Friday, February 27, 2009

Dearest Runner...

We all get these crazy spam emails that say we have won or inherited money but sometimes I get one that I really think is odd. For example, I received an email with the following salutation:
Huh? One of what? Or am I so very, very dear? Or is my name One? Perhaps I'm actually just a cloned version of myself labeled One of 50? If that's so, I'm going to bed and the other 49 "me's" can get to work!

And then there's the Engrish:
I inherited some money ($8.400 Million usdollars ) from my late Husband which I do not want the fund to go in vain since I can not survive from the illness.
What's with the "zero" fetish and "usdollars"? Give me a freakin' break. The entire sentence structure leaves something to be desired.

OK. OK. I'll put down my red correction pen.

In a minute. There's more:
I want you to contact my house girl, Miss Sarah Appiah, her Email is (guilty_person@yahoo... ) Please contact Miss Sarah with any valid driving license or id card, your photo and your telephone numbers to assure her that you shall never cheat or betray her when you have access to this funds.
It's unbelievable that people fall for these things.

This is followed by some more BS and ends with this:
I thank you holy God
Huh? Are you talking to me?

Enough of that. In other news, tomorrow is the Cowtown race in Fort Worth. After a beautiful warm week of over 80 degree temperatures, two cold fronts are slamming us (thanks to you Northern folks for sending them down to us) and it's supposed to be very windy during the race and about 40 degrees. I know that this probably sounds warm to some of you but for me, it sounds ICK!

While you are tucked in your warm beds tomorrow morning, please send me some positive thoughts as I'm attempting to pound the pavement, assuming I actually make it out of bed at O'Dark-Thirty and get my sorry buttinksy to the starting line.

Now what. Has something twisted and unnatural happened to ReformingGeek?

Ohs noz!

I think those are her pants and shoes but her feet are pointed funny and her torso and head appear to be missing.

She also appears to have been flattened.

What do you think happened here?

Um...well, we know ReformingGeek gets a bit silly after drinkies and she gets pre-race jitters, so who knows?

Have a good weekend!


Anonymous said...

Hey Reffie good luck on your marathon!


Go! Go! Go!

Run Reffie run!
See Reffie run.

LOL! Sending good run vibes your way!

Tracy Rambles On And On said...

Now, see, I do not understand people who run just because. Why do that to yourself? You're getting up before the buttcrack of dawn to run?
Well, I guess goodluck on your running. I'll be sleeping, warm and cozy.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

Flat as a pancake.

Anonymous said...

huff and puff
huff and puff
huff and puff

Okay Reffie now that you're donw with that...I left you something at my blog.

(I know, I know I won't leave you alone with these awards and such...but you're my blog-bud...what can I say?)

Just smile through your clenched teeth and accept it, k?


Unknown said...

Good luck! I am sure you will do well after someone takes an air compressor to you! You look like Wile E Coyote after his ever failing attempts to get the Roadrunner. This time, the Acme Steam roller was in reverse and you were standing behind it

Anonymous said...

That's funny, I thought the shoes were on right, but the pants were on backwards. (This could be one of those IQ tests and I failed. And I also thought that email was legitimate.)

ReformingGeek said...

@Quirky - Thank you. I'm back from the race and starting to thaw out. It was about 32 degrees with a gusty north wind. I feel like that photo, though.

On my way to check your blog, girlfriend!

@Tracy - Yeah. We are warped. Hope you had a good snooze this morning while I was freezing all my body parts off.

@Queen-size - I feel like a pancake.

@dizzblnd - Maybe I should say I'm glad I wasn't flattened by any of the other runners.

@Marissa - That's a good guess. Actually, the pants were not backwards. I was in a very silly mood! Please don't fall for the scams!

Anonymous said...

Heheheh. What cracks me up about the email is how we're implored to never "betray" Miss Sarah. What? So, the "house girl" is a package deal? Forget it. I already have a teenage daughter who lounges around all day.

Jean Knee said...

you live in Texas?


ReformingGeek said...

@Marissa - No telling who else may want to share "the inheritance".

@Jean - Been here all my life!

Anonymous said...

I have never ran. Not even when that bull was chasing me. Running jars your joints and when you're old, you'll be paying for it with arthritis, pain and hip replacements.

As for your running clothes and why they look like that, here's the story:

You came in first, but everyone ran OVER your body in their attempt to come in second. And no one will believe you, because you're, well, dead. But we have the photo for proof!

erv said...

This is the first time I've read your blog. Look forward to reading more.

ReformingGeek said...

@Dana - Those things happen when you're old whether you run or not. ;-)

@erv - Welcome! Please don't let the craziness run you off!

"1.00s, 1.50s, 1.75s for the short arms. If you know what I'm talking about, you're probably old, too."

"Boomer brain fog: What was the last, middle, and first part of what you just said to me?"