July 3rd, 2002

planet

home, where my love lies waiting

I'm home! Or at least, my parents home. I feel homeless. I got here in a little over three hours, I have no idea how Dave does it in 2.5, I went 80mph or so the whole time and barely stopped.

Now for the abstract driving thoughts...

On the way home, I thought about my amazon.com wish list. It's so fun to keep one of those, I mean, amazon.com is a bookstore but now they sell basically everything, and I keep seeing livejournalers posting theirs for fun. Over Christmas I put a damn coffee maker on my list, how's that for a book store? But, I got to thinking, my real "wish list" can't be contained on amazon.com, there's so much I want right now. There's so much everyone wants. You can't put happiness on there, you can't put love. You can't put employment. You can't put "45 minute foot rub". You can't put a college degree. You can't put an apartment (although you can put furniture for an apartment, and a kitchen table, and plates to put on the kitchen table for eating off of.)

When I thought about it I really have a lot of stuff that's on the worldly, non-existant wish list that will never be on amazon.com. I wish for a CD player for the car I drive, but at least I have a car to drive. I wish for plates, but I already have flatwear. I wish for a toaster, but I (thanks to last christmas) already have a really nice coffee maker.

I wish for money, but I have health. I wish for employment, but I have an education. I wish for stability, but I have love.

I wished for a cute dodge charger I saw in front of me on 435, so I pulled to the left lane to check it out and accidently got on an exit into Raytown, MO. That got me thinking about concrete things for a while. It also got me feeling thankful that I don't live in raytown.

I'm happy that I went to Des Moines this week.

I'll be back there soon.
planet

new e-mail!

Everyone, I have a new e-mail address!

I'm now spacefem@, uh, you-know-where. here we go...

my old e-mail account is being abandoned because it's been totally taken over by spammers who send me 100K attachments. Now that I have another server that won't get shut down by 100K attachments, that's not such a big deal, but I still don't want a million spammers to get a hold of my e-mail address.

On slashdot and other places, people always write their e-mail address as spacefem@NOSPAMspacefem.com and stuff like that. It works for me, but as you'll remember not everyone who sends me e-mail is 100% with it here (these are people who want to know how to make a page full of useless blobs on angelfire so they can have a Miss Blob USA contest among neopets store owners... you get the picture) and I want this to be an equal opportunity e-mail address.

So...

1) What's a good way to keep your e-mail out of SPAMMER hands?

2) When you see an e-mail address that's got some big NOSPAM thing in the middle, do you know what to do?

3) Is putting something like that in my e-mail effective at all?

4) Can Moby ever look like he's from this world? I mean seriously, in all his photos he's got this wide-eyed look on his face like, "I EAT BRAINS!" Or am I the only one who gets that feeling?