Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
This image was sent to me in an email from my sister Paige, and it was just too cute not to post! (Kudos to whoever created it.) I'm wishing all the best to each and every one of my blog visitors during this holiday season and the new year to come. 2010! How did that get here so fast?? It seems to me that it was just turning into year 2000 a little while ago, with all that Y2K drama, and now, whooosh, ten more years have rushed by. Does the time seem to have gone by fast for you as well?
Thursday, December 17, 2009
I went for a drive through northern New Mexico a couple of months ago. I went from flat, sage covered mesa land up towards San Antonio Mountain, near which I saw a handsome red horse standing down a lonesome dirt drive. An extinct volcano about 9 miles south of the Colorado boarder, San Antonio Mountain rises to a height of 10,908 feet. As I got closer to the mountain, the sky grew stormy, with more and more clouds gathering up above.
Monday, December 14, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
I have comments on this blog moderated, so spam does not get posted. In the past I haven't actually gotten many spammy comments, but enought to justify keeping the comment moderation in place. In the last couple of weeks, however, I've gotten numerous comments left here, in Japanese (!) that are clearly spam. It may even just be the same comment over and over again. I don't know, because I do not speak Japanese. I'm guessing that the vast majority of my readers also do not understand Japanese.
I've translated the most recent spam, and given it below. It sort of has that odd poorly translated tone that makes it sound like a spam fortune cookie...
"It is the guide of the sight where you can obtain secondary earnings with the association which one evening divides.Also you can challenge in part-time job feeling, because we adopt the free register system of relief, as for the one which has interest please view this site by all means."
To whoever keeps posting this comment (perhaps a Japanese bot, and not an actual human), I say this: "Give it up. I will not allow your spam to be posted. Go away!" According to the translator, in Japanese that would be: "それをあきらめなさい。 私によってはあなたのスパムが掲示されない注意しない。 立ち去りなさい!" And when I take it one step further, and translate that Japanese back into English again, it comes out as this somehow more charming message: "Abandon that. Depending upon me your [supamu] does not note is not posted. Depart! "