out the paper explosion that is my desk. Maybe I’ll be able to find my student ID card if I do this! I also have medical stuff and beaucoup receipts to file for tax purposes.

— 5 —

Make additional address labels for the additional cards that need to go out. I need to get my Avery skillz working tomorrow and make labels to go on the Christmas cards that still need to go out. Granted, I need to wait for them to arrive from Shutterfly but still…

— 6 —

Read through the “O” antiphons. This was the item that I drew today in my church’s Advent game. The timing was fabulous because one would traditionally start doing that in the next couple days!

— 7 —

Go to the post office for more stamps. Sending out more cards means that I need more stamps!

For more Quick Takes, visit Kelly at This Ain’t The Lyceum.

7 Quick Takes: More Asthma Exacerbation Edition

7 Quick Takes

— 1 —

Sigh… Trick-or-treating on my cul-de-sac almost killed me because of asthma exacerbation (thank God Daniel only wanted to do five houses!) and I had to stay home from class on Tuesday to rest my lungs. I hate missing class but I also didn’t want to be puking from the asthma attack I would get from walking to the classroom from my car. Thankfully, it wasn’t a quiz day so I didn’t lose points for being absent.

— 2 —

World Series. My back-up boys have prevailed and Cleveland is back to stinking at sports! My only regret is that the Cubs didn’t sweep them; but at least they triumphed in Game 7 while playing *IN* Cleveland. (For those who are wondering, I hate all Cleveland sports teams and root against them at every turn. Thank various seminary classmates and obnoxious bloggers for this one.) Here’s hoping this is the beginning of some baseball dominance for the Cubs! They definitely deserve it. I’m so excited for my Illinois friends who are headed to a victory parade that has been a long time in coming. ๐Ÿ™‚

And seriously, the rain delay was a joke. These men are being paid millions of dollars — if volunteer softball teams can play in the rain and football teams can play in -20F weather with blowing snow, baseball players can man up and play in the rain! I mean, are they going to melt?

— 3 —

The Write 31 Days challenge. I have prevailed over the Write 31 Days challenge! I need to do one more post aggregating all of the resources I linked but I’m glad I managed to write every day in October, even when I really didn’t want to write or when I was bogged down with homework.

— 4 —

Daniel and ENT fun. The munchkin had an early ENT appointment on Wednesday and was pretty good until we had to restrain him so that the doctor could examine his ears under the microscope. (To be fair, I’d hate to be restrained and have someone poking things into various orifices so I don’t really blame him.) He’s got serious ear wax preventing them from being able to do a decent exam and they couldn’t get it out so they’re going to have to sedate him to clean it out. This should be… interesting.

— 5 —

Election blah. I am so sick of the election that I’m pausing and then fast-forwarding through anything election-related on TV. I voted almost three weeks ago because everyone registered in Washington gets their ballot in the mail and they can choose to mail it back or drop it off in person. Seriously, there should be some chip in the ballot that automatically gets rid of political ads and all political content from TV once a person votes because this is too much.

— 6 —

Interesting… A small town in Macedonia has become a hub for pro-Trump websites. It’s a bit disturbing that Macedonian people are profiting off our electoral dysfunction.

— 7 —

*facepalm* I heard from one of my favorite $tarbux baristas that she had people whining about not having eggnog lattรฉs on Halloween and that there’s some controversy about the green pre-holidays cup. Seriously?!?!?!?!? Eggnog lattรฉs are foul-tasting and it’s not like it’s even Advent yet, let alone Christmas.

Some people seriously destroy my faith in humanity and I’m not even talking about Trump supporters with this one!

For more Quick Takes, visit Kelly at This Ain’t The Lyceum.

31 Days of Parenting Kiddos with Special Needs: Blogger Spotlight on Rebecca of “Backwards in High Heels”

31 Days of Parenting Kiddos with Special Needs

I’m in the midst of trying to get work for Chapter 6 in my Excel book done early (it’s due on Wednesday by 11:55 p.m. but I try to get stuff done at least 24 hours before the due date in that class in case there’s a problem and I have to do a lot of work at school), doing a couple extra problems for my Accounting class in prep for the test on Monday, and doing a boatload of laundry in case we lose power tonight when the really scary storm hits. (I only own three pairs of jeans and they’re all being washed. I need to hit up Fred Meyer or Kohl’s for more so I can give them to my mom to hem.) Because I have a deadline on how long I can probably work tonight, you’re getting another blogger spotlight.

Why Iโ€™m spotlighting this blogger: When I approached Rebecca and told her that I wanted to feature her and her blog for this, I wanted to be really careful because while her daughter Ella is in a wheelchair after losing the use of her legs at age 9, she’s not exactly what people would consider “special needs” (she prefers “adaptive”)…

(By the way, they finally have a somewhat firm diagnosis for her!!! Details are here and here.)

She’s currently the number two ranked professional female wheelchair skater (WCMX) in the world, I’ve seen videos of her doing rung pull-ups at her mom’s CrossFit gym (something that I lack the arm strength to even think about doing), and she’s perfectly capable of speaking up for herself on MANY subjects. In other words, she’s kicking butt and taking names so she’d tell you not to pity her. ๐Ÿ™‚

What I want to feature, I guess, is what her mom Rebecca did to get Ella the wheelchair she needed. After getting denied multiple times by insurance companies (because insurance companies are that way), Rebecca took to Twitter with the hashtag #ellaneedswheels. Chevrolet mistakenly retweeted it… and that was a fabulous thing because the hashtag went viral which got the attention of the escalation department of her insurance company. Long story short, the insurance company caved after 3 Fox News Anchors and Michelle Malkin retweeted the story. ๐Ÿ™‚ (An article by my friend Sarah about the whole thing is here.)

Oh yeah… there was also the online swear jar thing. ๐Ÿ™‚

So please, go check out Rebecca’s blog while I fold laundry before the world outside fills with flying houses, witches on brooms, and flying monkeys.

My cup of cranberry juice.

The Simple Woman’s Daybook: October 9, 2016

For Today… October 9, 2016

Simple Woman's Daybook

Looking out my window… sunny though chilly (at least to me). The Grumpy Cat Weather app on my phone says it’s in the low 60’s.

I am thinking… about people who are dismissing Trump’s statements as “locker room talk” or “jock talk”. Especially odious are the people *WHO HAVE DAUGHTERS* and are doing this. His alleged apology showed no remorse — “I’m sorry if you were offended” is narcissistic crap as is his explaining away what he did and alluding to Bill Clinton. True men don’t deflect their behavior onto others when they apologize.

I am thankful… for those I follow on Twitter who are live-tweeting the debate tonight so I don’t have to waste 90 minutes of my life watching it. (Lest I be accused of creating my own little bubble of like-minded people on Twitter, most of the people I follow are people with whom I disagree on politics.) I’d love for the mainstream media to stop moderating these debates and give them back to the League of Women Voters. There might actually be some civility if each politician isn’t trying to vie for the ability to get their soundbite into the debate.

One of my favorite things… having all of my Excel work done 24 hours ahead of when it is due.

I am wearing… blue-green shirt and black capris. Church attire this morning was my burgundy shirt from Old Navy with a black cardigan and black slacks from Kohl’s. My shoes were my amazingly awesome black flats from Naturalizer that are two years old and still going strong.

I am creating… a separate page with the comment policy for this blog. It *WAS* listed on the page with the ground rules for this site but I have some readers who apparently are illiterate and *SHOCKED* when I dare to enforce it. Having it on a separate page might solve this issue. ๐Ÿ™‚

I am reading… not enough. I need to make a better effort to commune with my e-reader more often!

I am hoping… for a relatively quiet week.

I am learning… about journalizing and posting in my Accounting class.

In my kitchen… I think Mom is making “Jimmy Chicken” tonight. It’s a family recipe.

In the school room… Daniel continues to enjoy school and even tried some of the applesauce his class made for a fall-themed activity.

Post Script… I’m hoping the research they’re doing pans out.

Shared Quote… Yay adulting!

Let them eat cake!

A moment from my day… We were blessing animals today so we sang this for our processional:

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