Thursday, September 3, 2015

The Scam Artist PenPal Saga Part One

Last week I signed up on a website called penpalsnow.  I used to love writing letters. It's a long lost art in my opinion. I'm on another site called where you exchange postcards with people all over the world. I love getting mail that is not 1) Bills and 2) Junk Mail. Plus some of the post cards are beautiful.

So I sign up hoping to find some overseas pals to exchange stamps and postcards and learn about other countries with. I put my email address so I can first feel this person out before I give my actual address to.
I get a few responses from normal people. Mainly females from the UK and Australia and one from China. And then this gem comes rolling in:
The subject line is: Could You Pls Repy Me??

My name is Gray Miller, i am 44years old, i work with the government as a military. I have this instructive feelings that urged me to write to you at this moment.

 I am in search of a woman who is not afraid to go after what she wants, and i think is you,remember Honesty and loyalty plays a role in a relationship or friendship,I am a very kind person, a great listener,caring &loving man i have great sense of humor. would love to be next to you.


Captain Gray.

This is without a doubt a scam artist. NO FREAKING DOUBT ABOUT IT!

I read it off to my husband and we laugh. And laugh some more. Then I say, you know I am really bored. And I have been having some really bad writer's block lately. Maybe playing along with this catfish scam artist will help me snap out of it.

So ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Scam Artist PenPal Saga!

I wait a couple of days and then send this response back to our Captain Gray:

Hello Captain Gray, 

Hope this email finds you well. Where are you stationed? It is always good to find new people to correspond with. Do you like movies or books? 

I am looking forward to hearing from you again. 

I plan on just making polite conversation. Keeping things on a friendly note and see how far this scumbag takes things.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

What's On Your Netflix List?

I love love Netflix. It is one of my favorite ways to spend my weekend! I got hooked on Orange is the New Black and binge watched season one and two.
 Another one of my favorites was Bomb Girls. I was so mad when they cancelled it and gave us that lame series finale. Anyone else upset with that let down? Here Comes the Midwife is an amazing series. I started reading the books as well.

Here's what's on my Netflix must see list. While I impatiently wait for June and the return of Orange is the New Black!

  1. Heathers: Young Winona Ryder, Christian Slater- The clothes alone are a reason to watch! The Heathers, Veronica, clueless parents- and "I love my dead gay son!"

  2. Labyrinth: This is one of my all time favorite movies as a kid! I was 10 when it came out and was completely traumatized by David Bowie's crotch bulge and his dancing around in tight pants!

  3. The Thing Called Love: River Phoenix, early Sandra Bullock, River Phoenix, Nashville, and did I mention River Phoenix?

  4. The Slap: This is the Australian version that the Americans copied. The Australian version is way better! Didn't realize just how much sex and boobs were shown on Aussie tv!

  5. The Borgias: I have not watched this yet. But my good friend tells me it is amazing! Jeremy Irons is in it and from what I've heard, if you like The Tudors you'll like this one!

    I watch alot of documentaries too. 30 Days with Morgan Spurlock is awesome. You might remember him from SuperSize Me. Too bad his show got cancelled too. I think he has another show that is similar on MSNBC or something.

    What is one your Netflix must see list?
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Kylie Jenner Challenge or Kids Today Are Brain Damaged

Raise your hand if you're sick of seeing any of the Kardashian or Jenner clan on your TV or magazine stands! Bruce can stay, Bruce Jenner is cool.

 Unless you've been living under a rock or are Amish, you have to have heard about the newest trend or challenge, The Kylie Jenner Challenge. Teens are using a shot glass to "plump up" their lips to look like a Kylie Jenner.  This is just the latest trend of kids doing brain damaged stuff to get on the internet. Remember the cinnamon challenge?

On Sunday night, the hashtag #kyliejennerchallenge popped up on Twitter. Kylie swears her plump lips are all natural. And one way to get this so called plump look without injections is to put your lips in a shot glass and suck as hard as you can. 

Of course since a Kardashian/Jenner girl is sporting a look, every girl or boy has to copy that look. 

Just take a look at some of these awesome results:

In reality, all these kids look like this:

I really don't know what is wrong with kids these days. I totally get copying a celeb (I hesitate to call Kylie a celeb) I tried to copy Madonna.I totally rocked some plastic bracelets, lace gloves, and fishnets! But I draw the line at physically harming yourself in order to copy someone else.
Kylie has since tweeted asking people to not harm themselves or try to copy her style, instead she wants them to just be themselves! Even though she said that, ET asked people to send pictures of themselves after they try it. 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Kansas City Restaurant Week 2015

Here in Kansas City, we have a thing called KC restaurant week. Different restaurants offer a priced fixed menu to show off their menus and to raise money for different charities.

Since my husband and I love to try out new restaurants and try new things, (well, I try more things than he does) we try to hit up a few new places along with some of our friends.
We've gone to 2 so far, and I'll be posting my pics and reviews this week.

Are you adventurous when it comes to food? Or do you like to stay with the tried and true? Let me know. And let me know what restaurant you would like us to try out.
Friday, September 12, 2014

The Maze Runner Advance Screening

Wednesday night, the geek and I got to see The Maze Runner.  I got advance tickets through my AMC Stubs reward card. If you don't know what the AMC Stubs program is let me tell you. It is an amazing program that allows you to earn concession upgrades and free movie tickets. Once you spend $100, you get $10 added to your account. You can either spend it on a movie ticket or on concessions. Plus you get free upgrades at the concession stand, so instead of a small popcorn and drink, you can say, "Upgrade." and get a medium for the price of a small!

Anyways, I got an email last week saying, had a screening in my area. (another great site for movie screenings and advance passes) We haven't been to a movie in a long time, so we decided to make a date night out of it.

The movie started at 7pm, and we arrived at 6:30, the theater was already pretty full with the only seats available up front. Next time, we will definitely get there a lot earlier!

Now to the movie, the cast is a mix of what appears to be newcomers and some familiar faces from tv and movies. The guy from We're The Millers (the kid whose dingdong got bit by a spider) is in it along with the kid who played Peter Pan in Once Upon a Time.

I've never read the book so I can't compare the two. I liked it. Maybe not go and pay to see it again, but rent from Redbox type movie. It is an interesting take on a dystopian society. I don't want to give away too much, because the movie needs that mystery and why are these boys trapped in this place questions to linger through out the movie. Plus when you see some of these advance screenings, they ask you to not tell too much.

If you have teenagers, I do think it is a good movie for them. Not too much cussing, I think maybe a few damns or shits. No bloody gore style violence.

The Maze Runner comes out September 19 at a theater near you.

*i have not been comped for this review.*