Are you my friend?

So I get these email forwards all the time. You know the kind… First you have about ten pages of email addresses of the people who’ve gotten it before you and felt the need to pass it on followed by twenty pages of 28-point red-lettered font and animated gifs that attempts to blind you as quickly as it can.

You’re slammed with a friendship chain letter:

I like you because of who you are to me…A true friend.

And if I don’t get this back I’ll take the hint.

Tonight at midnight your true love will realize they like you.

Something good will happen to you at 1:00-4:00 PM tomorrow.

It could be anywhere — AOL, Yahoo, outside of school, anywhere.

Get ready for the biggest shock of your life.

Please send to 5 people in 5 minutes.

Ack!!

So you sit there and stare at the screen (blinded, of course) and wonder if this person is serious. Does he or she really expect me to email this back? If I don’t send this back is that person really going to “take a hint”? If I email this back, are we going to end up in an emailing back war? Because technically, that is the ultimate scheme of the email – to get two people to keep sending it back and forth to one another until one of them goes insane. It’s the email version of Chicken.

But then you realize, no! If you were really my friend, you wouldn’t send me this crap in the first place!

Of course, I could stand to have something good happen to me between 1 and 4 pm tomorrow. That would be nice. Is someone going to give me a million dollars if I forward this email on? If so, that “anywhere” had better apply, since, you know, I don’t go to school and I detest AOL…

But then again, that line about my true love realizing they like me is kinda scary. After all, I’m already married. And I don’t really need another stalker…

Oh, but we must press on. Next we’re given a little joke… mildly funny. Then a warning not to skip to the last line but to read it all! That is followed by more corny gifs and lines about friendship being like toilet paper or some crap like that and then we’re told:

Send this to everyone you consider a FRIEND,
Even if it means sending it back to the person who sent it to you.

If it comes back to you, then you’ll know you have a circle of friends.

So I guess that answers my question. I’m now supposed to engage in that Email Game of Chicken or risk the people I love hating my guts. :P

Of course, usually when I get these things, I delete by subject line, I don’t even read them. I’m not picking on anyone, I’m not even sure who sent me this one, I didn’t notice. Heck, I get these things from people I don’t even know. People who seem to have a family member or friend or online acquaintance in common with me and then add me to their address book. That is why I say death to the forwards. As if I don’t get enough email as it is.

Yes, today is a wasted day so I feel like I can rant about stupid stuff like this. Happy Saturday :)

Die email forwards, die!

The New Little Light and a Sale

Well, it’s in full swing: my new candle website!

Recently I changed my shopping cart program and released a whole new site. Customers can now create accounts, wishlists, and offer reviews. I have several photos for some scents. I need to take better photos of all of them though! I’m not too sure I like the design – it’s a little too girlie for me, hehe – but others that have given me feedback say they like it. So I guess it will do for now (at least it’s not pink). :)

Vanilla Maple Pecan Anyway, my point. I can also offer some specials and stuff with coupon codes, so here goes, for my spoken-for.org readers only. :)

Enter code SF07VMP with a minimum $10 purchase and receive a free Vanilla Maple Pecan 1/4 pint. Spend $30 and get a 1/2 pint, using the same code. This scent is a bakery-like scent, like pecan & vanilla cookies with a hint of maple. This scent is not available directly, it is only available with this offer.

There are also a few more sales going on at the website such as “grab bags” and more, so check it out!

This Little Light of Mine

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Oooh, sale is now ended, but watch here as well as there for more sales in the future ;-)

It’s almost like a pratical joke.

This is what we came home to Last May, when we came home from Kentucky, there were some men working on putting a new water line in for the neighbor. It had to go through our property because we don’t care and said he could – unlike the guy behind us who didn’t want his precious yard torn up, if even temporarily. Hence photo at left.

Much later, Monday, in fact, the area was tilled again and grass seed put down by the neighbor who was in need of the new water line. (I hope he remembers our kindness and flexibility when he has to come over here and fix the AC line Steve cut through last fall. Ahem.)

It was my perfect opportunity, and under the cover of darkness, late last night when the neighborhood was asleep I…
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30

Today my hubby turns 30. Happy Birthday, Steve :)

A little grr @ SVU.

Okay, I love the Law & Order shows. But I just want to gripe about a little something here.

In tonight’s episode of SVU, a family stands up at a funeral of one of the brothers. The family has 10 kids, besides the dead one. Anyway, Olivia says something to the effect of, “who has that many kids today?” And Elliot replies, “not even Catholics.”

I just want to say that having a lot of kids is not strange. And who is to say what is a lot, really? I know many families with six or more kids, my husband is the oldest of six. I know one family with 7 kids, two families with 9 kids, and one with 10 kids. Only one set of twins between the three families. And you know what? They are all some of the most wonderful people I know.

It’s funny (and by “funny,” I mean “not so much”) how people can whine and cry about their civil rights yet most of the world looks down on American families with more than three kids, can we say hypocrites? Having more than the typical 2.2 kids in American families is by no means weird. It does not mean you don’t know what birth control is. It does not mean you’re crazy, or any of the other things I’ve heard people say over the years. And it certainly does not mean you subscribe to the theories about large families put forth in the show.

There is nothing wrong with having 1 kid or 20. It’s personal preference and people should mind their own business regarding other people’s family plans/ideas.

Grrr.