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Spam spam bo bam

I heart Reese's Pieces

I promise this post isn’t all about Reese’s Pieces and chocolate cake. It is about spam, though. Have any of you ever eaten Spam? I haven’t. Don’t plan to, either.  The electronic version is bad enough.

So I realized this afternoon that I haven’t checked one of my email addresses in a week. My email is in all kinds of transition right now. I’m switching from two very spammy addresses (one personal and one business) to five brand new ones (one personal, and four different ones for different aspects of business).

Between my trip last week, the general slow business pace of the summer, and the fact that I’m juggling seven email addresses, I somehow missed checking in on my main (original) business email for a week. Oops. And when I went to take a look today, guess what I found:

3500 new messages. Yes, folks, that’s three thousand five hundred brand spankin’ new email messages waiting for me. Luckily, I have a pretty decent spam filter or two which instantly whisked away 3000 of those messages. That still left 500, though, the majority of which were either also spam, or just unimportant things I didn’t need to read – a fact that took me over an hour to determine.

That was good

If I had a sweet tooth, I’d be drowning my troubles in the rest of this chocolate cake. Luckily, I don’t because, oh, have I mentioned I’m back on my diet today? Yeah. Anyway.

So now I have 25 email messages that need to be dealt with tonight, not including any new orders that arrived (they’re already transitioned into yet another email account – that’s 8, if you’re counting. is your head starting to hurt yet? because mine is). 3500 messages, boil down to 25 important ones. My mind boggles at the insanity of that. Is it any wonder I am moving around my email accounts?

Gosh, I hate spam! And the amount of time it wastes!

Anyway, all that griping just to say that I am going to wait until tomorrow to draw a few winners for the tote bags. Tonight it’s all about the email. And the not strapping on a feed bag while I answer them. Sounds like a rip-roaring good time, doesn’t it? Totally.

9 thoughts on “Spam spam bo bam

  1. Spam is the worst! I switched over to my own email through google. So far so good…

    1. Me too, actually. That’s what my five new email addresses are. They’re all gmail addresses in my lisaclarke.net domain. And I’m being a lot more careful this time around about writing my email addresses on websites and such. I’m really happy with it so far!

  2. I think I will never again gripe about getting 100 spam a day. I can’t even imagine having to deal with that many emails. oy. Lets hear it for spam filters!

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  3. Good luck with the weight loss. It feels so good to have extra weight off.

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  4. Internet spam….yuck. Canned meat….actually kinda tasty! I know most people don’t like it, and it’s not really healthy, but we do like it. Even my kids eat it! My dh actually went to the Spam Museum!

    Your chocolate cake looks yummy, btw!

  5. Do you think there’s any chance I could have your recipe Lisa?

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    1. Well, I’d love to take credit for the “recipe” but really it’s just a chocolate cake mix. I bought the frosting, too, but I melted it a bit in the microwave so I could dribble it over the top of the cake. Then I just added a few pinches of rainbow sprinkles to decorate the top. Hope that helps!

  6. Howdy from Texas!! This my first post, and i am a newbie at the whole “blog” thing. In my search for anything on polymer clay, guess who i found, “Miss Polka Dot” herself “Miss Lisa.” I must admit, i never thought i would be interested, but i have looked at and read every month as far back as i could go and as they say “you had me at hello” and i look forward to each new post. I guess, if it were just about kids and mom stuff (as i myself do not have any of the little ones, only fuzzy ones), you would not have kept my interest, but add in the crafty stuff and i was hooked. Love it, love it, love it! I could go on and on but don’t want to bore anyone.
    I know it’s late but if i had a Polka Dot Cottage tote bag, it would contain a bit of everything from website design books to bills to organic product pamplets.
    Thanks for educating me on the new world of blogs!!!

  7. MMmmm chocolate cake!! That is way more delectable than spam!

    I have a couple gmail accounts, but I don’t really like the layout there. So, I’m still using my old Yahoo address from a million years ago. Not too much spam, knock on wood.

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