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Reply As Soon As Possible! (A Not-So-Clever-Variation-on-the-419-Nigerian Scam)

Lust and greed are more gullible than innocence. --Mason Cooley I opened up this morning's email, only to find this breathless missive from the "State Department": U.S. Department of State Office of Designation Compliance Unit ECA/EC/ECC - SA-5, Floor C2 2200 C Street, NW Washington, DC 20037 Phone/Fax Number: [Blanked Out] E-mail: [Blanked Out] Listen Attentively! This message is sent to you from the US Department of State in Washington, D.C, United States of America, please there is a strong report we got about you through our Diplomatic Cable in West Africa and in the Middle East stating that you are having communications with some individuals from Ghana, Niger, Guinea Bissau, Cфte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Benin, Guinea, Cape Verde, Liberia, Mali, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Sгo Tomй, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo claiming to represent Central Bank Governors and other Bank interests and Government Institutions in these West African countries, and from the report we go

Random Thoughts

Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you. --Princess Diana Today my grandmother would have been 110 years old. She passed away in 1987 at 86, and I still miss her, but she will always remain in my heart. Whenever I do or say anything that is slightly off-the-wall, I can still hear her voice in my head, chiding me. Her favorite saying, "Never forget where you came from, and never forget your people." She lived in fascinating times of rapid technological advances--"horseless" carriages, flight, radio, TV, computers--and almost lived long enough to see the advent of the internet as a mass medium. I often wonder what she would have thought about it. I suspect, "Not much." So, Happy Birthday, Mo , where ever you may be! I'm definitely on the mend; I have ditched the Tylenol completely with very minimal pain. Fortunately, I have been able to remain physically activ

Random Thoughts: Bizarre Naming of a Celebrity Baby

The one thing I want to leave my children is an honorable name. --Theodore Roosevelt According to a celebrity blurb in today's paper, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon have named one of their twin babies "Moroccan." Reason why: After the Moroccan-inspired decor of Carey's New York apartment. Seriously? You mean to tell me that that child is going to be saddled with such a name all his life because of decor ? This is why I despise celebrity culture so much. These people are clueless and live in a rarefied bubble of superficiality and think little about the future ramifications for their lovely baby and more about their instant gratification. At least they gave him a sensible middle name: Scott. How much do you want to bet that this kid loses his first name fast?

REMINDER: Honor Your Mother on Sunday, May 8 (Mother's Day!)

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. --Abraham Lincoln If you are fortunate enough to still have your mother, stepmother, and/or mother-in-law, don't forget to honor her on Sunday. If you live geographically close, perhaps take her out to a nice restaurant (not necessarily expensive) and spend some time with her. She doesn't care about expensive gifts; she just wants to spend some time with you. If you are separated geographically, then send her a card and call her; although you cannot take her out, she'll be happy just to hear your voice. I lost my mother in 1979, my wonderful (albeit imperfect) grandmother (who acted as my mother) in 1987, and my beloved mother-in-law in 2006. I would give anything to have my "mothers" back. :=) Be cool, CF.

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