Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Spam Meme

Technology... is a queer thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other. ~C.P. Snow, New York Times, 15 March 1971

The Super-Duper Grand Opening of The Long and the Short of It is less than a week away. Dear heavens. Yes, Judy and I are swamped with stuff to do. Yes, we spend a couple hours online together everyday. Yes, my brain is fried :-)

That can mean only one thing -- It's time for a meme!

Tuesday Twosome

Canned Meat

Do you check your email once a day or more? Explain:

I check my email constantly -- several times a day -- because I'm now running a business online and that's the only way we communicate. I don't check my personal email anywhere near as often...maybe once a day? But the one I use for my writing and LASR? All the time.

When you receive SPAM emails, do you just delete them or take the time to mark it as SPAM? Explain:

It really depends on which email account I'm in -- some are easier than others to mark spam. If it's easy? You betcha. If it's not, then not always.

When a friend/acquaintance emails you a “forward” email like a joke or chain letter, do you forward it to your friends or just delete it? Explain:

I almost never forward these... they have to be pretty stupendous. The other day, I was cleaning out my desk, and I came across a manila file FULL of jokes/emails that I'd printed off from my last job (from nearly ten years ago!). I must have had a REAM of paper in there. And that's just what I thought was good enough to keep. Sheesh...

Who are two people whose emails you look forward to receiving? Explain:

This one is tough, because there are more than two. My friends, Cathy and Kathy would be in there. Soon, it'll be my mom -- who is leaving the nest and flying west in a month or so (*sniff*). I also look forward to all the folks who comment on my blog, and Judy and Michele.

I'm also a big fan of those emails from my editors :-)

Do you believe that email has completely replaced other forms of communication?

Have you seen how much people talk on cell phones? OTOH, with the price of postage nowadays, email sure is handy for sending short notes. Nothing, though, replaces the thrill of getting something in the old mail box. Just ask my DD. She LOVES getting mail.

In other news, I got a request for the full manuscript of my novel yesterday!! This one came through faster than I would have thought -- less than a week -- and it's from a publisher I haven't worked with before, but have heard great things about. No, not saying who. Don't want to jinx it.


Your Inner Eye Color Is Brown

You're smart, thoughtful, and the ideal woman for most men
You are kind and easy to trust. Men open up to you like no one else.
It's this inner warmness that attracts guys - and makes you an instant soulmate.

Odd... that's my "outer" eye color, too.


Ceri said...

CONGRATS on the request! That's tremendous news! I'm sure they'll love it!

I check my email all the time. And I have 4 different email addresses that I use for various things. It's rather addicting at times. I wish I could be one of those people who only check once a day.

Judy Thomas said...

I'm with you (well, of course I am... since it's usually you I'm checking to see if I've gotten mail from!)

And.. I am SO swiping your idea of a quiz a day... and since you get up earlier.. I'll be swiping, not only the idea, but the quiz itself. It will be interesting to see the results.

JennieBoo said...

Enjoyed your meme.

My inner AND outer eye color is brown....Go figure!

Happy Tuesday!

Sarita Leone said...

Congrats on the request for the full manuscript! Sending good thoughts your way. :)

MissMeliss said...

Contest sounds like a great way to gain readers - good luck with the new site.

I know what you mean about spam handling depending on which email account you're in. I have...several.

Have a great day.

Jen said...

That is SUCH wonderful news about the ms request! YEAH! That's so funny... I wrote that earlier e-mail without having visited here first.


Tori Lennox said...

Congrats on the novel request!!!

On the quiz, I got:

Your Inner Eye Color Is Blue
You've got the personality of a blue eyed women
You're intense and expressive - and always on the go
You've also got a sweet, playful side - which draws men in

Huh. Well, my actual eye color is green.

Brandy said...

Congratultions on the request. I am sure things will move forward for you soon.
As for the quiz, I received Blue. Which is neat, because I have blue eyes.

groovyoldlady said...

OOoo. I'm blue-eyed inside. Who knew?

Congrats on the manuscript request!

anno said...

This is so exciting -- congratulations on that request for your manuscript!

Dru said...

Congratulations on getting a request for your manuscript. Woo Hoo. Crossing fingers.

I have three e-mail accounts that I check multiple times throughout the day.

The quiz says my eyes are blue, even though they are hazel.

Clubbs said...

Looks like you have a lot of good news! A new site and a manuscript request. Awesome!

A whole folder full of spam? Wow.

I played TT this week, too and I'm also trying to kick-start a new meme. Hope you'll drop by!

Enjoy your day.


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